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Someone in a hijab sits on the ground and writes a sign that says "Black Lives Matter"

Black Lives Matter


This organization's objective are to "(1) the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap that undermines our ideals of freedom, equality and opportunity; (2) the limited or restricted sense of youth agency and voice; and (3) the cultivation of the next generation of scientists, conservationists and planetary stewards." They do this by providing SCUBA and research opportunities.

This is a brand owned by Black woman aiming to amplify Black literature by creating a clothing line and spotlighting Black written books.

The Bail Project fights to end the inequality of the cash bail system. A majority of people held in prison are actually pre-trail dittanies who cannot afford bail. By donating to this organization, you can help pay someone's bail. This is also an issue of racial justice because Black people are overrepresented in prisons.

This is a podcast that unpacks racist myths about the civil war. It looks at the less looked at history of this conflict from the perspective of Black people.

This organizations goal is to increase the agency of the Black community through voting. They do this by promoting voter registration, advocate for voting policy, train local infrustructure.

This organization works to preserve maritime archeology, and it's primary objective is "the protection, documentation and interpretation of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African-Americans who formed a core of labor and expertise for America’s maritime enterprises."

This is an organization that seeks to fight racism through education at all ages. They do this by providing book lists, resources on how to approach anti-racist conversations, and other story based advocacy.

Black and Pink advocates for prison abolition and fight for the rights of LGBTQ+ inmates (especially those of color).

This group creates art promoting the abolition of the prisons. They employ formally incarcerated people and 20% of the profits are donated to bail funds and other grassroots organizations.

This is a Grand Rapids grocery store whose mission is "To increase access to healthy, affordable and culturally-accepted food for our community." They get their produce from "Black, brown, indigenous, local or womxn-led farms and businesses."

Reading List

Here are some of my favorite books about or by Black people. This list is by now means expansive and always expanding.

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