We're listening. We're learning.
We believe that Black lives matter.
As we continue to become more compassionate and active allies, we invite you to learn alongside us. As we continue to find helpful, informative resources, we will update this page. Suggestions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Juneteenth (annually on June 19th)
Juneteenth is the oldest annually-celebrated commemoration the end of slavery in the United States.
Learn more at Juneteenth.com and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. There is also a PBS page, New York Times article, and Forbes article (among many other resources) that share about the history of Juneteenth and how communities and states celebrate it today.
Alongside learning more, other ways to honor the holiday on Juneteenth and everyday are to donate to racial justice organizations, march where and when safe, and shop from Black-owned businesses.
A great resources that curates Black business lists, news, and interviews is Five Fifths, which is a "is a platform built on the idea that every person is exactly that, a human being deserving of liberty, respect and most importantly opportunity."
If you’re able to donate, consider doing so with these organizations
- Black Girl Ventures | Founded in 2016, Black Girl Ventures (BGV) addresses the unique challenges Black and Brown women-identifying founders face in accessing social and financial capital to grow their businesses.
- The Conscious Kid | A education-focused nonprofit that encourages parenting and educating resource through a critical race lens.
- Color of Change | Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. They challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.
- Black Visions Collective | Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.
- Black Lives Matter | #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
- NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund | The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.
- Head here to sign a White House petition calling on Congress to act on true, thorough justice for Breonna Taylor's murder.
- Text ENOUGH to 55156 or head here to sign a petition with Color of Change demanding justice for Breonna Taylor’s murder.
Crowdsourced resources from the MiiR team
- LEARN: White Allyship 101: Resources to Get To Work | The Dismantle Collective is a person of color-led group of Certified B Corps. Our goal is to name, disrupt, and dismantle white supremacy.
- LEARN: A Running List of Anti-Racism Resources | Dazed’s online platform is where pop culture meets the underground and reaches an ever-growing and loyal community of global tastemakers.
- READ: The National Bail Out director on finding her political identity, freeing Black mamas, and helping those who help | June 2020. Arissa Hall, Gossamer Magazine.
- READ: Welcome to the Anti-Racist Movement. Here's What You Missed. | April 2019. Ijeoma Oluo, The Establishment.
- READ: Why You Need To Stop Saying “All Lives Matter” | April 2019. Rachel Cargle, Harper’s Bazaar.
- READ: 75 Things People Can Do For Radical Justice | August 2017. Connie Shutack, Medium.
- LISTEN: Podcast with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist | June 2020. Unlocking Us with Brené Brown.
- LISTEN: Podcast on American's history with policing | June 2020. NPR's Throughline.
- LISTEN: Podcast series '1619' about how slavery transformed America | January 2020. New York Times.
- LISTEN: Robert Johnson, master of Blues | YouTube.
- WATCH: George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | May 2020. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
- WATCH: Racism - A History - Savage Legacy (episode 3) | February 2020. Daily Motion.
- RESEARCH: Katherine Johnson, the first Black woman to work as a NASA scientist / Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist and political activist
- 13th | 2016. Director: Ava DuVernay. Netflix.
- When They See Us | 2019. Director: Ava DuVernay. Netflix.
- American Son | 2019. Director: Kenny Leon. Netflix.
- Dear White People | 2017-present. Director: Justin Simien. Netflix.
- If Beale Street Could Talk | 2018. Director: Barry Jenkins. Hulu.
- King in the Wilderness | 2018. Director: Peter Kunhardt. HBO.
- The Hate U Give | 2018. Director: George Tillman Jr. Cinemax.
- How to Be An Anti-Racist | Ibram X. Kendi
- White Supremacy and Me | Layla Saad
- Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
- To Protect and Serve Who? | Mumia Abu Jamal
- The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
- My Grandmother’s Hands | Resmaa Menakem
- A Different Mirror | Ronald Takaki
- Racism Without Racists | Eduardo Bonila-Silva
- Racial Formations | Michael Omi and Howard Winant
- White Fragility | Robin DiAngelo
- The Heart of Whiteness | Robert Jensen
- Phenomenal Girl | Meena Harris, children's book
Resources, organizations, and educators you can follow on social media
- Layla Saad | Educator, author of White Supremacy And Me.
- Rachel Cargle | Educator, storyteller.
- Ibram X. Kendi | Professor, author of How to Be an Antiracist.
- Propaganda | LA-based poet, political activist, husband, father, academic, and emcee.
- Ijeoma Oluo | Educator, author of So You Want To Talk About Race.
- Leah Thomas | Activist, eco-communicator, and resource on intersectional environmentalism.
- Check Your Privilege | Toolkit to dismantle relationships with systems of domination by Myisha T. Hill.
Virtual therapy support
- If you're a person of color who needs mental health support now, you can apply on The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation for up to five free therapy sessions. You can also donate so more people can receive services free of charge.
- Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.
Check your voter registration status
- Text VOTER to 26797 or check your voter registration status, find your polling place, and get local election reminders with iamavoter.com
- Take the census: census.gov