Two unconventional families work through everything to support one another in New Jersey.
From the team behind the Peabody Award winning series, “Brick City,” this Newark based docu-soap chronicles the lives of two families from parallel universes — the street and the executive suite. Reformed Blood (Jayda) and Crip (Creep) are a modern-day Romeo and Juliet romance in the hood – raising two kids while pursuing their careers and following their dreams. Jayda is working to build mentorship programs for young women in Newark, while Creep balances a day job in sanitation with his dream of launching a comedy career. Brooke, a trial attorney who once kept Jayda out of jail, is balancing the stress of high stakes litigation with the real life drama of raising two college-aged kids with her partner in life and business, Maggie. “Jersey Strong” will explore Newark’s warm center and tough exterior through the eyes of two unconventional families striving to achieve the American Dream.
Episode 101 — Badass
Jayda and Brooke, two strong women from different worlds in Newark, NJ, share a common goal – to do some good in the hood. Jayda is a reformed Blood gang member who has set out to right the wrongs she did as a foot soldier in a gang.
Episode 102 — Heartache
Jayda helps Ashley, her 21-year-old mentee, with her relationship and recently discovered pregnancy. Brooke works on the Kwadir Felton case, and goes on vacation with Maggie.
Episode 103 — Parenting
Brooke and Maggie meet up with Jayda and Creep for a date. Back at home, Jayda tries to find another job for her mentee Jazz, an exotic dancer. Brooke and Maggie get upset with Nicole about her boyfriend, Justin.
Episode 104 — Family First
Brooke, Maggie and Nicole visit Kevin at school and confront Nicole about their issues with her boyfriend, Justin. Creep’s grandmother falls ill and Jayda tries to support him and the family.
Episode 105 — Separate Ways
Tensions come to a head between Brooke, Maggie and Nicole. Conflict arises between Creep and Jayda.
Episode 106 — Missing Fathers
Jayda considers leaving Creep, but is worried about AJ and Layla losing their only male role model. Brooke bonds with Kevin as he interns for the law firm.
Episode 107 — Role Models
Jayda checks her family into a hotel after a shooting near their apartment. Brooke and Maggie encourage Jayda to start her own non-profit organization, while they develop their own new venture, LegalVice.
Episode 108 — Crossroads
As Maggie and Brooke help Nicole prepare for Prom, Maggie decides it is time for her to focus on herself. Jayda and Creep visit Reverend Ron Christian for relationship counseling.
Episode 109 — Moving Forward
AJ prepares for his performance at a National High School Step Show Championship while Jayda reconnects with mentee Ashley. Brooke and Maggie throw a benefit for battered women, and contemplate a future without kids as Nicole graduates high school.
Episode 110 — New Beginnings
Brooke struggles to balance her work and be supportive of Maggie’s new venture. Jayda and the kids move into a new home.