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Fair Count and NCNW Partner for ‘Sisters for the Census’ National Campaign

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Today, Fair Count, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), launched the ‘Sisters for the Census’ national campaign to increase awareness among women to get an accurate count in the 2020 Census, particularly focusing on Black women and families. The launch happened as a virtual roundtable discussion on Facebook Live with Fair Count Founder Stacey Abrams, NCNW … Continue reading “Fair Count and NCNW Partner for ‘Sisters for the Census’ National Campaign”

Remembering The Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Late last Friday, Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery peacefully “transitioned from earth to eternity,” The King Center in Atlanta tweeted. Dr. Lowery is accredited as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement.” He was a husband, a father, a pastor, and a renowned freedom fighter. He is remembered for his charm, witty wordplay, and the ability to connect with people … Continue reading “Remembering The Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery”

Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Responding to House Speaker David Ralston’s request that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger move the May 19 election until at least June 23, ProGeorgia and its affiliates issued the following statement: “On March 14, 2020, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made the wise decision to postpone voting in the March 24, 2020 presidential preference primary until May 19th in … Continue reading “Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates”

Governor Issues Executive Order Keeping All Public Schools Closed Through April 24th

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Based on the Executive Order issued by Governor Kemp calling for the extension of the closure of all public schools in Georgia, SCCPSS announces a closure beyond the current announced return dates of April 1st for school-based staff and April 2nd for students. All SCCPSS schools will now remain closed through April 24, 2020. More information regarding the return date … Continue reading “Governor Issues Executive Order Keeping All Public Schools Closed Through April 24th”

Road to the 2020 Primary Election Leads To The Hungry Club Forum On-Line

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) “Harnessing the Power of Collaboration on the issues of today and tomorrow,” will hold its regular first-Saturday forum entitled, “Road to the 2020 Primary: What Does An Agenda For Community Progress Look Like?- Part 1,” on Saturday April 4, 2020, at 9:30 AM, on Facebook Live. According to Diana Harvey Johnson, President, … Continue reading “Road to the 2020 Primary Election Leads To The Hungry Club Forum On-Line”

Carver Responds To Coronavirus And Economic Slowdown

By Savannah Tribune | March 25, 2020

Locally owned Carver State Bank is taking action to support its customers, employees, and community as the nation responds to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Carver, which is one of only 21 Black-owned banks in the United States, and the only bank in south Georgia certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has also taken a leadership … Continue reading “Carver Responds To Coronavirus And Economic Slowdown”

Women’s History Month

By Savannah Tribune | March 25, 2020

Patt Gunn “Sistah Patt” and Roz Rouse “Sistah Roz”, co-owners of Savannah Gallery on Slavery and Healing want to make sure that you know the importance of black history all year round. This gallery, located on Martin Luther King Boulevard, details the rich, authentic history of slavery in Savannah, in addition to spreading awareness of the unique Gullah Geechee culture. … Continue reading “Women’s History Month”

Savannahian Among Georgia Black Caucus 2020 Honorees

By Savannah Tribune | March 25, 2020

Mr. John Finney, Savannah native and the former Executive Director of The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County, received the “Keeper of The Promise Award” at the 2020 Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Annual Heritage Dinner on February 27, 2020. Mr. Finney served two years active duty in the United States Army, with one year overseas duty in Okinawa, and four … Continue reading “Savannahian Among Georgia Black Caucus 2020 Honorees”

Women’s History Month

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

There are so many influential women in history, with powerful stories and they all need to be heard. Here are a few “first” African American women who stood as leaders for the black community and simply as strong, smart, motivated women. Mae Jemison born October 17, 1956, is an African American physician, engineer and former NASA astronaut. She studied at … Continue reading “Women’s History Month”

The Savannah Tribune Celebrates The Life of Deacon Robert Bess

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

Deacon Robert Lee Bess, 87, entered eternal rest Monday, March 2, 2020. Robert L. Bess was a champion of gentlemen. He conquered many with his soothing, kind expressions. When he spoke, it was sincerely from his heart. Although known for his quick wit, compassionate spirit, and infectious smile and laughter, Robert “Bob” Bess filled a gentleman’s space in the lives … Continue reading “The Savannah Tribune Celebrates The Life of Deacon Robert Bess”