Kevin and Doug Lawrence may have been born into a house of financial privilege, however as a substitute they have been born into a house which gave them a lot, far more! Kevin and Doug together with brothers Robert and Kenneth grew up underneath the watchful eye of Jacqueline L. Lawrence in Harrisburg, PA. Dwelling within the inner-city was not straightforward for a single mom, however Jackie strived for a greater high quality of life for her beloved boys. Within the 1980’s, to Jackie, a transfer to the ‘suburbs’ and a college district the place her boys may get schooling, was a payoff for her laborious work and dedication. It’s the values that she instilled (laborious work, love, dedication to targets, by no means quit, believing in your self and staying collectively as a household) which have been the cornerstones of Lawrence Brothers Promotions, co-founded by Kevin and Doug.
The Lawrence Brothers Promotions have been famend within the hair care business for over a decade! Their Hair Battles & Style Reveals have reached legendary standing within the Hampton Roads, VA space and within the African American group up and down the East Coast.
To have a good time 10 years of those dynamic Hair and Style Present Occasions, the brothers have provide you with a novel concept for showcasing these inventive competitions. The idea, PRIDE: They Can’t Take That Away from Me isa month-long gallery exhibit on the Gross Downing Cultural Arts Middle in Newport Information, VA with celebrations that includes a sequence of 4 separate occasions that uplift, encourage, and educate, whereas connecting the group to the wonder/vogue business world. As well as, this occasion gives healthcare sources and alternatives whereas offering our younger adults with monetary sources for attending post-secondary instructional alternatives. How are the Lawrence brothers doing this, you ask? In 2019, they began a Non-Revenue 501C3 group referred to as: We Imagine in Your Little one Too. Since its inception, Kevin and Doug have gathered donated funds to assist facilitate the charity’s mission: WBIYC is dedicated to bettering our communities by investing in our younger adults searching for larger schooling. They imagine that educating younger adults in career-oriented jobs as an funding sooner or later will create generational wealth for households in want. Scholarships have been offered to a few dozen candidates which have gone onto persevering with education schemes funded by We Imagine in Your Little one Too.
Why an enormous celebration in 2022? Kevin and Doug determined this was the 12 months (after having been sequestered through the pandemic) to unite the group and revel in cultural features of African People, whereas timing it with the much-anticipated Juneteenth. Hair, Magnificence, Style, and healthcare all go hand-in-hand in a vibrant group of those that wish to see their folks and environment thrive with love and kindness.
Right here is what to anticipate: A month lengthy (June 17th– July 9th) Gallery Exhibit that showcases all of the Lawrence Brothers Promotions Hair Battles and Style Present Occasions over time.
All of the occasions, in addition to the gallery exhibit happen on the Gross Downing Cultural Arts Middle in Newport Information. Since 2008, it has served as a gathering place for these in the neighborhood to expertise completely different applications, together with free and cheap courses and workshops, live shows that includes nationwide and native acts, theatrical productions, and a lot extra. Now they add the Lawrence Brothers Promotions PRIDE retrospective to their checklist of revolutionary, thrilling displays and occasions.
The kickoff begins with “Emancipation” weekend (ribbon chopping ceremony) – Friday, June 17th with a small reception to have a good time and revel in. The subsequent ‘taking place’ is the Style Present – Saturday, June 18th which shall be held within the Ella Fitzgerald Theater for about 300 friends. Subsequent, bridging the group and offering important well being care screening and schooling, is the Group Well being Day Occasion – Friday, June 24th, which is able to hope to draw health-conscious people who wish to be sure they’re utilizing preventative measures to take excellent care of their our bodies and minds. The month-long festivities will culminate in a most coveted Hair Battle Presentation – Saturday, July 9th – again within the Ella Fitzgerald Theater, the place chances are you’ll discover some acquainted faces on stage and within the crowd to assist the Lawrence Brothers Promotions dream!
As you see, all of it comes full circle. One individual, a loving, good, persistent mom, named Jackie, who simply wished her boys to have an opportunity… could make a distinction in 4 younger lives. She is the instance that Kevin and Doug maintain with the very best regard, and so they hope to make a distinction in lots of different younger lives! One thing tells us, they have already got.