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Join us in our continued efforts to learn, act, and create with purpose. We recognize that progress is a process, change takes time, and our action must be constant. Together we stand, together we rise.

Despite more than 50 years of progressive movement towards equality based on a person’s gender identity and sexual orientation, the US has a long way to go. It wasn’t until 2015 gay marriage was legalized after the Supreme Court decreed it constitutional to grant “equal dignity in the eyes of the law” to same-sex couples. Only 10 years ago, were openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people permitted to serve their country in the military. Today, LGBTQ Americans aren’t fully protected against discrimination in 29 states

 

Blatant discrimination continues to exist on a state-to-state basis in the form of workplace intolerance, prejudice in the  medical industry presenting unique obstacles to health care, and complicated laws that do not recognize surrogacy contracts between same-sex couples (just to name a few). As we celebrate Pride this month, let us remind ourselves of the need for acceptance and love for all humans and to proudly stand with the LGBTQ community in the fight for equity, dignity, and visibility. 

Watch
Equal
Now streaming on HBO Max
Watch this four-part docuseries that chronicles the lives of forgotten or overlooked LGBTQ trailblazers.
WATCH
Visible
Out on Television
Apple TV+
A 5-part docuseries that explores the evolution of homophobia and LGBTQ characters in mainstream media.
WATCH
Moonlight
Now streaming on Amazon
Watch this Oscar-winning movie directed by Barry Jenkins, chronicling the life of a young black man on his journey to adulthood.
WATCH
Listen
LGBTQ&A
The Advocate Magazine
In partnership with Glaad
Weekly interviews with ‘the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world,’ hosted by Jeffrey Masters.
LISTEN
Adventures in Time and Gender
Powered by Krishna Istha & Jason Barker
Listen to this 3-episode series that explores the history of science and gender that still affect trans people living today.
LISTEN
Queer Public
Real Life Queer Life
Listen to this podcast that explores queer identity and asks critical questions about queer culture.
LISTEN
Read
Rolling Stone
Why Sarah McBride Might Be the Most Inspiring Elected Official in America
by Hannah Murphy
Read about Sarah McBride’s journey from advocate to elected official as Delaware’s recently appointed State Senator.
READ
Time
9 Landmark Supreme Court Cases That Shaped LGBTQ Rights in America
by Tara Law
Learn about the most historic Supreme Court Cases that shaped the course of LGBTQ history.
READ
CNN
LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts
CNN Editorial Research
Follow this timeline that charts the history of gay rights in America.
READ
Act
Know your Rights
ACLU
Protect yourself from discrimination by understanding your rights as a citizen, an employee, and a tenant.
LEARN
Donate to The Ali Forney Center
A non-profit on a mission to protect LGBTQ youth from homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
DONATE
LGBTQ Glossary
By Jonathan Borge, Samantha Vincenty and GLAAD
Educate yourself with this glossary of present-day LGBTQ terms
EDUCATE
ANDROGYNE
A gender identity in which a person feels both masculine and feminine simultaneously.
CISGENDER
A term used by some to describe people who are not transgender.
GENDER IDENTITY
A person's internal, deeply held sense of their gender.
"Getting stuck in a box, honey? Nobody grows in a box.” - Jonathan Van Ness

The Asian American Pacific Islander community has long been excluded from the social justice conversation. Since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racist stereotyping that resulted, hate crimes to the AAPI community are on the rise. Of the thousands of reported cases within the past year (disproportionately affecting elderly women), this is believed to only be a fraction of hate incidents that actually occur. These crimes include physical assault, verbal harassment, and civil rights violations.

 

Harmful stereotypes such as the ‘model minority’ perpetuate the notion that exclusivity exists within minority groups and disregard generations’ worth of blood, sweat and tears the AAPI community has contributed to American history. This month, join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by standing up against anti-Asian racism and showing your support to help heal the recent trauma this community has endured.

Watch
PBS Docuseries
Asian Americans
An in-depth look at Asian American history, as told through intimate personal stories.
WATCH
YouTube Docuseries
Asian American Stories in the Time of Coronavirus
by Asian American Documentary Network
Watch these short-form stories that represent the AAPI community at this pivotal moment in history.
WATCH
YouTube Fundraiser
We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate
by The Try Guys
Watch this analysis of the rise of anti-Asian hate and attacks and learn how you can speak up and speak out.
WATCH
Listen
Dear Asian Americans Podcast
Episode 114- Cefaan Kim
by Just Like Media
Korean American Journalist, Cefaan Kim shares his story of growing up in America and his experience covering Asian American hate crimes.
LISTEN
NPR
The Rise in Asian-American Attacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Listen to this 40-minute expose about the recent rise in Asian American hate crimes.
LISTEN
Self Evident Podcast
How do we go beyond Representation?
Asian America's Stories
Listen to this 3-part series about what progress towards racial justice looks like in the mass media.
LISTEN
Read
NPR
‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used as a Racial Wedge between Asians and Blacks
by Kat Chow
Read this article that explores racism’s role in stereotyping minority groups.
READ
Vanity Fair Essay
A Letter to my Fellow Asian Women Whose Hearts are Still Breaking
by R.O. Kwon
One woman’s letter about her experiences with racism and sexism as an Asian American woman.
READ
NBC News
Coronavirus fears show how ‘model minority’ Asian Americans became the ‘yellow peril’
by Matthew Lee, Health Policy Researcher
READ
Act
Training to Stop Anti-Asian / American and Xenophobic Harassment
Provided by Hollaback!
Take a bystander intervention course.
REGISTER TODAY
Donate to WomanKind
A non-profit that provides housing, employment, and language training services and assistance to survivors
DONATE TODAY
“The American Dream belongs to all of us.” - Kamala Harris

It’s been 10 years since Colorado became the first US state to legalize recreational marijuana. As of January 2021, 18 states have followed suit with at least partial legalization in the majority of those that remain. Legalization, however, is very different from decriminalization. 

 

Drug offenses continue to be the leading cause of arrest in America- 1 in 5 of the 2.3 million people currently incarcerated in the United States, disproportionately affecting black and brown communities. A 2020 ACLU analysis reported Black individuals are 3.73x more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. As we watch cannabis evolve into a multi-billion dollar industry, lining the pockets of white people in particular, let’s remind ourselves why we can’t talk about cannabis legalization without first understanding the imperative need for expungement and criminal justice reform. 

Watch
SHORT VIDEO
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Marijuana Legalization
Vice
Join the Vice Team as they dissect the legalization of Marijuana & what rules apply to us everyday folk
Watch
The Future of Marijuana Legalization in the United States
CNBC
Step in the past with CBNC as they review the history of cannabis in America
Watch
Cannabis Cultivator Jesce Horton Makes Great Smoke
Uncode
Watch the story of this cannabis entrepreneur’s journey
Watch
Listen
PODCAST EPISODE
Lisa Sangoi on the Drug War and the Family Regulation System
Drugs & Stuff
Listen to this episode about the drug war’s impact on American families and the foster system
Listen
Podcast Episode
Centering Racial Equity in the Fight to Legalize Marijuana
ACLU, At Liberty
An inside look at how marijuana legalization and racial equity do not go hand-in-hand
Listen
Podcast Episode
Cannabis History and the War on Drugs
Blunt Talk
Learn about the history of cannabis use and what’s in store for legalization
Listen
Read
The War on Marijuana in Black and White
ACLU
Read ACLU’s research report, A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana
Read
Infographic
Drug War Statistics
Drug Policy Alliance
Follow this visual report that consolidates harrowing statistics about the War on Drugs
Read
Map of Marijuana Legality by State
DISA
Check out this map to get a glimpse of America’s progress towards decriminalization and legalization
Read
Act
Petition
Pass the Marijuana Justice Act
change.org
Sign the petition in support of the Marijuana Justice Act which would end federal criminalization of cannabis
Sign
100+ Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses to Support Right Now
Emerald Magazine
Be a conscious consumer and choose to purchase from Black-Owned Cannabis businesses
Act
Organization
Last Prisoner Project
Consider donating to Last Prisoner Project which works to fight unjust cannabis laws & policies
Donate
“Typically, decriminalization means no arrest, prison time, or criminal record for the first-time possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal consumption. In most decriminalized states, these offenses are treated like a minor traffic violation.” - NORML

Years of unsustainable agriculture have created a massive imbalance of carbon in our atmosphere, indelibly contributing to the devastating effects of climate change. But believe it or not, there is hope for the future of our planetin the soil. Or at least that’s what proponents of regenerative farming suggest. Regenerative farming techniques can help rebalance carbon levels in our soil, biosphere, ocean and atmosphere, while ensuring the food we consume is healthy for our bodies and planet.

 

Join us this month as we explore where hope lies in the fight against climate change, figure out how we can reduce our personal impact on the environment, and learn how the greatest innovation may just be what’s been under our nose (or feet!) all along.

Watch
Award-Winning Film
Kiss the Ground
by Josh Tickell
This powerful film illustrates why healthy soil is critical to stabilizing climate change.
Watch
Animated Short
The Soil Story
by Larry Kopald
Watch this three minute narrative that explains the imbalance of carbon in our atmosphere and how we can put it back into our soil.
Watch
Youtube
Unbroken Ground
Presented by Patagonia
Watch Unbroken Ground “A New Old Way to Grow Food” that discusses food’s role in combating the climate crisis.
Watch
Listen
Podcast Series
Masters of Regeneration
This podcast series explores the human responsibility of contributing to a circular economy.
Listen
Podcast Episode
Assessing the Biden Climate Adaptation Agenda
America Adapts
Listen
Podcast Episode
TIL about carbon capture
MIT Environmental Solutions
Tune into this episode about innovations in carbon capture on TILClimate.
Listen
Read
Regenerative Farming 101
Learn how the earth benefits from these regenerative farming practices:
Paris Climate Agreement
Learn more about the Paris Climate Agreement and why you should care.
Read
Case Study
TomKat Ranch
Explore TomKat Ranch as a case study example of the cyclical benefits of healthy farming practices.
Read
Act
Intergenerational Organization
Earth Guardians
Donate to support Earth Guardians as they continue to foster diverse youth, training them to be leaders in the environmental, climate and social justice fields.
Donate Now
Stewardship
Soil Advocate Training
Become a ‘Soil Activist’ and learn how to advocate for the importance of sustainable agriculture solutions.
Learn More
“What we really need is dark, rich, healthy soil to grow healthy food! Modern agriculture was not designed for the betterment of the soil, but we can change that, through education and supporting more regenerative practices.” - Kiss the Ground Documentary, Netflix

Black history month is upon us. Yes, for one short month each year, school curriculums in the U.S. pivot to the lessons of slavery and civil rights, to the stories of Black icons such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglass. But the truth is that without Black history, there would be no American history, so shouldn’t the lessons of Black history be taught and shared year round?

 

This February, our purpose is two-fold, while we dig into the history of Black history month, we’ve punctated our research with stories of Black joy. Rather than cover the history of inequity and violence faced by the Black community, let’s honor the resilience and creativity of these Americans. Join us this month as we challenge the lessons from our history books with resources that educate and inspire.

Watch
Documentary
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
PBS
This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history.
Watch
Independent Lens
Tell Them We Are Rising
PBS
Discover the rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Watch
Series
Say it Loud
PBS Digital Studios
A comedic take on identity and pop culture, from black pride movements to Black Twitter
Watch
POV Shorts
Positive Images
PBS
Two short docs explore the history and memory of African-American communities.
Watch
Listen
Podcast Episode
Ida B. Wells: No More Lynching
Humanity Archive
Alfreda M. Duster shares a powerful account of her mother’s legacy.
Listen
American Public Media
The Spirit of the Million Man March
Historically Black
The Million Man March of 1995 is recreated through the conversation between a young woman and her father, who attended it.
Listen
Teach for America
Student Peforms Powerful Poem About Identity
by Joshua Abah
A student of TFA alum Clint Smith, performs his poem entitled 'Uncle Sam.'
Listen
Podcast Series
The Black History Buff
This podcast will take you on a thrilling journey through chapters of Black History.
Listen Now
Read
Edutopia
Teaching Black History in Culturally Responsive Ways
by Rann Miller
Read More
NBC Philadelphia
‘The Humanity of Blackness' Missing From History Classes: How to Transform Black History Education in Schools
by Cathy Rainone
Read
Why Our Students Need Black History All Year Long
by Lauren S. Brown
Read
The Hill
Utah school will no longer allow parents to opt students out of Black History Month curriculum
by Celine Castronuovo
Read Now
Act
Project
National Visionary Leadership Project
An initiative dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of extraordinary African American elders.
Explore
Heritage Society
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
ASALH’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black History.
Donate Now
The Smithsonian
National Museum of African American History & Culture
"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them." - James Baldwin

Over the past 4 years, an increasing percentage of Americans get news from social media, and as a result ‘fake news’ has become more than just a hashtag or meme. In 2021, misinformation has become a real threat to our our democracy.

This month, we’re debunking alt facts and learning how to check our sources, so that we can retweet and share with confidence. Join us in our efforts to avoid perpetuating blatant misinformation in an increasingly partisan and polarized America, and while you’re at it… you may as well educate your Uncle Jerry on how to do the same.

Watch
Netflix
The Social Dilemma
What are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media?
Watch Trailer
Documentary
After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
HBO
This documentary investigates the ongoing threat caused by the phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S.
Learn more
TED
Why people fall for misinformation
Joseph Isaac
What makes a fake fact so easy to believe?
Watch
Listen
Podcast Series
The Daily
The New York Times
Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Listen
Podcast Episode
Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here's How To Spot It
NPR: Life Kit
Listen
Podcast Episode
Fake News is Solvable
Solvable
Listen
Read
BBC
The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'
by Mike Wendling
Read
NYTimes
How We Fact-Check in an Age of Misinformation
by Richard W. Stevenson
Read
USA Today
I'm a former CIA analyst trained to spot fake news. Here's how you can do it, too.
by Cindy L. Otis
Read
Act
Do it Yourself
Read on for four steps to navigate fact from fiction.
Step 1.
Read Past the Headline!
It may seem obvious, but reading an article before sharing can help combat the rise of 'fake news'
Keep Reading
Step 2.
Check your sources
The C.R.A.A.P. acronym can help.
Learn More
Step 3.
Look out for confirmation bias
Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for and consider information that confirms already held beliefs and reject evidence that contradicts them.
Learn More
Step 4.
Check your own emotions
It's no secret, our emotions impact the way we see the world and interpret information.
Keep Reading
“The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” - Warren Buffett.

At last, the 2020 holiday season has arrived. With it, the usual anticipation of late night meals, celebratory drinking, and indulgent desserts… and maybe a few extra pounds. Rather than give into a tempting wave of self-loathing, let’s attempt to celebrate our body and mind, while cheersing to all it has done to get us through this year.

 

While we’re here, let’s take a good hard look at the subject of body image, self-worth, and representation of all body types—shape, color, and size.

 

Illustrations by Melinda Rodrigues.

Watch
Mini-Documentary
The Complicated World of Body Positivity
Blogilates
Watch
Tedx
Body Positivity or Body Obsession? Learning to See More & Be More
Dr. Lindsay Kite
Watch
Listen
Episode
Anti-Fat Bias
Maintenance Phase Podcast
Listen in to this exploration of the statistics and debates surrounding weight bias.
Listen
Episode
Body Positivity
Stuff Mom Never Told You Podcast
What exactly is body positivity, and does it have a negative side?
Listen
Read
Mother Magazine
Women get real about their post baby bodies
Erin Feher
Read
BBC Article
The Complicated truth about Social Media & Body Image
by Kelly Oakes
Read
Goop Article
Building Resilience Against Shame & Self-Judgment
Shauna Shapiro, PhD
Read
Act
Non-Profit
Representation Project
Offers training programs for young filmmakers and works to raise awareness around representation in the media.
Donate Now
Non-Profit
Plus Positive
Donate to Plus Positive, a non-profit that advocates for size diversity in media.
Donate Now
“I don’t think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it’s a decision that has to be made for survival; it was in my case. Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? ‘Cause this is who you’re gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself.” - Lizzo

Join us this month as we explore a subject that has been no stranger this year: Mental Health & Wellness. While only 1 in 5 people live with mental illness, we’ve all faced challenges that have negatively impacted our mental health at some point or another…did someone say global pandemic?

 

With this in mind, we’ve compiled the following resources with the goal of shifting the narrative around mental illness and treatment. If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that prioritizing our own mental health benefits everyone.

Watch
TED
Mental health for all by involving all
Vikram Patel
Watch
art by Irene Lee
YouTube
Take 60 seconds to learn this meditative breath technique
Dr. Julie Smith
Watch
TEDx
Changing Views on Mental Health in the Black Community
Chante Meadows
Watch
Listen
Podcast Series
The Hilarious World of Depression
American Public Media
Listen
Podcast Series
The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
Pushkin Industries
Listen
Read
Blog Post
Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Workplace
Alvarado Parkway Institue
Read
NPR Article
Helping Hands Need A Break, Too: How To Lend Support Without Burning Out
by Juli Fraga & Kelsey Crowe
Read
Act
Organization
National Alliance on Mental Illness
A mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Donate Now
Non-Profit
Mindfulness First
Providing scientifically-informed mindful awareness and social-emotional learning programs to children and adults nationwide
Learn More
Organization
The Trevor Project
Provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and support services to LGBTQ youth under 25.
Donate Now
"If you’re going through hell, keep going." — Winston Churchill

This month our topic is a hefty one. But we can’t educate ourselves on the history of systemic racism and oppression in America without understanding intersectionality.

 

The identities on which we face privilege or oppression are multifaceted — our race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and physical ability all feed into the ways we move through the world. As part of our effort to become better allies within our communities, we are working to understand the overlapping biases that factor into our individual experiences. Join us.

Watch
SPEAKER SERIES
The Importance of Intersectional Accessibility in Activism
TEDx Talks
Watch
SPEAKER
The Urgency of Intersectionality, Kimberle Crenshaw
TED
Watch
Listen
PODCAST SERIES
Intersectionality Matters!
with Kimberlé Crenshaw
Responsible for coining the term, Crenshaw is an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
Listen
PODCAST EPISODE
Embracing Intersectional Environmentalism
She Explores
We can’t separate the fight for racial equity from the fight against climate change.
Listen
PODCAST EPISODE
Advocacy, Intersectionality & Mental Health
Disability Visibility Project
Listen to this conversation about the politics of hypervisibility, the toxic aspects of activism, transgender mental health, and healthcare discrimination.
Listen
Read
TIME
What's Intersectionality? Let These Scholars Explain the Theory and Its History
by Arica L. Coleman
Read
WOMANKIND WORLDWIDE
Intersectionality 101: what it is and why is it important?
by Bridie Taylor
Read
Act
FOUNDATION
Groundswell Fund
Supporting U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice by resourcing intersectional grassroots organizing and centering the leadership of women of color.
Learn More
NON-PROFIT
BroadFutures
BroadFutures is the only paid internship program for young people with learning disabilities in the country.
Donate Now
THINK TANK
African American Policy Forum
AAPF connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality.
Donate
"representation is vital // otherwise the butterfly surrounded by a group of moths unable to see itself will keep trying to become a moth. - representation" — the sun and her flowers, rupi kaur

With the 2020 Presidential Election fast approaching, there’s a lot of confusing rhetoric around how to exercise your right to vote. Wondering where (or if) you’re registered? Not sure what to expect on your ballot? Concerned your state might be a victim of gerrymandering? Want to understand more about voter suppression? We’ve got you.

 

This month, we’ve compiled a quick and dirty resource list to help cut out the noise and equip you with the information and education you need to rock the vote this November 3rd.
Let’s do this.

Watch
DOCUMENTARY SERIES
The Vote | American Experience
PBS
Watch
NEWS SHORT
Navajo Nation May Finally Be Able to Vote In a Presidential Election
Vice News
Watch
Listen
RADIO SHORT
Black women, the right to vote and the 19th amendment
NPR
Listen
PODCAST EPISODE
Is our right to vote at risk?
Make Me Smart
Listen
Read
CBS NEWS ARTICLE
Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts
by Caitlin Huey-Burns
Read
NY TIMES ARTICLE
What Is Gerrymandering? And How Does it Work?
by Michael Wines
Read
Act
Resource
Vote.org
Register to vote, check your registration, request your mail-in ballot and/or find your polling place. Once you’re all set, be sure to pass this along to your loved ones!
Visit
Volunteer Project
Vote Forward
Write letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters and encourage them to participate in our democracy.
Get Involved
Campaign
End Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression
Directly support Senate legislature races fighting for voter equality.
Donate
"If all Americans vote by mail this year, 330 million ballots over the course of the election would only be 75% of what we deliver in one single day." — United States Postal Service

COVID-19 is exacerbating the many problems menstruators already face: lack of access, unfair taxes, gender inequity, extreme poverty, and education and health services.

 

Follow the links below to learn more about how period poverty affects menstruators around the world and how you can get involved to ensure period care is deemed essential to promote the health, dignity and welfare of ALL people who menstruate.

Watch
DOCUMENTARY
The Bloody Truth about Period Poverty in America
CBSN Originals
New to the concepts of “Menstrual Equity” and “Period Poverty”? This documentary is a great place to start.
Watch
NETFLIX FEATURE
Period. End of Sentence.
Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton
In rural India women make low-cost sanitary pads and stride towards financial independence.
Watch
Listen
NPR Podcast
Tampons: That Bloody Sales Tax
The Indicator from Planet Money
In 35 U.S. states, women have to pay sales tax for menstrual hygiene products, a cost that especially affects low-income women.
Listen
Podcast Episode
Pink Tax & PPE with Aunt Flow’s Claire Coder
Brand on Purpose
If toilet paper is offered in public bathrooms, why aren’t tampons and pads?
Listen
Read
Vice Article
The Forgotten Black Woman Inventor Who Revolutionized Menstrual Pads
by Zing Tsjeng
Read
Vogue Article
We must include trans men and non-binary people when we talk about periods—here’s why
by Sophie Wilson
Read
Act
Non-Profit
The Pad Project
Join a global movement of fed-up menstruators by knowing the laws, knowing your rights, and raising your voice to demand change in your communities.
Advocate
Non-Profit
I Support the Girls
Help provide bras & menstrual products for people experiencing homelessness.
Donate
Campaign
Tax Free. Period.
The tampon tax is a form of sex-based discrimination — and therefore unconstitutional and illegal.
Get Involved
"We don’t actually choose when and where to have our periods. We do not like throwing away our favorite pairs of underpants. Why are pads and tampons still taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not? Is your erection really more than protecting the sacred, messy part of my womanhood? Is the blood stain on my jeans more embarrassing than the thinning of your hair?" — Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
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Documentary
13th
Netflix
This documentary examines the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Interviewing scholars, activists, and politicians, 13th explores the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
Watch
Listen
Podcast Series
1619
New York Times
This podcast aims to correct the record of American history. It reframes the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the national narrative.
Listen
Podcast Episode
Code Switch: What About Your Friends?
National Public Radio
This episode of Code Switch explores how race and its evil cousin, racism, affect our friendships.
Listen
Read
Article
The Case for Reparations
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate by equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
Read
Act
Movement
Black Lives Matter
BLM works to eradicate white supremacy, create space for Black imagination, and center Black joy. Help fund the movement directly.
Donate
Non-Profit
National Police Accountability Project
NPAP is a non-profit dedicated to ending police brutality through legal action and educational programming. Help hold our nation's police accountable, become a member.
Join
"What if 2020 isn't cancelled? What if 2020 is the year we've been waiting for? A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw — that it finally forces us to grow. A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber. A year we finally accept the need for change. Declare change. Work for change. Become the change. A year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart. 2020 isn't cancelled, but rather the most important year of them all." — Leslie Dwight