Black Lives Matter. We at Food52 are devastated by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dreasjon Reed, and so many others. This coverage stands in solidarity with the Black community. We hope that it will serve as a helpful and important resource to further antiracism work in our community.
In the wake of the horrific injustices we've seen towards the Black community—particularly, in the last few weeks—we stand united in the fight against anti-Blackness and systemic racism in our country. Silence is complicity.
We recognize, however, that we must first look at ourselves as a company, and that we have work to do to put our words into definitive, antiracist action. We are committed to continual self-examination, to listening, and to educating ourselves to do better and be better—not just today, but every day after, too.
For now, here are some helpful resources we're turning to for both education and where to send donations. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we'll continue to add to it as we learn about more organizations who need our support. We hope this comment section can raise awareness for any other meaningful organizations you don't see on this list—please mention them below, and our editors will update accordingly.
We will continue to share resources in support of the Black community all week—spotlighting its small business owners, authors, and creators—as well as educational literatures on antiracism work.
- Movement for Black Lives. Group of organizations "creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people."
- Campaign Zero. Research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.
- The Conscious Kid. "Education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth."
- The Equal Justice Initiative. Legal advocacy organization working to end mass incarceration and racial injustice in the U.S.
- The Antiracism Research & Policy Center. Mission: "examine racial problems anew, innovate and broadcast practical policy solutions, and work with policymakers to implement them."
- Black Lives Matter. Global organization working to end white supremacy and the oppression of Black communities.
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Civil rights organization working against race-based discrimination and toward political, educational, social, and economic equality.
- Reclaim the Block. Coalition advocating for Minneapolis to "divest from policing and invest in long-term alternatives."
- Southern Poverty Law Center. Legal advocacy organization fighting bigotry and hate.
- Black Women's Blueprint. Nonprofit organization empowering Black women and girls and breaking down gender and race barriers.
- Showing Up for Racial Justice. "National network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice."
- Black Visions Collective. A collective of Black media looking to amplify social justice causes.
- Color of Change. Online organization leading campaigns against racial injustice.
Comprehensive lists of bail funds, supporting protesters across the country, can be found here, here, and here. You can donate to those specific groups or split a single donation. Also consider supporting The Bail Project, a nonprofit working to "prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system."
Below, a few of the funds that are seeking critical and ongoing support.
- Atlanta Solidarity Fund
- Chicago Community Bond Fund
- Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
- Peoples City Council Freedom Fund
- Richmond Community Bail Fund
- Colorado Freedom Fund
- Vegas Freedom Fund
- National Bail Out Collective