32nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens February 5th

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

This year’s event comes with no parking hassles and no need to be concerned about what to wear. The festival, presented by Savannah State University with investment by the City of Savannah, is virtual this year with a full schedule of activities. Readings, art installations, dance performances, concerts, a marketplace, and more are planned. Most events will be presented at … Continue reading “32nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens February 5th”

In Memoriam: Film & Stage Legend Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

From her first significant role as Jane Foster in the TV drama “East Side/ West Side” to her recurring role as Ophelia Harkness in “How to Get Away with Murder,” Cicely Tyson’s nuanced portrayals of proud Black women “were a powerful counterbalance to the negative stereotypes prevalent in film and television.” The legendary film, television, and stage actress who earned … Continue reading “In Memoriam: Film & Stage Legend Cicely Tyson Dies at 96”

Hungry Club Forum Celebrates Black History Month Focusing On The Black Agenda

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will present its monthly Signature Roundtable and Open Forum on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 9:30 AM at www.facebook.com/hungryclubforumofsavannah. Celebrating, Preserving and Making Black History, the discussion will mark Savannah’s premiere community issues forum’s annual celebration of Black History Month. “Although we should celebrate Black History every day”, according to Diana Harvey … Continue reading “Hungry Club Forum Celebrates Black History Month Focusing On The Black Agenda”

Shirley B. James Honored by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

On Monday, January 26, 2021 at Carey Hillard’s Restaurant on Abercorn, during the Savannah Section Board Meeting of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Dr. Logan and the board wanted to thank Mrs. James for her exemplary leadership in spearheading the citizens of Savannah in voting in the Presidential election of Trump or Biden on November 3, 2020. Dr. … Continue reading “Shirley B. James Honored by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.”

Former Mayor Edna B. Jackson Takes The COVID-19 Vaccine

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

Former Mayor Edna B. Jackson wishes to encourage everyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine. She received her second dose of the vaccine last Tuesday morning while adorned in her Delta Sigma Theta red and pearls. Mayor Jackson had no adverse reaction to the vaccine. She is using this platform to challenge other sorority and fraternity members, social and civic leaders, … Continue reading “Former Mayor Edna B. Jackson Takes The COVID-19 Vaccine”

Pre-K Lottery Application Process Opens February 18th

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

Lottery applications for SCCPSS Pre-K Lottery Funded Sites will be available online beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2021 through Thursday, March 4, 2021. More information and a site list can be found at this spwww.sccpss.com/ aa/si/pk/Pages/Application. aspx To qualify for the lottery process, parents must be prepared to submit the child’s birth certificate and proof of address with the online application. … Continue reading “Pre-K Lottery Application Process Opens February 18th”

Savannah Police Welcome New End Gun Violence Director

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

The Savannah Police department is pleased to announce the official selection of a new End Gun Violence Director. Dr. Gerard V. Tate is a skilled leader who has extensive experience implementing violent crime reduction strategies, cultivating youth engagement, and understanding social and economic development. As a licensed Master Social Worker, he uses his knowledge of the root causes of crime, … Continue reading “Savannah Police Welcome New End Gun Violence Director”

CAT Board Selects Valerie Ragland as Interim CEO

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

On Friday, January 29, during a special-called meeting of the Chatham Area Transit Board of Directors, the Board voted to appoint Valerie Ragland, 34-year veteran of the transit system, as Interim Chief Executive Officer. “With three decades of experience across several key roles, Valerie Ragland epitomizes the mission and values of Chatham Area Transit,” said Deidrick Cody, Chairman of the … Continue reading “CAT Board Selects Valerie Ragland as Interim CEO”

The Inauguration

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

The Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden was exactly what our country needed. The entire event was a symbol of hope, love, and unity. After four years of constant toxicity, harshness and divisive rhetoric, President Biden and Vice President Harris thrusted America into a rebirthing process. A new beginning, repairing the cracks and scratches left on the American Democracy by … Continue reading “The Inauguration”

Georgia Prevention Project

By Savannah Tribune | February 03, 2021

The Georgia Prevention Project presents a 4-part Virtual Youth Vaping Series to help end youth vaping. This statewide virtual series, developed for teens by teens, is designed to help stop vaping by youth all over Georgia. The series, hosted by the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) teens, is FREE for youth ages 12-17. It will include giveaways, music and more. Each … Continue reading “Georgia Prevention Project”