Vice President Kamala Harris connects with Black-owned bakery on New Jersey tour

Vice President Kamala Harris toured Montclair and Newark, New Jersey facilities last week Friday, Oct. 8, to promote COVID-19 vaccinations and the importance of child care. The highlight of her trip was arguably a small stopover with colleagues Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker at an impeccable bakery shop called Tonnie’s Minis, whose owner used to call Harlem home before making the move to Newark.

Tonnie’s Minis was located on 264 Lenox Avenue in Harlem when the Amsterdam News did a write-up on the bakery in 2012, said shop owner Tonnie Rozier.

A baker since the age of 7, Rozier’s first store was a display case in a cheesesteak shop in Manhattan before moving uptown to the Harlem location. His original recipes come from his family with his signature carrot cake being his mother’s. The shop’s topseller is its pineapple coconut cake, said Rozier. The minis come…

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