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Cleveland Schools push back reopening to September 8th, online-only possible in the fall

Families enrolled in Cleveland schools are on the edge of their seats waiting to know how they’ll return to school in the fall. Following a letter from CEO Eric Gordon this morning, they at least now know that the first day of school will be pushed back to Monday, September 8th. They’ll have to wait until July 24th to learn what school will look like, but the district’s website offers some hints.

Could Black Lives Matter mural pave the way for more decorative street painting projects?

The Black Lives Matter mural on East 93rd Street in Cleveland’s Woodland Hills neighborhood has drawn thousands of people and played host to gospel choirs and prayer services since it was painted June 20th. Now, city leaders say they’ll keep the street closed until after July 4th to accommodate the wave of visitors they anticipate over the holiday weekend.

AsiaTown small businesses turn to community to survive

On May 12, staff at AsiaTown restaurant Emperor’s Palace spent hours preparing, boxing and sorting 100 free meals for neighborhood residents. The project was sponsored by the Medworks Unconditional Care COVID-19 Relief Fund, which purchases food and gift cards from local restaurants and grocery stores and distributes them to greater Cleveland community members in need.

Minority-owned businesses struggle to get help during Covid-19, but local resources are helping to fill the gap

Waverly Willis recently took out a tape measure at his home. The black entrepreneur, who owns two Urban Kutz barbershop locations in Cudell and Old Brooklyn, wasn’t trying to measure his mangy hair or beard which he let grow during the Covid-19 shutdown; rather, he was trying to size up the stack of unpaid bills on his desk.

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