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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”

New Chief Of Police Begins At Savannah State

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

Frederick Hammett has been named Chief of Police at Savannah State University (SSU). Hammett brings more than 27 years of public safety experience to SSU. Hammett most recently served as the director of public safety and chief of police and emergency management for North Carolina Central University, a campus with more than 10,000 students. There he fostered visible crime prevention … Continue reading “New Chief Of Police Begins At Savannah State”

Savannah Branch NAACP To Host Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, at 4 pm, the Savannah Branch NAACP will hold its Mass Meeting at St. Paul CME Church located at 1601 Barnard Street. For the first Mass Meeting of the year, Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter will address the NAACP and the public at large with his crime update and to speak about policing goals and objectives … Continue reading “Savannah Branch NAACP To Host Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter”

The MLK Business and Community Unity Brunch Held

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

The Business and Community Unity Brunch sponsored by the MLK, Jr. Observance Day Association was held last Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Savannah Convention Center (formally the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center). The keynote speaker was the Honorable Jonathan M. Mc- Collar, Mayor of Statesboro, Ga. During the Brunch, the Association honored a noted Educator, Pastor and veteran … Continue reading “The MLK Business and Community Unity Brunch Held”

Savannah Hair Salon Hosts Ball To Benefit Local Children

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

A crowd of stylists and barbers from all over Savannah and across the state came together on Sunday, Jan. 5 to celebrate the 4th Annual Stylist and Barber Ball at the Hyatt Hotel in historic Downtown Savannah. Hosted by the locally owned and operated Flawless Hair Studio, the ball honored industry members for their dedication to the master cosmetology and … Continue reading “Savannah Hair Salon Hosts Ball To Benefit Local Children”

High Expectations

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

Imagine this: A high schooler comes home from school, exhausted from a full day of class and extracurricular activities, suddenly a parent begins to relentlessly question them about their PSAT preparation, and where they want to attend college. After this conversation, the student silently shuts the door to their room and begins to cry; all of the pressure and expectations … Continue reading “High Expectations”