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Black Lives Matter: essential viewing, ways to support Black businesses, and more.

Black Lives Matter: essential viewing, ways to support Black businesses, and more.

It's more important now than ever to not just support the Black Lives Matter movement through spreading important news on social media, but also through educational resources, and supporting Black businesses wherever possible.

We've put together a list of non-exhaustive educational resources in the form of films and books, as well as collated a number of Black musicians, activists, fashion designers, and businesses which we urge you to support where possible.

FILMS:
13th (Ava DuVernay)
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

Queen & Slim (Melina Matsoukas)

BOOKS:
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

MUSICIANS:

BLACKSTARKIDS

Cautious Clay

SPENCER.

UMI

Victoria Monét

FASHION:

Hanifa

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Hanifa (@hanifaofficial) on

Pyer Moss

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Pyer Moss (@pyermoss) on

Lapp The Brand

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by LAPP (@lappthebrand) on

Savage x Fenty

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Caged in. Cop this Iridescent Lace lewk while it’s still here, sis #SavageXSummer

A post shared by SAVAGE X FENTY BY RIHANNA (@savagexfenty) on

BUSINESSES:

This Twitter user shared a thread with a number of businesses to support instead of the mainstream options - from fashion, to candles, to beauty products:

This Google document also compiles a huge number of Black-Owned businesses.

SZA also crowd-sourced a document of American coffee brands to support as an alternative to Starbucks:

Plus, if you're looking for a way to financially support Black Lives Matter but are unable to donate, stream the below video - all the proceeds from advertisement revenue are being donated:


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