Resources On The Issues Of Racism

Since the killing of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020, the nation and the world has mobilized in support of racial justice and justice for the innocent life, and many black lives, lost. Hatred and discrimination because of the color of one’s skin is unconscionable, but still, somehow, it prevails. We need to learn, listen and reflect on what our part is in both the problem and in the solution. Education has always been the key to power and change.

We have created this page to build knowledge and provide resources. We will add and update as needed and encourage you to send us information you feel will be beneficial to this endeavor. Please send your suggestions to Miriam Makram at

Thank you.



Black Lives Matter


NAACP Legal Defense Fund

National Urban League

Equal Justice Initiative

African American Policy Forum

Innocence Project

Color Of Change

The Action PAC

National Black Justice Coalition

Marsha P Johnson Institute

Campaign Zero

We The Protesters

Diversity Best Practices


Support Black-Owned Business

Shoppe Black

TimeOut List of New York Black-Owned Businesses



1. We need to talk about an injustice | Bryan Stevenson

2. George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show

3. How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlane Schools


Book Recommendations:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Race - by Toni Morrison

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

White Fragility - by Robin DiAngelo

Lists of books recommendations:

Books On Anti-Racism You Can Read Right Now

The Anti-Racist Reading List

Books To Check Your White Privilege


Articles to read:

1. What White People Can Do For Racial Justice

2. Justice In June

3. I Am So Tired

4. How To Make This MOment The Turning Point For Real Change

From Design Publications

1. How to support black-owned businesses in the design industry

2. It’s time to take the conversation about race to the workplace

3. Want to be an ally to black designers? A new campaign shows the way

4. 7 African American Designers on How They're Pushing The Design Industry Forward

5. 39 Creatives Talk Being Black in the Design Industry—and What Needs to Change



What Matters

1619 From the NY Times

Instagram Accounts to Follow:

Rachel Cargle

The Great Unlearn

Austin Channing

Check Your Privilege


Local Official to Voice Your Concerns:

Mayor Bill de Blasio

City Hall

New York, NY 10007


311 or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State


NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224