I hope I don’t have to convince you that actions speak louder than words. You can no longer “stand with the Black community” without doing something and educating yourself. And please, education does not start on Instagram. Pick up a book. Read articles written by Black authors. Link up with change agents. And listen. Ahead, we’ve comprised a list of podcasts for all of us that want to do better. Below is a starting point, not a panacea. Please download. And please continue to fight and educate. Black Lives Matter.
Sheds light on how America became America, with in-depth examples of how Black Americans contributed to building democracy, music, and wealth.
Hosted by Black personalities, this podcast details topics of Black politics, sports and media. They also speak about Donald Trump’s role and lack of response in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Emmy-awarding winning producer, Larry Wilmore’s weekly podcasts discuss important issues of race in the previous week. Give a listen to the episodes that touch on racism in America and his thoughts on Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.
“Decades of Watching Black People Die” is the latest episode of NPR’s Code Switch. We highly recommend it for people who want to stay current on all the issues surrounding race.
This one tends to get dark quick. But a necessary dark. It shows how deep rooted racism is. And in order to change it, we must know the roots.
Intersectionality Matters (Kimberle’ Crenshaw)
In addition to Black Lives Matter, Black women on Instagram – and elsewhere – would like you to know Black women matter too. Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality and the podcast is dedicated to showing what that is and what it looks like at home and in the workplace, to gain justice for Black women.
A must listen on the alternatives to policing and incarceration.
And finally. Solutions.