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#BlackLivesMatter

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you have other creators, resources, articles, actions or organizations that you would like for us to add, please feel free to reach out. 

Support Black creators in our communities. 

Cast & Content Creators

Support Black storytellers.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors

  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • Samuel R. Delaney
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Tananarive Due
  • Airea D. Matthews
  • Walter Mosley
  • Geoffrey Thorne
  • Minister Faust
  • Sheree R. Thomas
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Tochi Onyebuchi
  • Karen Lord
  • Steven Barnes
  • Sofia Samatar
  • David Anthony Durham
  • Octavia Butler
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Barry Nugent

 FURTHER LIST OF BOOKS TO READ, THANKS RACHELGOMES: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eT3U74lNb9KPLKA3mUmNauSPwbcK5LQv70KmBW7EwdA/edit#gid=0

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: CHECK OUT THIS LIST OF ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES COMPILED BY SARAH SOPHIE FLICKER AND ALYSSA KLEIN

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/preview?pru=AAABcqDhrCs*godMQCSHOqftXrgq3I8DGA

Sooooo many good resources already listed on here. You’ll see some overlap in the later sections but this is a great compilation that people have put a lot of great work into. 

 

SIMILARLY. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE also check out PLUS1.ORG’S ANTI-RACISM TOOLKIT. 

Again, people who are more knowledgeable than us have done this great work so that we can do more to actively dismantle white supremacy. Check it out. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vMlmL9TCZJW9bDNfr_nBu8FZEc8LZQd2fi4hbD1s7dg/edit?fbclid=IwAR1GSNbcbw-KRtvhM-7OQmTt2HtuBUTcPbOMtAb-DDnXe3dBIapMpHWUmto 

 

Books About Anti-Racism, Racist Systems, Criminalization in America, etc. 

 

  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America - James Forman, Jr. 

 

  • Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad
  • How to be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism - Robin DiAngelo

 

  • Reproductive Justice - Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger

 

  • So you want to talk about race  - Ijeoma Oluo

 

  • How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective - edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

 

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander

 

  • GO CHECK OUT THOSE LISTS WE LINKED ABOVE

Organizations You Can Donate To or Financially Support

 

Direct Actions You Can Take

 

  • [Please note that this email may not apply to your district if you live in Oregon or Florida.]

 

 

Some other articles and resources for non-black people of color regarding anti-blackness in non-white communities: 

 

This list was only possible because of the countless efforts and hours of many people paving the way. Credit to: @trishalvaro (IG), @Stanfordfraser (Twitter), @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y (IG), @ericachidi (IG), @mireillecharper (IG), @dciwoc (IG), @law4blacklivesdc (IG), @brige0x (IG), @soft_masc_shawty (IG) (I lost the account that drafted the instant email link demanding justice for Breonna Taylor in direct actions, and am working on recovering that)

 

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Two chapters, two character reveals, many answers for our two young heroes. 

Chapter 9 - Theft

Chapter 10 - The Shaman

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

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May 22, 2020

ASOIAF AFFC Jaime III

The twins get into one last quarrel before Jaime ventures into the Riverlands and revisits a place of import for him: Harrenhal. He's got some interesting travel companions, some who are quite quiet.
 
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Intro by Anton Langhage
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May 15, 2020

ASOIAF AFFC Jaime II

After their father's funeral, Jaime finds that the more time he spends in King's Landing near Cersei, the further apart they become. Jaime relives a lot of history, both some he's lived through and some he's read about. 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

Intro by Anton Langhage

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May 8, 2020

ASOIAF AFFC Jaime I

Jaime mourns for the family that he has clearly lost, and the man as well.

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric
Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl
Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/
Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor
Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com
Intro by Anton Langhage

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After Lyra loses the alethiometer, Will gains his own special object at a very high price.

Chapter 7 - The Rolls-Royce

Chapter 8 - The Tower of the Angels

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

Intro: Waltz Of The Skeleton Keys by WombatNoisesAudio | https://soundcloud.com/user-734462061

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April 24, 2020

ASOIAF ASOS Jaime IX

Whatever he chose...

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric
Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl
Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/
Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor
Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com 

Intro by Anton Langhage

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April 17, 2020

ASOIAF ASOS Jaime VIII

Jaime reads a book and sits at a table. He calls a couple of other folks, just the Kingsguard, over to the table then deals with the brothers he did not choose. 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric
Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl
Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/
Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor
Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com 

Intro by Anton Langhage

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April 10, 2020

ASOIAF ASOS Jaime VII

When Jaime returns to King's Landing, his king is dead, the city is changed — and so is he.

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric
Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl
Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/
Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor
Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com 

Intro by Anton Langhage

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April 3, 2020

ASOIAF ASOS Jaime VI

"You want her? Go get her."

So he did. 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric
Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl
Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/
Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor
Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com 

Intro by Anton Langhage

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