Black Lives Matter

Like many websites and blogs, we will participating in the blackout. This is not a time to say nothing, but instead to put aside things that can wait and focus energy on helping those in need. To that end, I have posted some links and reading recs here, and I hope others will contribute as well.

Stay safe out there, and don’t stop speaking up.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of black-owned etsy shops to support

And a piece how to help if you’re in New England, including reading, mental health resources, and a list of local businesses with black owners

Feel free to leave links to charities and resources in the comments.



  1. Act says:

    A crosspost from my FB page:

    Since a lot of people are looking for resources right now, I thought I’d do something I don’t normally do and share some recs, in this case for books by and about black women. There’s no hierarchy here; they’re just among what I’ve happened to have read in the past six months or so. Feel free to share or add one.


    Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
    Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror by Kinitra D. Brooks
    Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks
    Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction’s Newest New-Wave Trajectory ed. Marleen Barr
    “Introduction” to Othello, Arden Third Edition, by Ayanna Thompson


    You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
    Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae


    Everfair by Nisi Shawl
    Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
    There Is Confusion by Jessie Redmon Fauset
    The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord


    How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
    What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

    1. Roarke says:

      Fiction – Novels

      The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin. It’s been rec’d here before and must be rec’d again.

    2. SpoonyViking says:

      Just to reinforce Act’s rec: the Arden Shakespeare series is excellent, and Dr. Thompson’s introduction to its revised edition of Othello is particularly good.

  2. Act says:

    ActBlue has put together a page for those looking to donate to some of the major funds:

  3. Cosmogone says:
    Thanks for posting this.
    I realised there’s something that might interest you guys: it’s called Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality and it can be found on itch io (not linking directly so it won’t be marked as spam). Basically you can buy 560+ games (including OneShot and Night in the Woods) for 5$ and all the money collected go Community Bail Fund & to NAACP Legal Defence and Education Fund. 5$ isn’t much but they have a pretty impressive sum collected in total.
    Unfortunately, I don’t know how to verify if the funds will really go where the Bundle’s creators claim they will. If my suggestion is our of place, I apologise.

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