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WHERE TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH IN JERSEY CITY

WHERE TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH IN JERSEY CITY This Sunday marks the 157th anniversary of Juneteenth, a holiday known well to African Americans across the United States and one every American should be uplifting and out celebrating with their community this weekend. The history of Juneteenth,

Parade Celebrates Historic Saint Peter’s Peacocks March Madness Run

The Peacocks have strutted home to a city ready to celebrate their incredible March Madness run that left the country stunned and the Jersey City community proud. The parade, held on Friday, March 1, started at the statue of Abraham Lincoln between Lincoln Park and

A Decade in Review: 15 Ground-Breaking Women

A Decade in Review: Ground-Breaking Women   For International Women’s Day, in celebration of 2021’s theme of “Choose to Challenge,” we are honoring not only the ground-breaking women of the past, but also the women of the present who are making a difference. Over the

22 Must Watch Movies for Black History Month

22 Must Watch Movies to Celebrate Black History Month   It’s Black History Month, and while remembering the past is an integral part of this month, celebrating the present and future is just as important. It feels like everyday we are living through historical events,

14 Reasons Why We Love Jersey City

14 Reasons Why We Love Jersey City We’ve all spent a lot more time close to home over the past 11 months. Maybe that’s allowed you to get to know your neighborhood better. Maybe you’ve had a chance to explore other areas of Jersey City.

2021 Inauguration Day Schedule & FAQ’s

2021 Inauguration Day Schedule & FAQ’s   President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office tomorrow, January 20th, in a ceremony that will keep with tradition while being unlike any other inauguration in U.S. history. This year’s inaugural theme “America

The Story of Jersey City & Her Indigenous Peoples

The Story of Jersey City & Her Indigenous Peoples   Yesterday we celebrated two holidays, separate reminders of this country’s history that reflect very different sides. For decades, many of us have grown up celebrating Christopher Columbus Day, a day in celebration of the man

Morris Canal: A Cruise across New Jersey

Morris Canal: A Cruise across New Jersey   One of the most relaxing and decadent vacations to experience today is a cruise. You have choices like being a passenger on one of the floating apartment houses or a more intimate stay on a freighter type

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