"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela

It is amazing to see so many people join together to help fight against oppression by signing petitions, donating, protesting and so much more. But we can continue fighting even further by educating ourselves, the people around us and the generations below us. The younger generations are our future everything's and if we help educate them, they can grow and help the change.

Sign Petitions

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
https://www.change.org/
https://www.change.org/p/minneapolis-district-attorney-raise-the-degree
https://justiceforbreonna.org/
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/
https://front.moveon.org/

Donate

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

If you are unable to donate money, you can watch videos like these that donate and contribute to #blacklivesmatter:

  • Leave the ads running
  • Repeat the video
  • Inform others

With the platforms we have in our century, we have access to so many resources to educate ourselves with. Don't sit around just because you don't understand/experienced something first hand. That is no excuse. This isn't just a fight against black oppression but OPPRESSION. It's no ones responsibility to educate you but your own. Go on social media, read books, watch movies, speak to people. Allow yourself to be educated.

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Movies/Shows about black lives and oppression

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  • Selma
  • The hate you give
  • The help
  • Get out
  • American son
  • Hidden figures
  • The birth of a nation
  • Fruitvale station
  • 12 years a slave
  • Boyz in the hood
  • Amistad
  • When they see us
  • Seven seconds

Documentaries

  • 13th
  • The black power mixtape
  • The black panthers: vanguard of the revolution
  • America to me
  • I am not your negro
  • The story of us with Morgan Freeman

Books

  • Reporting Civil Rights; the library of America edition
  • The authentic voice: Reporting on race and ethnicity
  • Race matters - Cornel West
  • The autobiography of an ex-coloured man - James Weldon Johnson
  • Black and white; Styles in conflict - Thomas Kochman
  • The miner's Canary - Lani Guinier
  • I ain't a woman: Black woman and feminism - Bell Hooks
  • Assata: An Autobiography - Assata Shakur
  • A taste of power - Elaine Brown

Books for a young-teen audience

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  • What momma left me - Renee Watson
  • Piecing me together - Renee Watson
  • The hate you give - Angie Thomas
  • Josephine:The dazzling life of Josephine Baker - Patricia H Powell
  • This is what I know about art - Kimberly Drew

Books for a young-child audience

  • Little leaders : Bold women in black history
  • Happy in our skin - Fran Manushkin
  • Malcolm little - Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Let it shine - Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Something happened in our town - Marianne Celano
  • My hair is a garden - Cozbi A. Carbrera
  • Separate is never equal - Duncan Tonatiuh
  • The day you begin - Jacqueline Woodson
  • The colors of us - Karen Katz
  • I am enough- Grace Byers
  • The other side - Jacqueline Woodson
  • The story of ruby bridges - Robert Coles

Mental Health resources

https://www.sistaafya.com/ (A mental health platform for Black woman)

https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com/

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/ (Has access to professionals that specialize in racial trauma)

https://www.betterhelp.com/

Websites for more information

https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
http://blacklivesmatteruk.com/
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/why-black-lives-matter-is-important
https://www.un.org/en/letsfightracism/
https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/civil-rights/287253-why-we-need-the-black-lives-matter-movement

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No matter who you are, you have a duty to help!