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.
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
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
MOCA (Henry Taylor exhibit through April 30, 2023)