Chriselle Inc. 4 months ago

Where to Donate, Support, and Show Up for the Black Community

If you’re feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed… we’re right there with you. No matter who you are, there are many ways you can help the Black Lives Movement and their mission is to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”

Today, we wanted to share some actionable ways we can stand in solidarity with our Black community.

Foremost, friendly PSA, this is about continued violence against Black bodies. Full stop. Time and time again, we see brands offering lip service rather than shared commitments. This must change.

 

Educate Yourself

It is no one’s job to teach you anything about racism or systemic injustices, especially your Black friends, colleagues, or otherwise. You need to do the work, research, and educate yourself. Learn and understand where the Black community is coming from, support them, and share resources. Here are some articles to read as a starting point:

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anti-Racism Resources Doc

How to Make This a Turning Point for Real Change by Barack Obama

Black and Asian-American Feminist Solidarities: A Reading List

Where to Donate

Black Lives Matter

NAACP

Campaign Zero

Show Up Now

Color of Change

ACLU

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Know Your Rights Camp

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Amaud Abury Fund

Black Visions Collective

Who to Follow

@blklivesmatter

@colorofchange

@naacp

@grassrootslaw

@showingupforracialjustice

@civilrightsorg

@reclaimtheblock

@ethelsclub

@unitedwedream

@bailproject

@blackvisionscollective

@campaignzero

@shaunking

@photodre

@cleowade

Use Your Purchasing Power to Support Black-Owned Businesses

Kids of Immigrants

Blk Mkt Vintage

Brother Vellies

Heron Preston

Sami Miro Vintage

Hanahana Beauty

Dewmighty

Proclaim

Amina Adem Natural Skincare

Umoa Beauty

Skin Buttr

Briogeo Hair

Klur

Fenty Beauty

Unsun Cosmetics

Mented Cosmetics

KNC Beauty

Actionable Things to Do

Register to VOTE!

Sign the petition for justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

 

What to Watch

If Beale Street Could Talk – Hulu

13th – Netflix

When They See Us – Netflix

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – Netflix

I’m Not Your Negro – to be rented on Vudu or Amazon

Dear White People – Netflix

See You Yesterday – Netflix

The Hate You Give – Hulu

Again, this is JUST a starting point. Real change comes when we come together and lead with love and empathy. While our voices and platforms make a difference, remember that action and policy drive change. So please, utilize your voting power.

Lastly, understand that many of us are at different stages in the conversation. Even if you’ve been less vocal in the past, don’t be afraid to join and speak up for what’s right now. This movement benefits from the collective power of everyone. That includes you.

Let’s educate ourselves, organize, strategize, and mobilize. Please DM/share suggestions with us as well.

Respectfully,

Jane Park and the Cinc Team

Photos by my good friend Nash Cubero during the peaceful protest in LA, 2020