Black Lives Will Always Matter

I was going to write something else on the ongoing protests but ultimately decided the internet didn’t need another white voice lecturing people about stuff I can only sympathize with not empathize with. Instead, as an ally, I’m going to try to raise up Black voices by linking to important pieces and topics. This may start off short but I will add things as I find them, and certainly welcome suggestions.


Topical Articles

7/5/20

Independence Day has always been very complex for Black Americans

We are still charged with meeting the challenge that Frederick Douglass issued

The NFL Can’t Fight Racism When Owners Support Trump

6/21/20

On Juneteenth, Let’s Commit to Learning How to Abolish Oppressive Institutions

Police Reform is Necessary, but How Do We Do It?

6/14/20

Let It Burn by Robert Jones, Jr.

The Reckoning Will Be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls by Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police by Mariame Kaba


Helpful Places Your Money Can Go

BLM

ACLU

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The Trevor Project

HRC

75 Black-Owned Business to Support

Reading Material

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Black History, Racism, and Social Injustice

108 Books You Should Read Before You Read Another White Dude

Octavia E. Butler

N.K. Jemisin

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison


Podcasts

Boom! Lawyered

Justice in America


Things to Watch

“How Can We Win” by Kimberly Jones

Amber Ruffin Shares a Lifetime of Traumatic Run-Ins with Police from Late Night

Joy James: The Architects of Abolitionism

Why All Americans Should Honor Juneteenth

8:46 – Dave Chappelle

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

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