Vol. 14 — June 5, 2020
A lot has happened since our last edition and the most important message we want to share is BLACK LIVES MATTER. This week we’re highlighting black-owned businesses to support in NYC, important causes to donate towards, and anti-racist resources to take to heart.
First things first, put your money where your mouth is. These organizations are doing extremely important work right now supporting the cause of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the people behind them.
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Black Lives Matter
- ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
- Reclaim the Block
There’s been a lot of support for black-owned restaurants in NYC offering takeout and this master list compiled by Rachel Karten, Associate Director of social media at Bon Appetit is amazing. Here are some of our favorites on the list:
-Sisters in Clinton Hill
- Bunna Cafe in Bushwick
-Sweet Chick in Williamsburg, Park Slope, and the Lower East Side
- Milk & Pull in Bushwick, Bed Stuy, and Ridgewood
- Sally Roots in Bushwick
If you’re looking to read a book about race as a reaction, consider purchasing from a black-owned bookstore. All the links we provide for books in the next section are from The Lit. Bar, the only bookstore in the Bronx.
- The Lit. Bar - Bookstore in the Bronx.
- Cafe Con Libros - Feminist bookstore & coffee shop in Prospect Heights, Brookyn
- 28 Scott Vintage - Vintage store in Bushwick, Brooklyn
- Marche Rue Dix - cultural concept store in crown Heights, Brooklyn
- IndigoStyle Vintage - Vintage store in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
“Learning and listening” involves truly learning! Here are a few books about race that you should start reading. If purchasing, please the links to support The Lit. Bar in the Bronx.
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
- Visualizing Black America (W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits)
For many, now might feel like a more important time than ever to learn more about the centuries of systemic racism in America. Here are a few films and that focus on the lived experience of black Americans.
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- The Hate U Give
Black Lives Matter, Black Voices Matter, New York Forever.