BUSINESS REPORT

The economic state of Black New Jersey in 2020

BY Rhonda Schaffler, Correspondent |

John Harmon, the president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, sat down with Business Correspondent Rhonda Schaffler on the heels of the group’s annual State of Black New Jersey Conference.

Harmon spoke about the economic disparities that existed even before the pandemic, and how effective different programs and partnerships actually are at helping to close those gaps. He also spoke about the impact that this summer’s protests nationally have had on the conversation surrounding economic injustice.