This list of resources has been provided by our students, faculty, staff and alumni.  This list is ongoing and will continually be updated. If you have additional resources you would like to see on this list, please submit HERE.

Cincinnati Black-Owned Businesses

Follow the links to see full list. 

Restaurants and Eateries

Health and Fitness

Retail

Media

The Black Dollar Project: Cincinnati

Find Black-Owned Businesses Outside of Cincinnati

We Buy Black

The Black Wallet

Buy From a Black Woman

Black Owned Etsy Shops

Donate

Cincinnati Bail Out Fund  Bail for detained Cincinnati BLM protesters. 

Cincinnati Relief Fund  Financial assistance for the recently incarcerated during the Coronavirus Pandemic.  

The Bail Project National Revolving Bail Fund is on a mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States.

National Bail Fund Made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country.

National Lawyers Guild Law for the people. Uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.

Reclaim the Block Organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.

Minnesota Freedom Fund  Bail for protesters who have been arrested. Fights to end cash bail.

Columbus Freedom Fund   Bail for protesters who have been arrested.

Louisville Community Bail Fund Bail for protesters who have been arrested. Fights to end cash bail.

Split Donation Between Bail Funds

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Communities Against Police Brutality A Minneapolis–Saint Paul based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis.

Campaign Zero Supports the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.

Petitions

Black Lives Matter: #DefundThePolice

Fight For Breonna

We Are Done Dying: Justice for George Floyd

Raise the Degree

Demand Racial Data on Corona Virus

Boycott

Businesses that use Prison Labor

Books For a list of black-owned book stores, click here.

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

Podcasts

1619

About Race

Code Switch

Intersectionality Matters

Race Forward

Pod For The Cause

Pod Save the People

Reveal

Seeing White

Educate

Ground Water  Focuses on understanding and addressing the root causes of racism. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

White Homework When you’re asking yourself, “What can I DO about racism?”

The White Pages White people and racism- how we do and don’t talk about it, why we haven’t made much progress on it and what breaking that pattern might look like.

Watch

The First Time I Realized I was Black

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives

4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked 

Below is a list of films that can be rented or streamed online. List compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Additional Resources

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Anti-Racism Project

Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)

Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources

Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac

Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits

The [White] Shift on Instagram

“Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels