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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: Books for Children & Young Adults
31 Children's Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance
PBS's Teaching Your Child About Black History Month
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
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
13th - Ava DuVernay | Netflix
I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin Documentary | Available to Rent or on Kanopy
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