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  • Melania Zilo

Black Lives Matter: Important Resources

Updated: Jul 4, 2020


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An ongoing list of mental health resources for the black community as well as upcoming events regarding mental wellness.

Lawyers and firms assisting arrested protestors pro bono

Bail Funds and Black organizations to donate to

Books by Black authors and books about racial injustice, articles that include resources for the black community as well as informational pieces.

Black owned businesses you can support right now.

Register to vote

Voter registration deadlines

How to vote

Decide who to vote for

Congressional, state, and local elections

Find your state or local election office

Confirm that you are registered to vote

Films and TV Shows to watch

13th, Ava DuVernay (Netflix) Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler (on demand) The Hate U Give, George Tillman Jr. (Crave) Ninth Floor, Mina Shum (National Film Board of Canada) Selma, Ava DuVernay (on demand) I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck (Amazon Prime Video) If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins (Amazon Prime Video) Do The Right Thing, Spike Lee (on demand) Just Mercy, Destin Daniel Cretton (on demand) Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu (on demand) Watchmen, Damon Lindelof (Crave) Journey to Justice, Roger McTair (National Film Board of Canada) Les Misérables, Ladj Ly (on demand) When They See Us, Ava DuVernay (Netflix) BlackKklansmen, Spike Lee (Crave) The Good Fight, Robert King, Michelle King and Phil Alden Robinson (on demand) Beyond Moving, Vikram Dasgupta (Hot Docs Canada) The Colour of Beauty, Elizabeth St. Philip (National Film Board of Canada) Atlanta, Donald Glover (on demand)

Social media accounts to follow

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, writer and activist (Instagram) Deray Mckesson, activist (Twitter) Brittany Packnett, activist (Twitter) Tyrone Rex Edwards, reporter (Instagram) Tracy Peart, makeup artist (Instagram) Nikki Ogunnaike, Deputy Fashion Director, GQ (Instagram) Nikole Hannah Jones, journalist (Twitter) Donte Colley, influencer (Instagram) Mustafa the Poet, poet and songwriter (Instagram) Danielle Prescod, Style Director, BET (Instagram) Kathleen Newman-Bremang, writer (Twitter) Roxane Gay, writer (Twitter) Shannae Ingleton Smith, entrepreneur (Instagram) Sasha Exeter, influencer (Instagram) Clint Smith III, writer, poet and scholar (Twitter)

Podcasts to listen to

Still Processing, hosted by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris (The New York Times)

Pod Save the People, hosted by Deray Mckesson (Crooked Media)

1619, hosted by Nikole Hannah Jones (The New York Times)

Code Switch, hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby (NPR)

Code Black, co-founded by Renee Duncan, Bunmi Adeoye and Maxine McDonald (Code Black Communicator Network)

Black-Led LGBTQ Organisations

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Black Aids Institute

Trans Cultural District

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund

House of GG

Trans Justice Funding Project

The Okra Project

Youth Breakout

More Resources

By Blacks (Instagram)

Black Art 365 (Instagram)

The Conscious Kid (Instagram)

Black Artist Space (Instagram)

Black Lives Matter (Instagram)

Gal-Dem Zine (Instagram)

Black Legal Action Centre (website)


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