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Where to Donate, How to Support + Educate Yourself on the Black Lives Matter Movement

We’re living in a time where it’s hard to express how we’re feeling. As I sit here and write this, I feel that nothing I could say could possibly be enough. I am left speechless and heartbroken.

Instead of trying to say the right thing, I am here to listen and educate myself, my family and my community on how to stand for solidarity in equality. It’s not enough to say nothing, saying nothing will not teach our children to stand up for what is right. I’m sharing resources that you can educate yourself and help others doing this time. I encourage you to donate, watch, listen and read to take one step forward. Actually, let’s take a leap.

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  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

  • Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper

  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

  • How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, PhD


  • 1619 by The New York Times

  • About Race

  • Code switch by NPR

  • Intersectionality Matters! by Kimberle Crenshaw

  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

  • Pod For The Cause by The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

  • Pod Save the People by Crooked Media

  • Seeing White


  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

  • Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu

  • Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler

  • I Am Not Your Negro— a James Baldwin documentary

  • Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton

  • Selma by Ava DuVernay

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

  • 13th by Ava DuVernay

  • American Son by Kenny Leon

  • Dear White People by Justin Simien

  • See You Yesterday by Stefon Bristol

  • When They See Us by Ava DuVernay

  • If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins

  • The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr.


  • MPowerChange

  • Muslim girl


  • National Domestic Workers Alliance


  • Showing Up for Racial Justice

  • SisterSong

  • United We Dream

  • Antiracism Center

  • Audre Lorde Project

  • Black Women’s Blueprint

  • Color Of Change

  • Colorlines

  • The Conscious Kid

  • Equal Justice Initiative

  • Families Belong Together

  • The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights


So many people across social media have been sharing ways to discover and support small businesses, specifically black-owned businesses. We need to be more mindful where we put our money, myself included! If you want to highlight a business, please drop their Instagram in the comments section below.


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Food writer, Kat Hong shared a Google Doc spreadsheet full of black-owned restaurants located across L.A. The list is continuously growing with the help of comments, DMs and contributions from others. Click here to view the spreadsheet! This is a quick way to immediately make a difference and show your support.

I hope this post encourages you at all in any way, shape or form. Please share this on your social platforms to get the word out. If you have any contributions for me to add to this list, please share them below and I’ll be sure to add them.



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