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Black Voters Matter Fund: GA Secretary Of State Announcement Is A Distraction From Real Injustice

By Savannah Tribune | September 16, 2020

LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, co-founders of Black Voters Matter Fund, issued the following statement in response Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s announcement alleging more than 1,000 instances of “double voting”: “The announcement from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger shows just how desperate Republicans are to undermine the November election. Secretary Raffensperger’s accusations of socalled ‘double voting’ play … Continue reading “Black Voters Matter Fund: GA Secretary Of State Announcement Is A Distraction From Real Injustice”

Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival Livestreaming Worldwide to Lift Spirits Amidst COVID-19

By Savannah Tribune | September 16, 2020

The Savannah Safe Jazz Festival will arrive on Sept. 23-27, lifting spirits worldwide as it is held online for the first time amidst the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. Savannah- Safe Jazz Festival of 2020 will not stick to its usual script of drawing in tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world to gather at Forsyth Park. Instead, … Continue reading “Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival Livestreaming Worldwide to Lift Spirits Amidst COVID-19”

Mayor Johnson, Governor Kemp & the DPH Ask Georgians to Follow 4 Things for Fall

By Savannah Tribune | September 09, 2020

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II joined Governor Brian Kemp and the DPH for a news conference on Friday, September 4th to encourage best practices and adherence to public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 ahead of Labor Day weekend. Our public officials encouraged Georgians to wear a face-covering in public. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wash your … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson, Governor Kemp & the DPH Ask Georgians to Follow 4 Things for Fall”

Civil Rights Icon Benjamin Chavis to Host Weekly Black Talk Show on PBS

By Savannah Tribune | September 09, 2020

Civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Chavis, former NAACP executive director and current president/ CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), will become the host of a weekly Black-oriented public affairs talk show on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) in October. As racial tensions and disparities have skyrocketed in almost every category of American life, Chavis and the show’s producer Clara … Continue reading “Civil Rights Icon Benjamin Chavis to Host Weekly Black Talk Show on PBS”

Swearing In Ceremony Held for Yvonne Holmes

By Savannah Tribune | September 09, 2020

A ceremony was held last Thursday, September 3, 2020, to swear in Yvonne Holmes as the District 2 Commissioner. Mrs. Holmes has been appointed to the Commission to fulfill her late husband’s, James J. Holmes, vacant seat. The ceremony was also made available for viewing on Comcast channel 16 and on the web. To view Channel 16 online, visit: www.chathamcountyga. … Continue reading “Swearing In Ceremony Held for Yvonne Holmes”

Family Promise To Launch Transitional Housing Program; Volunteers And Support Needed

By Savannah Tribune | September 09, 2020

The soon to be re-named Family Promise of the Coastal Empire – which is planning to merge from three area affiliates in Savannah, Bryan and Effingham counties – has announced the launch of their Transitional Housing Program that provides shortterm independent housing units for families who are ready to live independently, yet require additional time and services to achieve total … Continue reading “Family Promise To Launch Transitional Housing Program; Volunteers And Support Needed”

Pittman Enterprise Joins Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc. To Make $32,500 Donation to Tech for Kids, Campaign for Chromebooks

By Savannah Tribune | September 02, 2020

The Savannah (GA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, launched the Tech for Kids Campaign for Chromebooks in response to the Savannah Chatham Public School System’s decision to open the 2020- 21 school year as a virtual learning environment. Angela B. Young, Chapter President said Chapter members began discussing how they could make a difference in this community during the COVID pandemic. … Continue reading “Pittman Enterprise Joins Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc. To Make $32,500 Donation to Tech for Kids, Campaign for Chromebooks”

IN MEMORIAM: Chadwick Boseman

By Savannah Tribune | September 02, 2020

The world is reeling from the loss of iconic actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday, August 28, after losing a private battle to colon cancer. Boseman died at home surrounded by his family. A statement released by his family said Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016 and the disease progressed to stage 4. Boseman endured countless … Continue reading “IN MEMORIAM: Chadwick Boseman”

Hungry Club Forum Celebrates National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

By Savannah Tribune | September 02, 2020

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will continue its annual focus on Community Economic Development and Minority Business Ownership and Development at its Saturday, September 5, 2020 Signature Roundtable and Open Forum entitled, “Upward and Forward: A Celebration of National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.” The communities of Savannah-Chatham County and surrounding areas are invited to participate in … Continue reading “Hungry Club Forum Celebrates National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week”

SCCPSS Virtual Learning K-5 Twilight Program To Assist Families With Scheduling Difficulties

By Savannah Tribune | September 02, 2020

SCCPSS will offer a virtual learning TWILIGHT program for students in Grades K through 5. This additional option is being offered to help accommodate the scheduling needs of our families, as well as students in need of additional support. Live class sessions for the virtual learning TWILIGHT option will occur Monday-Friday from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. All curriculum taught is aligned … Continue reading “SCCPSS Virtual Learning K-5 Twilight Program To Assist Families With Scheduling Difficulties”