Black Lives Matter Resources

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 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.

Arts Focused

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.

Bail Funds

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.