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  • Writer's pictureDr. Akilah

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Supporting the Movement for Black Lives

The past few weeks have been filled with support for Black lives and racial injustice. There are many ways to participate in this movement. Some are protesting. Some are creating awareness. Some are educating. Some are choosing to spend their money in Black owned establishments. Whatever your role the most important thing is to choose.

There has been a lot of information passes around the Internet, but it can often feel like information overload. I've compiled a list of resources for this fight for racial justice in America.


This video provides some historical information on the economic impact of racism in this country and its connection to looting.

This website provides information regarding a two point plan - one solution for addressing racial inequality and progress - mainly economic viability of the Black community.

The Ally Collection a resource for being an ally

A lift of Do's and Don'ts for How to Ally

A post with 9 Mistakes White People Make When Fighting for Racial Justice

Post about The 8 White Identifies

Mental Health

This website shares information about Black Life Matters: Anti-Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

List of tips for Preventing Burnout: Keeping the Movement Alive

44 Black Mental Heath Support Resources for anyone who needs them to survive in this country right now


This is a list of books to educate yourself about anti-racism according to Black women.

10 Books to Read about Race Instead of Asking a Person of Color

Book entitled White Fragility Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race

Take Action

75 Ways You Can Help in the Black Lives Matter Movement and racial justice

This link is to Black Lives Matter Liberation Resources

Defund 12 A national list of local government officials with an email script to reallocate resources to social services and other community needs

Justice in June a resource providing a starting place for individual truing to become better allies.

Anti-racism resources for White people

Buying Black Owned

One of the most detrimental effects of racism is economic. From this country's founding racism and economic disenfranchisement were linked as slave holders benefited from the free labor of the enslaved. Benefits that have only multiplied with each generation. Buying from Black-owned establishments help circulate money within the Black community and is an important way of addressing the racial economic gap.

Gas Stations

The only Black owned gas station in California

List of Black owned gas stations in U.S.


Lowes Home Improvement store (Black CEO)

Black owned grocery store in California (Los Angeles)

Book Stores

In Los Angeles area and others


One United

List of National Black Owned Banks


Food Brands

Southern Girls Bakery in Los Angeles



Wellness, Beauty, Fashion, and Food

Fashion Labels

Another list of Fashion Labels and Clothing Lines

I Am Apparel for history and education about heroes, revolutionaries, and their untold stories

Iman Cosmetics

List of Jewelry Companies

Business Support, Venture Capitalists, and Investors

25 Black VC and Investors

Black Owned Business Grants




Black Visual Artists


Coral Oral Tooth Brushes

Truth Laundry Detergent



National list of Black owned beauty supply stores in the U.S.

Camille Rose

Mielle Organics

Alikay Natural

Miss Jessie's



Uncle Funky's

Pattern Beauty


Design Essentials

Honey Baby Naturals

Shea Moisture


Aunt Jackie's

Black Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs Directories

A list of various Black owned business is Los Angeles

Forbes 75 Black owned businesses to support

Bay Area Black owned businesses

List of 133 Black owned businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area

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