Press Releases

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Global News

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News on BLM History

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#BlackLivesMatter has existed as a named movement for several years, though it is the manifestation of many centuries of racist oppression. This movement has a history and will continue for years to come. We believe it is important to not lose sight of the past and have therefore assembled a collection of news articles and videos from recent years to reflect this.

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News Videos

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Social Media to Follow

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Educate Yourself: Racism & Public Health

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Educate Yourself: Black Literature, Films, Art

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Note: To support the Black community, particularly amidst a pandemic that has disproportionately affected them and other communities of color, we recommend purchasing from independent, Black-owned bookstores. For lists of Black-owned bookstores that process online orders, click here or here.

  • Paul Mendez, Rainbow Milk (2020)
  • Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie (2019)
  • Derek Owusu, That Reminds Me (2019)
  • Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other (2019)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer (2019)
  • Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing (2018)
  • Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give (2017)
  • Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man (2018)
  • Suzan Lori-Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars (2015)
  • Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming (2014, children and young adults)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (2013)
  • Toni Morrison, Beloved (1988)
  • Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (1977)
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (1970)

Films, Documentaries, TV Series

  • Just Mercy, Destin Daniel Cretton (2019)
  • I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck (2016)
  • The Rachel Divide, Laura Brownson (2018)
  • 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen (2013)
  • When They See Us, Ava DuVernay (2019)
  • 13th, Ava DuVernay (2016)*
  • Selma, Ava DuVernay (2014)
  • The Hate U Give, George Tillman Jr. (2018)
  • Dear White People, Justin Simien (2017)
  • American Son, Kenny Leon (2019)
  • In My Blood It Runs, Maya Newell
  • Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi (2016)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins (2019)
  • Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu (2019)
  • Get Out, Jordan Peele (2017)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Stanley Nelson Jr. (2015)
  • La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)
  • Les Misérables, Ladj Ly (2019)
  • Divines, Houda Benyamina (2016)
  • The Hurricane, Norman Jewison (1999)
  • A Voix haute, Amandine Gay (2017)

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Educate Yourself: Black History & Society

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Please note that listed sites are not necessarily endorsed by #TheWorldIsWatching. The following links are provided in good faith to educate our community members. For original research and commentary by our organization, please check out our Issue Briefings series.

Videos & Podcasts

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Note: To support the Black community, particularly amidst a pandemic that has disproportionately affected them and other communities of color, we recommend purchasing from independent, Black-owned bookstores. For lists of Black-owned bookstores that process online orders, click here or here.

  • Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (2019)
  • Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin, Jamia Wilson, Road Map for Revolutionaries (2018)
  • Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald, Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People (2013)
  • Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudices that Shape Our Lives (2020)
  • Dr. Pragya Agarwal, Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias (2020)
  • Ruth King, Mindful of Race: Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm (2018, nonfiction)
  • Ijeomo Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race (2018, nonfiction)
  • Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (2018, nonfiction)*
  • Ibrahim X. Kendi, How to be an Antiracist (2019, nonfiction)
  • Dorothy Roberts, Fatal Intervention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century (2012, nonfiction)
  • Kalwant Bhopal, White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society (2018, nonfiction)
  • Angela Saini, Superior: The Return of Race Science (2019, nonfiction)
  • Michele Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010, criminal justice)
  • Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003, criminal justice)
  • Ed Gordon, Conversations in Black: On Politics, Power and Leadership (2020, leadership)
  • Paul Ortiz, An African American and Latinx History of the United States (2018, history)
  • Paul Butler, Chokehold: Policing Black Men (2017, criminal justice)
  • Damon Young, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays (2019, memoir)
  • Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969, autobiography)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (2015, memoir)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power (2017, essays)
  • Ibrahim X. Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2016, nonfiction)
  • Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist (2020, memoir from the BLM cofounders)
  • Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984, essays)
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963, nonfiction)
  • bell hooks, Ain’t I A Woman (1981, dissertation): named after Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech
  • Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard (2019, essays)
  • Jim Wallis, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America (2015)
  • Mira Jacob, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations (2019)
  • Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (2017, nonfiction)
  • Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (2014, nonfiction)
  • Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States (2015, history)
  • Kiese Laymon, Heavy: An American Memoir (2018, memoir)
  • Akiba Solomon, How We Fight White Supremacy (2018, essays)
  • Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (2017, nonfiction)
  • Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017, history)
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal, Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (2017, nonfiction)
  • Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Greatest Migration (2014, history)
  • Mikki Kendall, Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (2020, nonfiction)
  • Carol Anderson, PhD, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (2017, nonfiction)
  • Ashraf H. A. Rushdy, American Lynching (2014, nonfiction)
  • Catherine Morris, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85 (2017, nonfiction)
  • Solomon Northup, Twelve Years A Slave (1853, nonfiction)

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Donate Money & Time

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BLM Global Network Resources

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Are you a Black Lives Matter organizer, or interested in becoming one? Browse our collection of resources for the BLM Global Network, including organizing guides curated by our core team, anonymous crowd-sourced global protest trackers, and more.


Guide: Trauma-Informed Approach. How to Check In During a Crisis

This guide explains how to check-in from a trauma-informed approach during a crisis using therapeutic interventions.

Guide: Stopped by Police? Know Your Rights

Being stopped by the police is more than just an interaction for most people. It is a stressful experience that has high potential for things to escalate quickly. In this guide, you will find three different scenarios where your legal rights and strategies for handling police encounters will be identified.

Guide: How to Organize

To amplify and augment global Black Lives Matter organizing, our team assembled a brief 2-page guide on the next steps that leaders and organizers can take to effectively mobilize. Thank you for your work. This is our movement and your moment.

Street Medic Guide

Protesting is physically tiring and presents risks only exacerbated by police use of tear gas and pepper spray. The Paper Revolution Collective has written a comprehensive guide for street medics, including basic first aid and safety advice.

Global Protest Trackers

Multiple organizations have created online maps of Black Lives Matter protests using crowd-sourced data gathering. View the trackers below to see protests that have occurred near you or to anonymously report demonstrations you have been a part of.

Gentle Reminders from Our Founders

Organizing is deeply inspiring but can be very draining, particularly for movement leaders. Read a message from our founding members offering gentle reminders about what’s important and how to keep going in our global fight against systemic racism and injustice.