Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources 
If there is one thing question that educators receive often from those who choose to dive deep, it would have to be - 'Do you have any resources you can share?'
This page is dedicated to the many resources that I have read, watched, explored, trust, have been recommended and now recommend to you. This list is not exhaustive and I will periodically add to it - I am in continuous study and will continue to update. 
Also, a few questions to ask yourself of the other resources that you may choose, aside from the list below, to inform and educate you on the historical and present day lived experiences of Black and Brown people .....
1. Who is the author/creator of this?
2. Do I feel challenged? What am I challenged about?
3. What narrative is being shared?
4. How is this narrative the same or a challenge to dominant narratives?
So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson (also a movie)
Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty First Century Challenge to White America - Joseph Barndt
My Grandmothers Hands - Resmaa Menake
How to be Anti-Racist - Ibram X. Kendi
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - Dr. Joy Degruy
White Rage - Carol Anderson
The Sum of Us - Heather McGee
When They See Us
Just Mercy (also a  book)
American Son
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Underground
Black Love
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
Them (2021)
Blood Done Signed My Name
Little Fires Everywhere
Women of the Movement
The Godfather of Harlem
All Rise
For Life
The Best of Enemies
Self Made Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
Lee Daniels The Butler
Podcasts/LIVE Shows 
Code Switch (NPR)
The Breakdown w/Shaun King
Existential with Corey Leak
Wrongful Convictions
Black History Year
Scene On Radio
Intersectionality Matters w/Kimberly Crenshaw
Speaking of Racism
History Shows Us - Lettie Shumate
A Meeting of Diverse Minds (Youtube & Facebook)
Monday's With My (Facebook)
Songs (** - explicit language)
Stand Up For Something - Andra Day
Black Lives Matter - Sounds of Blackness
We Won't Move - Arlissa
Freedom (featuring Kendrick Lemar) - Beyonce 
Glory - Common & John Legend
Preach - John Legend
Stand Up - Cynthia Erivo
This is America** - Childish Gambino
A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
To Be Young, Gifted and Black - Nina Simone
Sue Me - Wale
Fight the Power - Public Enemy
Rise Up - Andra Day
The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby
Fight The Power - Public Enemy 
Keep Ya Head Up** - 2Pac
If I Ruled the World** - Nas
Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce
Strange Fruit - Nina Simone
Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
TedTalks on YouTube
The Danger of the Single Story -
The Proud Family
The Fresh Prince of Bel'Air
Doc McStuffins
Raising Deon
Sister, Sister
61st Street
The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar
Abbott Elementary
Gifted Hands
The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Kevin Harts Black History
Colin in Black and White
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
I am Enough by Grace Byers
The 1619 Project Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renee Watson
The ABCs of Activism by Demajae Muray
The Missing Puzzle Piece by Fallon MacNeil
Opal Lee and What it means to be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Malcom X as told by Alex Haley
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
X a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Updated April 2022