Moment of Good
Resources have been circulating in an effort to bring more needed attention to black-owned businesses. Here are a few we've found to help support some black-owned restaurants.
Eat Black Owned - Self-described as the internet's largest directory of black-owned restaurants, diners and cafes, this website founded by Edward Dillard is dedicated to supporting black-owned restaurants and bars nationwide with over 2,000 entries. www.eatblackowned.com
Black Book LA - Founded by Makiah Green and aimed at black millennials, this site publishes a conveniently curated list of black-owned restaurants by category including fine dining, Caribbean, and juice and coffee. www.blkbkla.com/black-owned-restaurants
LA's Black-Owned Restaurants Spreadsheet - This crowd-sourced list contains over 300 entries and can be sorted by neighborhood and/or cuisine. Thank you to Kat Hong for creating such a detailed list.
With the evidence inarguable, racism has starkly revealed itself in this country such that we can no longer ignore.
The overwhelming amount of media and current information, we question more than ever how each of us can educate ourselves better and learn what to tangibly do in order to take proper action necessary to make sure actual change happens. Here are a few books to start with...
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Few ideas on where to get started if we want to take action:
1. Find your state representative using the tool at the bottom of this link. Contact them and ask what they are doing to create police reform: www.joincampaignzero.org
2. Sign this petition from Black Lives Matter that calls for excessive police funds to be diverted to community resources: www.blacklivesmatter.com/defundthepolice
3. Send President Obama's to ‘Commit to Action’ pledge to your mayor, and ask him/her to sign it. It asks mayors to commit to addressing police use of force policies. www.obama.org/mayor-pledge