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Actionable Ways to Support the Black Community

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BLACK LIVES MATTER. We’re all saying it, but now let’s talk about ways we can do the real work of learning and unlearning. Our social media feeds have been flooded with incredible resources for educating ourselves, talking to our children, supporting Black-owned businesses and donating to the cause. (And we hope yours have been, too!) We've decided to compile much of what we’ve found in one place, so it’s easy to keep track of and refer back to often. Please feel free to add any additional resources in the comments. We’ll be happy to continue updating our list.

photo: @alohakaala

 

FOR GROWN-UPS:   FOR KIDS:  
 
 
 
  • The Loveland Foundation // brings opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls, by providing financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy
  • Black Mamas Matter //a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance working toward a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.
  • Color of Change // leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities by challenging injustice, holding corporate and political leaders accountable, commissioning game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advancing solutions for racial justice
  • NAACP // works to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) // works to protect voting rights, demand that vulnerable people in prisons, jails and immigration detention centers be released, and fight to ensure reproductive health care remains open and accessible to all who need it
  • Black Visions Collective // a Black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change
  • Reclaim the Block // coalition that advocates for and invest in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods
  • Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) // committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
  • Campaign Zero // online platform and organization that uses research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America
  • Jamaa Birth Village // a non-profit midwifery, doula & maternal health organization located in Ferguson, Missouri, with a goal of lowering the infant and maternal mortality/morbidity rates that are significantly higher for African-American women
 
FOR MAMA:   FOR BABY   * Tip: Do a quick search for black-owned restaurants + businesses you can support locally as well.  
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR ACTIVISM, EDUCATION AND RESOURCES:   FOR REVIEWS OF DIVERSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS:   FOR DIVERSIFYING YOUR FEED WITH MAMAS + CONTENT CREATORS: