Orchestra Noir, All-Black Orchestra, Headlines Savannah Black Heritage Festival

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

Headlining the 33rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival will be Orchestra Noir, an all-black orchestra out of Atlanta, Ga. Orchestra Noir is an all-black orchestra that was founded in 2016 by Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers. Through orchestral performance, Orchestra Noir celebrates the cultural achievements of African-American music pioneers by being inclusive of all genres of music, including Classical, Hip-hop and … Continue reading “Orchestra Noir, All-Black Orchestra, Headlines Savannah Black Heritage Festival”

Gold Medalist Erin Jackson Hopes To Inspire More Black Girls In Winter Sports

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

While the Super Bowl expectedly received all the attention in the sports world on Sunday, February 13, the Winter Olympics provided a most historical moment. Erin Jackson became the first Black woman to win a speedskating medal when she took home the Gold during the 500 meters speedskating event. Jackson’s time of 37.04 seconds gave the American speedskating program its … Continue reading “Gold Medalist Erin Jackson Hopes To Inspire More Black Girls In Winter Sports”

Hodge Memorial Daycare Center Parent Room Named After Mrs. Wilhelmenia Atkinson-Dean

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

Mrs. Wilhelmenia Atkinson-Dean spent most of her career as a Savannah educator and a strong community advocate. But one of many contributions is standing out today: She is being recognized for serv- ing 50 years as a volunteer and a leader of leaders at the Hodge Memorial Daycare Center. Her extensive involvement in civic activities includes serving as a member … Continue reading “Hodge Memorial Daycare Center Parent Room Named After Mrs. Wilhelmenia Atkinson-Dean”

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Makes History Among Most Diverse White House Administration

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

A White House photo featuring dozens of African American members of the Biden-Harris administration circulated the internet during the opening days of Black History Month, and one would be hard-pressed to find anyone as proud as Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. The first Black woman to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Brooks-LaSure offered the brightest smile when mentioning the … Continue reading “Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Makes History Among Most Diverse White House Administration”

Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Savannah (LCS 28)

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) Feb. 5, 2022, in Brunswick, Ga. “It’s fitting that it would find its home in Savannah – a city whose agility has allowed her to be a defining force in the entire scope of American history,” said principal speaker U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, … Continue reading “Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Savannah (LCS 28)”

United Way Of The Coastal Empire Kicks Off 211 Day By Honoring 211 Specialists

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off 211 Day on February 11, 2022, with a Press Conference at the United Way office to increase awareness of this vital service in our community and honor the 211 specialists who work hard to support members of our community in their times of greatest need. 211 is a free, confidential service provided … Continue reading “United Way Of The Coastal Empire Kicks Off 211 Day By Honoring 211 Specialists”

Elizabeth Whalen Named SCCPSS 2023 Teacher of the Year At Annual Gala

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

The annual Savannah Chatham County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Gala was held Friday, February 11, 2022, at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. Fifty-five teachers were honored from nearly every school in the District and Elizabeth Whalen of Charles Ellis Montessori Academy was named the 2023 Teacher of the Year. As a representative of the many quality teachers across the … Continue reading “Elizabeth Whalen Named SCCPSS 2023 Teacher of the Year At Annual Gala”

Let’s Jump! Concert To Bring An Evening Of Tap Dance And New Orleans Music To Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

Join New Orleans band The Jump Hounds and Savannah-based tap dance company Tap That Brass for a night of music and dance. Let’s Jump! will take place on February 24, 2022 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ben Tucker Theater at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center, located at 201 Montgomery Street in Savannah. Proceeds from the event will benefit … Continue reading “Let’s Jump! Concert To Bring An Evening Of Tap Dance And New Orleans Music To Savannah”

The 19th St. Joseph’s/Candler SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo Raises Record Amount

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

The SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo smashed records and raised $195,176 through event proceeds and donations so that women who are uninsured or underinsured can receive lifesaving mammograms and other breast health services. Held in January this year, SmartWomen is an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Telfair Mammography Fund, which provides mammograms and other breast care services for those who cannot … Continue reading “The 19th St. Joseph’s/Candler SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo Raises Record Amount”

State Representative Edna Jackson’s Weekly Update…February 13, 2022

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2022

The 2022 session of the Georgia General Assembly is picking up steam as we move bills through the committee process. Those that pass will come to the House of Representatives for a floor vote. The House had a busy week as we finalized and passed, overwhelmingly, the 2022 mid-year supplemental budget. This mid-year budget update took spending to $29.9 billion … Continue reading “State Representative Edna Jackson’s Weekly Update…February 13, 2022”