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.

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  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.

    NONFICTION – SOCIOLOGY AND ACADEMIC

    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

    NONFICTION – MEMOIR

    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

    FICTION – NOVELS

    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

    FICTION – SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

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

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    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.

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    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:

    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

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  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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