Deepening Diversity–from Our Voices A 3-Step Diversity Circles Guide…

A Cultural Awareness, D&I Links Menu, & Q&A for Your Community, Org., Family & Individual Transformation 

Note: Your 5 Listening/Action Questions are at the very end of this extensive Menu.

Here are 3 steps to transformative Allyship and D&I for any org., group, familyor individual, no matter what your culture, background or experience is:

1—Review 1-3 links (some only 3 min.) from the extensive Menu below
       (we recommend including 1 w/edu-comedy, music or excellence lables). 
2– Answer the 5 Study/Action Questions at the very end of this Menu.
3–Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the next week, month, or lifetime
      (that’s how transformation happens). 

What is this Diversity Circles List, and who are its main focus?
It’s an extensive list of very diverse links.  Individuals & orgs from academia, science, the arts, commedy and everyday people, whose voices represent their own group(s). The main focus is on groups who currently experience the most suicides, wrongful arrests, isolation, institutionalizations or killings.

Who is this for? Any and every group, family or individual:
No matter what our culture, ability or background, generous and effective Allyship and Cultural Awareness (or lack of it) impacts people we do and don’t know, every day, and limits or broadens the friends and connections we can make. Engaging in it generously and regularly can be transformative for us and those around us.  These links are voices from people who experience many different forms of disenfranchisement while they’re out living their lives. They show us new and old ways of listening, learning from, and appreciating each other. This is not political; it’s just part of the human condition.

Who started this list & study, and why?
Inspired by requests after a “Community for All” conference, I’ve been working with an international, very diverse group of professional historians educators and practitioners, (who prefer anonymity), who shine the light on useful information, organizations and individuals around intersectionality, phraseology, antibigotry and accomplice Allyship. From these many different cultures, we offer this reviewed, curated, imperfect, and evolving menu of links and how-to’s for everyone. These voices are hilarious, serious, intriguing, inspiring, eye-opening. Many of the speakers deal with uninvited subjects like aggression, microaggressions, or invisibility on a daily basis, and offer new ways to engage with someone who seems (but usually isn’t) very different.   

What this list does not include:
It does not include many well-known subjects, genocides, internments nor many other atrocities. This list is only a sampling of the vast knowledge, wisdom, history and personal testimonials, available in libraries, online and in oral history.

Some Tips:
Start with the “Top 20 Requested Links”, below, as an ice breaker at home, school or office, and/or to start your diversity circle. Many groups and businesses now use it as their ongoing training or fold it into their existing training.

Reading each link’s comments can be invaluable.  
Bursting your search filter bubble!
  As an added bonus, clicking the links also shifts your search filters, further broadening what information is recommended to you, your options and future perspectives.

Share & discuss as you wish. We hope this list & Q&A serves our shared and individual journeys during these raw and transformational times.   

All links are healthy and free.  Please support some or all of the listed influencers, authors, historians, etc. No one “digests” info the same way, so we begin with the Top 20 Requested. Laugh, cry, learn, act, and please share far & wide. Did we mention SHARING THIS LIST!?
Peace, health and  safety to you & yours, always.

Some reviews:
”These videos are amazing!”, “The 5 questions focused us”, “I thought I was the only one”, “Thought I knew all this—powerful words right from their mouths”, “I’m so glad we’re doing this”  “I laughed & cried, & was shocked–now inspired to act.”  “We’re incorporating this program in our organization.”, “Our whole family loves it!–and we’re black/indigenous”. Did I mention SHARING THIS LIST!?

Peace, health and  safety to you & yours, always.

–The Diversity Circles Crew


Start with these Top  20 top requested to learn, share & discuss…

(These 20 most requested links are excerpted from the in-depth menu further below, and the 5-Question Study/Action Guide is at the very end)

1– Vid. Love Has No Labels: Diversity & Inclusion (~3 min) and, Vid. The Science of Racism  (~5 min) See also science, academia and history section below.

2–Vid:  Black Parents explain to their children how to deal with police (~5 min), and PSA  Dear Hearing People (~3 min)

3–PSA: Safety tips- Don’t be a Bystander 6 tips for Responding to Racist (or Abelist) Attacks (4 min.)

4–HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BEFORE STARTING/JOINING A GROUP: Vid. Experts on White Fragility: Robin DiAngelo, Erin Trent Johnson, Aaron Morrison (~40 min)

5–NYT Vids. Young & Mixed in America (~5 min) and Multiracial people discuss (~4 min) See also Panel Discussions and Personal Experiences, sections below

6–Powerful Music Videos: Global Girls (day): FREEDOM; M. Hale: Falling: A Beautiful, Powerful Tribute to​ our​ LGBT Youth (~4 min);  Schoolyard Rap: Black Made That! (from Kid’s Menu); Why by Supaman (~4 min); Lift Every Voice Stanford T. Alumni Virtual Choir (~7 min) (aka Black National Anthem)  See also music section far below. 

7–Vid: PBS Say it Loud: “Black” or “African American”? (~10 min) See also edu-comedy section below.

8–Model PSA (edu-comedy) on Disability Sensitivity Training (in their words) (~4 min) 

9–Rise TV: LGBTQIA+ Discussion and family support (20 min), and (funny) Things Not to Say to a Trans Person (in their words) (~8 min) 

10–Book/Vid: Aspen Institute; Prof. Ibram Kendi on how to undo racism, becoming anti-racist (~55 min) 

11–Vid/Book PBS:  Pulitzer Princeton’s Eviction Lab on eviction epidemic in racial context. (~18 min), and Systemic Racism Explained (4 min.) See Finance & Housing below

12–Vox Historical Vid: How Socialites Rewrote History in schools; historically and today (~7 min) See also History, academia & science, below. 

13–MSNBC: Experts discuss Dangerous neighbors’ calls; Criminalizing Living While Black and White tendencies (~12min) See also policing section below

14–Vid/Book: PBS; When U.S. Diversity Successfully Ruled (~18min), and the subsequent U.S. Coup & Coverup(~40min). See also History, academia & science, below. 

15–Series: A Most Important Conversation in 2020 (~1 hr) Diverse Black panel discussion; multi-topic.

16–Vid. Do all Native Americans Think the Same?; (edu-comedy) If Native American People said the stuff White People say (~2 min) and, and Native American Girls describe the REAL History Behind Thanksgiving (~2 min) 

 See also kids section, and music, arts and dance at the end of this list.

17–Vid: Slavery Detective of the South; Geneologist Antoinette Harrell probes current slave issues.  (~20 min) See also History, Academia section.

18–Film Doc of top Influencer/Kingmaker Clarence Avant (a must-see). The Black Godfather (top U.S. generous, honest influencer, King-maker, role model, mentor) (~2 min trailer); and Black Excellence Interview (~3 min) 

19–Vid. Black Psychoanalysts Speak (1 hr)

20–Vid: Black people help white people talk about race (~2 min) and upbeat 24 Q’s Black People have for White People (~3 min), and PSA: We Are America ft. John Cena (~3 min) See also How to be an Effective Ally, below


The Long Menu… (by subject/topic).


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

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

Things Not to Say to a Trans Person (in their words)

Comedian/Actor  Dulcé Sloan on daily issues 

Vid: Smile Squad Skit What it’s like to have Down Syndrome Starring Comedian/Actor/Olympian Athelete Jordan Nichole Wall (3 min).

Vid. If Native American People said the stuff White People say

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

Comedian/Actor Margaret Cho: Mom on Gays, and a life lesson (~5 min)

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

Vid. Comedienne Sampson on being Gay in the Black church

PSA: Disability Sensitivity Training

Vid. If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say

Vid: 5 Things to Know about Indigenous Humor

Vid Series: Consulting white people, crappy polls and The State of Two-Spirit Folk

Vid. Do’s & Don’t’s Around People w/Disabilities

Vid. Trans Girl Reacts to Ben Shapiro Freaking Out Over Harry Styles In A Dress Samantha Lux (light adult language) 

Vid. 9 Questions Native Americans Have For White People

Vid. Lilly Singh’s The Brown (Help) Bar (generalizations) Pt.1 and Pt. 2

Vid. Say it Loud; Why Richard Pryor is still funny 

PSA Vid: Consent and Tea Analogy  

Vid. (Series) Legendary Comedian Charlie Hill 

Fun Music Vid. Digital Underground Yodeodo No Nose Job

The Daily Show: How the Pink Tax Works

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

Vid.  Thom Tran Taking Care of Soldiers by Making the Laugh 

Edu-comedy continued:
Things NOT to Say to… (In Their Own Words) & other basic Rules of Etiquette

Things Not to Say to a Someone in a Wheelchair

Things Not to Say to a Blind Person

Ask us Anything-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Things Not to Say to People who are Homeless

Things Not to Say to a Black Woman

Real things White People have said to Me

Things Not to Say to to an Old Person

Things Not to Say to a Person with a Disability

Things Not to Say to Amputees

Things Not to Say to Someone w/Dyslexia

What to say: I’m deaf, but we can still talk Rebekah Afari

Things Not to Say to Jewish People of Color 

What Pacific Islanders want you to know  

Things Not to Say to Someone who Stammers or stutters (cursing)

Things Not to Say to FGM Survivors and Campaigners

Things Not to Say to an Autistic Person and more Insights and more Autistic People

Why do you keep asking me? (Asian/Jewish stereotype edition)

Things Not to Say to East Asian People

PSA Vid. Dear Hearing People (~3 min)

Things Not to Say if you’re an Atheist (from an Atheist) Part 1 and Part 2

Things Not to Say to Someone w/Schizophrenia or Bipolarism

Things Not to Say to a Person who has an Accent

Things Not to Say to Someone with Down’s Syndrome

Things Not to Say to Someone w/a facial Disfigurement

Things Not to Say to YOURSELF as an English Learner Part 1 and Part 2

Things Not to Say to Someone who does not celebrate Christmas or Celebrates w/Family

Things Not to Say to Young Black Men (2 bits of profanity)

Things Not to Say to Someone Who Wears A Burqa

Things Not to Say to Sikh People

Things Not to Say to Someone who doesn’t drink

Things Not to Say to Someone with OCD  

Things Not to Say to people who don’t have sex

Things Not to Say: Stop saying “I’m So Broke” if you’re not

Things Not to Say to Very Tall People

Things Not to Say to People with Dwarfism (mature references)

Things Not to Say to a Deaf Person  and, Other Annoying Questions

Things Not to Say to a Trans Person (in their words)

Things Not to Say to a Non-Binary Person

Things Not to Say: Stop Saying You’re Old if you’re not

Things Not to Say to Jewish People (1 adult subject)
Things Not to Say to a Person with a Disability
Things Not to Say to a Someone in a Wheelchair
Things Not to Say to a Fat Person

Things Not to Say to Someone With Vitiligo

To Someone Who’s Been Sexually Assaulted (Listen at your discretion: healing-sharing) 
To Someone with regard to Consent PSA Vid: Consent and Tea Analogy  

Things Not to Say to People With Tourette’s Syndrome

Things Not to Say to Pagans and Witches (informative if not funny)

Things Not to Say to Introverts and Shy People Problems more about Introverts
What not to say to a Teacher (real questions Parents ask)
Things not to say to commuters w/Guide Dogs

Things not to wear: Native Americans Review Music Festival Fashion

Things Not to Say to Kids w/LGBTQ Parents

How to listen better: Tips from a Deaf guy Stephen O’Keefe

Things Not To Say To Someone With Epilepsy

Deaf People Answer Commonly Googled (& stupid) Questions About Being Deaf

Vid. Blind people answer commonly googled Q’s

Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

Vid. How to talk to Old People

What not to say to someone w/Dimentia (workshop w/Diane Waugh, RN)

Vid. Boomers React to OK Boomer Memes


Popular TV & Web Series  

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. 

Upbeat, searing discussions of the day–Pulitzer prize winning Karen Hunter: In Class With Dr. Greg Carr: Who Was Henry Bibb?

Parents Series: Raising our Multiracial Family

First Dates Series; (Generous) First Date reveals she’s Transgender

Vid. How You See Me Series Black

Vid. How You See Me Series: Asian

Vid. alter-NATIVE Ep. 6: Owning Our Narrative as Native Women

The Undatables; Fun & Dating English Series and More Fun Dates

Vid.  (minimal cursing via Tourette’s)The Undateables series 4 highlights

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. Dear Hearing People

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

Vid. Native’s react: NEVER dress like a Native American for Halloween

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

SBSK Interview: Sebian is living with a terminal illness and is still happy. Here are his insightful views.

Some Latino Inventors they don’t teach you in school (5 min).

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. Top 5 Overlooked Black History Facts


Vid. Every Country in Africa: Brief facts Part 1 and Part 2

Vid. 14 Subtle Things Abusive Parents Do

Native Americans Review Thanksgiving Storybooks

News Utah boy says he “went red” when teacher bullied him for having two dads

Vid. My Trans Life Kids Support as  Friends

Vid. 8-year-old starts business to help his mom make ends meet 

Vid. CODA Pride (Children of Deaf Adults)

TED Making Education Accessible to Deaf Children

Vid. If Teachers could be Honest with Students

Vid. Kids Meet a Woman with Alzheimer’s

Vid. Kids Meet a 101 Year Old

Vid/Book. The Late Show Blanket Fort (with First Lady Michelle Obama)

Kid’s lesson: Barack Obama Surprises Us + First Time Hearing Bob Dylan

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

Vid: Body Autonomy and Consent for kids

NYT. A Conversation about Growing up Black

Soul Pancake Series Vid. Do kid’s Voices Matter? Kid correspondents report.

Vid. A pep talk from Kid President to You

Kids Meet Series: Kids meet a bilingual, international opera singer.

Kids Meet Series: Kids meet a young adult in hospice.

Kids Meet Series: Kids meet a Native American Politician

PSA Vid. Vid. Love Has No Labels: Diversity & Inclusion (~3 min)

Vid. Love Has No Labels: Meet the Henderson-Strongs Family(~3 min)

Vid. Native American Girls describe the REAL History Behind Thanksgiving Featuring: Laurel Cotton, Duannette Reyome, Evannah Moniz-Reyome, Kiera Thompson, Wacantkiya Mani Win Eagle, and Wanbli Waunsila Win Eagle.

NYTimes: How Viral Videos Masked a Louisiana Prep School’s Problems

Reflections of a Shy/Quiet Person/Introvert part 1 and  Part 2 and Things introverts think but never say 


How to be an Effective (not performative) Ally, and other How-To’s

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”  –Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970

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

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

Book. The Token: Common Sense  Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization by Crystal Byrd Farmer and Her Lecture 

PSA: How to be an effective LGBTQIA+ Ally

TED: The Importance of Allies

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. So You Want to Fight For Racial Justice. Now What?

Vid Panel: (Starts at 3:15) Jewish Family Service on Becoming an Anti-Racist Jewish Community

Vid. Dear Hearing People

TED. Access Ain’t Inclusion Exclusiveness & Unintended Miscommunications inside Ivy Leagues Harvard professor Anthony Jack

Vid. Excellence; Mother transforms families w/PFLAG in China  

Vid. Lesson in Kindness  LGBT Community So-Called Society-Wake up India

Vid. Sheila Lopez Opened the First Native American PFLAG Chapter

TED. Distinctions of Albinism; What It Means To Be Human | Tess Ballis

Vid/Book Preventing bullying & Suicide; What is PFLAG? And Recommended Book lIst

Vid. How to Report Elder Abuse and The National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)

TED. Mainstreaming Disability gold medalist Paralympian and wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott

PBS award-winning short film. A Place in the Middle  

Vid: Rediscovering Aotearoa; LGBTQIA+ and Pacific Islanders Jamie Waititi and Falencie Filipo (11 min).

Vid: Stop the abuse of People w/Learning Disabilities  

Vid. How Asian Americans can help fight Anti-Black Racism

Allyship INCLUSION over Diversity | Kenyona Matthews

Vid./Book This Jewish Rabbi, author MaNishtana, is Fighting Racism Within The Orthodox Community

TED. Universal design; An accessible world is an inclusive world Stephen Cluskey

Vid. Two best friends who are Muslim & Jewish, speak up

Vid. Excellence. We Learned American Sign Language In 3 Months

NYT Column: Social Q’s: Wait, What Did You Just Say About Jews?  

Vid. How Structural Racism Works: Tricia Rose

Book/film. Judith Heumann Interview w/Trevor Noah – Defying Obstacles in “Being Heumann and film “Crip Camp”

Excellence: Supporting a Crossdressing Independent Store

Vid. 7 Steps to Take When Facing Discrimination at work

TED Deaf and Destined to Bridge the World Isidore Niyongabo

TED. Protecting and Interpreting Deaf Culture Glenna Cooper

How to Socialize With Deaf People

Vid. Dos & Don’t s of interacting w/the Deaf Community (click on DD for closed captioning subtitles)

What to say and how to ally Hearing Deaf Relationship Tips

Deaf Leaders and Supporters Part 1

Allyship INCLUSION over Diversity | Kenyona Matthews

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)

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) 


Social Experiments & Shared Inquiry 

Vid. Perspectives: Do All Autistic People Think The Same?

Vid. Do All Multiracial People Think The Same?

Vid. Do All Women Think the Same?

Vid. Do All Asian Americans Think the Same?

Vid. Do All Suicide Survivors Think The Same?  Spectrum
What Would You Do? A Veteran Can’t afford Groceries

What Would You Do? Food Stamps Shaming

What Would You Do? Iliteracy-Shaming

Gen Z vs Boomers: Is “OK Boomer” Ageist? | Middle Ground


Panel Discussions & Personal Experiences

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

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

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

SBSK Interview: Sebian is living with a terminal illness and is still happy. Here are his insightful views.

Series: The Rood examines Black Feminism/Womanism 

SBSK Interview: College Student Blake with Down Syndrome, and Tanner, his Autistic roommate discuss college and life.

Rise TV: LGBTQIA+ Discussion and family support (20 min)

TED Talk: I’m Black, I’m a minister and I’m gay, who are you to judge? Benjamin Carlton

SBSK Interview: How to talk with me, and my philosophies in life–“I just like to hang out w/my friends and my girlfriend”, from bilingual teen Zaid’s point of view

Strangers Answer: What’s something I wouldn’t believe about you?

Vid: What is Two Spirit? LGBT in the Native American Community

TED: Own Your Face Robert Hoge (16 min)

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. 

Radar 2020: the Diversity in Latinx Cultures

SBSK: Ryan shares his views as a young Man (~2 min)

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  

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

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

Vid. Definitions: 4 different categories of polyamory

SBSK Interview: What to say? It’s simple, just be genuine, down to earth, say, “hi”, and make me laugh. Successful youtube influencer and traveler Lizzie Velasquez


ADA Specialist, Activist and Advocate Kate Gainer Interview (wealth of information).

This is #15 out of more than 1,000 interviews that “It’s Our Story” has collected in an effort to free the voices of the disability community. Visit us at  

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

News: 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


Freedom of beliefs & suicide rates: LIFE LAKOTA; The Cheyenne River Reservation

Vid. Asian Parents & Their LGBT Children: On Unconditional Love

TEC. Every body: glamour, dateability, sexuality & disability | Dr. Danielle Sheypuk

News. Sacred Native Burial Sites Destroyed by Border Wall Construction

TED. Excellence What Trauma Taught Me About Resilience | The Audacity firm founder Charles Hunt

Vid. Sacred Earth – Native Americain Beliefs

Vid. Emotional Discussion & Law; Last Right: Seniors react to end-of-life case

Vid. Seniors Speak Out about The Planet

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

TED. What the Bible says about homosexuality: Kristin Saylor & Jim O’Hanlon 

Vid. Preventing bullying & suicide; Why I chose my LGBTQ daughter over the Evangelical Church; Susan Cottrell

Vid. What is it like to be DEAF?

Vid. Woman’s Beard Makes Her Feel Sexy

Vid. I’m a Woman with Facial Hair and I’m Proud of It

Short film (15 min) Deaf Culture

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

TED: Excellence: Indigenous Peoples in Maine are Not Mascots Ambassador Maulian Dana

Vid. Crossdresser and Transgender Terminology w/Rachel Rollins (includes slurs)

NYT Vid. A Conversation with my Black SonCUT Vid. Blind People Discuss Racism

NYT Vid.  Multiracial people discuss being Multiracial in America

NYT Vid. A Conversation with Latinos on Race

NYT Vid. A Conversation with Black Women on Race

NYT Vid. A Conversation with White People on Race

Vid. Ageism is all around the world

NYT Vid. A Conversation with Native Americans on Race

Vid. The Quiet Power of Introverts and Ambiverts and 8 Strengths of Introverts by Einzelganger

Vid. Native Americans review media depictions of Native Americans

Vid. Coming out (or not) as Pagan and Not all Witches are White Interview w/Introverted Jupiter

Vid. How English sounds to non-English speakers

Vid. One Word Cut: Response to one word by Native Americans Reservation  and Language

Vid. 10 things Introverts Need in a Relationship, and 4 Types of Introverts from Welsley Colledge

Vid. Muslim & Jewish Friends and Personal experiences with Jewish and Arab People

TED: Changing the way we see Native Americans by Matika Wilbur

Teen Vogue Vid. Native American Girls describe the REAL History Behind Thanksgiving Featuring: Laurel Cotton, Duannette Reyome, Evannah Moniz-Reyome, Kiera Thompson, Wacantkiya Mani Win Eagle, and Wanbli Waunsila Win Eagle.

TED We are all connected with nature Nixiwaka Yawanawa works with World Indigenous Peoples

PSA Vid: Transgender, at War and in Love  Op-Docs

PSA Vid: Fight the Virus. Fight the Bias.

Vid: Stop Poverty Shaming

PSA Vid. I can – Live independently (challenging assumptuons about learning disability)

Vid. Independence: 4 Young Disabled People Describe What it Means to Them

TED. The Independence Myth: People With Disabilities Are Interdependent Too Denise Lance, PhD

ELItalks Rabbi MaNishtana on Race, Difference, and Safety in Jewish Spaces

News. Racism in the Arab World

Vid. Black and Jewish Coalition Boston University

Vid. Panel Being Black and Muslim: anti-black racism in the Muslim community

ELItalks Racism in the Jewish Community: The Uncomfortable Truth Ilana Kaufman

Vid. Talking Trans Introduction, &  E1: How We Identify – Gender Identity

Vid. Crossdressing the last taboo; Why do we do it

TED My Learning Disability: A Love Story Philanthropist, Author, Researcher Chandni Kazi

Vid. Voices from the apache Rez

The Struggles Of Being An Asian American

Huffing Post Vid. Forgotten and 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 


(Panel discussions/Pers. experiences continued)
Black Diaspora on Travel & Living Abroad

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

Documentary: Experiences of Black People moving to Asia

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

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.


Police, MIlitary & Mass Incarceration:

(Current, History, Successes and Solutions) 

NYT Vid. A Conversation w/Police on Race

A Conversation w/the Police (Uncomfortable conversations w/a Black Man w/Emmanuel Acho.  And: UCWABM Police and the Behind the scenes version

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


Vid. Dangerous historical Origins Of The Karen Meme

Karen threatens Asian-American family out on a hike 

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

Vid: (very blatant talk)  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” 

News (not graphic). Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man With Hands Up

News. Sexual Assault Survivors Are Pushing The Military To Have Its “MeToo Moment”

Vid. (graphic verbal descriptions) The Effects of Hazing and Sexual Assault on the Army Profession (CSM Guerra)

Vid. Defense department whistleblowers say military’s sexual assault program is failing survivors

TED Deaf in the military [Subtitled] | Keith Nolan

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

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


Prisoners’ Voices:

News Vid. Breaking Myths: Prisoners on TikTok and the Law

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

Truth or Myth Series: Incarcerated Women Bust Myths About Prison

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

Vid. Innocent prisoner Richard Jones solves his own case free after 17 years.

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   

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. 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Working in a Prison

Vid. National Prison Project; Is Slave Labor Still Legal In America?

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


History, Academia & Science:

Historical Black (everyday) Cinema: 

African American Silent Film: Within Our Gates (1:20)

Full Film: Harlem Rides The Range (1939) (1 hr) Classic Black Cinema Western, w/singing & dancing starring Herb Jefferies. Filmed on historical integrated dude ranch. (ignore the poor video quality & enjoy the ride! w/drama, slapstick, action & music) No indigenous or first nation references.  

Historical silent film footage: Earliest Surviving fun silent feature film (with an historical introduction) w/an all-Black cast (excerpt from Lime Kiln Club Field Day (9 min)

Background & Documentary: 1920’s silent films of Reverend Solomon Sir Jones U.S. Everyday living in all-black & upper class towns by Rev. Sir Solomon Jones (20 min.).

Historical silent film Footage: 1920’s Inspiring doc. footage of daily life in Black Wallstreet, by Rev. Sir Solomon Jones (14 min)

Full Film: Classic black Cinema:  “Miracle In Harlem” (1948) (classic mystery film)  (1 hr)

Classic Black Silent Film: The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920) (action, romance, heroism)  An heiress fights off the kkk to save her land. Made in response to Birth of a Nation. (1 hr)

Classic Black Cinema: The Story of Oscar Micheaux First African American Film Director (8 min)


Other History, Academia & Science:

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

PBS. Through Deaf Eyes

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

VOA: African American Astronauts and space

Vid. Prioritizing Equity: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality

Vid: LGBTQIA+ Explained. English Vocabulary; Encyclopedic description of many sexuality types

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

Conversation with Stacey Abrams (starts at 3:45): Race & Political Power in the U.S.

History of Native American Boarding Schools

Curaor Trent Kelly: A collection of old photos: Black History and Black Gay Men’s creative portraits/inscriptions from 1800’s on.

Full Feature Film. (Rave Reviews) Excellence; History & Current Politics; Crip Camp; A Disability Revolution  and Incredible Deleted Scenes from Crip Camp

Political: Government and Marriage (Polyamory) from Arizona State University

Vid. Bayard Rustin; The Gay Civil Rights Activist Nearly Erased From History

TED. Universal design; An accessible world is an inclusive world Stephen Cluskey

TED. Access Ain’t Inclusion Exclusiveness inside Ivy Leagues Harvard professor Anthony Jack

Bayard Rustin and Malcom X brilliant debate:

MLK’s major advisor–The Gay Civil Rights Activist Nearly Erased From History: Bayard Rustin-An unsung hero of the civil rights movement: (TED x Animation short  and and:  

Vid. A Maryland college honors the lives of enslaved people

PBS. Behaviorial Studies: Who Are “The WEIRDest People in the World? w/Harvard Professor Joseph Henrich

Scientific benefits of language and sign language on babies

Vid. Stage 4 Cancer Patient Tries Psilocybin Study

TED. Creating an Accessible Digital Future | Judy Brewer

Why the U.S. military exposed minority soldiers to toxic mustard gas

TED. Protecting Lakota culture with science, tech, engineering & math & Bio of Vaughn Vargas

NYTimes. How the U.S. Government Used Veterans as Atomic Guinea Pigs & swore them to secrecy

Vids. Trauma Research Foundation Film Festival: Healing and Jingle Dress

Census PSA. STORIES FOR CHANGE #CensusCounts

Vid. America’s Next Deaf Leader: ROTUS & CEO Leah Katz-Hernandez

TED. Access Ain’t Inclusion Exclusiveness & Unintended Miscommunications inside Ivy Leagues Harvard professor Anthony Jack

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. The Science of Racism

Vid. New study seeking to improve mental health outcomes for transgender people

Allyship & Erascism The Psychology Of Racism

TED: Poverty shaming Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash– Rutger Bregman

Interviewer learning from People who were enslaved in the U.S.

Historical Film Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples

Vid. Danielle Bainbridge’s Origin of Everything Series The Origin of “Gender”, Gender fluidity (and gender vs sex)

Vid. What it feels like to be autistic Dr. Grandin The Autistic Brain film Temple Grandin  

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

The Black Tax: Cost of Being a Black American w/Shawn Rochester

The Daily Show: How the Pink Tax Works and Our Rich Journey: 8 ways to save $

PBS Vid./ook: (Dream Hoarder) How the upper middle class keeps everyone else out.  

Vid. Why Poor People are Trapped in Poor Decisions

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 


Finance, Housing Issues & Solutions 

Vid. Cut: I was once Homeless discussion
Vid. Poor People’s Living and Survival Techniques

Vid. How some Older Americans are monetizing their #VanLife

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

Vid. 8-year-old starts business to help his mom make ends meet 

Vid. Excellence; Hotel staffed by students with special needs

Vid. Meet the actors with disabilities breaking ground in Hollywood

Interviews with local People who are Unsheltered or Homeless in different ways,
Marrisa Single Mom, 3 pt-time jobs,
Carey Fuller Homeless & Connected,

Kelly works with the Law and ended up homeless in DC

Otis Taylor’s Article of Beautiful Couple Greg and Marie, who temporarily moved from the streets into Introvert Terry’s luxury home  

Former social Worker Michelle w/a master’s degree

Homeless Veteran Lynette living in her car in LA  
Granny interviewed about her experience

Chad Homeless since age 9
Young Pregnant Homeless Ka’ek’e describes “survival sex” and harsh conditions (harsh frank language)



Healthy Options: (health-related) 

Vid. How racist patients impact physicians of color  

Book/Vid. Black Man in a White Coat interview w/ Dr. Damon Tweedy

Vid. Asian American Health-care Workers describe racist incidents

Vid. Air Pollution: A dangerous Reality for Low-Income Minority Families

Vid. Students step in to help seniors and low-income patients access telehealth services

Vid. Black Doctors call Out Racial Profiling and Top MD describes discrimination

PSA Vid. Social Anxiety–Friendship & Opening Up w/Liza Koshy

PBS: Children of Color w/Autism face disparities of care & isolation

Vid. How racism makes us sick: David R. Williams

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

Glad U Asked Series: What Happens When We Die (somewhat uplifting)

Vid. What it feels like to be autistic Dr. Temple Grandinand her film Temple Grandin and Panel: Working with Black and Autistic Children

BBC. Trans Kids: Why Medicine Matters

Spine Surgeon visits and learns from Chiropractor (Dr. Antonio Webb visits Dr. Marilyn Yates)

Vid. Cancer & Psilocybin Treatment Changes Man’s Cancer Experience

Vid. Stage 4 Cancer Patient Tries Psilocybin Study

Vids. Trauma Research Foundation Film Festival: Healing and Jingle Dress

Vid. Trauma Research Foundation; Medicating Normal

Vid. 14 Subtle Things Abusive Parents Do 

Podcast: Autism in Black by Maria Davis-Pierre

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)

PSA Vid. Beautiful! Love Has No Labels – Diversity & Inclusion 

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

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

Music Video (edu-comedy-some cursing)  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. 

Film: Smoke Signals Trailer The first feature film written, directed & produced by Native Americans. And a review.

Film: Smoke Signals Trailer The first feature film written, directed & produced by Native Americans. And a review.

Vid. Pass the Brush Challenges; Northern Cheyenne Women & Girls and Aztec Dancers and Inuit Women & Girls

BBC The Quiet Power of Introverts and Ambiverts

Excellence: Keeping up w/Chris—excelling w/Downs Syndrome

DANCE: Dancers w/Downs Syndrome,

Dance: Feeling the music: Dancing while deaf

Best COSPLAY & SciFi Costumes! Please do NOT appropriate indigenous culture clothing (respect clothing & culture).

Neighborly Series: What everyone is wearing in NYC, by Karen BritChick

BBC The Quiet Power of Introverts and Ambiverts

Excellence: Keeping up w/Chris—excelling w/Downs Syndrome

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 Board game, YPIS, Buffalo, Student Journey, Black Designers to buy

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

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

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

MUSIC: Unique Mashup Music Multi-Instrumentalist Jane Lui

Music: Native Rapper Supaman drops incredible bars

Music: Shared throat singing around the world: Compilation of throat singing, Children throat singing, Apalacian throat singing, UMNGQOKOLO – Thembu Xhosa throat singing, Amazing female throat singing, Altai throat singing, Inuit throat-singing

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) And his Interview

Music Vid. Unique Mashup Music Multi-Instrumentalist Jane Lui

Jenifer Lewis Inspiring hilarious Song for Voting (She has a series of solos)

Dance: (inspiring excellence)  Morgan Bullock; Irish, & Lil Buck; Swan, & Ballerinas & HIplet and Dancers w/Downs Syndrome, & Nicholas Brothers

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

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

Series. Young Natives React: Native Girls Be Like Pt #1 and Pt #2

Elders React to Try Not To Feel Old Challenge

Music excerpt: A Love Supreme by John Coltrain 

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 and others’) ears:
How the Twins began from their sheltered life.
FIRST TIME HEARING: Bill Withers Lean on Me and Radiohead Creep, and  Coat of Many Colors and black eyed peas, and  Sam Cooke, and Phil Collins, Killing in the Name Of (learning their message), John Lennon Imagine, and Dolly Parton 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 Listening/Action Questions…

(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.

Happy, sad or reflective: These Q’s are designed to facilitate vulnerable inquiry, learning & sharing, and committed action and reflection. Not debate or blame.

No matter what group(s) we belong to, we each have certain rights & access that others don’t share.
We take certain rights, safety, ability, or access for granted that others 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 effective 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 clarify/answer the following 5 questions.
Be mindful to refer to the link/influencer(s) as questions arise (rather than interpret their words).

Question/Inquiry/Deep Listening Ground Rules: (in addition your general groundrules)

  • This is a shared, unique, precious inquiry and deep listening practice focussed on the influencer’s message.
    It’s not an intellectual debate, sermon, confessional, therapy, sharing session, nor a venue to splash about in “lake me”. 
  • Keep genuine generosity & respect throughout. Try to stick to clarifying questions focussed understanding the influencer’s message(s) or the question at hand.
  • This is a space for vulnerability, mistake-making, deep listening practice, learning and even epiphany.
  • Even through changing emotions, please generously, maturely remain focused on the topic at hand.  If you must leave, remember to remind the group that you’re OK, and leave generously (unless you need emergency help).  

1. What from the influencer(s) has shown you more deeply, a right, access, or “privilege” that you have?

2.  What miniscule or large assumptions or biases of your own were shaken or exposed by this influencer/group?

3.  What practice will you take on to deepen your learning, and retain any insights you’ve gotten from this influencer/group?

4.  What small or large service or action will you take in the following days; in family, community, country, or world, and what short or long-term impact do you intend to have? 

5.  (Take your intended service or action). After taking that action: what have you learned?  What has changed for you and/or others?  What do you intend to build upon?  

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

What is the Diversity Circle for?

To explain, first watch this video HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BEFORE STARTING/JOINING A GROUP: Vid. Experts on White Fragility: Robin DiAngelo, Erin Trent Johnson, Aaron Morrison (~40 min)
It’s for listening rather than sharing. It’s at different times hilarious, heartbreaking, inspiring, frustrating, bonding, awe-inspiring, and always a deeply generous, vulnerable space for learning from the voices of groups in the links. This is a great opportunity to practice listening and learning from deepening levels–even if you feel you’ve heard it before.  This is a time to let go of the urges to share, reinterpret, get defensive, or any tendencies that can inhibit deep listening of these voices. 

In these Diversity Circles; these voices also distinguish the many useful and detrimental forms of Allyship, and how to point to the voices in the links. Some links have adult themes and blunt language. Use generous discretion when referring to these.   

What is the Diversity Circle NOT for? 
It’s not therapy, not a time for you to talk about yourself/your experience, or your relations–no matter how tempting (unless you are part of the group of focus).  It is not a consensus, It’s not a confessional. It’s not “whataboutism” (changing the focus or subject when you get uncomfortable or switching focus to a group not mentioned above). It’s not about being comfortable, not a time for judging the materials, topic or any speakers; not a time for you to explain yourself; not a competition to see who is more anri-racist or a better ally. It’s not about you. Not about making up your own questions. 

Some helpful websites:

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, NCLER (N’tl Center on Elder Rights), NDBC, The Sentencing Project, Innocence Project, NAMI Links, The NAACP Race & Medicine


A. Jones helped create and curate this list as an active, committed member and resident of a cohousing community.


Category: Diversity

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