Just a brief post to note that after this entry, I’m pausing my email newsletter for a bit. With everything happening in my country right now, I don’t feel right bombarding folks’ inboxes with blog entries. I debated even sending this note, but, well, I decided I’d at least mention it. If this is unwelcome noise to you right now, I understand, and I’m sincerely sorry.

I’ll likely keep writing, mainly to help with my anxiety. But I won’t be broadcasting new posts via email or Twitter. Of course, you can still sign up for my email newsletter, but new emails won’t go out until I turn things back on—probably in a week or three. In the meantime, folks subscribed to my RSS feed can still be notified of new entries.

For now, I’d like to leave you with a list of resources I’ve found helpful right now, as well as a list of organizations that could use your support. This list isn’t exhaustive or complete, but it does have a few things that’ve been helpful to me. Maybe they’ll be helpful to you, too.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Black lives matter.


Resources

Organizations

  • Find a bail fund near you.
  • Black Visions Collective is “an organization dedicated to Black liberation and to collective liberation.”
  • Black Tech for Black Lives, a collective of Black leaders in tech organizing for policy and policing reforms.
  • Violence in Boston strives “to improve the quality of life & life outcomes of individuals from disenfranchised communities by reducing the prevalence of violence and the impact of associated trauma.”
  • Movement for Black Lives is “a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy.”
  • Reclaim the Block is a Minneapolis-based organization that works “to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.”
  • Protest Access is a volunteer-led Twitter account aiming to provide “captions and/or transcriptions for any [#BlackLivesMatter]-related videos.”
  • Color of Change, “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization,” has countless initiatives and campaigns fighting against injustice.