RESOURCES

FOR STUDENTS

CAT Youth Theatre is a free, award-winning after school program that invests in young people and inspires them to thrive– on stage and in life

3T is the educational, inspirational wing of Naked Angels Theater Company. Free for students from all NYC public high schools. Students meet with theater professionals and write a short play, screenplay, story or poem which they bring to life over the course of the workshop. 

UPROSE is an intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally-recognized, women of color led, grassroots organization that promotes sustainability and resiliency through community organizing, education, leadership development and cultural/artistic expression in Brooklyn, NY.

Oko Urban Farms is an Aquaponics Farm and Education Company in Brooklyn focused on spreading the knowledge and skills required to practice aquaponics farming by educating children and adults of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds. 

Rise and Root farms is committed to engaging rural and urban communities through food and farming. They are committed to justice and equity and in building a strong local food economy.

Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. They raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid.

The Black Feminist Project enriches the lives of, restores agency, justice, joy and health to Black women, girls and non-men, often referred to as marginalized genders or MaGes and the children they care for - with an emphasis on mother-led families.

Books

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FOR PARENTS

Educational Entertainment & Shopping

An interview series with change-makers & culture-shapers exploring what it means to be a good ancestor. Hosted by  New York Times bestselling author, Layla F. Saad.

More than a global marketplace for black owned businesses, We Buy Black is a movement to see social and economical justice globally.

Black-Owned Brooklyn makes it easier for you to discover local Black-owned businesses, in addition to documenting Black life, past and present, in the borough.

Unplug, at its core, is a place where Black and Brown womxn and non-binary folks can share their stories about existing in their bodies 

without being silenced or censored. It is grassroots and student run magazine that is free and has open submissions. 

Black VegFest is about consciously supporting black people in every shape and form and using our voices to defend the voiceless animals.

Brown Sugar works just like Netflix! It’s a streaming service where you can watch hit movies and TV shows along with the largest collection of classic black cinema, un-cut and commercial-free, streamed to your phone, tablet, computer or TV.  Subscribe for 3.99/ mo.

A comprehensive list of Black-owned vegan businesses in Brooklyn.

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Promotes and supports Black businesses by organizing monthly markets and holding workshops  to highlight the work of creatives.

Mental Health & Health Resources

An online community designed for people of color to thrive. Enjoy workshops, wellness sessions and live concerts from the comfort of home

An inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness, committed to building a community that is dedicated to changing the stigma attached to healing.

Ryan Health is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, comprehensive, linguistically appropriate and culturally competent health care services to medically underserved populations.

Northstar Health Services, Inc. provides physical rehabilitation and other health care services. The Company offers services at outpatient rehabilitation clinics and patient care facilities to patients suffering from physical disabilities. They are offering COVID-19 Related Health Resources/Mutual Aid Fund.

So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Created so men and boys of color would have a dedicated place to visit when seeking support for mental health guidance or professionals. In addition, this site was created to help strip away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.

Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.

BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. They offer Virtual Therapy through their network. 

Harriet’s Apothecary is an intergenerational,

healing village led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors.

The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. They offer everything from free health services to school tutoring and college prep. 

A community led center for wellness and harmonious living, striving to create an inclusive environment where all people can heal and thrive. Minka believes in the magical existence of human beings: we are here to hold space, so you can remember how to harness your inherent brilliance.

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Guidance from a licensed, Black female therapist on understanding and taking care of your mental health. 

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Free herbal medicine for BIPOC.

Moon Mother Apothecary was founded by Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, an AfroDominican herbalist, artist and community organizer. The online apothecary offers plant medicines and herbal products.

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A healing incubator by and for people of color that will be offering virtual programming in light of COVID-19.

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Herbal Mutual Aid Network free herbal medicine. 

FOR SHARING AND EDUCATING OTHERS

Organizations

Donate // Join // Support

Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications.

CPE is a national nonprofit that leverages research tools to identify and combat bias in policing. They have studied bias surrounding mental health, immigration enforcement, vehicle searches, homlessness and patrol practices.

Color Of Change is the nation's largest online racial justice organization. Its work focuses on addressing four interrelated issues that keep racism alive, including racist policing, racist media narratives, political inequality, and economic inequality.

Spread the Vote helps voters in communities of color empower themselves to be heard at the polls. They ease the barriers that often decrease turnout such as getting an ID, completing registration, and staying informed on basic information for election day.

TBI is a Black-led think-tank based in NYC that is committed to shaping intellectual discourse and public policy from the perspective of Black people in America and people of color throughout the diaspora.

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.    

Watch

Watch the full feature free on youtube- Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. 

If you are finding it hard to articulate how to discuss issues of racism, injustice, discrimination and privilege, we’d like to encourage you to take some time to learn and listen. Take some time to watch some (or all) of these important documentaries about race, racial prejudices and privilege within our society.