Updated: Jul 28
This post originally appeared on Relyfhealth.com
Health and Humanity are at the heart of everything we do at Relyf. Recently, we have been challenged with all of the events currently taking place in the world. We want to be a part of the solution and we have been openly asking for assistance, guidance, and wisdom on how to do that.
Thankfully, we have an incredible community and they have been more than willing to help us along the path. We want to share some resources below that were shared with us and we wanted to pass along to you.
This is not an exhaustive list nor is it a solution to the issues facing our countries right now. But we fundamentally believe that proper education on any issue can significantly improve our awareness and results on it.
That being said, we have compiled our list of resources, documents, books, podcasts and beyond that our community shared with us to help receive a better perspective on race in America, what it means to be black in modern-day America and how we got to where we are now. If you have additional resources or suggestions please share! We are always learning and looking to grow as individuals and as a company.
The Stoop The Stoop is a podcast from journalists Hana Baba and Leila Day. The pair dig into stories that are not always shared out in the open seeking to start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how to talk about blackness. One episode is released each month, lasting 30 minutes each. The Echo Chamber Friends Jade and Ez discuss issues that resonate among black British people speaking from the perspective of black, working-class women. The podcast’s most recent episode dissected police brutality and featured social commentator and activist Franklyn Addo. The episode discussed their thoughts and feelings on being black, witnessing the violation and slaughter of black bodies and the nature of structural whiteness. Code Switch Code Switch produced by National Public Race breaks down race and identity and its impact on the world. It is hosted by journalists of color and uses storytelling to help listeners understand how race shapes politics, pop culture, and many other mediums. Each episode dissects issues regarding race and cultural shifts tackling uncomfortable conversations head-on. Yo, Is This Racist? Yo, Is This Racist? is a podcast from hosts Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome. Each week the pair review viewer submitted voicemails and emails answering big questions. You will likely be surprised about the honesty of some submissions and laugh along with the host as they tackle important issues with humor. About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge Reni Eddo-Lodge is the author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race which is a book about exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance. The About Race podcast is a deeper investigation into the conversations explored in her book. It is a one-off series but is essential listening for anyone wanting to learn.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
Survival Math - Mitchell S. Jackson
Brothers and Keepers - John Edgar Wideman
How We Fight For Our Lives - Saeed Jones
Hood Feminism - Mikki Kendall
Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward
Busted in New York - Darryl Pinckney
Sleepaway School - Lee Stringer
Citizen - Claudia Rankine
The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
If you're interested in financially supporting organizations that are leading the charge in the Black Community check out these great groups below.
If you're interested in finding more resources visit this helpful Google Doc that was shared with us. It's a great place to find even more to further your education.