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LEARN ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM

Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.

IOWA PUBLIC RADIO: HOW PAST HOUSING POLICIES STILL CAUSE INEQUITY TODAY

White Iowans own their homes at nearly three times the rate of Black Iowans, one of the biggest racial homeownership gaps in the country.

MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY! KARENS & CANCEL CULTURE W/CHELSEA HANDLER - UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN EP.10

Mature Audiences Only! Emmanuel Acho sits down with comedian & best selling author, Chelsea Handler, to have an uncomfortable conversation about "Karens," cancel culture and her own white privilege.

HOW ONE WOMAN'S "IMMORTAL" CELLS CHANGED THE WORLD.

In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, a young black woman from Baltimore, died of cancer. However, before her death a small sample of her cells were taken from her without her knowledge, and these cells did not die. Unlike every other previous sample of human cells, these continued to grow and multiply and still do so today.
The HeLa cells became the first 'immortalised human cell line' and have helped both save and create millions of lives ever since.

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2021 IN TERMS OF ASTRONOMY

"... what is the Chinese New Year? What does it have to do with astronomy? And is Chinese New Year the only festival that begins today? We’ll explain this in simple words in the following article."

 

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

Talent Talent Talent!

JILLIAN WALKER

Jillian Walker writes and performs sacred texts for the theatre. Songs of Speculation is a lecture that explodes into multi-form performance, calling on the body, time, and the power of music to reclaim histories forgotten or lost.

INFLUENTIAL BLACK ARTISTS

A list of 20 of the most influential Black Artists alive today. Check out the website to learn about them and see their work.

HAIR LOVE

Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

GORDON PARKS: BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF AN UGLY HISTORY

"There's a lot of struggle in these pictures... You see the unfairness of the situation. But you also see this extraordinary sense of community, the power of the moment." Quote from the BBC article.

'BLACK SWANS': NEW COLLECTION FEATURES RECORDINGS OF EARLY BLACK CLASSICAL MUSICIANS

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Saïs Kamalidiin, a Howard University professor, about a new collection showcasing 25 recordings of early Black classical musicians, called Black Swans.

 

BOOKS AND MOVIES

Book by Isabel Wilkerson

THE WARMTH OF OTHER'S SUNS

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Cancer took Henrietta Lacks, her cells brought forth new science, her family brought her story home. Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of the critically-acclaimed book. Stream the full movie on HBO.

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TEMPLE GRANDIN

Different not less.

Cookbook

THE RISE: BLACK COOKS AND THE SOUL OF AMERICAN FOOD: A COOKBOOK

An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 • This groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes.

Book by Ijeoma Oluo

MEDIOCRE: THE DANGEROUS LEGACY OF WHITE MALE AMERICA

Through the last 150 years of American history -- from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics - Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.

 

SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS

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KINDNESS BOOMERANG

Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as it's passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion.