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Support the Fight Against Inequality: Resources and Ways to Act

Understand that this movement is not history, nor will it soon be over. We need to fight for equality until life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are available for all.

The past few months have been tiring for everyone. As the coronavirus spread across the globe, most of us thought that we were going to live with the uncomfortableness of shelter-in-place for a few months before things could return to normal. We thought that what would consume most of our free time was TikTok videos, Animal Crossing, Netflix, and maybe a reignition of hobbies. Unfortunately, this has not been the case.

Fast-forward to today. Society has not returned to normal and instead, we have had more time to engage on the topic of race on a global scale — specifically, how unfairly Black Americans are treated in American society.

We are not only bearing witness to how disproportionately the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Black and Brown Americans, we are seeing the injustices and violence Black Americans face daily in an amplified manner. Whether it’s having the cops called on you following a simple and reasonable request in the park, going jogging in your neighborhood, or being asleep in your own home, the world is watching and finally responding to these injustices. From Eric Garner to George Floyd, the list of people we grieve over is far too long.

We are hurt, confused, frustrated, angry, and just tired.

We are tired but never done.

How can you support your Black colleagues and friends?

  • Give them a bit more time, space, and compassion.
  • Understand that some of them are whiplashed and at a loss for what to do.
  • Let them come to you with causes you can support.
  • Collectively agree on a way of showing wordless support, like an emoji for example:

How can you support this movement?

Understand that this movement is not history, nor will it soon be over. We need to fight for equality until life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are available for all.

Here is a list of places you can amplify, donate to, or sign petitions for change:

Donate

Donate to any of these organizations and petitions to show support and help advance the agenda for equal representation and justice.

Sign

Sign any of these petitions to show support for change and accountability in our judicial system.

Do

Educational resources

Dedicate time to learn more deeply about institutionalized racism in America, and how to safely take action against it.

Mental health resources

  • Ethel’s Club – A Black-owned and -operated social club that offers access to Black therapists and a multitude of creative events for People of Color. 
  • Crisis Text Line – A different approach to crisis intervention, Crisis Text Line offers you help when you text 741-741. You’ll be able to chat with someone who is willing to listen and provide you with additional resources.
  • Shine Text –  A Black-owned self-care app through which you can sign up to receive cheerful texts and tips every day. 
  • Therapy for Black Girls – A Black-owned directory to help you find Black therapists in your area. 
  • BEAM Community – A Black emotional and mental health collective committed to the health and healing of Black communities.
  • Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week – A resource on VICE with tips that may provide a bit of relief.

Tips for protesting

Lastly, let’s celebrate solidarity and beauty when we see it:

Stay safe out there!


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  1. cynergyc

    Thank you.

    Liked by 22 people

  2. Modern _______ Solutions

    May I share this?

    Liked by 21 people

  3. Patricia Conte-Nelson

    Thank you, Destiny. This is an excellent resource for all of us. We appreciate you sharing it with us. I can see it took a lot of time and effort on your part to put it together. Love and blessings to you, Patricia

    Liked by 24 people

    • Hassan Akhtar

      The views expressed are very comprehensive and impressive and fully shared. The Equality can solve various problems being faced to our world. Although we are at the peak of progress in every field of life yet we don’t impose justice, tolerance, patience and equality. What is root cause?

      On Wed, 3 Jun 2020, 6:04 am The WordPress.com Blog, wrote:

      > Patricia Conte-Nelson commented: “Thank you, Destiny. This is an excellent > resource for all of us. We appreciate you sharing it with us. I can see it > took a lot of time and effort on your part to put it together. Love and > blessings to you, Patricia” >

      Liked by 8 people

  4. Empower Children

    What a good read. Very well done. I appreciate all of the resources included in this as well 🙂 thank you

    Liked by 21 people

  5. The Delaware Blogger

    This is an awesome post – thank you!!!🥰

    Liked by 21 people

  6. Lauren Newsom

    Thank you! This was the most helpful and informative post I’ve read in a long time. There’s so much anger and misunderstanding and ignorance out there. This was helpful and refreshing.

    Liked by 18 people

  7. Stirl Cullen

    This is sooo good Destiny..♥️♥️🙏

    Liked by 17 people

  8. Msdedeng

    Thank you Destiny for this. I appreciate that you and many alike recognize this and are talking about it. It has been heartbreaking to study about it in books and to witness it on the streets at the same time. One thing people either ignore or are unaware of is that, racism affects everyone in society in some way or another, and these protests have really showed that. It affects both the racist whose heart is filled with hatred and unrest, and the victim who lives the many injustices. I love your piece and I thank you!

    Liked by 16 people

  9. Mark! My Words

    This is interesting! Worth the read! 💕💕💕

    Liked by 16 people

  10. Nicole Simoes

    Thank you for this!!

    Liked by 16 people

  11. Kellie

    Thank you for sharing these resources ❤️

    Liked by 17 people

  12. Bhaga

    At last a post which is not only helpful technically, but deeply meaningful for ourselves aa well, and all humanity and its ongoing evolution. A post with a soul. This truly deserves a big grateful smile, and a Share wherever I can manage to post it❣️😊

    Liked by 19 people

  13. chuckmuder4

    Thank you for this remarkable piece, I couldn’t help but share it on my Facebook wall

    Liked by 17 people

  14. Estherforwilliam

    Great post. Thanks so much. Appreciate you putting out all the information of so many different kinds and levels. Bless you.

    Liked by 16 people

  15. cries in indie

    Thanks for sharing ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼

    Liked by 9 people

  16. Shaun Bradford

    Thank you so much for this post! Because I am not alright, and I am not the only one who feels this way. I wish my colleagues understood, or would even inquire about my feelings. A simple, “Are you okay?” would mean the world. At least I would know they care. Again, thank you!

    Liked by 14 people

  17. Atul

    well written. thanks compiling the relevant places n sites

    Liked by 10 people

  18. Stephen Torres

    “I’m grateful for the people for whom the goal is not just
    to be a good person, but to actually be about justice and
    equality because it takes more than you just being nice to me
    to fix what is wrong in our country right now.” Pastor Williams, Sanctuary Covenant Church – Minneapolis

    Liked by 12 people

  19. Rifat Hassan Liju

    Thank you for this post

    Liked by 9 people

  20. Poorwa Vishwakarma

    Thanks for sharing links, so we can help. We have to support them.

    Liked by 10 people

  21. @_truthWrites

    Thank You✊🏽❤

    Liked by 7 people

  22. Swagata Banerjee

    Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful post. I will be sure to sign the petitions. We need to spread awareness about this as much as we can.

    Liked by 7 people

  23. victoriarose002

    Thankyou for this! I will definitely educate myself more on issues of racism in America, using some of the links.

    Liked by 7 people

  24. uzzawal1911

    Well said! The covid-19 outbreak has really brought out the worst in people. I was of the opinion that due to social distancing we might be longing more for a feeling of being together.
    Although it is like that now, I sure hope that our future will be better and we will uplift our conscious selves and perform selfless and non-judgmental acts, with love and compassion.

    Liked by 8 people

  25. secretphxse

    GOD BLESS!! Thank you so much for being part of this movement and bringing awareness, this is incredible. ❤

    Liked by 9 people

  26. Abubacarr Bah

    Thanks for sharing, this is a good way to address inequality .

    Liked by 9 people

  27. ourcrossings

    This is such a fantastic and thoughtful post. Sadly, dealing with racism and inequality is a every day struggle for many people. Far too often we hear from people of all backgrounds facing discrimination, hate speech or even physical violence. We need to speak up more. One person challenging a racist, be it at work, on the bus or at the party can have a profound influence on all those who witness it. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva v

    Liked by 9 people

  28. internationalschoolsreview

    Can we copy this to our blog and feature it in our newsletter?

    On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:33 PM The WordPress.com Blog wrote:

    > Destiny Kanno posted: ” The past few months have been tiring for everyone. > As the coronavirus spread across the globe, most of us thought that we were > going to live with the uncomfortableness of shelter-in-place for a few > months before things could return to normal. We thought ” >

    Liked by 8 people

  29. Navya Maheshwari

    Very well written 👍👍

    Liked by 7 people

  30. Tanushri Thegaran

    this is a good post

    Liked by 7 people

  31. Sandy

    This is very helpful. Thanks a lot!

    Liked by 6 people

  32. OSA Impartation

    Impressive one, keep the support and fight going. We are one, the love should grow, not the hatred.

    Liked by 7 people

  33. eloisekaye

    This is an amazing post, so informative- Thankyou ❤️💕

    Liked by 6 people

  34. subratamukherjee

    Wonderful creation and very informative 👍

    Liked by 6 people

  35. Davida Chazan

    Excellent post with lots of excellent ideas and links. Thank you!

    Liked by 6 people

  36. mayahlovee

    let your black friends and colleagues TELL causes you can support? no. just no. it is not the job of black people to educate non-black people! do your own fucking research.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Destiny Kanno

      Hi Maya, I totally agree with you that it is no one’s job to tell someone what to do here. This point is stating that instead of coming to us and asking what can be done, let us come to you if we have something to share.

      Liked by 4 people

  37. Mohsin Aziz

    Useful information at one place. Thanks a lot.

    Liked by 6 people

  38. Micheal C Ford

    Compiling both educational and actionable resources is enormously helpful right now. I’m encouraged seeing this conversation happen here so openly and with practical guidance in tow. Thank you for this post, Destiny.

    Liked by 11 people

  39. Angel Like

    useful Info , thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 9 people

  40. newinventionrecipe

    Great post amazing

    Liked by 8 people

  41. jasminchirouze

    Good

    Liked by 7 people

  42. Shivankan Mathur

    What a good read! Plus these online petition links are very helpful. Internet has become one of the biggest tools to communicate what’s truly important and have a voice!

    Liked by 10 people

  43. Tamunomoses

    Good content

    Liked by 7 people

  44. leahkrevit

    Hi. This is a great list of resources. May I reblog this article verbatim? I will credit you, of course, and link back. Thanks for doing this work. Much appreciated! –Leah

    Liked by 9 people

  45. Charaf Mrah

    That’s awesome! Thank you

    Liked by 8 people

  46. Shirley DicKard

    Thanks Destiny! I’m sharing your list widely.

    Liked by 7 people

  47. artyplantsman

    Thank you for this post – it is really helpful.

    Liked by 7 people

  48. daydreamzz

    Thank you! Great post ❤️❤️

    Liked by 7 people

  49. Deepesh P

    Really good content. Surely it’s not about black or white . We all are “HUMANS”….

    Liked by 10 people

  50. The Happy Eater

    Thank you. This is great

    Liked by 6 people

  51. Jaz

    Excellent article! The time for just talking about it is over. Not being racist is not enough anymore. We all have to be anti-racism. There is a difference and this post is a clear example of what we can do to support the movement. Thank you for this 🙏🏾

    Liked by 8 people

  52. Dawna

    Thank you. Sharing with my networks.

    Liked by 6 people

  53. Adunniolalekewritesreal

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s really good and informative.👍

    Liked by 7 people

  54. amylabonte

    Great post, thank you.

    Liked by 7 people

  55. Vrushali Sharad

    That’s a good informative post Destiny. Good work!

    Liked by 7 people

  56. Stephania Schirru

    Awesome post will share with others!

    Liked by 7 people

  57. Mbogotroupe

    It’s all our concern

    Liked by 7 people

    • Estherforwilliam

      Yes. It saddens me deeply how things are so lopsided.

      “George Floyd’s death is the symptom of a disease. We will not wake up one day and have the disease of systemic racism cured for us. This is on each of us to solve together, and we have hard work ahead. We owe that much to George Floyd, and we owe that much to each other.”
      I just read that and wanted to share it here. I can’t put into words how grieved I am.

      Liked by 6 people

  58. Helen Debrah-Ampofo

    An amazing post! Thanks for sharing xx

    Liked by 5 people

  59. MsVee2U

    Well written. Thank you for going further by giving resources and considerable steps to take. Much love!!

    Liked by 6 people

  60. Mervin John

    Great Post .Good work. This is really good. 👍

    Liked by 5 people

  61. Marketcom

    Am impressed and much encouragement from this end, we say no to inequality and injustice.

    Liked by 6 people

  62. Iman Light

    I think this is a great post as it is very informational. Great job! My only concern is how to approach your black and brown coworkers and friends. By all means, do your research but don’t wait to say something. Ask how they are doing. Engage them in conversation. Take the initiative.

    Liked by 8 people

  63. Atul blog post...

    Great article, thanks!

    Liked by 5 people

  64. ankitadsinha

    Well written. Racism is the biggest enemy.

    Liked by 5 people

  65. Sam Seabornen

    We live in interesting times but I believe everything that happens will be a catalyst for a better world, a better tomorrow and a brighter future!

    Liked by 6 people

  66. Sarah Stubbs

    This is fantastically informative xx

    Liked by 5 people

  67. sikwana

    Thank you for the articles it’s well written

    Liked by 5 people

  68. sikwana

    Thank you for a well written article

    Liked by 5 people

  69. amareno4him

    Thank you 👍🏾

    Liked by 6 people

  70. PSYCHOLOGY BLOG

    A much needed post, thankyou

    Liked by 5 people

  71. World Trotter Here and Beyond!

    Great work!

    Liked by 7 people

  72. lauri

    Thank you. This resource list is awesome.

    Liked by 3 people

  73. heresmeg

    Thanks, Destiny!! A great read and fabulous list of resources. I’ve started digging around to see if I can find some similar resources here in Canada. Once I do, I’ll be posting those, too. Knowledge is power. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  74. belgiquebatteries

    Great work! Thank you!

    Liked by 3 people

  75. bibliofeline

    This is a great post, and is very informative.

    Liked by 4 people

  76. Exemplary Media

    Excellent resources here thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 6 people

  77. flowersbythepond

    Thanks and Blessings.

    Liked by 3 people

  78. Carol

    Great post, thanks!

    Liked by 3 people

  79. tallgirl79

    VERY informative and helpful. Having to keep explaining why our people are upset is triggering and sometimes infuriating. After one person dies, people tend to forget about ALL the others and then act surprised when we get more and more upset with each death. It’s SO tiring. I need to share this.

    Liked by 7 people

  80. Yojna

    Very resourceful blog, we are all global community and must have cross culture knowledge and support each other. Please share some resources or support we can engage from India too.

    Liked by 3 people

  81. cathlinet

    Great starter list of actionable steps

    Liked by 5 people

  82. David J OBrien

    Some People are still sane, good to see this optimist view, Thanks 🙏

    Liked by 7 people

  83. Maddie

    Love this!

    Liked by 6 people

  84. Maddie

    Thank you for this. It’s beautifully written. I’d really appreciate it if you could check out my recent blog post regarding racism in america to help make a change ❤️

    Liked by 7 people

  85. Surbhi Mittal

    Very informative!👍

    Liked by 8 people

  86. Ally

    Thank you❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  87. Matt Berger

    ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

    Liked by 5 people

  88. letscookwithsinenhlanhla

    Thank you ❤❤

    Liked by 3 people

  89. osmovies

    Very informative indeed!

    Liked by 3 people

  90. Judy Wangui

    The information is great

    Liked by 4 people

  91. sochistaan

    You did a great job .. keep it up .. thanks for sharing this post.

    Liked by 3 people

  92. gthomasart

    Thank you for this.

    Liked by 3 people

  93. Heidi M

    Great blog post, thank you.

    Liked by 3 people

  94. thumper

    Give thanks for your ability and willingness to inform and encourage continued acknowledgement, support and compassion for the condition of this world we exist in. It’s so many instances that do not get attention or recognition, and sometimes, unless you live in the area affected, it’s hard to find information. Keep up the fight, stay educated by facts (which are not always accurate or illustrated in American history).
    Another injustice that you should look into, if you’re not already aware, is the Emerald Black incident. She is still fighting and we can stand with and up for her. Be blessed and a blessing!

    Liked by 3 people

  95. PARROT IN PINK

    A great post indeed 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  96. hafsamajid

    This is brilliant and definitely worth the read – feel free to read my blog post on the #blacklivesmatter misconception!

    Liked by 4 people

  97. theartofthenovel

    I’ll share this if that’s Okay!!

    Liked by 5 people

  98. Laetitia Kay

    What a comprehensive range of resources, helpful information and tips. Thanks for sharing, along with your perspective.

    Liked by 5 people

  99. Tonkin About Books

    Thank you so much for all the resources!

    Liked by 5 people

  100. Kowsia Sakthivel

    This is very much informative. Thank You.

    Liked by 5 people

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