Local Initiative Support Corporation’s Black Economic Development Fund Partners with The New Jersey “40 Acres and a Mule” Fund to Invest Up to $25M in New Jersey, 10.20.21

Partnership to Provide Greater Access to Capital for the State’s Black and Latinx Businesses October 20, 2021 08:46 ET | Source: New Jersey FAM Fund Newark, NJ, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The New Jersey “40 Acres and a Mule” Fund (NJ “FAM Fund”), a private investment vehicle established to reduce socio-economic disparities resulting from systemic racism, announced…

Newark nearly doubled its youth vaccination rate in 2 months. Here’s how., 09.17.21

By Patrick Wall  Sep 17, 2021, 7:30pm EDT Earlier this summer, Newark’s youth vaccination rate was still alarmingly low. As of mid-July, only 30% of eligible Newark children had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — a full 14 percentage points below the statewide rate. That month, Mayor Ras Baraka warned Newark residents that, with so few young…