Obama: A Defining Moment in History

By | December 17, 2008

“Barack Obama will be a beacon and a role model for our community.” Those were the words of Attorney Lester B. Johnson, III, as he addressed the audience at the Barack Obama Celebration Breakfast, sponsored by the Savannah Branch NAACP and The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Attorney Johnson said President-elect Obama will establish a culture change in Washington … Continue reading “Obama: A Defining Moment in History”

WWII’s Tuskegee Airmen Invited to Inauguration

By | December 17, 2008

The Tuskegee Airmen, who made history during World War II as the country’s first black military pilots only to return home to discrimination and exclusion from victory parades, have been invited to Barack Obama’s inauguration. “I want to come hopping, skipping and jumping!” said 92-year-old Spann Watson, an airman from Westbury, N.Y. who flew above Pennsylvania Avenue for President Truman’s … Continue reading “WWII’s Tuskegee Airmen Invited to Inauguration”

Savannah’s 100 Celebrity Cooks “Cook-off” HUGE Success

By | December 17, 2008

The Ninth Annual Savannah’s 100 Celebrity Men Who Cook event was a great success. A capacity crowed filed into the Savannah Marriott Riverfront on Sunday, December 14, 2008, where cooks from throughout the area showed off their prize dishes. Proceeds from the event will help many local students and others get a college education. Over 100 celebrity chefs had to … Continue reading “Savannah’s 100 Celebrity Cooks “Cook-off” HUGE Success”

YFA Selects Executive Director

By | December 17, 2008

After a seven month nationwide search, the Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority (YFA) has selected Edward Chisolm as Executive Director effective Monday, December 15, 2008. For the past eight years, Chisolm, a native of Hardeeville, South Carolina, served as Executive Director of the Neighborhood Improvement Association. Before his appointment at NIA, Chisolm worked for YFA in various roles including, Youth Advocate … Continue reading “YFA Selects Executive Director”