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All About | Jun 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter Resources

All AboutJun 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter Resources

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. David McAtee. Countless others. It’s long overdue that we have the critical conversations regarding the ongoing racism and violence against the Black community, and the injustices they face every day. Knowing that this is nothing new, we took time to reflect on the work we’ve done to fight for inclusion and equality, and the work we need to do to enact a real change within our company and beyond. 


We’ve been tracking the Black Lives Matter movement closely, listening to its leaders, our colleagues, and the experiences of our collective networks. Doing our research to ensure every action we take will make a real impact. As such, we’ve donated to the following three organizations:

Black Lives Matter

Campaign Zero

Act Blue Bail Funds

We’d also like to use this platform to amplify some of the many incredible voices speaking out for justice, demanding change, and fighting for equality. 


Here are some resources on how you can help. Thank you to the Black activists that have done the work to have these resources available to all of us.  


Donate

Black Lives Matter
@blklivesmatter

Reclaim the Block
@reclaimtheblock

The Bail Project 
@bailproject

Black Trans Travel Fund
@blacktranstravelfund

Femme Empowerment Project
@femmeempowermentproject

Committee to Protect Journalists
@committeetoprotectjournalists

Know Your Rights Camp
@yourrightscamp

Innocence Project 
@innocenceproject

Unicorn Riot
@unicorn.riot

National Bailout
@nationalbailout

Campaign Zero
@campaignzero

National Police Accountability Project 

Act Blue Bail Funds 


Vote 

June Primary election dates: 

June 9: West Virginia, Georgia, North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina

June 23: New York, Kentucky, Virginia

June 30: Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma 


*New Yorkers, your absentee ballot request must be sent by June 16th 

visit www.nycabsentee.com


Support Black Owned Bookstores

The Lit Bar 
@thelitbar

Semi Colon 
@semicolonchi

Uncle Bobbies 
@unclebobbies

Harriett’s Bookshop
@harrietts_bookshop

Mahogany Books
@mahoganybooks 

Cafe Con Libros 
@cafeconlibros_bk


Show Up

For centralized information and updates on how to be active in your city. 

Protests in NYC

 

Read - Books

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Beloved by Toni Morrison 

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi 

Becoming by Michelle Obama 

Swing Time by Zadie Smith 

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehsi Coates

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay 

The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


Read - Articles

“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic (May 12, 2020)

It looks like Amy Cooper, the white woman in the viral Central Park video, is a liberal. That's important. by Nylah Burton, The Independent (May 26, 2020)

“What It Means When You Say All Lives Matter” by Rachel Cargle, Harper’s Bazaar (April 16, 2019)

"What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?" by Amanda Arnold, The Cut / New York Magazine (June 9, 2020) 

 

Documentaries

13th (Netflix) 

I am Not Your Negro (Amazon Prime) 

LA 92 (Netflix) 

Knock Down the House (Netflix) 


Mental Health Resources Serving Black People

Harriet’s Apothecary
@harrietsapothecary 

The Unplug Collective
@theunplugcollective

Beam Collective
@_beamorg

Black Girl in OM
@blackgirlinom

National Queer and Trans Therepists of Color Network 
@nqttcn

Therapy for Black Girls
@therapyforblackgirls

Inclusive Therapists
@inclusivetherapists


Support Your Local Black Owned Restaurants-These are our local favorites:

Sugarcane

Zurilee

Greedi Vegan

95 South Soul

Soco

Mangoseed

Sweet Science

BK9

Sued

Footprints Cafe 

Brooklyn Besso

Cherly’s Global Soul

The Crabby Shack

Caribbean Social

Breukelen Coffee House 

Negril BK

Tilly’s BKLYN

Buka New York 

Action Burger

Halsey St Grill

Stumpy’s Spot 

Sea Island Seafood


Podcasts

1619

CodeSwitch


Books for kids that help diversify the bookshelves and feature Black protagonists: 

Sulwe

Hair Love

Snowy Day

Whistle for Willie

Of Thee I Sing

Amazing Grace

Ada Twist, Scientist

She Persisted

Corduroy

Woke Baby

Mae Among the Stars

You Matter


Instagram accounts dedicated to diverse children’s books: 

@hereweeread 

@thetututeacher


And if you’re looking for even more resources, you can find them here.

Hayley is the Social Media & Editorial Manager at Brooklinen. Formerly a journalist at Inside Edition, she has a background in news, and editorial journalism. Hayley is also a photographer and has had her work featured in Disfunkshion Magazine & Misadventures Magazine. This California native loves to be outdoors and can be found surfing and dancing in her free time. Follow her on IG @hayhayhill

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