Congress Moves George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Measure Forward

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

The House Judiciary Committee has introduced the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the law enforcement culture, empower communities, and build trust between law enforcement and minority communities by addressing systemic racism and bias. In a conference call with the Black Press of America just before voting … Continue reading “Congress Moves George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Measure Forward”

Georgia’s Public HBCUs: Standing United

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

Our nation’s current state of affairs requires the attention of all leaders to champion social justice and end racial inequality. But before action must come thoughtful, engaged and strategic planning. As the presidents of Georgia’s publicly supported historically black colleges and universities we present the following statement. “We have reached a crossroads; the events of the past few weeks have … Continue reading “Georgia’s Public HBCUs: Standing United”

Dawn M. Jones Installed As 58th President Of State Bar of Georgia

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

Attorney Dawn M. Jones, managing member of The Firm of Dawn M. Jones, LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 58th president of the 52,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 13. The Honorable Patsy Y. Porter of the State Court of Fulton County administered the oath of office. Jones has previously served as secretary and treasurer of the State … Continue reading “Dawn M. Jones Installed As 58th President Of State Bar of Georgia”

Chatham County June 9th Primary Election Results Certified

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

Chatham County’s June 9th primary election results were certified last Friday, June 17, 2020. The Board of Elections met at 6 p.m. on Friday and certified the results in a 3-1 vote. Board member Debbie Rauer rendered a no vote. She was concerned as to whether the notice of Friday’s meeting had been published. Bridges said the media had been … Continue reading “Chatham County June 9th Primary Election Results Certified”

CAT Recognizes Poetry In Motion Winners

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

The winners of Chatham Area Transit’s first Poetry in Motion contest were recognized during CAT’s monthly Board meeting on June 23, which again was a virtual meeting due to Covid-19. Jacob Salazar, a 12-year-old student at Georgetown K-8, and Jayla Lawton, an 18-year-old graduate of Woodville Tompkins High School, are the winners of the contest that drew more than 150 … Continue reading “CAT Recognizes Poetry In Motion Winners”

Alpha Phi Alpha Sponsors Philanthropy Day

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha phi Alpha Fraternity, inc. designated Monday, June 15, 2020 as Philanthropy Day Three presentations were made as some of the members of the chapter visited the Senior citizens Center to ont twenty five fans, to the Whitefield Center, a financial contribution was given and to the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, the brothers … Continue reading “Alpha Phi Alpha Sponsors Philanthropy Day”

Savannah First Pilot Program Zoom Meeting

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

The City of Savannah Economic Development Department is partnering with the Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce to host a Zoom meeting introducing Savannah First, the City’s new pilot program focused on increasing local and minority disadvantaged business enterprise (M/WBE and DBE) participation in City projects. The City and GSBCC will highlight Savannah First initiatives, including local preference when soliciting … Continue reading “Savannah First Pilot Program Zoom Meeting”

City of Savannah Summer Camp Registration To Begin

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

The City of Savannah is preparing to open weekly, youth summer arts and recreation camps in accordance with the City of Savannah Safer Services Reopening Plan. The camps will re-open as part of Phase Three if local COVID-19 cases show a continued downward trend. Camps are planned to begin the week of Monday, June 29 and will continue through Friday, … Continue reading “City of Savannah Summer Camp Registration To Begin”

Senior Volunteer Program of EOA

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

Share your time and special talents with others, join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA, we need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations 1 to 40 hours per week. Choose where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be … Continue reading “Senior Volunteer Program of EOA”

Free Hearing Screenings Every Thursday

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 East 66th St., a nonprofit organization serving clients with speech pathology and audiology needs, offers free hearing screenings which are open to the public every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, … Continue reading “Free Hearing Screenings Every Thursday”