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The Ultimate Black Lives Matter Resource List

Hey y’all! If you saw our Instagram post last week, we muted ourselves for the week in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement to learn, listen, and research on racism as well as our white privilege. We took the challenge to heart and decided to put together a resource guide for everyone who wants to continue to help abolish the racism that is so deeply ingrained in our society. We know that this is hard, challenging, and uncomfortable, but that is when change can really happen. 

 

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Organizations to follow 

 

Places to Donate (link)

Black Visions Collective– A black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change. 

 

Reclaim the Block– Coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in 

the Minneapolis neighborhood.

 

Minnesota Freedom Fund– Community-based nonprofit that pays criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality.

 

George Floyd Memorial Fund– Official GOFUNDME to support the Floyd family

 

Campaign Zero– Online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America

 

Unicorn Riot– Non-profit organization that is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues

 

Black Lives Matter– To eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes

 

Know Your Rights Camp– Aim to advance Black and Brown youth education and self-empowerment through events and campaigns

 

Communities United Against Police Brutality– a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis.

 

I Run With Maud– GOFUNDME to assist Ahmaud’s mother; Ms. Wanda Cooper-Jones and her immediate family

 

NAACP Legal Defense Fund– a legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education

 

American Civil Liberties Union– to fight government abuse and to vigorously defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy, and much more.

 

You can donate with no money through youtube here

 

* Do not donate to change.org as all money does not go to the causes but to change.org themselves. 

Petitions to Sign if You Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

If you are international and aren’t able to sign here are some zip codes to use:

90015 – Los Angeles, California

10001 – New York City, New York

75001 – Dallas, Texas

 

Justice for George Floyd

 

Stand with Breonna

 

Justice For Joāo Pedro

 

Justice For Tony McDade

 

Justice for Darrius Stewart

 

White House Petition – Justice for George Floyd

 

For a full list of petitions to sign, head here (https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#petitions)

Black Businesses to Shop (Especially on July 5th and 7th)

Beauty & Personal Care

The Honey Pot 

 

Kmoni Cosmetics

 

Oracles Apothecary 

 

Couture Nail Artistry & Body Care 

 

Pate & Co. 

 

Pretty Panda Boutique 

 

Colorful Honey

Jewelry

Ever Ethereal

 

Jade Alycia 

 

Harper & Teal 

 

Noble Fawn Jewelry 

 

Océanne 

 

Clemmie Jewelry

 

Artaya Loka

Clothing

KIN by Kristine 

 

Johntines Boutique (Plus Size) 

 

Luxury Dolls Boutique

 

Live Above

 

Public Displays of Ambitions 

 

Modern Day Boutique 

 

Steppin Out Boutique 

 

Jahzara Travel Collection

 

Plush Plus (Plus Size) 

 

Shop the Match

 

Doe and Deer

A Little Bit Of Everything

Cherry Bombs With Laura

 

Props Photo Booths 

 

Hot Coloring Book 

 

Aqua Wars

 

Jade Purple Brown

Food/Drink

She Makes Delicious (Meal Prep Subscription Box) 

 

Me and the Bees Lemonade 

 

Southern Culture

 

Uncle Nearest Tennessee Whiskey 

 

Cookies by Keith 

 

Kinimi’s Kitchen 

 

Mac & Yease (vegan)

 

Bibs Drinks 

 

Movies/Shows to Watch if You Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

NETFLIX

13th

 

When They See Us

 

American Son

 

Dear White People

 

See You Yesterday

 

7 Seconds 

 

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

 

The Force

 

LA 92

 

HULU

If Beale St. Could Talk

 

Whose Streets?

 

AMAZON PRIME

Ken Burns: The Central Park Five

 

I Am Not Your Negro

 

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

 

OTHER

King in the Wilderness

 

The Hate You Give

 

Just Mercy

 

Selma

 

Black Power Mixtape:1967-1975

 

Clemency

 

Fruitvale Station

 

Freedom Riders

 

Hoop Dreams

 

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

 

“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion”: Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools 

Podcasts to Help Understand The Black Lives Matter Movement

1619 (New York Times)

 

About Race

 

Code Switch (NPR)

 

The Diversity Gap

 

Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

 

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

 

Pod For The Cause (Leadership Conf on Civil & Human Rights)

 

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

 

Seeing White

 

Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang 

Brandt’

 

Fare of the Free Child Podcast

 

Books to Read

Being well-read on the injustices that many POC face, and being able to call them out when you see them is one way that you can help the Black Lives Matter Movement.

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

 

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

 

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

 

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

 

Divided Sisters by Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell

 

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

 

They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

 

Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts

 

Locking Up Our Own by James Forman

 

The Miner’s Canary by Lani Guiner and Gerald Torres

 

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

 

The People’s History of America by Howard Zinn

 

Young People’s History of America by Howard Zinn

 

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

 

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

 

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

 

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

 

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

 

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

 

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

 

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

 

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

 

Helium by Rudy Francisco 

 

Here is a great website that lists Black-owned bookstores in the US 

Articles to read

 

When thinking about the Black Lives Matter Movement as a white person, you want to be mindful of the things you’re doing or not doing that can really help the movement.

Dear White People: Here Are 10 Actions You Can Take To Promote Racial Justice In The Workplace

 

For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies 

 

White Debt

 

Let’s Talk About Whiteness

 

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

 

Black is Crime: Notes on Blaqillegalism

 

A Guide to Allyship

 

How White People Can Be Better Allies to the Black Community

 

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice 

 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh  

 

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide

 

*More Anti-Racism Resources can be found here

 

*National Resource List from @BotanicalDyke- 

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