A crowd attends a 2021 Melanin Market on Jacksonville's Eastside.

The ‘Real Black Friday’: Jacksonville’s Melanin Market

Published on November 23, 2022 at 3:01 pm
There’s Black Friday — and then there’s the Real Black Friday.
That’s what organizers of Jacksonville’s Melanin Market are calling the post-Thanksgiving Day marketplace where people can support local Black-owned businesses.
The Real Black Friday market will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving at 822 A Philip Randolph Blvd.
More than 125 Black-owned businesses, nonprofit organizations and artist vendors will participate, coming from across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
The event also will feature live entertainment, a kids’ zone, Santa meet-and-greet, a toy giveaway and more.
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