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Black Lives Matter


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Books to Read
Podcast to Listen To
Petitions to Sign
Organizations to Donate To
Questions to Ask Yourself
TV Shows & Films to Watch
Organizations to Follow
Numbers to Call or Text
Action Items

Books to Read:

Black Feminist Thought- Patricia Hill Collins

Me and White Supremacy- Layla F. Saad

Heavy: An American Memoir- Kiese Laymon

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism- Robin DiAngelo

Between The World and Me- Ta-Nehisi Coates

Beloved- Toni Morrison

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race- Reni Eddo-Lodge

So You Want to Talk About Race- Ijeoma Oulo

The Color of Law- Richard Rothstein

How to be an Antiracist- Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped- Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped for the Beginning- Ibram X. Kendi

Our Kind of People- Lawrence Otis Graham

Our Time is Now- Stacey Abrams

Podcast to Listen To:

1619- NY Times

About Race

Seeing White

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Code Switch

The Diversity Gap

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw

Pod for the Cause

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

The Combahee River Collective Statement

Petitions to Sign:

Text FLOYD to 55-156

Educate children on racism through the school (

Justice for Breonna Taylor (

Raise The Degree (

Just for George Floyd (

George Floyd (

Charge All Four Officers (

Colors of Change (#JusticeForFloyd)

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery (


Organizations to Donate To:

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Unicorn Riot

Black Lives Matter

Run with Maud

Justice For Breonna

National Bail Out

Black Visions Collective

Campaign Zero

Reclaim The Block

The Innocence Project

Bail Project

Black Visions Collective

National Bail Fund Network

Questions to Ask Yourself:

When were you taught about race and culture?

What can you do to support Black people in your community?

What are your local politicians’ policies on ending police brutality?

What are you committed to doing outside of social media to end racial discrimination and systematic oppression?

How do you behave when you are confronted by racist behavior?

What do you want to learn more about?

What information could you teach people?

In what ways have you ignored the behavior in the past?

Why is it important for everyone to work towards ending this injustice?

How can you use anti-racist knowledge to change and progress classroom culture?

Do you owe anyone an apology?

How do you handle conflict?

How can you use anti-racist knowledge to change and progress conversations with friends, family, colleagues and peers?

How can you be actively anti-racist instead of simply “not racist”?

TV Shows & Films To Watch:

13th (Netflix)

American Son (Netflix)

See You Yesterday (Netflix)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)

The Hate U Give (Hulu)

Black Power Mixtape

The Best of Enemies 


Fruitvale Station

I Am Not Your Negro

Just Mercy


The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Green Book

When They See Us (Netflix)

Dear White People (Netflix)

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

Hidden Figures

Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)

Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History of Scientific Racism (YouTube)

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome w/ Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary (YouTube)

Organizations to Follow:

Color of Change (@colorofchange)

Black Lives Matter (@blklivesmatter)

Black Lives Matter, MS (@blm_sip)

Black with No Chaser (@blackwithnochaser)

The Conscious Kid (@theconsciouskid)

NAACP (@naacp)

Showing Up for Racial Justice (@showingupforracialjustice)

Families Belong Together (@fams2gether)

United We Dream (@unitedwedream)

MPowerChange (@mpowerchange)

The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg)

Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org)

SisterSong (@sistersong_woc)

Reclaim the Block (@reclaimtheblock)

Ethel's Club (@ethelsclub)

Campaign Zero (@campaignzero)

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle (@rachel.cargle)

Ibram X. Kendi (@ibramxk)

Brene Brown (@brenebrown)

Numbers to Call & Text:

Text JUSTICE to 66-8366

Text FLOYD to 55-156

Text ENOUGH to 55-165

Leave a message for Louisville Mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Call DA Mike Freeman in Minnesota (612-348-5550) and demand prosecution and conviction to: Derek Chauvin (Badge #1087), Tou Thoa (Badge #7162), J. Alexander Kueng (Badge #1385) and Thomas Lane (Badge #)

Action Items:

Register to Vote.

Exercise your right to VOTE! 

Call to Action: Advocate to Change the Mississippi State Flag


Check in on your black friends, family, partners and colleagues.

Write to your local and state representatives about changes that need to be made in your community. 

Educate yourself and read up on what it means to be anti-racist.

Screenshot, share and repost resources to educate those around you.

Don’t center the narrative around you. Identify privilege and condemn it.

Stop supporting organizations that promote hate.

Be an ally and advocate after the outrage ends.

Continue to donate to fund and support initiatives you care about if you have the means. 



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