Resources to Get Educated This Black History Month

Resources Educated on Black History

In celebration of Black History Month (and another year of being Black), I wanted to share a starting list of ways we can get educated about “the issues.” As always with my lists, this is a start! It’s not all-inclusive because it’s impossible to condense all the education available and needed into any platform. So instead, these should be used as ideas to build on as we gain a better understanding of race, racial injustice, and racial inequities. I encourage you to educate yourself and your families and I encourage you to leave tips and other materials in the comments below or on Instagram so we can help each other get educated. Black Lives Matter, every month. Let’s start talking about it this month.

Instagram Pages to Follow

@chasingdenisse

@Valerieeguavoen

@amandaseales

Books to Read Your Kids

Hair Love

Beautiful Beautiful Me

Little Leaders

Woke Baby

Soulwee

Juneteenth

Books to Read Yourself

How to Be an Antiracist

Me and White Supremacy

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Medical Apartheid

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

The Autobiography of Malcom X

Between the World and Me

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

The End of Policing Alex S. Vitale

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness 

Anything James Baldwin

Movies to Watch

American Skin

13th

I Am Not Your Negro

When They See Us

The Hate You Give

Podcasts to Listen To

Code Switch

The Diversity Gap

1619

Intersectionality Matters!

Still Processing

Yo, Is this Racist?

Seeing White

Identity Politics

The Stoop

Atlanta Monster

Organizations to Support

The Bail Project (and any other Bail Fund)

Local Black and Brown Schools (which tend to be underfunded. If the school gives you an option to donate, this is a good way to get money directly into the community)

Community and Neighborhood Organizations (as much as I like large scale efforts, I’m more about local change)

Local Homeless Shelters (which tend to be full of Black men)

Black Stuff to Buy

*Check out my post about items in your household you can replace with products from Black-owned businesses.

Steps You Can Take

  • Call out your coworkers
  • Call out the all-White or all-anything tables
  • Educate your family members and friends
  • Set goals around your race education

Bonus!

Listen to, watch, read, look at things that show BLACK MAGIC. We see so much violence and pain depicted in so much that involves Black people. We need more emphasis on our joy, our talent, our value. So learn to love Blackness. Enjoy these:

Tiny Desk (Performances)

Tracy Chapman performing Fast Car Live

Follow Black and POC Influencers (see Valerie’s list of 100 influencers @youbelongnow)

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