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BQS stands with the black members of it’s community, freelancers, and client base to fight against racial inequality and injustice. Empowering and dealing confidence in women from all walks of life is my love language. Now our black brothers and sisters need us. How can we help?

I’m sharing info from a list created by Levina (@love_vina) of Seattle, WA on how others can Learn, Support, and Act. If you wish to add, please leave a comment below.



Podcasts about Race:

The Nod

The Stoop

This Week in Blackness

Identity Politics

H.E.R. Space

Another Round

Code Switch

Sooo Many White Guys

The Combat Jack Show

TED Talks:

The urgency of intersectionality

Racism has a cost for everyone

An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

Color Blind or Color Brave

How to Deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

We need to talk about an injustice

The danger of a single story

The little Problem I Had Renting A House

Follow Black Activists:













Books and Articles:

Recitatif by Toni Morrison

Ain’t I A Woman by Bell Hooks

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danesz Smith (poetry)

Preparing for My Daughter for Rain (poetry)

Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

More than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (also a film)

What It’s Like to Be an Activist During a Pandemic by By Maura Malloy, Indy Maven (article)

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Movies About Race (that don’t default to a white ending)

Just Mercy

I Am Not Your Negro


Dear White People


Malcolm X


Fruitvale Station

Black Artists Playlists (Spotify)

Collective Grief & Healing: Nap Ministry

Black Lives Matter


Are & Be

Stay in the Know

RealPeople, Real Stories

Vocabulary, Concepts, & Events to Understand

14th Amendment

15th Amendment




Black Codes (1865)

Black Lives Matter

Brown v Board of Education

Civil War

Critical Race Theory

Cultural Appropriation



Emmett Till

Fair Housing Act

Fugitive Slave Act


Institutional Racism

Internalized Racism





People of Color

Tulsa Race Riots

Racial Equity

Racial Injustice

Restorative Justice

Scott v Sanford

Structural Racism

White Fragility

White Privilege

White Supremacy



Black Businesses: Research black businesses in your neighborhood/city whether it’s restaurants, flower shops, coffee shops, or other services.

Black Women Owned Businesses: List in comments on link.

Indianapolis local black owned restaurants

Black Politicians: Research black politicians and understand their platform and experiences.

Black Friends, Family, and Colleagues: Don’t just listen to your black friends’ stories, believe them and trust them when they tell you.

Black Lives

Speak up in real life when you see or hear injustice, use your privileges to form physical bridges and walls with your body and voice when needed (and also learn the difference of when your body and voice need to take up the space vs. listen.)

Use Your Skills: Whether you are an artist, a baker, an accountant, or marketing manager, what skills do you have that you could bring to this movement without making it about you?

The Movement: Follow the grassroots organizations that are led by black activists and seek out their action list and donate as you can.


Black Lives Matter

Indy 10 Black Lives Matter

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Bail Project

Black Visions Collective

Campaign Zero

Movement for Black Lives

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

National Bail Fund Network

Reclaim the Block



DA Mike Freeman in Minnesota (612-348-5550) and demand prosecution of all 4 officers involved in the murder of George Floyd.

Call Greg Fischer (Louisville Mayor) and demand justice for Breonna Taylor (502-574-2003)

Call Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (651-201-3400)

Call Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Meyer (612-673-2100)

Call Minnesota District Attorney (612-348-5550)

(or email


Text “FLOYD” or “ENOUGH” to 55156

Text “JUSTICE” to 668-366

Sign up for updates from BLM on

Call Out Racism: Whether it’s using your voice in a conversation, calling a leader in your organization to act, or emailing your professor to use anti-racist language- it all has an impact.

Have Conversations: Have the courageous conversations of race within your friend groups and with individuals! BRING IT UP.

Write Letters: Call out racism on a bigger scale- write letters/emails to politicians, CEOs, headmasters, and those with any leadership or authority.


Justice for George Floyd on

#JusticeforFloyd on

Fact Check Articles and Sources

Share from credible sources and black voices only. Memes are fun but think about the space you might be taking up.

Repost Resources

Register to Vote

Rest: Being and anti-racist is exhausting. Rest, but don’t stop. Keep Learning, Supporting, and Acting


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