Resources to Learn & Grow
We invite you to explore the resources below to build your racial equity muscle and learn with us. We believe united action is powerful and it benefits our community to have a greater collective capacity and courage to identify and address racism and inequity in our community.
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Black History Month
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Movies To Stream:
"Loving: The true story of Richard and Mildred Loving" is chronicled in this drama, as we see the couple ultimately win a Supreme Court Case to legalize interracial marriage in the United States.
"Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History": Kevin Hart highlights the fascinating contributions of Black history’s unsung heroes in this entertaining – and educational – comedy special.
"The Butler": The life of a White House butler who worked for eight presidents unfolds against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history.
"She Did That": Go inside the lives of extraordinary Black female entrepreneurs as they discuss building legacies and pioneering a new future for the next generation.
"Your Attention Please: Hosted by Craig Robinson" This series introduces us to Black innovators and creators who are working to leave the world better than they found it.
"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" This artful and intimate meditation on legendary storyteller Toni Morrison examines her life, her work and powerful themes she has confronted throughout her career.
"Harriet" The extraordinary story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman is chronicled in this “powerful” drama.
"Just Mercy" Michael B. Jordan stars as an attorney who fights to prove the innocence of a death row inmate in 1980s Alabama.
"The Soul of America" This documentary illuminates our present-day, fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges.
"John Lewis: Good Trouble" An intimate account of legendary U.S. representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism.
Celebrating the Richness of the Black Experience in American History
PBS: 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days ... spotlight a history maker per day with an opportunity to honor these great individuals by learning more about their lives and their contributions. (Watch time: varies)
PBS: What to Watch ... PBS shares a host of documentaries and digital shorts that highlight the richness of the Black experience in American history (Watch time: varies)
Tedx Talks: Black History is American History (Watch time: 8 minutes)
The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers - celebrating some of #TheMostSearched moments and individuals in America. (Watch time: 2 minutes)
The Daily Show: 10 Black People Making History - Trevor Noah interviews trailblazers in the black community (Watch time: 24 minutes)
Oprah Magazine: Black History Month - an online page featuring prominent Black figures in American history, book recommendations, Black women, and more (Read time: varies)
Watch Read Listen
Mental Health America Racism and Mental Health (Read time: 4 minutes)
Mental Health America Black and African American Communities and Mental Health (Read time: 10 minutes)
American Psychiatric Association Mental Health Disparities: Diverse Populations (Read time: 10 minutes)
For Families & Kids
PBS: How to Talk to your Kids about Anti-Racism. A List of Resources (Read time: 7 minutes)
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners - Given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. (Read time: 5 minutes)
Looking for Excellent "Diverse" Books for Children? Start Here! (Read time: 2 minutes)
Your Kids Aren't too young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup (Read time: 2 minutes)
PBS: Teaching Your Child About Black History (Read time: 4 minutes)
The Integrated Schools Podcast - Hard conversations about race, parenting, segregation, and inequities in our schools (Listen time: ~60 minutes)
Fare of the Free Child Podcast - weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices. (Listen time: ~60 minutes)
Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books (Read time: 10 minutes)
For Teachers & Educators
NEW Learning for Justice - An online site to teach educators how to reduce prejudice, encourage tolerance in schools, as well as within society as a whole.
For Companies & Groups
Harvard Business Review: The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice (Read time: 11 minutes)
How Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth (Read time: 5 minutes)
CNBC: CEOs need to lead the conversation on racial equality in business (Watch time: 4 minutes)
PBS: 5 ways to approach racial equity at work (Watch time: 36 minutes)
USC School of Social Work: Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege (Activity/Facilitator Guide)
SHRM: Overcoming Workplace Bias (Various)
SHRM: Tips for Discussing Racial Injustice in the Workplace (Read time: 5 minutes)
Local BIPOC* History
*Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Support BIPOC Businesses in North Texas
Local BIPOC Organizations
LULAC - League of United Latin American Citizens | 940.594.4509
NAACP - Denton Chapter | 940.384.1999
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