There’s anger, sadness and fear all over the world due to racial injustices that expose the beliefs and systems many parts of the world are built on. Change can only come if we stand together and do our part. Regardless of your race, you can either ignore and be apart of the problem or choose to support and commit to helping make change because racism still exists. If you don’t know where to start, begin by educating yourself. You wont fully be able to understand the gravity of what’s happening if you don’t understand why it’s happening. As a black owned platform, this is something that directly effects us. So in order to do our part in helping others do theirs, we’ve put together a list of resources that include links to petitions, donation pages, articles and books (for both adults and children). Please read through and take the right step towards change.
*This list will continue to develop and be added to. This page was last updated 4 June 2020 11:00pm
- Justice for George Floyd
Raise the Degree
for that the cop who murdered George Floyd
- Handful of other petitions in support of the black lives matter movement
- Defund the Police
- 15% Percent Pledge - a call on major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses.
- A fund donating to victims of police brutality and racial injustices
A fund in support of the protestors against police brutality and racial injustices
- A fund to donate and support the black community
Articles and Threads
Letters for Black Lives is a set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities. If you need help understanding whats happening in a way that best relates to you culturally, have a look at this link.
The Amy Cooper incident - she knowingly threatened a black man's life by using his race as a fire starter. Please read on.
Amid Coronavirus fear, people are still showing up and protesting because the issue is deep. People are risking their lives to support and show out for a cause that is bigger than all of us. Please Read on.
- Understanding Slavery and the origins of the police state in America. Please Read on.
- Understanding Racism and recognising 'anti-blackness'. Please Read on.
- Black Mental Health Resources - People and Brands to Follow . Please Read On.
- How to be Actively Antiracist. Please Read on.
- The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying. Please Read On.
- Here to stay Here to fight - Paul Field, Robert Bounce, Leila Hassan & Margaret Peacock
- Brit(ish) - Afua Hirsch
- Natives - Akala
- Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Challenging Racism - Barry Clarke
- White Rage - Carol Anderson
- Back to Black - Kehinde Andrews
- How to be an antiracist- Ibram X.Kendi
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - Dr. Brittany Cooper
- Heavy: An American Memoir - Keise Laymon
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
- There Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neal Hurston
- The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
Articles and Threads
A book that follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.
Momma, Did You Hear the News? (Talking to kids about race and police)
A picture book about racism and racial justice, inviting white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice.
Anti Racist Allyship Starter Pack provided by Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter List of Additional Resources