Writers & Books stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. Below please find links to resources our staff has been gathering, organized by category. To add to this list, please email email@example.com. We welcome your input!
Spotify – The audiobook version of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning is now available for free on Spotify.
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) – Resources for individuals and organizations to learn more about undoing racism.
Ahead of the Curve – Resources on equity and inclusion.
YouTube – Full documentary about the U.S. prison system and on how racial inequality contributes.
Verso – Free eBook of Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
Verso – Free eBook of The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale.
Verso– Free eBook of Police: A Field Guide by David Correia and Tyler Wall.
New York Times – 1619 Podcast talks about history and the impact slavery has left on the U.S.
NPR – Code Switch, a podcast that investigates race, ethnicity, culture, how this impacts their lives, and how it is shifting.
Crooked Media – Pod Save the People explores news, culture, social justice, and politices with a focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.
About Race Podcast – A podcast by Reni-Eddo Lodge, author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, advances the conversation started in that book.
AAPF – Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast that brings intersectionality to life.
Race Forward – Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast discusses stories and strategies for racial justice.
Civil Rights – Pod for the Cause is a podcast that helps spark conversation and activism.
BBC – Witness Black History features interviews with people who were at key moments in Black and Civil Rights history.
Letters for Black Lives – Crowdsourced, multilingual resources which help create an open and honest space for conversations about racial justice and anti-Blackness to occur
Yale University – An open class from Yale that teaches about African American History
USA Today – Lists non-fiction, fiction, and books for children/teens + black-owned bookstores.
Educational Links for Youth
New York Times – Book list to explain racism and protests to your children.
Colours of Us – Book list to explain racism and protests to your children, seperated by grade level.
Common Sense Media – List of children and YA books written by Black authors which show an appreciation for African American culture and universal human values.
New York Times – List of anti-racist books recommended by BIPOC teachers and librarians.
New York Public Library – A list of essential Black liberation reads.
Black Lives Matter – Support your local chapter of Black Lives Matter.
Color of Change – Active petitions and campaigns.
The Movement for Black Lives – Virtual resources, mutual aid information, and more.
Campaign Zero – Opportunities and resources for policy solutions.
Rewire – Concrete ways to be helpful from near or far.
African American Literature Book Club – Black Owned Bookstores in the United States.
We Need Diverse Books – An institution that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
The Free Black Women’s Library – A mobile library dedicated to centering & celebrating the art, writing & lives of Black women.
Black Art Futures Fund – A collective of emerging philanthropists promoting the elevation and preservation of Black arts & culture.
The Adroit Journal – Interview with John Murillo, a poet who has themes of racial injustice in his works
Poetry Foundation – Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden, a poem.
Unicorn Riot – Non-profit media organization of artists and journalists.
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) – Provides legal assistance to innocent death row prisoners, confront abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aid children prosecuted as adults.
Coalition of Communities of Color – Advancing racial justice through cross-cultural collective action.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – The Schomburg Society is made up of donors who are passionate about our mission celebrate and preserve Black culture and history.
Million Artist Movement – A global movement and vision that focuses on the role of art in the campaign to dismantle oppressive racist systems against Black, Brown, Indigenous, and disenfranchised peoples.
Soul Fire Farm – A BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system.
Innocence Project – Exonerates people who have been wrongfully convicted and works to amend to the justice system.
Mental Wellness & Mindfulness
Black Mental Wellness – Resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.
The Loveland Foundation – Provides mental health services to people of color, primarily Black girls and women.
FFBWW – Works on supporting Black women’s health and quality of life.
The Unplug Collective – A space where Black and Brown womxn and non-binary people can safely share their stories.
BEAM – A collective of people working to support the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
Black Women for Wellness – Committed to healing, supporting, and educating Black women and girls.
Addiction Resource – A guide on the disparities that communities of color face when they seek medical attention, specifically substance use treatment.
Color of Change – Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
Black LGBTQ+ specific
The Okra Project – Provides free, healthy meals for Black trans individuals who are experiencing food insecurity.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute – Protects and defends the rights of Black trans people.
For the Gworls – Works to provide housing and gender-affirming surgery for Black transgender individuals.
Transgender Law Center – Focus on supporting transgender and gender nonconfirming people through legal expertise and a commitment to racial justice.
Black Trans Travel Fund – A mutual-aid project that uplifts the narratives and supports the lives of Black transwomen.
BQI Collective – Striving to create a world where Black LGBTQ+ people can thrive.
Black Transmen – A national non-profit that works on advocating for Black transmen.
BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100) – A member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people, through a black, queer, feminist lens.
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) – A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.
Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative – Working to build a black trans futurist framework for practical abolition as the way to liberation.
Act Blue Community Bail Funds – Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers.
Directory of National Bail Funds by state – Over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country.
The Bail Project – Bail funds to support protesters.