CommunityFeb 16, 2023

In Celebration: Black History Month

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Photographed by Ruben Hughes

Back in 2020, we made a pledge to support the Black community, do the work and amplify Black voices with our platform. In celebration of Black History Month, we wanted to honor that pledge and make sure this platform is getting the best use.

Over the years, our team has been curating lists of black-owned businesses, mainly in our hometown of Los Angeles – from coffee shops to flower shops to museums. We’ve also been taking note of resources and voices that we’ve found helpful to our growth in education around Black history and perspective. As always, we’re here to evolve and learn. 

We’re always on the lookout for more resources and will continually add to this list, so please share anything you’d like us to use our platform to amplify!

Note: We will continue adding to the below list as we discover more.


books to read

Find Black-owned bookstores in your neighborhoods and support them! Here are a few that are currently shipping: Harriett’s Bookshop, Mahogany Books, The Key Bookstore

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Native Son by Richard Wright

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zoe’s Neale Hurston

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Autobiography of Malcom’s X by Alex Haley

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas by Frederick Douglas

Assata by Assata Shakur

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

podcasts to listen

Towards a Framework for Repair on Krista Tippett by Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem

A Life Worthy of our Breath on Krista Tippett by Ocean Vuong

Where does it Hurt? On Krista Tippett with Ruby Sales

shops in los angeles
museums in los angeles and artists we admire
accounts to follow

If you haven’t already, register to VOTE. We’ll follow up with more voting resources soon!

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