Black Lives Matter

Below you’ll find a continuously growing list of articles, educators, resources, organizations, healers, and businesses to buy from. This is by no means an extensive list but I do hope this gives you a place to start. I am absolutely not an anti-racist or racial justice educator.  I’m a person who is white and will forever be messing up, learning, unlearning, and relearning. 

Please do your research. Read. Listen to podcasts. Google all the things. Learn from and PAY Black women+ anti-racism educators (links to some offerings below). You can Google for resources or answers to questions you might have, and you can pay for classes/workshops/books/Patreon/Podia/offerings by Black women+ anti-racism educators (click the links in their bios). If you find value in what is shared on a Black women+’s social media account, consider sending money to their Venmo, PayPal, Patreon, etc. Do not show up in the spaces of Black, Brown, and Indigenous folks expecting free emotional labor from them. 

Email and call your representatives. If you are in a position of privilege, donate money and/or supplies. 

Pay for the work of BBIWoC+. Follow the lead of Black women+. Buy from Black businesses, entrepreneurs, writers, artists, etc.

Dismantling racism and white supremacy is spiritual work. It is active work. It is ongoing work. This work is forever.

Black lives matter always.

!!! Natl Resource List #GeorgeFloyd+ – attorneys offering legal services; action items for people who cannot donate or protest in person; list of bail funds, memorial funds, mutual aid projects, and other organizations and organizers who need funds; and resources for people seeking legal counsel

!!! #BlackTransLivesMatter: Actions & Resources for Solidarity

!!! Fight for Breonna Taylor

Articles

Educators & Education

This is a short list of educators and amazing humans who I have learned from (or currently learning from) and encourage you to go check out their workshops/courses, Podias, and Patreons. Find who resonates most with you.

Resources

Black-Owned Bookstores

Black-owned bookstores that are taking online orders. List compiled by Nicole Butler @butlersbookbag (IG):

Black Astrologers, Tarot Readers, Psychics & Healers

Three folks and spaces I personally recommend are:

List below compiled by Jessica Lanyadoo @jessica_lanyadoo

Black Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Influencers

If you are looking for good quality skincare products made with natural ingredients, I highly recommend checking out JACQ’s!

List compiled by Amanda Korina @amandakorina (IG)

Protesting Safely

Repost @AOC Caption:

BE SAFE. Here’s our guide on being prepared for safe protests. PLEASE READ ⬇️
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1. LOOK OUT FOR THINGS THAT DON’T SEEM RIGHT. There are increasing reports and investigations that white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property. If anything seems off to you, DOCUMENT IT. Always check who is organizing.
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2. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF GRASSROOTS BLACK ORGANIZERS. They have been at this a long time and are disciplined in the ropes of community organizing and demonstration. It IS a discipline. Follow trusted leaders whose goal has been the focused pursuit of justice. If they just showed up, that’s a red flag.
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3. HAVE A BUDDY. Make sure someone is keeping an eye on you and check in on them.
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4. STAY SAFE and take care of each other. 💜

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