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Atlanta Hawks Announce Historic Agreement With Black-Owned Banks

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

The Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday that it has agreed to refinance the construction loan for the Emory Sports Medicine Complex with a syndicate of Black-owned banks. The $35 million loan marks the first time a professional sports franchise has had a significant loan underwritten exclusively by Black banks. The groundbreaking transaction was facilitated with the support of the newly-formed National … Continue reading “Atlanta Hawks Announce Historic Agreement With Black-Owned Banks”

Savannah Nearly Doubles Municipal Equality Index

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

The City of Savannah has nearly doubled its Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index or MEI (www.hrc.org/ resources/municipal-equality index) in less than six months. One of the big goals of Mayor Van Johnson’s LGBTQ+ taskforce, PROUD Savannah, was to increase this rating. Since the establishment of PROUD Savannah on July 15, the City of Savannah’s Municipal Equality Index has increased … Continue reading “Savannah Nearly Doubles Municipal Equality Index”

Beatty Elected Congressional Black Caucus Chair

By Savannah Tribune | December 09, 2020

U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) was elected the 27th Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) today. Immediately following the vote, she said: “It is the honor of a lifetime to be voted by my peers to lead the Congressional Black Caucus in the 117th Congress. Right now, our nation is facing three pandemics that have disproportionately impacted the … Continue reading “Beatty Elected Congressional Black Caucus Chair”

MLK Jr. Observance Day Association Sponsors A “MLK Giving Campaign”

By Savannah Tribune | December 09, 2020

The Martin Luther King Observance Day Association has led this community in celebrating Dr. King’s birth for the past 41 years. We extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the magnificent support this community has given to this most worthy work of completing “The Dream.” This year has been a trying one for us all, but we are committed to … Continue reading “MLK Jr. Observance Day Association Sponsors A “MLK Giving Campaign””

Historic Savannah Foundation Breaks Ground On New Exhibit, Kennedy Pharmacy Addition

By Savannah Tribune | December 09, 2020

Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) proudly unveiled its 2021 Master Plan for the Kennedy Pharmacy Addition and the Davenport House Urban Enslaved Exhibit today. The nonprofit organization broke ground this morning on these projects, amid a small, socially distanced group comprised of Savannah Mayor Van Johnson, key stakeholders, top supporters, and other community dignitaries, all wielding golden shovels and hard hats. … Continue reading “Historic Savannah Foundation Breaks Ground On New Exhibit, Kennedy Pharmacy Addition”

Savannah State University Honors Four Distinguished Alumni

By Savannah Tribune | December 09, 2020

Savannah State University (SSU) recently honored four outstanding alumni with two distinguished awards: The Richard R. Wright Excellence Award and The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Founders Day ceremony. Named for the first president of SSU, The Richard R. Wright Award is the most notable honor, recognizing outstanding leaders who have distinguished themselves through their expertise … Continue reading “Savannah State University Honors Four Distinguished Alumni”