Each of us holds a different role when it comes to fighting injustices and deprogramming our conditioning. Our hope at Almeda is to support you in this journey of reformation and awakening. Below you will find a compilation of rich content and actionable ways to make a change.
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Podcasts… Inform for Change not Vanity
- 1619 - “In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began.” Hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
- Intersectionality Matters - “A podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.”
- Code Switch - “Hosted by journalists of colour, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society - from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.”
- Black Girl in Om - “Your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self-care and self-love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash”
- On Being, “Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence” with Resmaa Menakem - “Therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem is working with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word ‘race.’” Hosted by Krista Tippett.
- About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge - “From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People ABout Race comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further.”
- Momentum - “A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice.” with Co-hosts Chevin and Hiba
- Pod Save the People - “Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Dr. Clint Smith II.”
- Scene on Radio, Season 2: Seeing White - “Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.”
- The Stoop - “Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness.”
- Pod for Cause - “...to expand the conversation on critical civil and human rights challenges of our day: census, justice reform, policing, education, fighting hate & bias, judicial nominations, fair courts, voting rights, media & tech, economic security, immigration, and human rights.”
- NATAL - “a podcast docuseries about having a baby while Black in the United States.”
- Lalah Delia x Expanded Podcast: Episode 45 - Lalah Delia “shares her soul journey, growing up in South Central LA with multicultural parents, exploring her divine calling, how her family acts as her biggest expanders and how we can all engage in critical conversations to uplevel our communities and ‘Vibrate Higher.’”
Film and Video
- The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, 2012: Available on PBS
- 13th, 2016: Watch on Netflix
- I am Not Your Negro, 2016: Streaming on Kanopy
- Criterion Collection is streaming films by black filmmakers for free.
- Kanopy has loads of movies, documentaries and independent films for free.
- “Not all Superheros wear capes” - A TEDx Talk from Nova Reid
- When They See Us, 2019: Watch on Netflix
- The Hate U Give, 2018: Watch free with Amazon Prime subscription
- Moonlight, 2016: For rent on Amazon Prime
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, 2017: Watch on Netflix
- The Color Purple, 1985: For rent on Amazon Prime
- How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones, 2019
- Sister Outside by Audre Lorde, 1984
- Americanah - by Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, 2013
- Their Eyes Were Watching God - by Zora Neale Hurston, 1937
- Why I am No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 2017
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis, 1974
- White Fragility: Why it's so Hard For White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, 2018
- How to be Anti Racist by Dr. Ibram X Kendi, 2019
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, 1963
- Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon, 2018
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, 1969
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, 1970
- Beloved by Toni Morrison, 1987
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 1952
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, 2018
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X, 1965