Chriselle Inc. 6 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.
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:
Where to Donate
Who to Follow
Use Your Purchasing Power to Support Black-Owned Businesses
Actionable Things to Do
Register to VOTE!
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.
Jane Park and the Cinc Team
Photos by my good friend Nash Cubero during the peaceful protest in LA, 2020