On Monday, July 19th we commemorate Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in 1865. Below, we’ve compiled a list of ways to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth in the neighborhood this year, through the support of local Black-owned businesses, various resources and organizations, and lastly, Black history in Flatiron & NoMad.
App Spotlights Local, Black-Owned Restaurants EatOkra, a downloadable app that helps you find local, Black-owned restaurants through their use-friendly map of over 2,500.
Shop Black-Owned Businesses by Occasion ShoppeBlack is a resource that has compiled lists of Black-owned businesses to shop from by occasion, features and interviews with Black entrepreneurs, and resources for aspiring Black business owners.
The State of Black New York You can’t improve what you can’t measure. The New York Urban League’s (NYUL) ‘State of Black New York’ report acknowledges the inequities suffered by the Black community in New York City and collects data to measure both the depth of the issues as well as progress. Download the SOBNY report.
Employers: Support Career Initiatives through NYUL Get involved in Young Leadership Development with opportunities including engaging the Young Professionals Network, participating in the Project Ready Program, and facilitating Employment Services.