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On the topic of #BLM, here are some resources that will help educate, inform, and widen your spectrum of understanding this issue. 
Not only that, but we’ve attached links for DONATIONS and PETITIONS that can help those affected by the #BLM movement. 

Authors: Bryna Bryna + Natasha Ng

 

On the topic of #BLM, here are some resources that will help educate, inform, and widen your spectrum of understanding this issue. Not only that, but we’ve attached links for DONATIONS and PETITIONS that can help those affected by the #BLM movement. 

Hopefully, this can help you form your OWN ideas and opinions regarding the issue, and maybe even have constructive conversations with the people around you.
For all those of you who love a good read, check out our ‘ARTICLES’ and ‘BOOKS’ menu.
All our NETFLIX-ers and movie-lovers, check out our ‘MOVIES’ and ‘OTHER’ menu; 
Podcast-listeners, we have three good ones listed in ‘OTHER’, and;
For more people/Instagram accounts to follow to stay updated and informed, check out our ‘PEOPLE’ menu.

 For context, what is BLM? What is the Black Lives Matter movement? Here’s a video you can watch: ‘Black Lives Matter explained: the history of a movement’. 
In short, the Black Lives Matter movement ”…began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities…” — blacklivesmatter.com
Following the death of Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, and so many others, the movement has grown after inspiration hit the global community of those who realise these implications. The results of the efforts of the #BLM community and their supporters is unprecedented and catalyzed something far more beyond just a mere internet trend or act of defiance: it’s a message that’s hitting the higher-ups and creating structural change in the system that most argue to be long overdue.
Here’s an article you can read to learn more: Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to Movement

 

ARTICLES


A Moment of Silence for George Floyd
“…be silent for 8 minutes, 46 seconds — to remember George Floyd as Minneapolis gathers for his memorial service.”

How Black Lives Matter Evolved
On the fifth anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising, we can draw new life from the struggles that have made it possible to imagine a world in which black lives indeed matter.

George Floyd killing sparks protests across US: at a glance guide
A summary of the widespread demonstrations against police brutality, from Detroit to Washington.

How Black Lives Matter Changed the Way Americans Fight for Freedom
Black Lives Matter has always been more of a human rights movement rather than a civil rights movement…fighting for a fundamental reordering of society wherein Black lives are free from systematic dehumanization.

The fury in US cities is rooted in a long history of racist policing, violence and inequality
if the rule of law is to prevail, then the people have to see some justice. If it always produces a result that is unjust, then how can we tell people to have faith in the justice system.

George Floyd: why the sight of these brave, exhausted protesters gives me hope
In a way, you could say we’ve been holding our breath this whole time, until now.

Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different ways
It’s a common conversation these days: One person says, “Black lives matter.” Then another responds, “No, all lives matter.”

Why is saying 'all lives matter' so controversial?
The phrase is often said as a response to “Black Lives Matter”, an international movement that campaigns against systematic racism and violence towards black people.

20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now
In light of #AhmaudArbery and ongoing police violence, how can the Asian and Asian American community show up for our Black siblings?

30+ Ways Asians Perpetuate Anti-Black Racism Everyday
We all perpetuate anti-Black racism in our daily lives. We can’t fight anti-Black racism unless we can notice its manifestation in ourselves and others on a daily basis in our workplace, social interactions, and online engagement.

More:
'I can't breathe': death of black man in custody ruled a homicide in Washington
Learning to be an Ally from People of Diverse Groups and Backgrounds
Quotes About Black Lives Matter that are Powerful, Informative, and Necessary
Movement to defund police gains 'unprecedented' support across US
Hundreds march in Sydney to protest against Indigenous deaths and George Floyd killing
Thousands gather in London for George Floyd protest
Australian Black Lives Matter protests: tens of thousands demand end to Indigenous deaths in custody



DONATION LINKS

1.    THE BAIL PROJECT
—   Provides free bail assistance to low income individuals who are presumed innocent…

2.    GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL FUND
—   For the Floyd family.

3.    COVID BAIL OUT OF NYC
—   For medically vulnerable people held in NYC jails.

4.    BLACK LIVES MATTER
—   For the ongoing fight to end State-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy.

5.    CAMPAIGN ZERO
—   Support the analysis and research of policing practices.

6.    NATIONAL BAIL FUND NETWORK
—   A community bail fund.

7.    THE INNOCENT PROJECT
—   To free innocent people and transform the legal system.

8.    I RUN WITH MAUD
—   For Ahmaud’s Family

9.    JUSTICE FOR BREONNA
—   For Breonna Taylor

PETITION LINKS

JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD 
JUSTICE FOR BREONNA 
JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD ARBERY 
COLOR OF CHANGE #JUSTICEFORFLOYD

 

MOVIES


NETFLIX

13TH — Ava DuVernay
When They See Us — Ava DuVernay
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap — Joe Posner
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson — David France
Dear White People — Justin Simien 

ON-DEMAND

Fruitvale Station — Ryan Coogler
Atlanta — Donald Glover
The Hate U Give — George Tilman Jr.
Blackkklansman — Spike Lee
Selma — Ava DuVernay
Clemency — Chinonye Chukwu

More:

  • American Son
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story
  • Atlanta
  • Queen and Slim

BOOKS

So You Want to Talk About Race — Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility — Robin Diangelo
Their Eyes Were Watching God — Zora Neale Hurston
Heavy: An American Memoir — Kiese Laymon
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou



PEOPLE

INSTAGRAM:
@blklivesmatter
@showingupforracialjustice
@reclaimtheblock
@unitedwedream
@colorofchange
@civilrightsorg
@wetheurban
@visionawaken 

 

PODCAST

1619 (New York Times)
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Code Switch (NPR)

VIDEOS

Unable to donate? Not to worry, you can watch any of these videos below! 
ALL PROCEEDS from ads (Don’t Skip!!) will go to donations

In-N-Out Mukbang — Stephanie Soo
BLEACHING MY HAIR AT HOME — Ashley rae ridge
ASMR Putting Fenty Makeup on Rihanna (Paper Makeover) — Lynn Cinnamon ASMR
I got drunk and gave relationship advice! The ULTIMATE guide to BOYS & GIRLS!! — Anastasia Kingsnorth
All lives matter is a load of RUBBISH — ehis
FULL WASH DAY ROUTINE USING BLACK OWNED HAIR PRODUCTS | EDEN BODYWORKS & CURLS DYNASTY — Kensthetic
MY #1 PRODUCT FROM 10 DRUGSTORE BRANDS! — Andréa Matillano
My Flawless Contour, Highlight + Blush Routine for Beginners (Step by Step) — Naturally Sunny
80p makeup…but what’s the catch? Testing SHOP MISS A! First impressions + WEAR TEST! [4K] — Stephanie Toms

Other Videos 

We cannot stay silent about George Floyd — Hassan Minaj
How Can We Win Kimberly Jones Video Full Length David Jones Media Clean Edit #BLM 2020 What Can I Do
#BLM - How a Hashtag Sparked a new Movement Against Racism in the USA (2015) | Foreign Correspondent
black lives matter (watch to donate for FREE) —Greta Onieogou
It’s about time we stand up: the voices of the George Floyd protests.
Inside the George Floyd protests in New York: ‘we are not the problem’.
Barack Obama: ‘You matter, your lives matter, your dream matters’.
John Boyega makes impassioned speech at Black Lives Matter protest in London.

QUESTIONS FOR SELF-REFLECTION

  1. What can YOU do to support the POCs in your community?
  2. When, what and were you taught, about race and culture?
  3. How do you plan on helping the fight to end racial discrimination and systemic oppression? Are you aware? If not, has this post helped you?

 

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