February is an important month for celebrating African American culture as part of Black History Month. Here at Best of NJ, we’re kicking things up a notch by offering extensive feature coverage of impactful and inspiring African Americans with strong ties to the Garden State. In addition to that, we’ll have regular editorial features about general Black History Month topics as well, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back daily.
Without further ado, let’s celebrate The Best of Black History Month in New Jersey!
Black History Month Features
The Best Black History Month Books for Young Readers
Looking to teach the kids in your life about Black History Month, but not sure how to do it? How about a book? If you need a recommendation, Wade and Cheryl Hudson can help. The Hudsons, authors and owners of Just Us Books in East Orange, founded the independent publishing company in the 1980s…
Black History NJ: The Complete Series
We’re celebrating Black History Month every day all throughout February. For 29 days straight, we’ll be profiling notable African Americans that have impacted the Garden State. These influential figures — both past and present — reflect a small sampling of the talent New Jersey natives have to offer…
NJ Black History: Innovative Chefs to Know
Black History Month is as much about celebrating today’s trailblazers as it is about honoring the leaders of the past. In few places can this be seen so radically as in the culinary world. Building on the rich traditions of the past, there are several African-American chefs right here in New Jersey who are forging exciting new pathways in fine cuisine. Let’s meet a few of them…
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Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. Movies to Watch
This January 18 marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day set aside to pay homage to the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s life-affirming legacy of nonviolent activism. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your history, or explain his significance to America to your children, these films offer an insightful, powerful look…
Trenton’s Martin Luther King Commemorative Event
Every year, on the third Monday of January, America celebrates the life of a monumental historical figure. This man gave his life fighting for equality among the segregated and violently mistreated African Americans across the nation; he preached peace and prosperity, and advocated nonviolent, civil disobedience…
Black History Month NJ Events
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