Supporting African American Community

We paused our regular content this week to reflect on how we can do better for our African American community.

As Asian women in America, we have faced different forms of discrimination but not at the level of systemic racism that black people have experienced.  As fellow human beings, we are morally obligated to do better.  As TCM practitioners, we advocate the wellness of all people.

Let's keep working peacefully together to end racism.  Every action counts, whether it’s listening, sharing, protesting, donating, or voting.  Join us to take action now.  Here's a compilation of resources to support our African American community.

We will do better together 🖤

GET INFORMED

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point of Change

Barack Obama’s article on Medium

How to Be AntiRacist

Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.  Watch the interview here.

Social Change: Everyone Has a Role to Play

Alterrll M.F. Mills' take on ways ordinary people can get involved, with a focus on actions to be taken.

Black History Library

An extensive resource of Black History/Revolutionary Texts/Anti-Racism Library

WELLNESS

Black Acunpuncturists Website

BlackAcupuncturist.com is a place to come, to gather, and to grow for the betterment of black and brown people.  This website also serves as a resource for keeping abreast of the latest news and research generated by the growing number of African-American men and women who practice this beautiful medicine.   Their mission is to provide potential patients a resource to find providers who understand the needs of diverse patient populations and to educate the world about our field and diversity that exists in the wellness industry.

Mahmee

Mahmee is a platform aimed at making healthcare easier and more accessible for new moms.  Their care management system links mom and baby’s healthcare records to make it easier to integrate their care across providers.


The Black Doula

According to CDC, African American women are 2.5 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related healthy issues than white women. Black doula was created to bring justice and equity to birthing people all over the world.  Their platform offers workshops and doula services to help guide women through birth and beyond.

The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness COVID-19 Women’s Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Relief Fund for Black Women and Families will provide mini-grants to women to meet their family’s immediate needs for food, housing, childcare, toiletries, medication, healthcare related costs, or other critical expenses.

Black Earth Farms Food Donations – San Francisco Bay Area

Black Earth Farms delivers boxes of fresh, free food to African Americans who have been arrested, bailed, traumatized, or injured. The farm also donates to members of the Black community who are responsible for organizing funds for those awaiting bail and protestors who need medical attention.

Black Girls in OM

Creating space for black women to breathe easy.
Our vision: a world where womxn of color are liberated, empowered & seen.

The Loveland Foundation

Founded by celebrated Ohio writer, Rachel Cargle, the Loveland Foundation brings opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to black women and girls.  The foundation contributes to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities they serve through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more.

 

POLITICAL AND LEGAL ACTION

Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

NAACP is America’s foremost legal organization on the front lines of the fight for racial justice.

Campaign Zero

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.


SUPPORT BLACK BUSINESSES

Support Black Owned

Support Black Owned is a free Black and African American owned business directory and blog filled with thousands of 100% Black, Moorish, and African American owned businesses, spread all over the world. The site’s Black Business Directory offers a free listing and a resource for Black owned businesses.

Okra Academy

Okra Academy via The Okra Project trains Black Trans people kitchen basics and recipes to enrich their own culinary lives, as well as prepare them to work as chefs themselves. The Okra Project also provides home-cooked meals for the vulnerable Black Trans community.

Black Nation

Black Nation was launched in 2018 by entrepreneur Rameish Budhoo. The app allows Black-owned businesses to have a place to list their companies for free and to create visibility, not just to people in their areas but for people around the world. To use the app as a consumer, simply search for the kind of business you need in dozens of categories and check out the top results instantly.
 

Zoe Amira's Youtube Video

This hour-long video highlights music, poetry, and art from black artists.  Zoe Amira created this video to offer people a way to donate and contribute to Black Lives Matter without having any actual money or going out to protest themselves. 100% of the advertisement revenue this video makes will be donated to the associations that offer protester bail funds, help pay for family funerals, and advocacy listed in the beginning of the video.

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