FIGHT BACK

Support Black Lives Matter: Donations, petitions, resources and more

As a Black Artist  it's my duty to support the black community.

I've gathered links to community organizations, petitions, fundraisers, resources, protest guides, educational materials, literature, black artists to support and more.

Please donate if you are financially able. One-time donations are helpful, but recurring donations will go much further.

 

Donate directly to victims' families

• Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
• Justice For Breonna Taylor
• In Memory Of Tony McDade
• I Run With Maud [Ahmaud Marquez Arbery]
• Justice For Regis [Korchinski-Paquet]
• Justice For David McAtee
• R.I.P Belly Mujinga

  

Petitions

• Justice For Breonna Taylor
• #JusticeForFloyd
• Justice For Belly Mujinga
• Defund The Minneapolis Police Department
• National Action Against Police Brutality
• Here's a template for UK residents to email their MP regarding: UK sales of riot gear to US police; US president Donald Trump's protest response; the official report on BAME COVID-19 death rate; and the deaths of Belly Mujinga and Sheku Bayoh.




US-based funds and organizations

• Black Lives Matter
 
Black Visions Collective
• The Okra Project
• The Okra Project's Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund
• The Okra Project's Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund
• Equal Justice Initiative
• National Bail Fund Network
• 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds and racial justice organizers donation splitter
• List of bail funds
• Emergency Release Fund: For trans people in New York City
• Black Trans Femmes In The Arts (BTFA) Collective: Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund
• LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund
• Anti-Police Terror Project
• Black Youth Project 100
• Unicorn Riot
• NAACP / NAACP Legal Defense Fund
• Some funds are currently not accepting donations—including Reclaim The Block (who are requesting donations be directed to organizations on this list), MPD150 and Brooklyn Community Bail Fund—due to an influx in donations, but are worth supporting in the long term.



UK-based funds and organizations

• Black Learning Achievement And Mental Health (BLAM) Charity
• The Northern Police Monitoring Project
• Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
• ICFree UK
• Kids Of Colour
• Black Minds Matter UK
• The Black Curriculum
• The 4Front Project
• Inquest
• Joint Council For The Welfare Of Immigrants
• United Families & Friends



Music

• Bandcamp will be donating its share of sales this Juneteenth (June 19th, from midnight to midnight PDT) to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. This will become an annual practice.
• Ahead of Bandcamp's next no-fees day this Friday, June 5th, they've shared a list of all the labels and artists who will be donating sales to racial justice organizations and causes. RA will also post a guide to the day's new releases, highlighting black artists and labels that will be donating to black causes.
• The community has also created spreadsheets to highlight black artists ahead of Bandcamp's donation drive days: 500+ Black Producers / Artists / Labels for Bandcamp DayBLM Bandcamp Friday Producers/LabelsBlack Femme Identifying Electronic DJs/Producers/Artists



Resources
Including protest guides, mental health support for black people and educational materials for white people and NBPOC.

• #BlackLivesMatter master list of petitions, donations, protests, educational materials, resources and more
• Black Mental Health Alliance
• Melanin And Mental Health
• National Queer And Trans Therapists Of Color Network (NQTTCN)
• Black Minds Matter UK
• How to financially support Black Lives Matter without donating money
• Ways You Can Help resource hub
• Support Black People MasterDoc
• Key Advice When Going On A Protest
• Guidelines For Safe Protesting During COVID-19
• Music Worker's Alliance resource list
 

 

 

Reading list


• A list of black-owned, independent book stores in the US
• The End Of Policing by Alex S. Vitale (available as a free download via Verso)
• The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colourblindness by Michelle Alexander
• Me And White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
• Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
• How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
• So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
• Black History Month Library
• Space/Race Reading List