Amidst the protests & continuing pandemic, we’ve taken the past few days to step back, listen, learn, share, & give space to the Black community.
But it is not enough to oppose racism silently & from afar. We must be actively anti-racist, & we must educate ourselves on the tools of systemic oppression and the intersections of our own privileges.
The following post contains various resources for those looking to donate, support, educate, and participate in active anti-racism. Additionally, we are continuing to aggregate and update activist resources over on our Why We Vote: Resources for a Better Future blog post.
- Black Lives Matter / Black Lives Matter Philly
- Black and Brown Workers Cooperative – Labor organizing cooperative fighting contemporary forms of subjugation/dehumanization in our workplaces, classrooms, and communities by expanding democracy and agency
- Black and Brown Coalition PHL – A Philadelphia volunteer-based alliance, established to protect the vested interest of our Black and Brown communities
- Oshun Family Center – A local family center that aims to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions, including free mental health services for Black individuals
- Philadelphia Bail Fund
- National Resource Link
Black Owned Businesses
- Amazulu Collections (Philly)
- Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse (Philly)
- Atomic City Comics (Philly)
- Beneath Your Mask
- Basbaas Foods
- Black and Noble (Philly)
- Black Pepper Paperie Co.
- BLK MKT Vintage
- Blue Sole Shoes (Philly)
- Bold Xchange
- Bolé Road Textiles
- Brooklyn Tea
- Cultured Couture Vintage (Philly)
- Denise’s Bakery (Philly)
- Foxie Cosmetics
- Frugal Bookstore
- Golden Girly
- Hakim’s Bookstore (Philly)
- Harriett’s Book Shop (Philly)
- The Honey Pot
- Lauren Napier Beauty
- Maison Noir Wines
- Marsh + Mane (Philly)
- Natty Garden
- Pottery by Osa
- Reparations Club
- The Sable Collective (Philly)
- Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery
- Snapdragon Flowers & Gifts (Philly)
- South Street Art Mart (Philly)
- Sweet Nectar Dessert Kitchen (Philly)
- Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books (Philly)
- Yowie (Philly)
For a more comprehensive directory of Black-owned businesses in Philly, check out AfroPhilly.
A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:
- Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
- James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
- Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
- Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
- Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped
- Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Antiracist
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
- Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
- Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You
- Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us All
- Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
- Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want To Talk About Race
- Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy
- Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States
- & MORE: (1) (2) (3)
ARTICLES & STORIES
- An Oral History of the 1985 Move Bombings in West Philadelphia by Lindsey Norward
- For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies by Courney Ariel
- My White Friend Asked Me to Explain White Privilege by Lori Lakin Hutcherson
- Teaching Your Child About Black History Month by Nefertiti Austin
- Discourse and Debate: Is performative activism inherently bad? by Kayla Abrams, Jemima Fregene, and Lana Awadallah
- White Fragility by The Conscious Kid
- Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us by Roxane Gay
- Amy Cooper, White Spaces and the Political Projection of Whiteness by Lara Witt
- Why White People Freak Out When They’re Called Out About Race by Sam Adler-Bell
- A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising by Michael Harriot
- A History of the Black Panther Party (Read or Listen)
- White People: This Is How To Check Your Privilege When Asking People Of Color For Their Labor by Sophia Stephens
- How Not To Be An Ally by Dr. Kim Case
- How To Be An Ally If You Are a Person With Privilege by Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D.
- White Anti-Racism: Living The Legacy by Diane Flinn, Georgette Norman, Sejal Patel, and Yvette Robles
- Why “I’m not racist” is only half the story.
- Dr. Robin Diangelo discusses ‘White Fragility’.
- Courageous Conversations: Sharing Stories About Race and Pledging to Practice More.
- How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion.
- A Mindful Approach to Race and Social Justice.
DOCUMENTARIES, MOVIES, TV
- 12 Years A Slave (2013)
- 13th (Netflix)
- American Son (Netflix)
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS)
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)
- Dope (Netflix)
- Dear White People (Netflix)
- Horror Noire (Shutter)
- King In The Wilderness (HBO)
- Sorry To Bother You (Hulu)
- See You Yesterday (Netflix)
- Selma (2014)
- The Hate U Give (Hulu)
- What Happened Miss Simone? (Netflix)
- When They See Us (Netflix)
Artwork by Marisa.VR.