On top of a global pandemic, this past year has been overwhelmingly emotional and stressful as a Black person in America having to learn yet even more names who were victims of racist killings.

I, along with many of my friends and colleagues, have received numerous (and hopefully well meaning) requests from non-Black individuals asking different variations of “What can I do to help?” So, here are a collection of sources that may help to start the conversation.

Action Items for Team Leaders:

  1. There are many brilliant scholars, journalists, organizations, and DEI experts who provide services and produce resources on topics of anti-racism, Black economic disparity, and microaggressions. Seek them out, donate to their efforts, and pay them for their expertise.
  2. Also, do yourself and your team a favor by reading, sharing, and incorporating the insights found in the articles below.

5 ways to support Black-owned businesses

Anti-racist resources for the arts and non-profits

As Minority-Owned Businesses Fall Further Behind During the Pandemic, Efforts Are Underway to Help. It May Not Be Enough 

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Equals An Extra 214 Days Of Work

Companies are speaking out against racism, but here’s what it really looks like to lead an anti-racist organization 

Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism 

How to build an actively anti-racist company 

How to find and support Black-owned businesses – and why it’s important

Juneteenth and the meaning of Black liberation in Boston

Moving Beyond Diversity Toward Racial Equity

Philanthropy is Still Underfunding Black Liberation

Study: Covid-19 lockdowns hit black-owned small businesses the hardest 

U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism 

What We Need Now: Black Liberation

For fellow Black organization leaders, I see you and I am here to support, as always. Now more than ever, the world needs sustainable community-driven organizations. Do what you can to show up for yourself and your organization everyday, even if you need to ask for help.