Black Lives Matter

Instead of a 100th episode of Running Wild With Christine, here’s a list of 100 Black voices you need to hear from if you haven’t yet (in no particular order). Start here, educate yourself.

Books By Black Authors:

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

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

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

Policing Black by Robyn Maynard (Canadian History)

Any of Roxane Gay’s Books

Any of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Books

Any of Zadie Smith’s Books


Black Sex-Positive Activists:

Ericka Hart, M. Ed. Sex Educator. Racial, Social and Gender Justice Disruptor. @ihartericka

Adrienne Maree Brown. Writer, Pleasure Activist and coach. @adriennemareebrown

Ev’Yan Whitney. Sex Educator, Sexuality Doula and Podcast Host. @evyan.whitney

Ashley Cobb. Sex Blogger, Orgasm Activist and Cannapreneur. @sexwithashley

Afrosexology by Dalychia Saah and Rafaella Fiallo.  Workshops aimed at educating, exploring, and reclaiming a variety of Black sexuality topics @afrosexology_

Gabrielle Alexa. Queer Writer and Software Engineer. @gabalexa

Jessamyn Stanley. Author, Advocate, Podcast Host. @mynameisjessamyn

Sex Positive Families  by Melissa Pintor Carnagey. @sexpositive_families

Goody Howard. Sex Educator. @askgoody

Kevin Patterson of Unf*ck Your Polyamory Author and Educator @polyrolemodels

Cindy Lee Alves. Sexologist, Coach and Podcaster. @cindyleealves

Sx Noir. Podcast Host #thotleaderpod, VP of @thewomenofsextech. @sxnoir

Vanessa Geffrard from Vagesteem. Sex Educator & Podcast. @vagesteem

Cameron Glover. Sex Educator & Business Coach. @thecameronglover

Dr. Wendasha Jenkins Hall. Sex Educator, Researcher and Consultant. @thesensiblesexpert


Black Artists, Writers and Activists:

Alicia Garza. Co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter. @chasinggarza

Opal Tometi. Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter. @opalayo

Patrisse Cullors-Brignac. Founder @blklivesmatter. @osopepatrisse

Feminista Jones. Author. Activist. Advocate. @FeministaJones

Blair Imani. Writer, mental health advocate, and historian living at the intersections of Black, Queer, and Muslim identity. @BlairImani

Brittany Packnett Cunningham. Campaign Zero co-Founder and Pod Save The People Co-host.  @mspackyetti

Sassy Latte. Artist and Activist for Intersectional Feminism, Body Politics & Racial Justice. @sassy_latte

ShiShi Rose. Writer, Educator, Doula. @shishi.rose

Kendriana Speaks. Writer, artist, and organizer. @kendriana.speaks

Tarana Burke. Founder of #metoo, activist. @taranajaneen

Myisha T. Hill. Founder of Check Your Privilege. @ckyourprivilege

Rachel Ricketts. Racial justice educator and spiritual activist. @iamrachelricketts (Start by taking her Spiritual Activism 101 and 102 Webinars.)

Rachel Cargle.  Academic, writer, and lecturer. Curator of @thegreatunlearn. @rachel.cargle

Cicely Belle Blain. Author and Activist. Consultancy CEO. Founder of @stratagemvirtual.

Aja Barber. Writer & Sustainability Expert. @ajabarber

Amanda Seales. Comedian, writer, actress, and activist. @amandaseales

Gloria Jean Watkins. Known as bell hooks. Feminist, Educator, Activist & Writer.

Pearl Low. Story Artist, Illustrator and Author. @fumichun


Black Films & TV:

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent on various platforms

Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin Documentary) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Blood & Water (Nosipho Dumisa) — Netflix


Vancouver-Specific Black Organisations & Businesses:

Black Vancouver @blackvancouver

Black Lives Matter Vancouver @blm_van

Hogan’s Alley Society @hogans.alley (Go educate yourself on Vancouver’s historic Black neighborhood and donate! This video is a good start.)

Cicely Blain Consulting  Diversity and inclusion consulting firm. @cicelyblainconsulting

Black Women Connect Vancouver @blackwomenconnectvancouver

Avocado Toast Post. Online Magazine by local Writer, Journalist and Model Jamila Pomeroy @j.m.pomeroy

Black in BC Community Support Fund for COVID-19.


Black Podcasts:

1619 (New York Times) : “1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw: Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory. She coined the term in her PhD in 1989 and you should really look into her work. 

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast: It features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Build on your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action by learning from organizational leaders and community activists

Pod Save the People:Activism. Social Justice. Culture. Politics. On Pod Save the People, organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color. 

Stratagem The Podcast: It discusses all things equity, inclusion and social justice and is part of a larger digital resource and virtual conference that you can find at, brought to you by professional social justice warriors at Cicely Blain Consulting. Each episode features some world-renowned guests making moves in the world of equity and social justice and ask deep and meaningful questions about identity, society, and oppression. The podcast is also a resource for their favourite ideas, strategies and solutions that help us move collectively towards liberation.


Anti-Racism Podcasts By BIPOC:

About Race: Anna HolmesBaratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. This show is “About Race.”

Code Switch (NPR): What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

Seen The Podcast: Black and brown women have not been allowed to exist in the world as the fullest expressions of who we are and who we can be. Violence, deprivation, and oppression have ruptured our connections with our bodies, our spirits, and each other. But healing and liberation are possible. We feel this possibility when we’re together – just us. Through the eyes of Black and brown queer women, Seen explores how we choose to live at the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation work. Nic and Lala co-create space where healing becomes possible. Where we see ourselves through our own eyes. Where we learn what freedom feels like. Where we look inward for our paths forward.

Seeing White: *This one is hosted by a white man, but talks at length about anti-racism.* Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story. Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017.


Organisations To Follow/Donate to:


Articles/Media By Black Writers/Speakers:

Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett and Charlene Carruthers speaking on a panel on Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives for the National LGBTQ Task Force, 2016.

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Check out his books too.)


This list is just a start. Do your research. Educate yourself. Elevate melanated voices.

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