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Sacred Sovereignty and Anti-Racism Resources

We cannot as a company claim to promote Sacred Sovereignty or Ecstatic Embodiment or living in the Beauty of one’s purpose without addressing the violence of systemic racism that plagues all of us.

Unlearning racism is a process and a practice and it is beautiful. It benefits us all. If violence or oppression is happening to someone, it can happen to anyone.

It is my deepest hope that this list will be a starting place and resource to listen, learn, and reconsider choices. Lives immediately depend on non-BIPOC people learning this information and acting accordingly.

Like many, I too am but a student and evolving practitioner of anti-racism. So please feel free to offer feedback or recommendations in the form at the bottom of this post.

With Love & Solidarity..... 

Chase

 

PS I’d like to extend a big juicy thank you to Dena, David, Jess, Jess, Laura, Destinie, Linda, Julie, and Taylor for your love and support and guidance in making this list possible. Love you.

 Leaders

Opal Temeti Social WebsiteAlicia Garza Social Website

bell hooks Social Website Buy the Books

Ibram X. Kendi Social  Website  Buy the Books

Luvvie Ajayi Jones Social  Website Buy the Book

Chloé Valdary Social  Website 

Coleman Hughes Social  Website

Melissa Harris-Perry Social Website

Van Jones Social Website 

Ava DuVernay Social Website 

Rachel Cargle Social Website 

Roxane Gay  Social  Website Buy the Books

Lettie Shumate Social Website Listen to the Podcast

Robin DiAngelo Website Buy the Book 

Layla F. Saad Social  Website Buy the Book

Michelle Alexander Social  Website   Buy the Book

Crystal M. Fleming Social   Website   Buy the Book

Jemar Tisby Social   Website   Buy the Book

Austin Channing Brown Social   Website   Buy the Book

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Social Website Ted Talk 1 Ted Talk 2 Ted Talk 3

Erica Chidi Cohen Social Website

ShiShi Rose Social Website 

Amanda Seales Social Listen to the Podcast

Sunny Hostin Social Website

Angela Rye Social  Listen to the Podcast

Dena Crowder Social Website Ted Talk

Susan Burton Social  Website  Buy the Book

Jane Elliott  Website 

Benjamin Crump Social 

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Social Website Listen to the Podcast

Lee Merritt Social 

Audre Lorde Social Website Buy the Books

Jemele Hill Social Listen to the Podcast 

Joy-Ann Reid Social Website Buy the Books

Tim Wise Social Website Listen to the Podcast

Jen Winston Social 

Mimi Zhu Social

Rachel Ricketts Social Website

Staci Jordan Shelton Social Website

Ta-Nehisi Coates Social Website Buy the Book 

Andrea Ranae Johnson Social Listen to the Podcast

Dr Ateh Jewel Social 

Sonya Renee Taylor Social  Website

Speaking of Racism Social Listen to the Podcast

Waste Free Marie Social

Ally Henny Social Website

Monique W. Morris, Ed. D. Social Social

Kimberly Seals Allers Social Website 

  

Articles, Essays, Podcasts, & Reading Lists

Racial Justice Bookshelf

Blue Telusma - An Open Letter to My White ‘Friends’ Who Remain Silent

Melanie S. Morrison - Becoming Trustworthy White Allies 

Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Case for Reparations

Black and Asian-American Feminist Solidarities: A Reading List

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice 

Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic

An Anti-Racism Reading List From Hammer Staff

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist For White Readers 

What Can We Do To Dismantle Racism

Black-Led Racial Justice Organizations

What's a White Black Girl by Megan O'Neill 

The Joe Rogan Experience - Bret Weinstein

 

Organizations & Groups

NAACP Social Website 

ACLU Social Website

Southern Poverty Law Center Social Website

Color of Change Social Website 

Black Lives Matter Social Website

United Negro College Fund Social Website

The Sentencing Project Social Website

A New Way of Life Social Website

Hollaback! Social Website

Dream Defenders Social Website

No White Saviors Social Website

Witness Social Website

The Conscious Kid Social Website

Check Your Privilege Social Website

Showing Up For Racial Justice Website

Real Talk: WOC & Allies for Racial Justice and Anti-Oppression 

Minnesota Freedom Fund

 

Videos

Reparations for Slavery

 

Black-Owned Bookstores to Support

Brave and Kind Books (Decatur, GA) braveandkindbooks.com

Semicolon (Chicago, IL) semicolonchi.com

Brain Lair Books (South Bend, IN) brainlairbooks.com

Afriware Books (Maywood, IL) afriwarebooks.com

Detroit Book City (Detroit, MI) detroitbookcity.com

Mahogany Books (Washington, DC) mahoganybooks.com

Uncle Bobbie's (Philadelphia, PA) unclebobbies.com

Hakim's Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA) hakimsbookstore.com

Ashay By The Bay (Bay Area, CA) ashaybythebay.com

Eso Won Books (Los Angeles, CA) esowonbookstore.com

The Lit Bar (Bronx, NY) thelitbar.com

Cafe Con Libros (Brooklyn, NY) cafeconlibrosbk.com

Frugal Bookstore (Roxbury, MA) frugalbookstore.net

People Get Ready (CT) peoplegetreadybooks.com

Loyalty Bookstore (Washington, DC) www.loyaltybookstores.com

MeJah Books, Inc. (DE) mejahbooks.com

Dare Books (FL) darebooks.com

Pyramid Books (FL) pyramidbooks.indielite.org

Black Dot Cultural Center (GA) www.blackdotcc.com

Wild Fig Books & Coffee (KY) www.wildfigbooksandcoffee.com

Wisdom Book Center (MD) wisdombookcenter.com

Detroit Book City (MI) www.detroitbookcity.com

EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore (MO) www.eyeseeme.com

Aframerican Bookstore (NE) aframericanbookstore.com

Sisters Uptown Bookstore (NY) www.sistersuptownbookstore.com

Mocha Books (OK) www.readwithmochabooks.com

Harriett's Bookshop (PA) www.harriettsbookshop.com

Enda's Booktique (TX) endasbooktique.com

The Dock Bookshop (TX) www.thedockbookshop.com

Harambee Books (VA) harambeebooks.org

Positive Vibes (VA) www.facebook.com/PositiveVibesVA/

Books and Crannies (VA) www.booksandcranniesva.com/

 

Books

Racial Justice Bookshelf 

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon

This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M Fleming

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr Joy Degruy

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

I’m Still Here. Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. By Austin Channing Brown

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America Edited by Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter Gooden PhD

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo.   *The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility

White Spaces Missing Faces: Why Women of Color Don’t Trust White Women by Catrice Jackson

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

America's Original Sin by Jim Wallis

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Blind Spot by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

Mindful of Race by Ruth King

Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Black Man in A White Coat by Damon Tweedy, M.D. 

Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington

Just Medicine - A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew

The Health Gap by Michael Marmot 

Black & Blue by John Hoberman

The Politics of Trauma by Staci Haines

The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda V. Magee

The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh

Zionesses for Racial Justice: An Activist's Guide

Ghosts in The School Yard by Eve L. Ewing

Ironheart by Eve L. Ewing

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid 

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Tristan Strong by Kwame Mbalia

MEM by Bethany C. Morrow

Black Skin White Masks by Frantz Fanon

Where To Begin by Cleo Wade

 

Reading Lists for Children

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race - A Reading List 

10 Books to Help Teach Your Children About Race

Black Boy Joy: 30 Picture Books Featuring Black Male Protagonists

Links To Additional Anti-Racism Resources

  

This list was last updated on September 3rd, 2020. 

 

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