IN AN EFFORT TO BE BETTER AND DO BETTER AS A COMMUNITY WE'VE GATHERED SOME HELPFUL RESOURCES TO EDUCATE OURSELVES
PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO
is a New York Times audio series, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.
A lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America.
A multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
BOOKS TO READ
Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.
Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism
Opposit of "racist" isn't "non racist"
Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
WHAT TO WATCH
WHEN THEY SEE US
Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
THE HATE U GIVE
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.
Explores racial inequality in Netflix's powerful documentary, focusing on how mass incarceration is an extension of slavery.
The first African-American detective to work in the Colorado Springs Police Department, sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan in Spike Lee's Oscar-winning thriller BlacKkKlansman.
this biographical film tells the story of Oscar Grant III, who was killed by a white police officer in 2009.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
A young black man dreams of reclaiming his childhood home in a now-gentrified neighborhood in San Francisco.
Dear White People, See You Yesterday, If Beale Street Could Talk (on hulu), American Son (on netflix), 13th (on netflix)
Sign petitions online, send texts, make phone calls, attend local events
The ACLU website offers a handful of quick, fairly low-key ways to participate on its site as well as some more involved options, like making phone calls or texts on behalf of the organization's causes, and signing up to learn about local events like town hall meetings.
CONSIDER DONATING TO
RECLAIM THE BLOCK
COMMUNITY BAIL FUNDS
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund
BLACK LIVES MATER
BLACK VISIONS COLLECTIVE
BIPOC OWNED BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT
Galerie LA / Sustainable Clothing & Lifestyle Goods (a long time friend of ours!)
Unsun Cosmetics / Clean mineral sunscreen for people of all shades
Goodee / A marketplace where good design meets good purpose
Undergrind Cafe in Los Angeles
Pur-home / Earth Safe, Human Safe, No Yucky Ingredients Household Cleaners & Laundry Detergent that Works
Briogeo Hair care / clean & conscious hair care for all
Golde / Superfood health and beauty for every body
Nubian Skin / Skin-tone lingerie and hosiery for women of colour
OUI the people / Bodycare for the good of the people
Label by Three / Slow fashion handmade in the desert. Curated homeware collection.
Pepper Palm / Art for you & your plants
Lolly Lolly Ceramics / Handmade ceramics by Lalese Stamps
Black Pepper Paperie Co. / A Design & Maker's Studio
Unwrp™ Elevated Gifting. / the solution to traditional & boring gift wrap.
The Honey Pot Company / plant-based feminine care system
BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages / Coffee & Tea Meets Community Impact
Adele / Lifestyle art brand
Oat Cinnamon / Florist
Celsious / Modern laundry, eco-friendly wash and treats
Black Girls Surf / training and coaching for young girls/women surfers
Semicolon / bookstore and gallery
Art by Mal / Artist
Food Heaven / Wellness and superfoods
Sky's Tacos in Los Angeles / Mexican food with a splash of soul
Café Ruisseau in Playa Vista
Bohemian House of Espresso + Chai in Downtown LA