Vice President-Elect Harris Campaigns For Ossoff And Warnock In Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

Vice President elect Kamala Harris made a visit to Savannah last Sunday campaigning on behalf Georgia’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff ahead of the runoff election held Tuesday, Jan. 5. Hundreds of people came out to the drive-in rally that was held at the Groves High School location. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Savannah … Continue reading “Vice President-Elect Harris Campaigns For Ossoff And Warnock In Savannah”

Savannah Community Celebrates The Life Of Mr. Lewis Vaughns

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

Adams announces the passing of Mr. Lewis D. Vaughns, Sr., 95, who transitioned on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Candler Hospital. Lewis Debreczen Vaughns, Sr. was born in Brunson, South Carolina to the late Josiah and Eliza Vaughns November 8, 1925. After a very brief illness he transitioned from this life Wednesday, December 30, 2020. When he was 9 months … Continue reading “Savannah Community Celebrates The Life Of Mr. Lewis Vaughns”

Rep. Gilliard Pre-Files Legislation To Honor First 33 Black Georgia State Legislators

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) recently pre-filed legislation which would honor the first 33 Black state legislators of the Georgia General Assembly. House Bill 48 would authorize the state to create a monument recognizing these legislators at the State Capitol. “These incredible men fought countless battles just to represent Black voices at the Capitol, and a monument would allow … Continue reading “Rep. Gilliard Pre-Files Legislation To Honor First 33 Black Georgia State Legislators”

U.S. Mint To Honor Tuskegee Airmen With Special Quarter

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

The Tuskegee Airmen are being honored by the U.S. Mint with a quarter dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The coin, which will be the final installment in the mint’s popular America the Beautiful Quarters Program, is slated to be officially released Monday (www.usmint.gov/ coins/coin-medal-programs/ america-the-beautiful-quarters/ tuskegee-airmen-national historic-site). All of the nearly 1,000 Black military pilots who trained … Continue reading “U.S. Mint To Honor Tuskegee Airmen With Special Quarter”

Marcus Garvey Goes Home to Africa

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

On Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 7:30 until 8:30 PM, the International African Arts Festival in conjunction with the National Association of Kawaida Organizations will hold their first virtual program of the new year entitled: Marcus Garvey Goes Home to Africa. The program will focus on efforts to have a statue of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey installed at the … Continue reading “Marcus Garvey Goes Home to Africa”

Grace Black History Book Drive

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

Since 2019, only 11 percent of children’s books had African American characters. The issue of representation is exacerbated with Covid-19 limiting some students’ access to schools and libraries. Public elementary schools in the Savannah-Chatham County School District, based on Public School Review, have a reading proficiency score of 29% which falls below the state average of 41%. Our district’s average … Continue reading “Grace Black History Book Drive”

The Savannah AUTISM Conference Presents Webinar Series | 2021

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our attendees, employees, and guest speakers, and amid concerns regarding COVID-19, we feel it is the responsible decision to provide this year’s content via digital platform. The webinar series will include discussions on: video modeling to improve communication, fact based sex ed, precision teaching strategies, sexuality, dating and self-determination. Please scroll … Continue reading “The Savannah AUTISM Conference Presents Webinar Series | 2021”

Sonya L. Jackson Takes Office as Chatham County Tax Commissioner

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

Sonya L. Jackson was sworn in today as Chatham County Tax Commissioner, the first black to be elected to the office in the county’s history. Jackson’s campaign platform included promises to leverage her business expertise to improve access to services, educate residents about the tax laws and their rights, and reform government accountability. “I promised, if elected, that you would … Continue reading “Sonya L. Jackson Takes Office as Chatham County Tax Commissioner”

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Launches 2021 Season

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM), a local non-profit organization that seeks to promote a local food system in Savannah, looks forward to new changes and continual growth in the 2021 year. The first farmers market of 2021 will be Saturday, January 9th in Forsyth Park from 9:00am until 1:00pm. The market is observing all recommended Savannah Safe COVID-19 protocols and … Continue reading “Forsyth Farmers’ Market Launches 2021 Season”

Former Record Label Exec Launches Atlanta-Based, Black-Owned Music Streaming Start-up Deepr®

By Savannah Tribune | January 06, 2021

Former Motown Records Business and Legal Affairs Executive Darrell Thompson is shaking up the music tech industry as Co-Founder & COO of the music data company, Deepr®. It is a Blackowned, Atlanta-based tech start-up that has developed a music discovery app for consumers and a data insights platform for creators, the music industry, and the film and television industry. Like … Continue reading “Former Record Label Exec Launches Atlanta-Based, Black-Owned Music Streaming Start-up Deepr®”