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Mayor Johnson Announces Racial Equity And Leadership Taskforce

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, and former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson announced the formation of the Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Savannah taskforce. The group will investigate disparities in our city and use data to identify, prioritize and tackle these issues. “There is bigger and deeper work that needs to be done, work that requires an objective and quantitative … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson Announces Racial Equity And Leadership Taskforce”

In Memoriam: Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian Dies at 95

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

The Rev. C.T. Vivian, the legendary civil rights activist who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. Rev. Vivian was 95. Vivian’s daughter, Denise Morse, confirmed her father’s death and told Atlanta’s NBC affiliate WXIA that he was “one of the most wonderful men who ever walked the earth.” Vivian reportedly suffered a stroke earlier this year, but … Continue reading “In Memoriam: Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian Dies at 95”

Converting Opportunity to Wealth In Our Community at the Hungry Club Forum: Part 3

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

On Saturday, August 1st at 9:30 AM, Savannah Chatham County and the surrounding areas are invited to participate in a virtual forum entitled, “Converting Opportunity to Wealth in Our Community: Part 3.” Hosted by the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) and co-sponsored by Bishop Willie Ferrell, Pastor, Royal Church of Christ and James W. Riles, Owner, Riles & … Continue reading “Converting Opportunity to Wealth In Our Community at the Hungry Club Forum: Part 3”

Announcing the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 Savannah Partnership with Savannah Jazz

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

The City of Savannah Mayor Johnson and the City Council have approved the alternative plan presented by Savannah Jazz for its 2020 Savannah Jazz Festival, one of the region’s most beloved cultural events. “We are beyond thrilled that the City is 100% supportive of our rigorous plan to produce the 39th free Jazz Festival,” said Paula Fogarty, Interim Executive Director. … Continue reading “Announcing the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 Savannah Partnership with Savannah Jazz”

Carver Wins $50 Million Tax Credit Award

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Carver Financial Corporation, the holding company for Carver State Bank, was notified today that it will receive an allocation of $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Today’s award is the second won by Carver, which also received a $30 million award in 2018. Carver deploys … Continue reading “Carver Wins $50 Million Tax Credit Award”

Honorable Rep. John Lewis Dies At 80 After Years of Activism

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

The honorable Representative John Lewis died on Friday from cancer after a full life dedicated to the battle against racial inequality. Rep. Lewis announced his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 29, but he vowed to fight it with the same esteem that he had with his lifelong work. “I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, … Continue reading “Honorable Rep. John Lewis Dies At 80 After Years of Activism”

Mayor Johnson & Gov. Cuomo Establish Church Testing Sites In Savannah COVID-19 Hotspots

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Monday, July 20th that New York State will establish two testing sites in COVID-19 Hotspots in Savannah. The sites, located in Temple of Glory Community Church and Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship, will provide up to 500 tests per day. Both sites are located in highly-impacted minority communities. “Savannah … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson & Gov. Cuomo Establish Church Testing Sites In Savannah COVID-19 Hotspots”

Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. Celebrates His 98th Birthday

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Last Saturday, July 18th over 30 decorated vehicles lined up at A. E. Beach High School in preparation to parade down Victory Drive at Stevens St. to celebrate the 98th birthday of Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr, with a celebratory parade of cars. The procession began at 10 a.m,. Pastor Brown was seated on the porch of 925 West Victory … Continue reading “Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. Celebrates His 98th Birthday”

Tybee Ends 133 Years Of Silence

By Savannah Tribune | July 15, 2020

Tybee City Council passed a Justice and Equality Resolution on July 9, 2020. The vote came after 11 pm after much discussion. Nancy DeVetter, Tybee councilwoman, had the passion and the Nerve to introduce a Race Equity Resolution during the June 25, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting. Her fellow council members did not “like the language.” They felt phrases like … Continue reading “Tybee Ends 133 Years Of Silence”

Savannah Ranked #4 “Top U.S. City”

By Savannah Tribune | July 15, 2020

Savannah is ranked No. 4 city in the United States according to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020 readers’ survey announced this week on Travel + Leisure Savannah held on to its No. 4 spot from 2019 and has been in the top five destinations of the 15-city list since 2016. This year, the destination is ranked above … Continue reading “Savannah Ranked #4 “Top U.S. City””