#BLACKLIVESMATTER RESOURCES

Updated: Jun 5

By now, you've most definitely heard of the Black Lives Matter movement. If you're wondering where to start or how to help, here is a compiled list of all the possible ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, regardless of how much money you have. All videos, podcasts, petitions, organizations, and sources are linked.


This post will be split into a few sections as follows:

1. Videos to Watch

2. Books to Read

3. Podcasts to Listen to

4. Petitions to Sign

5. Organizations to Donate to

6. Films/TV Shows to Watch

7. Organization to Follow

8. Numbers to Call/Text

9. Immediate Action Items


Note: This post will be very long and possibly overwhelming; remember that you do not have to do every single thing listed to be a good ally. Everybody has to start from somewhere. For now, do what you can, and when you are ready to do more, come back to this post again. Keep coming back as many times as you need to. This will always be here.


Note: This post was taken from another site. For more information, go to tinyurl.com/blklivesmatter-resources!

VIDEOS TO WATCH:

This video was posted by a black woman named Zoe Amira, with the intent to raise money for various BLM organizations via Adsense. The video is an hour long and is filled with art and music from black creators. It has a ton of ads, which will result in a lot of Adsense money. 100% of the Adsense will go to BLM organizations, including bail out funds for protesters. If you do not have money to donate, just click on this video, play it on loop in the background, and continue going about your day. The more times it is played the more revenue it will generate.

BOOKS TO READ:

  • Black Feminist Thoughts by Patricia Hill Collins

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Dianglo, PHD

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oulo

  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

  • The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  • This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

  • How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO:

PETITIONS TO SIGN:

Note: If you choose to donate to Change.org, the donations will go toward promoting other petitions on Change.org rather than helping the cause you signed for. To donate to BLM foundations, see the section below.

ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO:

FILMS/TV SHOWS TO WATCH:

  • Netflix:

  • 13th

  • Explained: The Racial Wealth gap

  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story

  • American Son

  • See You Yesterday

  • Who Killed Malcom X?

  • When They See Us

  • Dear White People

  • Hulu:

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

  • The Hate U Give

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • Other

  • Black Power Mixtape

  • Clemency

  • Fruitvale Station

  • I Am Not Your Negro

  • Just Mercy

  • Selma

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

  • Green Book

  • Hidden Figures

ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW:

NUMBERS TO CALL/TEXT:

  • Text JUSTICE to 668366

  • Text ENOUGH to 55156

  • Text FLOYD to 55-156

  • Leave a message for Louisville Mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor (502) 574-2003

IMMEDIATE ACTION ITEMS:

  • Register to VOTE.

  • Check in on black friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances.

  • Educate yourself- it is your job to learn about racial injustices and what you can do to help.

  • Be an advocate for mental health. Be aware of how content you post may affect others. Refrain from posting traumatic content as it can be triggering for many black people, as well as increase dehumanisation of black people.

  • Read the news and pay attention to social media. Ignorance is NOT bliss.

  • Choose action over inaction. Attend protests and share your #BlackLivesMatter posts online, regardless of your follower count. Your voice is powerful.

  • Be an ally at the dinner table. If you hear racist conversation among family or friends, correct the speaker and initiate a discussion of why this is wrong.

  • Create a long term strategy. How will you be an ally for the rest of your life? Donate to organizations if you have the means to do so. Every dollar counts.

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