BLM

What is Black Breastfeeding Week and Why It’s So Important

What is Black Breastfeeding Week and Why It’s So Important   I could have died 3 times, I am a Black woman and gave birth in New Jersey 3 times. Black, non-Hispanic women are up to 6 times more likely to die due to complications

An Outpouring of Jersey Pride at Homegrown

An Outpouring of Jersey Pride at Homegrown   If there’s one thing we’re known for more than our bagels, beaches, and Taylor Ham in New Jersey, it’s our home state pride. The new bar HomeGrown, formerly Headroom Bar & Social, embodies that Jersey pride by

West Side Community Fridge Offers Free Food

West Side Community Fridge Offers Free Food Aid comes in many forms during tumultuous times of need. One of our most basic and constant needs is to eat, but sometimes that’s just not something we can provide by ourselves and requires a little help from

BLESC: Tackling Racial Disparities

BLESC: Tackling Racial Disparities Let’s face it—it’s hard to discuss current events without forays into history, personal experiences, and of course, no small dose of opinion. What’s also hard is arriving at actionable and useful resolutions—yet we persist. Such was the motive of a small

Juneteenth: The Emancipation Holiday

Juneteenth: The Emancipation Holiday June 19th is just another summer day for many, but for the last 155 years, African Americans across the United States celebrate freedom from slavery on this day known as “Juneteenth”. Juneteenth is the anniversary of the day Union troops came

Black Lives Matter Friday Forum: Power to the Youth

Black Lives Matter Friday Forum: Power to the Youth Following over a week of worldwide protests for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in response to George Floyd’s murder, more than 4,500 people gathered in front of Jersey City’s City Hall on Saturday, June 6th

Black Men United Hosts Community Clean Up

Black Men United Hosts Community Clean Up Right now, among protests, marches, and many hopeful, peaceful gatherings, there’s still plenty of work that needs to be done on the road to unifying our community that begins with us. Some of it isn’t exactly glamorous but

Black Lives Matter Resources

Black Lives Matter Resources EverythingJerseyCity.com stands in solidarity with the outrage for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless other injustices that have occurred to black men and women in this country in the name of racial profiling. We will

Black History Month: The Past and The Future

Black History Month: The Past and The Future   Black History Month in the U.S.  February 1st commences the annual celebration of Black History Month. This month aims to educate people on why we honor, acknowledge and celebrate the monumental impact of African Americans, both in

Jersey + Co has Gelato Love for the Community

Jersey + Co has Gelato Love for the Community It was unseasonably warm for a Saturday in January. Temperatures rising past 60 degrees and just about everyone in Jersey City could be found outside. Brunch tables were hastily set up on sidewalks, couples walked hand