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GRAND FESTIVAL DAY (Feb 8: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

By Savannah Tribune | February 05, 2020

Savannah Civic Center, 301 Oglethorpe Ave. An array of family-oriented activities ending with a star-studded concert. $5 All-Day Admission Fee Bracelet (Age 18 & above) Free admission for SSU Students with ID. Annual Gospel Concert (February 9 at 5:30 PM) Featuring Melvin Crispell, III, 2019 Sunday Best Winner. Opening performances by the SSU Wesleyan Gospel Choir and Anointed Voices, GSU/Armstrong … Continue reading “GRAND FESTIVAL DAY (Feb 8: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.)”

Sweet Defeat

By Savannah Tribune | February 05, 2020

Glorious day for the Kansas City Chiefs as they took home the title of 2020 Superbowl champions, Sunday evening on the 2nd day of February, despite doubt from San Francisco 49ers fans! The Chiefs played a strong game, controlling the scoreboard against the 49ers during the first quarter with a total of 7 points against the oppositions 3. The 49ers … Continue reading “Sweet Defeat”

Lang and Wilcher Partner To Ensure Chatham Inmates Have Access To Voting

By Savannah Tribune | February 05, 2020

Chatham County Board of Elections Member Antwan T. Lang and Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher Sr. has partnered to ensure County inmates that are legally eligible to vote have access to the ballot box this coming 2020 election cycle. Many Americans held in local and state jails awaiting trial, are legally eligible to vote. Each election cycle, however, countless numbers … Continue reading “Lang and Wilcher Partner To Ensure Chatham Inmates Have Access To Voting”

Laurel Grove South Cemetery Black History Month Walking Tours

By Savannah Tribune | February 05, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Savannah Cemeteries Division, in partnership with the Massie Heritage Center, will be conducting historic walking tours of Laurel Grove South Cemetery, 2101 Kollock St., on Saturdays throughout February. Join us as we visit the final resting place of some of Savannah’s most influential African-American citizens. Tours will begin at noon on … Continue reading “Laurel Grove South Cemetery Black History Month Walking Tours”

“Your Story, My Story, Our Stories” Is The Theme Of The Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival (BHF)

By Savannah Tribune | January 29, 2020

Grand Festival Day, a family-fun event packed with activities and top entertainment, will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Included will be the Sankofa Traveling African-American Museum, arts and crafts, a concert and special performances. A $5, all-day admission bracelet will be required for all attendees age 18 or older. The day … Continue reading ““Your Story, My Story, Our Stories” Is The Theme Of The Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival (BHF)”

Savannah Community Mourns The Loss of James B. Blackburn

By Savannah Tribune | January 29, 2020

James B. Blackburn (J.B.), born October 18, 1925, near Dover in Screven County, Georgia, died January 22, 2020 at Candler Hospital after a brief illness. He was educated in the public schools of Screven County and graduated at the age of 16 from Rocky Ford High School in 1941. After graduation, he found work at Savannah Machine and Foundry, working … Continue reading “Savannah Community Mourns The Loss of James B. Blackburn”

Hungry Club Forum Celebrates Black History Month with “A Potpourri of Soul”

By Savannah Tribune | January 29, 2020

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will present its monthly Signature Roundtable and Open Forum, on Saturday February 1, 2020, at 9:30 AM, in the Multipurpose Room of the WBS YMCA. “A Potpourri of Soul: Celebrating, Preserving and Making Black History” will mark Savannah’s premiere community issues forum’s annual celebration of Black History Month. Although we should celebrate … Continue reading “Hungry Club Forum Celebrates Black History Month with “A Potpourri of Soul””

The World Has Lost A Giant In Kobe Bryant

By Savannah Tribune | January 29, 2020

Sunday morning, January, 26th, 2020, we lost one of the greatest athletes of all time Kobe Bryant, professional American basketball player, and his 13-year-old, daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant, along with seven others, in a tragic helicopter crash on the way to a basketball tournament where Bryant was expected to coach. Bryant, leaves behind a legacy of greatness having played in … Continue reading “The World Has Lost A Giant In Kobe Bryant”

The Savannah Tribune Celebrates The Life of Dr. Wesley James Ball, M.D.

By Savannah Tribune | January 29, 2020

Dr. Wesley James Ball, M.D., 88, went to be with God on January 8, 2020 peacefully at his Savannah home surrounded by family. He lived a very fulfilling life with Patricia Ball (née Boatright), his wife of 62 years. Dr. Ball shall be remembered for his genuine care and concern for his fellow human beings informed by his unwavering faith … Continue reading “The Savannah Tribune Celebrates The Life of Dr. Wesley James Ball, M.D.”

Savannah State Carries On Legacy Of National Freedom Day

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

Savannah State University’s (SSU) Wright Choice Initiative will host National Freedom Day observances Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. All events are free and open to the public. The Wright Choice Initiative, a Title III-funded mentoring program, is named for Richard R. Wright Sr., SSU’s first president. Wright is considered the architect of National Freedom Day, established to commemorate President Lincoln … Continue reading “Savannah State Carries On Legacy Of National Freedom Day”