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We have asked ourselves, like many of you, how we can best be of service in this time? We have searched for the right words in a time where words help but aren't the solution. It is ultimately our actions that speak our values.

We commit to listen, learn, and engage in ongoing dialogues about dismantling racism within our personal relationships, professional networks, and communities.

We commit to using our platform to continue to amplify Black voices, from the businesses we recommend, the partnerships we enter into, and the content we promote.

We commit to donating money to organizations that advocate for change in the realm of social injustice, starting with a private donation to the NAACP.

The intent of our Saturday VI newsletter is meant to express our team's enthusiasm for discovery and camaraderie with fellow small business owners. This special weekday edition offers resources for reflection and education, highlighting literature to digest and share, causes to donate to, and black-owned businesses to support.

We are humbled by the opportunity to do more, to be better. To share resources and education with our team, please email us at contact@helmboots.com.

 

 


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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria (sold out many places but available for free with an audible 30-day trial)
 

Heavy by Kiese Laymon
 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
 

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

 

 

 

Equal Justice Initiative


The Leadership Conference


Rachel Cargle


Rachel Ricketts


NAACP

 

 

 

13th - Ava DuVernay | Netflix
 

I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin Documentary | Available to Rent or on Kanopy
 

If Beale Street Could Talk - Barry Jenkins | Hulu
 

Just Mercy - Destin Daniel Cretton | Available to Rent For Free in June in the U.S.
 

When They See Us - Ava DuVernay | Netflix


American Son - Kenny Leon | Netflix

 

 

 

@Semicolonchi | Bookstore in Chicago
 

@thelitbar | Bookstore in the Bronx
 

@mahoganybooks | Bookstore in DC
 

@jleonardibarbeque | BBQ Food Truck and Our Neighbors 
 

Nice-n-Clean | Local Carwash Across the Street from HELM


PURHOME | Organic Non-Toxic Cleaning Supplies
 

 

 

 

NAACP

Austin Justice Coalition 

ACLU

 

 

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