Black Lives Matter Resources

EverythingJerseyCity.com stands in solidarity with the outrage for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless other injustices that have occurred to black men and women in this country in the name of racial profiling. We will continue to use our voice to support their messages. Here is a comprehensive list of resources to support and educate yourself in the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

 

Petitions

After Tuesday’s social media black out, many people are trying to find ways they can contribute to the movement. A great place to start is to sign petitions for change. Here are 30+ petitions to sign, each taking just a matter of seconds to complete.

Sign Here: Justice for Floyd
Sign Here: Justice for Big Floyd
Sign Here: Justice for Ahmaud
Sign Here: Stand with Breonna
Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition
Sign Here: Justice for George Floyd
Sign Here: Demand Justice for George Floyd
Sign Here: Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet (murdered by Toronto police)
Sign Here: Justice for Tony McDade
Sign Here: Reclaim the Block Petition
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Black Lives Matter Rally in Jersey City on June 2nd, 2020. Photo by Leslie Victori.

 

Contact the Government Officials

All four officers have been charged in the murder of George Floyd! Justice still needs to be served for Breonna Taylor. Here is a pre-written Email Template to the Louisville, Kentucky district attorney demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.

 

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Donate

If you want to support the Black community in the struggle against police brutality and discrimination, here are a few places you can donate.

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The National Bail Fund Network
Justice for Ahmaud
“I Run With Maud” Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
Transgender Law Center in Memory of Tony McDade
Tamir Rice Foundation
Trayvon Martin Foundation
Oscar Grant Foundation
Fighting for Justice for Eric Garner
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Sign from the Black Lives Matter rally in Jersey City on June 2nd, 2020. Photo by Janine Ngai

 

BlackLivesMatter.com Toolkits

From the organization behind it all, here are some informational “toolkits” by Black Lives Matter to help educate yourself in how to help push the message forward.

Healing Action Toolkit
Conflict Resolution Toolkit
Healing Justice Toolkit
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Black Lives Matter Rally in Jersey City on June 2nd, 2020. Photo by Leslie Victori.

 

Instagram Accounts to Follow

As thousands show their support of Black Lives Matter, many are asking: how can we be better allies? Creating real change requires a continued effort that carries over into the everyday. In addition to donations and localized activism, we must amplify these voices and experiences. Check out this extensive list of social media accounts below.

Mass Platforms for Information

@blklivesmatter
@colorofchange
@naacp_ldf
@yourrightscamp
@brooklynbailfund
@bailproject
@mnfreedomfund
@blackvisions
@reclaimtheblock
@aclu_nationwide
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Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Jersey City

You’ve probably heard of “shopping small”, but another way to support is to shop small from Black-owned businesses. Black-Owned Businesses are vastly underrepresented, accounting for less than 7% of small businesses in the US, while we account for 13% of the population! Check out these lists of Black-owned businesses in Jersey City to contribute to the betterment of our community.

Black-Owned Businesses of Jersey City + Hoboken 
10 Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Jersey City 
10 Black-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Jersey City
Black-Owned Business Facebook Page – Jersey City
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Sign from the Black Lives Matter rally in Jersey City on June 2nd, 2020. Photo by Janine Ngai

 

Books on Race

For black booksellers and publishers who have been promoting their titles for years, it’s encouraging that people are now turning to books to further their own knowledge, rather than solely expecting the black community to educate them. Here are some of the most popular books on diversity, race, and anti-racism for adults and children to read right now.

For Adults

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
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For Children

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
Lovely by Jess Hong
Whose Toes Are Those by Jabari Asim
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
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Black Lives Matter Rally in Jersey City on June 2nd, 2020. Photo by Janine Ngai.

 

Media on Race

If you like watching documentaries and films as a way to educate yourself and help understand a different perspective, check out this list. They encapsulate so much of what is going on today and why we protest.

Documentaries

13th – Netflix & YouTube (for free)
Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movemen – Youtube (Free)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – Available to Rent
I Am Not Your Negro – Available for rent
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 – Available for rent & on Amazon Prime Video (for free)
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Movies

Fruitvale Station – Available for rent
When They See Us – Netflix (Limited Series)
The Hate You Give – Hulu
Get Out – Available for Rent & on Amazon Prime Video
Just Mercy – Now free for rent
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Black Lives Matter Rally in Jersey City on June 2nd, 2020. Photo by Leslie Victori.

 

Podcasts on Race

Here are some podcasts to listen to about race and racial injustice in the US. They’ll offer some historical perspective to the awful events of this week and hopefully spark a conversation or a new way of thinking to see the world through someone else’s eyes.

The Stoop – Leila Day and Hana Baba
The Nod – Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings
Code Switch – NPR
Identity Politics – Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali
Still Processing – Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris
Yo, Is This Racist? – Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome
Pod Save the People – DeRay McKesson
Scene on Radio (Seeing White Series) – John Biewen
The Breakdown – Shaun King
Intersectionality Matters – AAPF and Kimberle Krenshaw
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