Resources Here on My Blog
Organization to Support With Donations
The Bail Project. The Bail Project is a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.
The Innocence Project. The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
Equal Justice Initiative. EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment and racial inequality
Black Visions Collective. Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in the right relationship within our ecosystems.
ACLU. The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
NAACP. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
Where to Learn More About the BLM Movement
Influencers/Activists on Instagram: Support their Patreon/Venmo if possible ❤️
Books: I dropped shoppable links below, but if you can find a local Black-owned bookstore, please do!
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.
White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo. White Fragility is a vital, necessary and beautiful book, a bracing call to white folk everywhere to see their whiteness for what it is and to seize the opportunity to make things better now.
The End of Policing by Alex Vitale. This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice—even public safety.
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo Lodge. Examining everything from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, from whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge, and counter racism.
13th on Netflix. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans, and the U.S. prison boom. A must watch.
The Trial of the Chicago Seven on Netflix. What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.
Do The Right Thing on Hulu. This movie is written, directed and produced by Spike Lee and it’s about one tragic day in the Bed Stuy neighbourhood of Brooklyn. We see what happens on this day with high race tensions all around and police brutality coming to the fore.
I Am Not Your Negro on Netflix. This Oscar-nominated documentary is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. It’s narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and explores the history of racism through civil rights leaders like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
Get Out on Netflix. When this movie came out it was met with some awe because it’s both a horror movie and an insightful look at racial issues. This is director Jordan Peele’s horror debut and it starts out as a Black man goes with his white girlfriend to meet her family in her hometown.
Black Art in the Absence of Light (on HBO) is an 2021 American documentary film, directed and produced by Sam Pollard. The film follows various African-American artists and their contributions to the art world. Inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” the documentary offers an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today.
Beyond Prisons. Beyond Prisons is a podcast that explores incarceration from an abolitionist perspective. We amplify the voices of people directly impacted by the system and seek to tell stories that push us to imagine and work toward a world without prisons.
“The Case for Defunding the Police.” An episode from NY Times The Daily.
1619 by The New York Times. An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.
Floodlines by The Atlantic. Floodlines shows that the catastrophic outcome of the levee breaches in New Orleans was the result not of a natural disaster, but of an unnatural one: the failure of government, media, and society, leading to one of the most misunderstood events in modern-day America.
Code Switch by NPR. What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.