We’ve created this resource guide to point you in a few directions that we think might be helpful as you look to further educate yourself on what action steps to take.
- Education for Racial Equity with Carlin Quinn
- Allyship and Activism with Jamia Wilson
- Austin Channing Brown on Racial Justice
- Ruth King on Healing Racism
- Being an Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi
- Racialized Trauma with Resmaa Menakem
- Radical Self Love with Sonya Renee Taylor
- Belonging and Connection with Sebene Selassie
- Spirituality and Anti-Racism with Sonia Roberts
Substance Abuse/Mental Health Resources:
- Southeast Addiction Center – This guide offers a list of the top 50 resources to support Black Men who are struggling with addiction or mental illness.
- Southeast Detox – Newly updated for 2023, this guide features over 50 fully-vetted resources for Black women
- Live Another Day – Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.
- Detox Local – An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
- AddictionResources.net provides many resources, including this Guide to Racial Disparities in Addiction/Substance Abuse Treatment
- Sunshine Behavior Health offers several articles about Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community as well as provides many helpful resources for those in need of help.
- Addiction Help is your trusted educational guide to addiction and recovery, founded by recovering addicts and board-certified addiction specialists. Whether you are struggling with addiction or concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse, their mission is to lead you to a healthier, happier life.
- Drug and Alcohol Detox Rehab Centers: At DetoxRehabs.net, the overall goal is to provide trusted resources, relevant information, and referral services for addicted individuals and their families.
- Financial Literacy in the Black Community – Closing the racial wealth gap isn’t a simple fix. But many experts say education and financial literacy can help. This article identifies the impact this knowledge gap has on the African American community — and explores how Black educators and financial advisors are working to close it.
- Resources for Minority Entrepreneurs – This open-use guide can be used by both business owners and entrepreneurs across the country to help gain a successful financial footing.
- The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
- History of Student Activism at HBCUs In honor of Black History Month, the college planning experts at BestColleges.com have curated this guide that explores the history of student activism at HBCUs.
- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice – includes many actions to take
- Guide to Being an Ally– intro guide for how to be an ally to people of color.
- “Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others” published by Pepperdine University’s online Master of Psychology program.
Other ways to get involved:
- Campaign Zero – Funds donated support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns, and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
- Campaign Zero’s list of issues by city and state -So many of the changes we need to see regarding police brutality have to happen at the local level
- Sign the petition for George Floyd. Millions have signed and so can you!
- “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi
- “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
- “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
- “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo
- “Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey
- “The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement” by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris
- “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin
- “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery
- “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II
- “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- “Stamped: Racism,Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi“
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander