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“The State That Is Too Great To Hate.” Georgia Passes A Hate Crime Bill

By Savannah Tribune | July 01, 2020

On Friday, June 26, 2020, Georgia House Bill 426, known as the Hate Crimes Bill, was the center of a historic bill-signing ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. This momentous occasion was the result of work by a bipartisan effort in the Georgia Legislation that was long overdue and has now dubbed Georgia as “The State That is … Continue reading ““The State That Is Too Great To Hate.” Georgia Passes A Hate Crime Bill”

Converting Opportunity To Wealth In Our Community At The Hungry Club Forum

By Savannah Tribune | July 01, 2020

On Saturday July 4th, at 9:30 AM, Savannah Chatham County and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a virtual forum entitled, “Converting Opportunity to Wealth in Our Community: Part 2.” Hosted by the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) and co-sponsored by Hon. Tammy Stokes, Chief Judge of the Chatham County Recorder’s Court and business and civic leader … Continue reading “Converting Opportunity To Wealth In Our Community At The Hungry Club Forum”

20th Annual BET Award Show Goes Virtual

By Savannah Tribune | July 01, 2020

The BET Awards aired its 20th annual show in the midst of a global pandemic, a civil racial justice movement, and the thriving technological age making this anniversary one for the books. This past Saturday, at 8 p.m., the 20th annual BET award show was hosted from the home of the stunning Amanda Seales who slayed several different natural hairstyles … Continue reading “20th Annual BET Award Show Goes Virtual”

Two Major Bills Passed The Georgia Legislation That Impact You: HB 838 and SB 402

By Savannah Tribune | July 01, 2020

The following is based on information provided by the Southern Center for Human Rights Georgia HB 838 is on the Governor’s Desk Georgia HB 838 has passed the House and the Senate and is expected to be, if not already, on the Governor’s desk any day now for signature or Veto. The Southern Center for Human Rights urges you to … Continue reading “Two Major Bills Passed The Georgia Legislation That Impact You: HB 838 and SB 402”

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”

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”