32nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens Feb. 5

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

For the first time in its history, the annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival will be virtual. The theme for the three-week event scheduled for Feb. 5 -21 is “Reflect, Reform, Rejoice.” “Holding the festival virtually is a unique opportunity to share the experience with a wider audience beyond Savannah,” said Festival Coordinator Shirley B. James. “We are dedicated to continuing … Continue reading “32nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens Feb. 5”

In Memoriam: Baseball Icon Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron Dies at 86

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

Baseball’s recognized home run king and an African American hero, Henry “Hank” Aaron, has died at the age of 86. Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record on April 8, 1974, was not just a baseball legend but a hero to superstars. “He’s the one man that I idolize more than myself,” the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali … Continue reading “In Memoriam: Baseball Icon Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron Dies at 86”

Savannah NAACP Presents First Installment Toward Student Retention Scholarship Fund

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

The Savannah Branch NAACP presented a $10,000 check to Savannah State University during a scholarship ceremony with SSU Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington last Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The $10,000 is the first installment of a $100,000 pledge to create a “Student Retention Scholarship Fund” to help the school retain its enrollment. “Student retention is one of the most critical components … Continue reading “Savannah NAACP Presents First Installment Toward Student Retention Scholarship Fund”

SCAD Alumni Designs Inauguration Ensemble

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

“Vice President Kamala Harris—the embodiment of historical firsts—strode proudly onto the world stage as a modern superwoman,” said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. “Her regal Inauguration Day ensemble was created by SCAD alumnus and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund-winner Christopher John Rogers, who has dressed Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Michelle Obama. Congratulations, Vice President Harris! Bravo, Christopher!” Christopher John Rogers … Continue reading “SCAD Alumni Designs Inauguration Ensemble”

Attorney Chadrick Mance Elected President Of Savannah NAACP

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

On January 24, 2021, Attorney Chadrick A. Mance was sworn-in as president of the Savannah NAACP, the premier organization for civil rights, social justice, and community advocacy for marginalized groups. The NAACP’s mission is to insure “the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of … Continue reading “Attorney Chadrick Mance Elected President Of Savannah NAACP”

TLOD, Inc. Savannah Chapter, Celebrates Day of Service

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

The Ladies and Teens of Top Ladies of Distinction, Savannah chapter, celebrated their Pink and Blue Day of Service on January 18, 2021. The Community Partnership committee, chaired by Ladies Brenda Kennedy, Annette Mitchell and Patrice White, asked members of TLOD and Top Teens to donate hair shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, deodorant, lotion, tissues, undergarments, personal hygiene items and cleaning … Continue reading “TLOD, Inc. Savannah Chapter, Celebrates Day of Service”

Massie Black History Month Exhibit

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

As a celebration of Black Heritage Month, Massie Heritage Center is proud to present a community collaborative exhibit with the City of Savannah Municipal Archives. The exhibition will be on view in Massie Heritage Center’s Heritage Classroom from February 8th – March 8th, 2021. Massie will offer daily walking tours Monday through Friday at 2p.m. in celebration of the exhibition … Continue reading “Massie Black History Month Exhibit”

District Attorney’s Office Supplies Staff And Grand Jury Members With Optional Covid-19 Testing

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

Within the first three weeks of her term, District Attorney Shalena Cook Jones has made her presence known in and outside the Chatham County courthouse. During her second week in office, Jones established free on-site Covid-19 testing for each employee in her office. The tests are quick and easy and the results are typically returned within 48 hours or less. … Continue reading “District Attorney’s Office Supplies Staff And Grand Jury Members With Optional Covid-19 Testing”

A Letter To President Biden COVID-19 Leadership Team

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

To: The President Biden COVID-19 Leadership Team Xavier Becerra Jeff Zients Vivek H. Murthy MD Why are there so many issues with distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccines? Public Health per the plan: “Expand the U.S. public health workforce and increase clinical care capacity for COVID-19. In addition to supporting the surge in health care workers for vaccination efforts detailed in … Continue reading “A Letter To President Biden COVID-19 Leadership Team”

Senior Citizens, Inc. Promotes Patsy Grainger to Chief Operating Officer

By Savannah Tribune | January 27, 2021

Senior Citizens, Inc. (SC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, announces it has promoted Patsy Grainger to Chief Operating Officer. In that role, she will oversee SCI’s diverse customer service programs, as well as provide strategic counsel and growth advisement to its directors. In addition to her role as COO, Grainger will continue working as SCI’s vice … Continue reading “Senior Citizens, Inc. Promotes Patsy Grainger to Chief Operating Officer”