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Community-Sourced Racial Justice + Equity Resources: Books, Articles, and Media

Last updated on Jun 30, 2020

Northern California Black-Owned Bookstores

Ashay By The Bay
Vallejo, CA

Marcus Books
Oakland, CA

Underground Books

Sacramento, CA

MoAD Store

San Francisco, CA



Graphic Novels

Reading for Revolution: Black comics, Black lives

Smash Pages shared eight graphic novels that explore the issues of police brutality, the experiences of Black people, and working toward change.


Irresistible: Adapting Strategy & Building Power in Crisis

Social Justice Resources for COVID–19 Rapid Response Series, published May 5, 2020.

Code Switch



The New York Times

CAA Conversations Podcast: Shylah Pacheco Hamilton and Vreni Michelini-Castillo: Decolonizing College Art Curriculum

A podcast from the College Art Association of America.

Decolonizing or Indigenizing the University? Interview with Sereana Naepi

PhDivas Podcast



A Netflix documentary analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

“Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a new revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at the vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.”

I Am Not Your Negro

“Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.”

Say Her Name

Say Her Name, a documentary about the life and death of Sandra Bland, is available to stream for free without a subscription through HBO.

Movies/TV Series

American Son

“Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.”

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station is based on the true story of Oscar Grant III, a Bay Area resident who was killed by police at the Fruitvale Bart station on New Year’s Day in 2009.

If Beale Street Could Talk

“Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is a soulful drama about a young couple fighting for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.”

Just Mercy

“A powerful true story that follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his battle for justice as he defends a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence.”


“A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.”

When They See Us

Based on the true story of the Central Park Five: Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise.

Netflix’s Black Lives Matter collection

Learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience in America with this collection of films, series and documentaries.

Hulu: Celebrating Black Stories on Hulu

For this month and all year round, Hulu curated a list of Black Stories, a collection of hundreds of films and series from its library, spanning a variety of genres.

Educational Videos

“Systemic Racism Explained”

“Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.”

"The Role of Higher Education in Times of Crisis: Healing Strategies for Educators"

Webinar hosted by Magna Publications. Recorded June 18, 2020.

"White People Talking to White People about Racism"

USC Race & Equity Center