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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 Website

    Alicia 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, & 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 

     

    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

    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 July 2nd, 2020.