An Important Topic: BLM Education

I’ve been trying to find the words for this post, but instead of trying to share my voice, I am sharing resources for learning that I have been seeing all over social media.  Every time I see a new resource, I add it to this list and I will continue to do so, even after this post is published.  I am working my way through and still have a long way to go, so please only use this list as a starting point.  Please reach out with any content you have found helpful that I should add to this list.

BLM Watch:

  • 13th- Netflix (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • American Son- Netflix (Originally found by @pellpix)
  • Baltimore Rising- HBO (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • Dear White People- Netflix (Originally found by @pellpix)
  • If Beale St Can Talk- Hulu (Originally found by @pellpix)
  • King in the Wilderness- HBO (Originally found by @pellpix)
  • Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story- Amazon Prime (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • Say Her Name: The Life & Death of Sandra Bland- Hulu & HBO (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • See You Yesterday- Netflix (Originally found by @pellpix)
  • The Hate You Give Us- Cinemax (Originally found by @pellpix)
  • When They See Us- Netflix (Originally found by @theskimm)

BLM Read:

  • A Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins (link below)
  • Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • Good Talk by Mira Jacob (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • How To Be An Antiracist by Ivram X. Kendi (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing by Maya Angelou (link below)
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown (Originally found by GoodReads)
  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie (link below)
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad (link below)
  • Multiplication is For White People by Lisa Delpit 
  • Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold (link below)
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (link below)
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Originally found by GoodReads)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (Originally found by GoodReads)
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward (Originally found by @avidreaderpress)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Originally found by GoodReads)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs (link below)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga (link below)
  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson (link below)
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors (Originally found by GoodReads)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo (Originally found by @theskimm)
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (Originally found by GoodReads)
  • “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?”: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum (Originally found by GoodReads)
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (Originally found by GoodReads)

BLM Listen:

  • 1619 by New York Times (link below)
  • About Race (link below)
  • Code Switch by NPR (link below)
  • Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (link below)
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast (link below)
  • Pod For The Cause from the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights (link below)
  • Pod Save the People by Crooked Media (link below)
  • Seeing White (link below)

*This link provides more anti-racist resources.

Elaina Pearl
Elaina Pearl
I started Elaina Pearls as an outlet to share my voice. The topics I write about cover fashion, lifestyle, & travel. On every post, you will find a challenge to spark self-growth. I believe that each day there is a lesson to be learned and something to be grateful for.