Click. Read. Love. 6.5.20

Click. Read. Love. 6.5.20
artwork by morgan harper nichols

We know many of you come to the blog every week for Click. Read. Love. It happens to be our most popular series. There’s probably a good portion of you that only come here for this post every week, that’s ok too :). It’s one of our favorite posts to write. So we wanted to take this opportunity and make today’s edition of CRL a bit of a resource guide to share some of the articles, podcasts, videos and other educational resources that we’ve found the most helpful in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against systemic racism over the last week.

Of course, we know there’s SO much information out there, and this list is by no means exhaustive. Our hope is that this can help any of you looking for a starting point. There is much work to be done. And we know that this effort doesn’t have an endpoint or an expiration date.

This is a lifelong commitment and we are just getting started. We look forward to having more meaningful conversations with all of you. And on Monday we will be sharing how we plan to move forward. Please continue to share with us the resources you find helpful. As well as the Black-owned businesses, creators, educators, writers and others you’re discovering and find inspiring right now. Thank you so much for being here. – Jess (J) & Caylin (C)


Click. Read. Love. 6.5.20

Helpful Resources/Education

A thought provoking read. What is an anti-racist reading list for?

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship by Mireille Harper.

Listen to the podcast Justice in America to better understand the criminal justice system, particularly its impact on the poor and people of color. Start with episode one which covers the bail system.

The problem with “All Lives Matter.”

How to Talk to Your Family About Racism by Jen Winston.

The best ways to support protestors and where to donate to help end police brutality and mass incarceration.

Systemic Racism Explained.

An anti-racist reading list from Layla F. Saad.

Check out and subscribe to The Kinswomen Podcast: a series of candid conversations on race, racism, and allyship between women. Hosted by Hannah Pechter and Yseult Polfliet. Also, follow them on Instagram.

More resources from the Obama Foundation.

This series that Emmanuel Acho just started called Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.

I joined The Conscious Kid Patreon which has a ton of great resources for parents. (J)

Black-Owned Businesses and Brands to Shop

A list of black owned home brands to shop right now. I also just discovered Linoto. They make beautiful sustainably sourced linen bedding and more. (J)

We recently featured them on the blog here. But Clare has an amazing paint color selection that’s ZERO Voc.

This online marketplace of all natural products from black-owned brands is amazing.

Black-owned clean beauty brands:

If you want to order from Black-owned independent bookstores, this list is by state. (C)

This is the sweetest children’s clothing line made with cotton and linen fabrics.

Super excited to try this non-toxic household cleaning brand Pur Home Clean.

Love this razor brand that sells single blade steel razors. Super low waste and eco-friendly!

I’ll be ordering one of these heirloom dolls for Marin as soon as they’re restocked. (J)

The absolute cutest pacifier clips, teethers, and silicone bibs for babies.

Brands Supporting the Movement

You can use your Beauty Insider points at Sephora to make a charity donation to the National Black Justice Coalition. I did it this morning and it was super easy!

Cocokind has been donating 100% of their online profits to a different anti-racism organization every day as well as $10,000 to the ACLU.

Ben & Jerry’s has been a long time supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and put out a statement including concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy.

Thrive Market is donating $50,000 to Black Lives Matter and matching employee donations 2:1.

Etsy is donating $500,000 to Equal Justice Initiative and $500,000 to Borealis Philanthropy’s Black-Led Movement Fund as well as matching employee donations.

On Instagram Check out…

A mix of people we’ve been following and some new accounts that we’ve discovered and love. We’ll be sharing more of this from now on:

Food:
@sweetpotatosoul
@joythebaker
@carlaphall
@bryantterry
@tonitiptonmartin
@klancycooks
@chocolateforbasil
@artisanbryan

Home:
@28blacktastemakers
@justinablakeney
@apartment48
@elaine_griffin
@carmeon.hamilton
@_angelabelt
@nicolemcrowder
@dennistonhouse
@boleroadtextiles
@helloallisonart
@prettyrealblog

Artists, writers and educators:
@therapyincolor_
@rachel.cargle
@laylafsaad
@morganharpernichols
@cleowade
@theconsciouskid

Environmentalist/Outdoors
@greengirlleah
@wildginaa
@wastefreemarie

Business and Tech:
@jacinta_gandy
@chloedigital

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  1. Thank you so much for your support! Xx

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