Find support by and for BIPOC within the workplace and outside it.
- Black Lives Matter: #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
- The BIPOC Project: aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice.
- Black Girl Magik: a global movement creating safe spaces for Black women and girls (both gen-z and millenials) to voice, listen and encourage each other with unconditional vulnerability and honest acceptance
Organizations dedicated to wellness and related articles
- BEAM: a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities
- The Nap Ministry: founded in 2016 by Tricia Hersey, an organization that examines the liberating power of naps and views rest as a form of resistance and sleep deprivation as a racial and social justice issue
- The Loveland Foundation: provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy
- Ethel’s Club: creates healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity
- BIPOC Mental Health Resource Guide
- Mental Health for Queer and Transgender Communities of Color Resource List
- Rest as Reparations by Sandra E. Garcia
- NYC’s Black-owned businesses
- Black-owned restaurants in NYC
- A list of informative BLM spreadsheets and documents that have been compiled across the internet
BIPOC communities and artist collectives
- For Freedoms: Founded in 2016 by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks. In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history.
- BUFU: BUFU is by us for us, WYFY, with you for you. A project based collective interested in solidarity amongst us, co-creating with you experimental models of organizing & making a practice of practicing liberation & love.
- RAGGA NYC: RAGGA NYC is a hybrid of ideas that began as late night conversations over familial island roots, current social politics, empanadas vs. beef patties, pum pum shorts, scamming and a longing for a party that provides a safe space for queer Caribbeans and their kin. A platform founded by Christopher Udemezue (Neon Christina), RAGGA NYC connects a growing network of queer Caribbean artists and allies working across a wide range of disciplines—including visual art, fashion, poetry and more—to explore how race, sexuality, gender, heritage, and history inform their work and their lives. RAGGA fosters an extended family that makes space for solidarity, celebration, and expression, with deep commitments to education and grassroots organizing.
Promoting Black art
- Black Art Futures Fund: Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF) is a collective of emerging philanthropists promoting the elevation and preservation of Black arts & culture. Through grant making, board-matching, and organization-to-donor cultivation, they seek to amplify and strengthen the future of Black art.
- The Black School: an experimental art school teaching radical Black history
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