After a busy day, sometimes I just want to sit in front of the TV and veg. Vanderpump Reunion Part 3 is looking pretty bomb right about now. But take a pause. Are you in the mood for something educational? Something we have a responsibility to learn? If you feel like it, take a moment to look over this list of videos, documentaries, TV series and films that cover race, racism, resistance and Black stories. Pause before you start that next binge of random TV and pick out one of the below. Hopefully these selections will inspire you to learn more, research and take action.
I know there are so many places to get this kind of information right now and it can be overwhelming. I don’t want to overload you with info. I am trying to organize these lists as easy as possible. Does this blog post work for you? Comment below.
There are so many amazing and informative books that cover Black history, race, racism, anti-racism, social justice…everything we need to be focusing on right now. It’s so easy to shut down my work day and turn to TV to wind down. I am trying really hard to end my days with reading vs. binging a reality show.
We have to do the work. There is no excuse. It’s not enough to just speak it, we have to listen and become better versions of ourselves. This should be a daily practice. Lately, my mind has been flowing like rushing water and the only way to calm myself down is to meditate on my thoughts, decipher what’s real from what’s not and move forward only acting on what is true. Not acting on the insecurities and fear that have no truth. Does that make sense? It’s then that we can really trust ourselves and listen. Listen to absorb, not just to say you listened. So, keep reading, listening, asking questions, and learning.
It’s sad this is the first time I am hearing of some of these brands. I’ve been so inspired by everyone shedding light on black owned businesses and decided to do some research myself. Here is a curated list of pieces I discovered and love from their sites. Let’s use our spending power for good.
Our country is in turmoil right now. One of the most important things…if not THE most important thing we can do long term is to educate ourselves and our children about racism. The looming question I know other white parents are facing is “is my child too young to start talking to them about race issues?” The short answer is NO. Timmy and I started by buying lots of books for Sonny that support conversations on race, racism and resistance. You can see the first batch we got in my BLACK LIVES MATTER highlight on Instagram.