Watch, read, and listen to learn how you can become an ally. 

It is important to not let the momentum of this movement die down.

I know there are multiple lists floating around on the internet, but here are all resources that I have personally consumed and recommend. I will say that I did not find all of these resources, many have been shared by colleagues and friends. I just wanted to create a place to easily find information on allyship.

If you have other information you believe should be added please feel free to reach out: planwithlaur (at) gmail (dot) com

Resources to Educate & Activate


LinkedIn Learning

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All
    Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability.



  • When They See Us (Netflix)

  • 13th (Netflix)

  • American Son (Netflix)

  • Dear White People (Netflix)

  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)

  • The Hate U Give (Hulu)

  • Central Park Five (Amazon)

  • Just Mercy (Amazon; free for the month of June)


(consider purchasing from a Black-owned business where possible; many links below direct to Amazon for maximum accessibility)

·       “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

·       “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

·       “How to be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi

·       “Color of the Law: A forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein

·       “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

·       “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race” by Beverly Daniel Tatum

·       “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

·       “We were 8 years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

·       “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah

·       “I Am Not Your Negro” by James Baldwin (has also been adapted into a documentary)

·       “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin


·       Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not

·       Maintaining Professionalism In The Age of Black Death Is….A Lot

·       A guide to how you can support marginalized communities

·       The Psychic Stress of Being the Only Black Woman at Work

·       U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism

·       My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest

·       What’s Behind the COVID-19 Racial Disparity?

·       The Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Black Health Care Workers in the U.S.


  • Jim Crow Laws                  

  • Black Wall Street                             

  • MOVE – Philadelphia bombing                     

  • 16th Street Baptist church bombing                          

  • Red-Lining          

  • Voter suppression           

  • Mass incarceration and the impact it has on black nuclear households                              

  • Disproportionate treatment of black people in the health care system                              

  • Disproportionate treatment of black people (lower income communities) in the education system


Podcasts to subscribe to

Individuals to follow on social media


Actions you can take right now to make an impact.

Sign petitions

 Contact your local government to demand action

 Subscribe and/or donate to organizations making an impact

 Volunteer your time

  • Volunteer at your local food bank (find one here)

  • Deliver meals/groceries to those in need (on your own or volunteer with Meals on Wheels)

  • Create your own volunteer initiative (ex. start a toy drive for children in low-income communities)

  • Give blood through the Red Cross

  • Join the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge