This past month of state sanctioned violence against Black people is yet another reminder that anti-racism and intersectionality is fundamental to liberation. Anti-racism and intersectionality alike shouldn’t start and end with the bare minimum on social media, and they must be consistently practiced, even after they stop trending. In light of the recent events, Black Feminist Collective created a list of resources, that consist of books to read, Movies and series to watch, and media outlets and organizations to support.

– Stephanie Younger, Founder of Black Feminist Collective

Books

  • Ain’t I a Woman? by bell hooks (1981)
  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker (1983)
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (1984)
  • Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks (1984)
  • Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement by Kimberle Crenshaw (1995)
  • Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis (2003)
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2010)
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris (2015)
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis (2015) 
  • This Side of Home by Renee Watson (2015)
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (2017)
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson (2017)
  • When they Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors & Asha Bandele (2018)
  • Unapologetic by Charlene A. Carruthers (2018)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (2018)
  • Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey (2018)
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)
  • #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice by Moya Bailey (2020)
  • Hood Feminism, by Mikki Kendall (2020)

Movies and Series

  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2013)
  • Selma (2014)
  • Profiled: The Mothers of Murdered Black and Latino Youth (2016)
  • Moonlight (2016) 
  • 13th (2016)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Dear White People (2017-) 
  • Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland (2018)
  • The Hate U Give (2018)
  • Surviving R. Kelly (2019-)
  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce (2019)
  • When they See Us (2019)
  • American Son (2019)
  • Miss Virginia (2019)
  • Self-Made (2020)
  • Little Fires Everywhere (2020-2020)
  • Just Mercy (2020)

Media

Organizations

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