This is a heartbreaking moment. The murder of George Floyd has put a spotlight, yet again, on America’s long legacy of systemic racism and police brutality. Like most of you, we here at Lemonade are struggling to process the daily news cycle.

We certainly won’t pretend to have any of the answers ourselves—but our team has come together to share the essays, books, social-media accounts, and causes that we’ve turned to as we listen, learn, and grow. We will continue to listen, learn, advocate, and educate ourselves.

Please send your own resources and thoughts to [email protected]. And for further ways to make a difference, here are more invaluable resources via Black Lives Matter.


To share:

Defund 12 (tool to easily mass email government officials and council members)

Why Being Black Feels So Overwhelming Right Now  (Medium)

What Does “Black Lives Matter” Actually Mean? — Why Saying “All Lives Matter” Is Problematic (Harper’s Bazaar)

Dear White People (Forbes)

The Narrative Power of ‘Abolish the Police’ (Vox)

Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life (Teen Vogue)

21-Day Challenge — America & Moore (Eddie Moore)

America’s Racial Contract Is Showing (The Atlantic)

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide (Tatiana Mac)

The Rioters Aren’t Here to Convince You (Intelligencer)

Ahmaud Arbery Could Have Been Me  (The Atlantic)

For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies (Sojourners) 

Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People (New York Times)

‘This Is a Revolution’: 18 Artists From Coast to Coast Share What They Saw and Felt at the George Floyd Protests (ArtNet)

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship (Mireille Harper, via Instagram)

Professor Ibram X. Kendi on why it’s not enough to admit when you’re being racist (Vox)

How To Be A Good White Ally, According to Activists (Vox)

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race (Pretty Good)

What We’re Reading About the Past Week of Protests (Code Switch, on NPR)

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice (Medium)

To listen:

Democracy Now

Luvvi Ajayi: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (TED)

When Will We Be Free to Breathe?! (Be Heard Talk)

His Name is George Floyd (The Takeaway)

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay (The Ringer)

Black Lives Matter Activist Wanted To Be A Cop. Why Didn’t He? (NPR)

The Brown Sugar Podcast – Brown Sugar Who? (Stitcher)

Pod For The Cause (civilrights.org)

Pod Save The People archives (Crooked Media)

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper  (The Daily Social Distancing Show)

Race, Police And The Pandemic (FrontLine PBS)

To follow:

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle (@rachel.cargle) – Academic, writer, and lecturer.

Grassroots Law Project (@grassrootslaw) – Campaigners, and organizers against mass incarceration.

Decolonize This Place (@decolonize_this) – Activist group sharing real-time information on NYC protests.

MUNROE (@munroebergdorf) – Model and transgender activist.

The Conscious Kid (@theconsciouskid) – Parenting and education through a critical race lens.

Monique Melton (@moemotivate) – Anti-racism educator and podcast host. 

Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) – Global movement. 

brittany packnett cunningham does not do remixes. (@MsPackyetti) – Author, activist and educator. 

Color Of Change (@colorofchange)  – The nation’s largest online racial-justice organization.

Check Your Privilege (@ckyourprivilege) – Educators and activists.

Kenidra Woods (@KenidraRWoods) – Mental health advocate, activist, & author

Jeremy O. Harris (@jeremyoharris) – American actor and playwright.

Cleo Wade(cleowade)  – American artist, poet, activist, and author.

To read:

How To Be An Antiracist and Stamped From the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle, Angela Davis

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

Men We Reaped: A Memoir, Jesmyn Ward

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement, Wesley Lowery

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

Me and White Supremacy, Layla F Saad

To donate:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU Act Now: Call for Justice for George Floyd

Black Mama’s Bail Out

Reclaim The Block

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

Black Visions Collective

Campaign Zero

I Run With Maud

Act Blue

BlackTableArts

Mutual aid funds (multiple resources)

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