CLEVELAND, Ohio – Now in its seventh iteration, local business initiative The Real Black Friday (TRBF) has gone all-out for its annual business expo. Taking place during NBA All-Star Weekend, in the heart of READ MORE
CLEVELAND (WJW) — From his office 15 floors above downtown Cleveland, LaRese Purnell never forgets where he came from. “Single mother, three children, hard worker. We experienced living in homeless shelters, standing in soup lines, serving at soup lines even when we were getting food from soup lines.” That spirit of giving no matter the …
‘The Real Black Friday’ set to help Cleveland’s Black owned businesses take on the NBA All-Star weekend
CLEVELAND — The responsibility of life’s purpose can sometimes weigh heavy. Yet for LaRese Purnell, his purpose, which is rooted in his community, seems to have never wavered. “I started to help to bring awareness to Black-owned businesses…along with that is helping them to create access to tables that sometimes typically Black-owned businesses were not …
Download TRBF Press Release 2022 Contact: LaRese Purnell and Char Prince Phone: (330)212-4121 and (216)312-7183 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PRESS RELEASE Cleveland, Ohio – The Real Black Friday Black Business Expo(www.therealblackfriday.com) an official NBA sanctioned event, commences Saturday, February 19 from 10-6p and Sunday 20, 2022 from 12-6p at Tower City in Downtown Cleveland, during NBA All-Star …
CHARDON, Ohio (WJW)– On June 19th, the lawn at the Mayfield Drive-In in Chardon is expected to be packed with cars for Juneteenth, a state-recognized holiday.
“It’s a day that just celebrates you know our freedom and liberation you know as the African American Community,” said LaRese Purnell, founder of The Real Black Friday.
A live band and DJ will greet people at the already sold-out, free event.
Along with music, Friday’s features include food and ice cream trucks, fireworks and the screening of two movies.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, honors June 19, 1865, when word finally reached Galveston, Texas, the Civil War had ended and all enslaved African Americans were free.
While Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation Jan. 1, 1863, Texas continued to practice slavery until union troops could enforce the order — two months after the Civil War ended and two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
CLEVELAND — Saturdays used to for dining out, going to the salon, or maybe even hitting the gym.
But that is not the case right now.
Coronavirus prevention measures have forced many businesses to shut down.
Despite the uncharted territory, some are now navigating the waters creatively.
Rashaunda Palmer cannot work as a stylist in Lyndhurst, but is still connecting and learning from others online.
- June 17, 2020
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‘The Real Black Friday’ teaming up with Cleveland-area restaurant to deliver 500 meals to seniors and children
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Navigating life through the coronavirus pandemic has been challenging to everyone. It’s also put extreme stress on senior citizens.
The Real Black Friday organization and Black Box Fix restaurant are joining forces to feed seniors to ease some of their worries.
CLEVELAND — A crowd of smiling faces waited last week, anxiously, for a night to remember, thanks to local community outreach program, The Real Black Friday (TRBF).
Each year, TRBF chooses a deserving organization helping local kids for Make a Dream CLE. This year, they chose Corner 65, a non-profit assisting African refugees as they get settled in the U.S.
- June 25, 2019
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A lucky group seniors were celebrated this week with a free meal.
The Cochran Firm and CLE Consulting Firm paid for the lunch of some 2020 grads.
The first 200 graduates to use the hashtag “#GraduateTogether” on social media got to eat for free.
The two firms paid five restaurants, including Floods Urban Sea Food Lounge, to make the meals.
- April 16, 2019
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