Cultural Awareness Menu-Black Related (intersectional)

Note: Your 5 Study/Action Questions are at the end of this Menu.

Here are 3 steps to transformative Allyship:

1—Review a link from the Menu below. 
2– Answer the 5 Study/Action Questions at the end of this Menu.
2–Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the next week, month, or for a lifetime. 

Allyship impacts people we don’t know, every day. Choose the humble, effective forms of Allyship and it can be transformative for everyone.
Start now.  Peace.

I’ve been working with a diverse, national group (who prefer anonymity), who’ve served & worked around civil rights, cultural awareness, and privilege over the years. You asked; so we offer this reviewed, imperfect, evolving Menu of Black-related links and how-to’s for you to engage, research, and share. Some fun, some serious, all useful. (FYI; we’re creating intersectional menus–coming soon). Use this as an ice breaker, learn, and serve. It doesn’t list genocides, interments and other atrocities inflicted on many groups. This is just a sampling of the vast knowledge, wisdom and history available in libraries & online. Shifting your list of links can shift your search bubbles, and your perspectives. Share & discuss as you wish. Hope it serves our shared and individual journeys at this raw, transformational time. 

All links are healthy and free, (please support some or all of the listed authors/orgs). No one “digests” the same way, so we begin with the Top 10 Requested. Laugh, cry, learn, act, and share far & wide.
Peace, health and  safety to you & yours.


View these Top Ten Links to learn, share & discuss:

(These 10 most requested links are excerpted from the in-depth menu further below, and the 5-Question Study/Action Guide is at the very end)

Vid:  Black Parents explain to their children how to deal with police

Vid: PBS edu-comedy series Say it Loud: are you “Black” or “African American”?  

Vid. Experts on White Fragility: Robin DiAngelo, Erin Trent Johnson, Aaron Morrison

Book/Vid: Aspen Institute; Prof. Ibram Kendi on how to undo racism, becoming anti-racist 

A Must-Watch: Who We Are: A Chronicle Of Racism in America with Jeffrey Robinson

Series: Most Important Conversation in 2020 Diverse Black panel discussion; multi-topic.

Vid/Book PBS:  Pulitzer Princeton’s Eviction Lab on eviction epidemic in racial context. 

Vox HIstorical Vid: How Socialites Rewrote History in schools; historically and today 

MSNBC: Experts discuss Dangerous neighbors’ calls; Criminalizing Living While Black

Vid/Book: PBS; When U.S. Diversity Successfully Ruled, and the subsequent Coup & Coverup.

Film & interviews (a must-see). The Black Godfather (top U.S. generous, honest influencer, King-maker, rolemodel, mentor) ; and Black Excellence Interview. About one of America’s most powerful influencer; Clarence Arvant,  interview w/daughter & former Ambassador (author)-Nicole Arvant.


The Menu…

Edu-Comedy, etc.

TED: More Than Funny–Comedienne educator Michael Jr. (watch to the end).

Vid: How to be an Ally–Comedienne, producer, actor Evelyn from the Internets.

Vid: (profanity) Hollywood Whitewashing-How is this still a thing? series. Last Week Tonight. 

Vid: Comedian/writer/actor Amber Ruffin stars in the trailer White Savior and What’s Wrong w/it.

Music Video  Black and Jewish by Kali Hawk & Katerina Graham

Vid. Comedienne Sampson on being Gay in the Black church

Vid. Say it Loud; Why Richard Pryor is still funny and comedian  Dulcé Sloan on daily issues 

Vid Series: (profanity) Liberal Redneck–comic commentator Tray Crowder on Black Lives Matter 

Music Vid: Lift Every Voice Stanford T. Alumni Virtual Choir (aka Black National Anthem

Articles: Student Liana Morales; Why I wdn’t sing Nat’l Anthem  NPR: NFL will add Lift Every Voice.

Vid. (profanity)  John Oliver’s take on profound racial history gaps

Vid. The Daily Show describing QAnon


Popular TV & Web Series (smoothies)  

Series & Book: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emanuel Acho. 

Series: PBS’s edu-comedy “Say It Loud”: Are You “Black” or “African American”?
with Evelyn fm the Internets,
Hallease Clemons, Navarez,  Azie Dungey, and Christopher Navarez.  

Series: Queer Eye fun Inspiration, transformation & bridge-building (trailer) and excerpts

Series: Dear White People (film) the Series, and a Review by Ivy-league Black Woman filmmaker.

Series: PBS-Brief & Spectacular When I Try to Talk Race w/White People. Reni Eddo Lodge. 

Series: Blackish (review of the Blackish episode on colorism) by commentator “For Harriet”. 

Series: Calling in Black (comedy). How A Panic Attack Inspired My CIB Video Evelyn Ngugi.

Series: The Grapevine (brief adult references) A conversation with Black, LGBTQ Millenials 

Series: Review of popular TV series: Five favorite Black-lead shows 

Series: The Daily Show w/Trevor Noah; Police Also Loot–Black Bodies–every day

PBS: The Rock Newman Show: Dr. Claud Anderson Black Economics: distinctions of direct decentant “Native Black” complex historical & current conditions and CNN Business: America’s other racial divide

African Diaspora Worldwide (see also AA Living Abroad, below): In Spain

Series: Audit the Audit: Officers sued for $151,000 Detianing a realtor

4-part Netflix Series: Trailer: When They See Us (Central Park 5)


The Kid’s Menu (for and about kids)

Vid: Black parents explain How to deal with Police  and NY Times’ Growing Up Black 

Schoolyard Rap Series: Music Video: Black Made That! and The Bill O’ Rights

Book/Program: All American Boys (Co-authors’ talk starts at 5:00) & child’s reading and here 

Music Video: What’s Poppin? by Georgia Teachers Mrs Callie Evans & Mrs. Audri Williams from Monroe HIgh SchoolVid. cartoon Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar by Cat Black and Chescaleigh

TED: Why Black Lives Matter Now by young Ellis Fearon, and Games: INDGames

Vid & Article: Transracial Family Talk and  Racism and Microaggressions in Transracial adoption

Books/Vid:  Black Male Teachers and Ten antiracist workbooks books, & 

Wired: Astronauts Answer 50 of the Most Googled Space Questions

Vid fun. Black Dads video compilation Fathers and their kids

Vid/Research: CNN;  Kids speak their minds about race.  a  book on race  and a book on racism 

Books: This Book is Anti-Racist also Raising Anti-racist Kids, and Not raising an Amy Cooper 

Vids: Home SchoolingNext School Series, SXSW Panel Discussion, TED and Khan Academy 

From parents tell kids:  Arriell & Antjuan important extended discussion

Science & lecture by an Astronaut Victor Glover: African American pioneers in Avation and Space and a kid’s book, and bio of GP and Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

A fun eloquent teaching moment w/Mr. Rico Relz in non-spoiling Parenting Skills and Antwon Lee shows how to help baby w/first shots.

Text & Vid: Catto US History website for Educators, Parents & Kids


Main Courses: (by subject)

How to be an Ally (and other How To’s)

Brittany Packnett’s powerful Advice to Allies: Aim to be an accomplice and co-conspirator

Blog: Definition of Allyship from Peernetbc and the Anti-Opression Network

Vid/Book: White Fragility, & Panel Talk & Detailing it & Steps & Dr. Ed Moor’s 21-Day Challenge

Dear anti-racist allies: Here’s how to respond to microaggressions.

Vid. BuzzFeed experiment: What is Privilidge? 

Vid.  How do you handle a racist joke and insulted vs opressed w/Franchesca Ramsey (Decoded)

Vid: How to be an Ally, by Chescaleigh and How to be an Ally—Don’t by Sensei Aishitemasu 

Vid: Pub. Service Announcement-style White Privilege Glasse (seminary-sponsored) 

BBC News: Inside the Mind of White America; and and White Privilege Insurance ad-1 and ad-2 

Books: Reviews: Ten books for antiracist work (w/workbooks) For adults, teachers, kids.

Vid: How to be an Ally, Not a A Savoir and What Black People Really Want White People to Do

Blog: Performative Allyship is Deadly (Do this  instead) and Black & Disabled Series and NBDC

TED/Books: For White People; How to Talk About Race 

Vid: TEDx Intersectional Allyship w/many diverse groups by host/speaker Ashlee Marie Preston.

Young Leader Courtney Michelle Roberts: White Allyship Do’s and Don’ts

Vid. News (inspiring excellence) Local Teens create inner-city fresh market

Vid. Upbeat Karen Hunter Show w/ Lurie Daniel Favors and Robin DiAngelo: This Message is for “White” People!

Vid. Oprah interviews: who you should hear from before election day

Vid. Daily Show. Ta-Nehisi Coates & Radhika Jones on the Daily Show – Activism & Art In Vanity Fair

Dismantle Collective’s White Allyship 101 (& resources)

Add to the short on re reni) Book & Interviews: The Guardian interview: The Jhalak Prize for Author Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I No Longer Talk to White People about Race

Blog: Valuable & frank, self-evaluation: Which Fake ally are you?  By Real Talk: WOC & Allies

Harvard Business Review on Organizational Allyship: Is your company really fighting racism or just talking about it?

Book/Vid: Layla Saad; Me & White Supremacy Workbook and How to be anti-racist 

Book/Vid/Game!: Seeing White Fragility & going beyond it and, Your Privilege is Showing game 

Vid: The Strong Black Woman trope explained and recent shifts into diverse narratives. 

TED: How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias by Author, Speaker, CEO Valerie Alexander

Book/Vid: Aspen Institute; Professor Ibram Kendi on how to undo racism, becoming anti-racist 

TED: How to push through implicit bias by Melanie Funchess of the Mental Health Association

TED: Call out hair touching; No You Cannot Touch My Hair Mena Fombo #DONTTOUCH

TED: Prof. Tiffany Russell: Problem-solving Strategies & Self Care for Activists w/Angela Davis   

TED: Get Comfortable w/Being Uncomfortable–3 Q’s to ask yourself; Author, speaker Luvvie Ajayi 

Vid: The Simple, Generous Origins of Black Lives Matter Jamil Smith & Robert Reich 

TED: 50 Years of Racism — Why silence isn’t the answer. Consultant James A. White Sr. 

TED: The Cost of Code Switching–App founder & CEO Chandra Arthur. 

PBS Amanpour & Co Distinguishing “not-racist” neutrality vs “anti-racist” in activism. 

TED: The Power of Privilege: by prolific author, founder of TMI Consulting Inc. Tiffany Jana 

Vlog: “Performative allyship is not enough

How Being Inclusive Can Fuel Creativity in community, government and business

Audio Article.  Accomplices, Not Allies: and the commodification/exploitation of (false) Allyship. An Indigenous Perspective.

Definition: Definition of Allyship from the Anti-Oppression Network and an incomplete but useful Glossary of Terms

Vid. Dear antiracists

One thoughtful commentary on Appropriation

Web. The New Abolitionists End Slavery Now

TED: Khadija Gbla; Global Ally for Women & FGM Born a Girl in the wrong place

Article: The Urban Dictionary is Horrifically Racist.

News: Ending/suing ws & Converting ws & ex-ws & CBC & ADL terms & Q-Anon Candidates

Vid. News: KPop and other fandoms combine and support Black Lives Matter Movement

PBS/Book:  The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates  and Between the World and Me

Series: Black Excellist: 21 Black Owned Banks (#BANKBLACK) 


Panel Discussions & Personal Experiences

Series: The Most Important Conversation in 2020  and NYT; Black Women on Race.

MSNBC: Harvard/Oxford Writer Caroline Randall Williams: My Body is a Confederate Monument 

Series: The Rood examinnes Black Feminism/Womanism 

Vid: Dangers of Birdwatching while Black– Professor J. Drew Lanham Vid. on his tireless contributions

Series: Young Professionals Panel; Being Black in Corporate America; code-switching choices, stresses, etc.

TED:  Empowerent as a Disabled Black Woman as shared by internet actors and producers @TheKymOliver & @JayOnLife. 

Vids: Black & Muslim; a complicated identity

TED Being Black, Muslim & Queer and a designer on buying black Series

Vid: Young vlogger Tarek Ali distinguishes White Pride and Black Pride 

Panel Discussion on Being Black and Jewish on  Black Lives Matter

Afro-Latino parent-talks 

Vid. Dumb questions people ask Black Muslims  

Haigue Talks: (U can enable auto-subtitles)”Hummingbird” Blogger & advocate “Disabled people demand inclusion” Waya Maina on Inclusion

Non Black muslims on needing to do more for Black Lives Matter Movement

(profanity) How to be a Nerd, Asian BLM activist & Why Comedian Hasan Minhaj on why Asians owe so much to the Black civil rights movement

How Ethiopian Jews Are Building a Movement Against Racism in Israel

Vid: ABC; Violence against Trans Women And an in-depth panel discussion on the problem

TED: Author, producer poet Theo E.J. Wilson: Black Male Privilege and the Me Too Movement 

TED. (inspiring excellence)  Scenes from a Black Trans life and BTLM with Colorado State University faculty member D. L Stewart

Valuable perspectives on the Amy Cooper call w/international public relations exec. Drew McCaskill

Vid. Karen Hunter Show: Dr. Greg Carr and the  Pulitzer Prize

Vid. Trans Gender Women’s lived experiences and communities

Vid. (inspiring excellence) New young Black Farmers

Vid. Injustices against farmers

Huffing Post Vid.  History of forgotten (& current) Black Farmers

Vod. News: Austin Texas Farmer Says Make Farmers Black Again “and food apartheid”

TED: (Outstanding in his field) Will Scott: bring back Black Farmers (and the USDA lawsuits)

Vid. History: How Black Farmers have lost 12 million Acres of land.

New York Times: Young and Mixed Race in America 

Vid. Professor Cornel West powerfully discusses love and justice with Anderson Cooper (tears)

Vid: “Let’s talk about” series: Unintended MAGA-hat lessons frank series w/an ex-police trainer.

Film: Derren Brown: Sacrifice: Transformational docu-drama of a racist (trailer) 

VOX explores: Walking While Black  and: NYT  White people talking about race

TED: A Black Man Undercover in the Alt Right as told by humorist, poet Theo E.J. Wilson 

Book: When They Call You a Terrorist by BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors 

Vid: (starts at 8:30) A Conversation on Race and Privilege w/Angela Davis & Jane Elliott.

Film: Edith + Eddie eldest interracial couple;. Guardienship News Vid. and AP News articles

Vids: (Language) Jane Elliott’s early exercise w/students, her  Blue-Eye/Brown-Eye Exercise in the U.K. 
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise on Oprah, and an interview by James Causey 

Vid.  CBS Morning interviews white people’s perspectives

NBC: Why “Karen’s” their complaints, and their tears are so dangerous

News: Black bank manager to sue Metropolitan Police after 26-month nightmare 

MSNBC: Why Black People Don’t Need To Answer to white people who question them

News: Popular artists and LL Cool J Addresses racism; U don’t have to be afraid of Me 


African Americans on Living Abroad

Vid. Blackness Around the World (2-part frank discussion)

My experience living in Japan

Africa Series: BBC World Vid.: The Year of Return (Closure, community & business freedom in Ghana)

BBC World: Why we left America for Africa. And Why Black Americans are resettling.

The Impact of the Year of Return w/Steve Harvey.


Policing & Mass Incarceration: Current, History, Successes and Solutions 

TED: Officer Mitchell; Policing in America Needs to Change Trust me, I’m a cop.  

Vid: (very blatant)  Ex-Balt. Officer Wood on abuse/corruption, us/them culture & simple solutions.  

Nightline. Breyonna Taylor’s legacy, and PBS: Former Police Chief says  Police Culture is “Toxic” 

Film: “The 13th” From Slavery to Incarceration–filmmaker Ava DuVarnet on her film. 

Audio-NPR: Audio: NPR’s Throughline Report: The Origins of the American Police

Audit the Audit Series: $110,000 Settlement for illegal detention and tazing

Audit the Audit series: & psychological elements of roadside stops: Pulled over for going 5 miles below the speed limit

Audit the Audit Series: “It’s an assistive device” officers arrest Blind Veteran

Audit the Audit series: (comment: “outdated policing”??) Informed Sergeant swiftly corrects officer

Short, respectful picture-book of Unarmed people shot by police (not recommending Al Jazeera news)

Child abuse/death in youth centers (warning: abuse footage).  Teen Cornelius Fredericks killed after throwing a sandwich. Expert and press Zoom meeting exposing Multiple family ervice facilities
(tragic incident is from 12:00 to 26:17). And; Children speak out about “Nightmare” Facilities News investigation 1 year before. Staff threaten children that they’ll be next.

Audit the Audit Series: Officer sued for 900,000 after questionable search.

Vid: Police complaints commonly uninvestigated and  Asking for a complaint form compillation 

Vid: Comedian/writer/actor Amber Ruffin shares a lifetime of traumatic run-ins w/police 

Vid. Panel Discussion on what it means to defund or reallocate police funds

Vid/Book: The Innocence Project Introhow to contribute. The Innocence Files

Vid: The Sentencing Project (statistics)Sentencing Project Website.

Book: “The End of Policing” by Professor Alex Vitali; interview on Democracy Now 

Vid: Journalist goes undercover as a guard in a private prison. Democracy Now

60 Minutes: A lying undercover agent arrested 46 people, most of them Black, on drug charges.

BOOK: The New Jim Crow (Brown U. review): Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Michelle Alexander. “This book is a “call to action.” –B.T. Jealous, Pres./CEO of the NAACP. 

Vid: Mass incarceration, and; organized and fighting for criminal justice reform

Vid:  60 Minutes interviews (disturbing images) lawyers who’ve overturned wrongful arrests

Vid: Wrongful Conviction Series: Jimmy Dennis Was Sentenced to Death

Vid: Wrongly imprisoned experience, and  LIfe After Being Wrongfully Imprisoned

TED: Privileged Warden Kiran Bedi How I remade prison and the inspiring documentary

Vid: My Health and Success in Prison, by ex inmate Cross Marte, Prisoner’s Ambition,
by speaker inmate Anthony Wyatt, and
Motivation Fm My Life for You, by speaker  inmate Tamika Sheppard   

Vid., Film, Book, Prison Projects: Dhama Brothers film trailer. And Doing time, doing Vipassana

News: San Quentin News, and Prison Radio, Beyond Prisons, and Wrongful Conviction Podcast

TED: Prison Meditators’ successes in the face of challenges conveyed by filmmaker/author
Jenny Phillips. Oprah: Update
results and expansion of Meditation in prisons

Vid: Panel; Oprah w/the Exonerated Central Park Five, & cast of the film based on their story. 

Vid: Norway’s prison reform philosophy and Their design in North Dakoda. and Race and Numbers 

Vid: Distinction: Applicable to any Organization or Practice Approach-Do No Harm 


History, Academia & Science:

Vid/Book: PBS; When U.S. Diversity Successfully Ruled, and the subsequent Coup & Coverup. 

Vid: Slavery Detective of the South; Geaneologist Antoinette Harrell probes current slave issues. 

Vid/Book: Pulitzer prize Princeton’s Eviction Lab on  epidemic in racial context. 

Audio: Solutions for Today’s Economic Issues Sadie Alexander; 1st Black Woman Economist. 

True Film/Talks: Spike Lee on BlackkKlansman, the author/officer, the trailer 

TED “White Poverty Privilege?” Poverty and Addiction in America Prof. David Canton

Pew Research: Black and Asian experiences during COVID-19 in America

Vid. News: University offers White Racism course 

Vid. ADNews: Dr Jeanette Epps Bumped Off NASA Mission Without Explaination After Fighting Constant Bigotry.

New York Times: (inspiring excellence) I Was Poised to be the First Black Astronaut (historical footage).

The History of Seneca Village of Central Park: African Americans in early New York

Vid. History (inspiring excellence) Black Wall Street Durham NC

And Other towns like Black Wall Street

Vid. (inspiring excellence) Historical Footage Rare 1920s Footage: 50 All-Black Towns Living the American Dream | National Geographic.

3-Part Series: Who was the real Uncle Tom

PBS: Legal Strategy has proven record against white supremacist groups 

Audio: NPR’s The Indicator; Culture-shift necessary to correct our outdated Economics approach

Vid. (inspiring excellence) Watch “Perseverance Despite the Odds –Veteran, Ex-CIA Intel. officer, and astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps 

PBS: Black Banks; Historical/Current Issues and Solutions, and HIstory of Racism Lecture

Film: As told by the (then teen) activists; 1963 The Year That Changed Everything

Vid: The Slave Wrecks Diving Project; divers who investigate & honor those lost. 

Vid: How Socialites rewrote History & Black Male Teachers, and Myth of Black male exceptionalism 

Vid: Change at all levels (starts at 15:00): Master Class w/Rep. Karen Bass & Dr. Barbara Solomon 

TED: What Startup Communities can learn from Black Wall Street by Award-winning Anthony Frasieer,
co-founder of the Phat Startup; producing resources for entrepreneurs. 

Vid: Carry On; The Life & Legacy of Maggie Leena Walker First Black Woman Banker (b. 1864) 

Vid: History; Black Wall Street, and the Elaine Massacre  and  Fact-checking Lincoln 

Vids/Article: The day Phillidelphia bombed itself (in 1985) and The filmNPR Report, & Wikipedia.

Vid: Brown University (talk starts at 6:45) How Structural Racism Works Professor Tricia Rose

Vid: James Baldwin’s famous Pin Drop Speech & How-to change: Master Class w/Rep. Karen Bass 

TED: Professor David Ikard of Vanderbilt: The Danger of Whitewashing American History

Book: Economics; The User’s Guide; by Dr. Ha-Joon Chang  Relatable & sometimes humorous. 

Blog: (Crosstalk)  100 Inspiring Black scientists in America by Antentor O. Hinton, Jr. 

Vid: Emory U. Prof. Carol Anderson; White Rage: The unspoken Truth of our Nation’s divide. 

Vid: Socrates, Intellect, and Uncomfortable Wisdom by Harvard U. Prof. Dr. Cornel West.

Book: Personal accounts-published in 1861 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriett Jacobs;
Author, organizer,
and cofounder of schools for fugitive and freed enslaved people. 

Vid: New York’s History of Slavery and Book: The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt 

Film: PBS The Marian Stokes Project on media-historian, producer, activist Marian Stokes. 

Vid: TED talks: Historian Dr. Curtis Austin Ohio State University. Black Panthers White Lies 

Books: The 1619 Project,   People’s History of the United States by HIstorian Howard Zinn 

CNN Business: Wealth: America’s other racial divide

Dep. Legal Dir. Jeffery Robinson: Historic Facts: History of Race in America

TED: Free-ish Radio Host and Pulitzer Prize and Polk Award Journalist Karen Hunter on freedom and the Voting imparative.

Vice News Vid. (inspiring excellence): The Young Black Farmers Defying A Legacy of Discrimination and the Public Land Reparations Map 

Vid. NBC Current lawsuits and ongoing discriminatory practices What Happened to all the Black Farmers?

How the autobiography of U.S.-enslaved Muslim unfiltered writer Omar Ibn Said  is challenging an American narrative.

Multiple historians’ quotes on “How Europe Twisted History to Destroy African Culture

Vid. Dr. Joy Degruy on Empathy for Black people in America Warning: accurate depictions of children enjoying lynching.

Vid. WJLA News: 3-part Historical Series: Black Slaves, Red Masters.

Alain Locke’s Historical Impact on Black and Gay Culture

An Historic look at the ties between Black and Jewish communities

CNN Finance Business: Carla Harris; VC at Morgan Stanley; Being smart isn’t enough 

Building Wealth in the Black Community w/Richard St. Paul & a panel of experts.

We need more Financial Planners (CFP Prodiversity) w/Carla Harris and Akiva the Bemused.

Visiting a Historian; In Class with Professor Carr: The Real Story of Aunt Jemima & similar marketing abuses

Transformative Allyship: Demographers as Catalysts for Change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

History of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Vid. 1 of 3)  Theater of excellence: History of the Negro Ensemble Company

Vid. Ten Greatest Slave Rebellions

Great African American Authors enslaved author, intellectual and founder of the American Poetic Tradition and Phillis Miracle Wheatley

Host Danielle Bainbridge shares The Racist origins of U.S. Law

Vid. Five Enslaved Africans Who Became Royals of Foreign Nations

The Historical Niagra Movement

Black Muslims Look Back at Civil Rights Movement  

Current American segregation mapped at day and night  and its origins

Vid.The Bowning America documentary

Vid: PBS; Slavery is Embedded in Everything, Smithsonian’s Historian Sec. Lonnie Bunch. 

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God; Anthropologist, satirist,  filmmaker Zora Neale Hurston

The Atlantic: The Report on Race that Shook America; by Professor Justin Driver 


Healthy Options: (health-related) 

Vid: Health Inequities and Pandemics; Research on Implicit and subconscious provider bias. 

Audio: Short Wave w/host Maddie Sophia & reporter Emily Kwong The Importance of Black Drs.

NPR. Alternative Health Care and African Americans w/Ed Gordon

AMA-COVID on the historical & current diversity problem w/medical practitioners and it’s damaging effects.

Book/Vid: w/Medical Ethicist Harriet Washington The US medical system and is still haunted by slavery

Book, vid series: One to One: Cheryl McCarthy’s Interview w/Medical Ethicist Harriet Washington on Black medical pioneers and current abuses in her award-winning book Medical Apartheid  and an updated lecture.

Book: Discussion and interview A Terrible Thing to Waste:

Article: Pro Publica: by Jon Sidhu; Exploring AMA’s history of closing down Black med schools 

Vids:  Teen Writing Advocate Program  Dr. Richard Garcia Race Health Disparities in Medicine 

Vid: Alzheimers as a Civil Rights/Finance Issue Dan Gasby and B. Smith

Vid: World /historical midwife success & doctors discrimination against midwives 

Audio Series: Black Mental Health Alliance. and Links on Race & Medicine for Providers

Vid: Young entrepreneurship & philanthropy: Natural Health, and Black Girls Run

Article: Wash. Post  Malpractice with Black Americans in mental health. 

TED: Psychiatrist Dr. Shaili Jain: The Future of PTSD Treatment 

TED: MDMA, Psychotherapy, and the Future of PTSD Treatment | MAPSCommunications
Director Brad Burge. Article:
Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

Article: Scientific American–MDMA and it’s possible release for PTSD patients 

Book & Vid: Series: Depression in Our World Dr. Jeff Gardere and Terrie Williams (Black Pain) 

TED: Dr. Shaun J. Fletcher–Reimagining Mental Health Wisdom self-care exploration.  

Film: Alive Inside Music and Healing, talk-review of film, and implementation commentary


Desserts: (sweet, rich, fun, inspiring)

Vid: Iconoclast series Inspiring dialogue; Dave Chappelle + Maya Angelou 

Schoolyard Rap Music Video: Black Made That! (from Kid’s Menu) 

Music Video  Black and Jewish by Kali Hawk & Katerina Graham

Film & interviews (a must-see). The Black Godfather (top U.S. generous, honest influencer, King-maker, rolemodel, mentor) ; and Black Excellence Interview. About one of America’s most powerful influencer; Clarence Arvant,  interview w/daughter & former Ambassador (author)-Nicole Arvant.

TED: Humorous Insight on Privilege:  I’ve been a Man & a Woman Paula Stone Williams. 

Black Dads video compilation

Book/Vid: Sarah Cooper; Trump Whisperer (and her insightful interview), author of: 100 Tricks to Look Smart in Meetings & vids

Board Games: INDG, Free Boardgame, YPIS, Buffalo, Student Journey, Black Designers to buy

Say it Loud on What is Country Music? Featuring Lil Nas X Old Town Road 

Music: Singing Compilation by Black and Iconic, and Michaela Cole Lecture and interview.

Music Vid: Mykal Kilgore’s Reclaiminmg My Time (musical ode to Rep. Maxine Waters

Article: (inspiring excellence) Archie Williams influences Simon Cowell to become an Innocence Project Ambassador 

Vid: 24 Q’s Black People have for White People and Black people help white people talk about race

Dance: (inspiring excellence)  Morgan Bullock; Irish, & Lil Buck; Swan, & Ballerinas & HIplet & Nicholas Brothers

Entrepreneurial Youth: Journi Prewit, and 10 kid entrepreneurs, and TED Gabrielle Jordan-Williams

Vid: Inspiring Minds Youngstown, and The 5 Most African-American Friendly Countries;

Vid: What if old Horror Movies Starred Black People by Comic actor, producer Drew Dorsey (DD) 

Youth Speaks Poetry series: Poets Samuel and Keturah  “Black Poetry”   

Young Journalist visits: Women creating Women-Only Communities

Music Greats: Jazz pianist  Martha Davis

Music Greats: Mairan Anderson 

Music Greats: Big Momma Thornton Hound Dog

Vid: Black Male Teachers’ Wealth-Building, Top Ten Reasons Why We Retired In Portugal 

Why this couple believes FIRE will create more Black millionaires 

Blog: Supporting Black Artists & Businesses

Music excerpt: A Love Supreme by John Coltrain 

Speech/Book: Motivational Speech at by author, speaker,  Dr.Rick Rigsby 

Music Vid: rare rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing by Berklee College of Music Students 

For all ages-choose one; Music appreciation List through young (twin brothers) ears:
TwinstheNewTrend FIRST TIME HEARING Dolly Parton and black eyed peas, and and Phil Collins, John Lennon Imagine, and Tennessee Ernie Ford, and and Electric Light Orchestra, and Marvin Gaye, and George Michael Freedom! And Queen (LMAO) Another one bites the dust and Bohemian Rhapsody and Public Enemy/Anthrax, and Nat King Cole, and U2 and John Denver. And Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton duet, and  While my Guitar by Prince w/Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, and Kansas, Supertramp, and Sam Cooke, and Rag’n’Bone Man-Human, and Stevie Wonder, and Hozier, and Gnarls Barkley-Crazyy, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Queen Somebody to Love, and Erasure-a Little Respect, and Aerosmith and to Prince and Bob Marley, and Al Green, and Nina Simone Feeling Good. And Ella Fitzgerald,  and culture club, and Neil Young, the Romantics What I like about you, and Don McLean,  and The Sound of Silence by Disturbed, Jim Croce, and Heart, and Steppenwolf, and Steely Dan, and INXS, and Pink Floyd, and Stevie Ray Baughan, BB king, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, and Funkadelic, and David Bowie and Queen Under Pressure, and TwinstheNewTrend first hearing Ella Fitzgerald,  The Mommas & The Poppas,  and Stevie Wonder  and Abba, aha take on me. and OutKast, and Glen Campbell, and Cab aCllooway and Rick Astley,  Michael McDonald, I keep forgetting, and Dimash Kudaibergen, Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels  Live Chris Stapleton – Sometimes I Cry 


Your Quick (or slow) 5 Study/Action Questions…

…for people of privilege (anyone can have privilege) 

(For transformation, we recommend revisiting these Q’s each day, week, or twice monthly). A short or long, fun or intense, link a day makes a difference.

No matter what group(s) we belong to, we each have certain privileges other groups don’t share.
We take certain rights, safety, ability, or access for granted that other groups struggle with daily.
We can never fully understand, but we can listen, learn, reflect, and act in loving, mindful service and allyship (see the How to be an Ally section in the Menu above).

The 5 Questions:

Read or watch a link from the Menu above (alone, or w/a partner or group).
–then discuss/answer the following questions. Be mindful to refer to the link as questions arise (rather than interpret their words)…

1. What privilege(s) do I have that I can see more clearly after engaging this link?

2.  What assumptions and biases of my own were shaken or exposed with this link?

3.  What practice will I take on to deepen my learning, and retain any insights I’ve gotten from the words in this link?

4.  What (sm/lg) service-action will I take in the next days; in my family, community, country, or world, and what impact may that have?

5.  Take your intended service (action) and reflect on what you got and learned.

Thank you for sharing and supporting valuable groups like those above.  Please spread the awareness, and feel free to share this far and wide.


Some websites to visit:

AAAA Association of African American Financial Advisors, AINetwork, RBPE, (Review of Black Political Economy),  The ACLUADL, The BEAM Collective, Black Lives Matter Global Network, Black Women’s Organizations lIst, BMEA, BLT, Black Mental Health Alliance, Dismantle Collective, Foster Coalition, GLAD, INDGames, AllyshipGuide, Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), NABSE, NDBC, The Sentencing Project, Innocence Project, NAMI Links, The NAACP Race & Medicine



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