Jyackl (pronounced like Jackal) is an online directory of Black-owned food businesses/services in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. It was started by Shi Johnson-Bey and Liz Beal of The Blacklist DMV to help people find nearby Black-owned restaurants.
Jyackl is a wiki-like site that allows users to add/update business listings. We have a team of moderators who verify business entries and ensure content integrity. Business owners may also claim their listings to obtain complete control over their information. Our goal is to cultivate a community of folks passionate about sharing their favorite Black-owned food spots. We are inspired by the fantastic work that HappyCow does, and we want to do for Black-owned restaurants what they have done for vegan restaurants.
We hope that you enjoy using Jyackl and that you share it with your friends.
We are not available as an app in the app store, but you can download this website to your phone to treat it as an app.
If you would like to get in touch with the Jyackl team, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to join the Jyackl Team?
We are not currently accepting volunteers
We are working on cleaning things up for volunteers. We would love to have people who are passionate about graphic design, user experience, web development/design, and accessibility.
If you're interested to contributing, please reach out to us by email at email@example.com.
Please note that we do not make any revenue from this application. So, none of our positions are paid. This is a volunteer effort and a great opportunity for someone looking to get experience on a collaborative project aimed at helping people.
This web app is under constant development. We are working hard to ensure that we provide our users with the best mobile and desktop experiences. We appreciate your help with this process.