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Locking arms with great writers & thinkers

Some incredible books have deeply influenced this text and we encourage you to check them out: 

Ibram Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist  & Stamped from the Beginning, Molefi Asante's Afrocentricity: The theory of social change, Beverly Daniel Tatum's Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, and really everything by James Baldwin ...just to name a few.

For Educators:

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Edited by: Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, & Marguerite W. Penick-Parks
And check out The Race Institute for K-12 Educators

The Atlantic: What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently

Ibram X. Kendi's story in the Sept. 2020 issue: Is This the Beginning of the End of American Racism?

For Everyone:

Influential Authors including

Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy

Imani Perry's  Breathe: A letter to my sons

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me

Isabel Wilkerson's feature in The New York Times Magazine, America's Enduring Caste System and national bestselling book, The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

For Listening:

Several podcasts including

Eula Biss' New York Times essay “White Debt,” is an important read and you can listen to an interview with Krista Tippett, "Let's Talk About Whiteness" and getting comfortable with discussing race.

 Ibram X. Kendi on the difference between being "not racist" and antiracist

Wait til you see our bibliography!

Black children do best when they have positive racial identity – or when they feel good about their racial or ethnic group. Their achievement and well-being depend on it. This book shares research and strategies that support particular approaches to parenting black children that result in positive racial identity. The well-being of black children is also tied to their ability to deal with racism. This book shares life skills to help black children navigate the racism that is so entrenched in U.S. culture.

A Conversation With My Black Son

New York Times Op-Docs


Hair salon giving interracial families a sense of community and style

Don't forget to check out Oscar Nominated Hair Love!


A Conversation About Growing Up Black

New York Times Op-Docs


WHYY: Report on Education Inequity

Pa. provides some of the worst opportunities for students of color, reports say


The Notebook: Racially Segregated by School District

Study examines how district boundaries exacerbate school segregation


Research For Action

Educational Opportunity Dashboard and other critical research findings


Teachers of color in Pennsylvania make up only 6% of the workforce

In fact, the gap between the proportion of students of color and teachers of color in Pennsylvania has widened over the past seven years, a gulf that’s historically been among the worst in the nation.


NPR: How the Crisis (COVID-19) is Making Racial Inquality Worse

COVID-19 is killing African Americans at a rate three times higher than white people. The health crisis, however, is also an economic crisis, and the virus is clobbering these communities on this front, too.


Becoming a Parent in the Age of Black Lives Matter

When the movement for black lives began, I did not have children. Now the fight means more to me—coupled with fears that are even deeper.
by Clint Smith


Unequal Treatment

Confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. A report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies


‘Just Make It Home’: The Unwritten Rules Blacks Learn To Navigate Racism In America

Kaiser Health News


An Afrocentric culturally informed praxis

The Afrocentric Praxis of Teaching for Freedom explains and illustrates how an African worldview, as a platform for culture-based teaching and learning, helps educators to retrieve African heritage and cultural knowledge which have been historically discounted and decoupled from teaching and learning.


Nickelodeon: Special on Kids, Race & Unity 

Aired June 29, 2020 - hosted by Alicia Keys and leading experts to talk about race and racial injustice as we listen, learn, help and heal.


Do Right By Me
published by Temple University Press and received starred reviews by Kirkus Review and Publishers Weekly