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Good Morning,

We’re coming to you a day later because this week is not business as usual. A lot has been going on in the news lately that deserves both our attention and action. We took yesterday to think critically, open our eyes, open our hearts, and educate ourselves; We will continue to do so for as long as it takes.

The Chop N Drop team stands with the black community. 
What You Can Do

Petitions to Sign Here

Text or Call Here 

Donations  

   STREAM TO DONATE - Stream this video to donate without spending money. 100% of the ad revenue this video makes will be donated to appropriate causes. 
    Campaign Zero - Fight for policy solutions by limiting police intervention
    M4BL - The Movement for Black Lives
    Victim Funds - Go Fund Me pages seeking support and justice for those wrongfully killed. 
    NAACP Legal Defense Fund - Working to protect those most vulnerable in our society, 

Educate Yourself!!!!

Guides 
Anti-Racism for Beginners

Books
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
Me and White Supremacy
by Layla F. Saad
Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis
So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery 
White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

Articles
How To Make This Moment A Real Turning Point For Change by Barack Obama 
Six Ways Asian-Americans Can Tackle Anti-Blackness in Their Families  by Kim Tran

Podcasts
1619 (New York Times)
About Race
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast 
Seeing White
The Diversity Gap
Pod Saved The People by Crooked Media 

Shows/Movies
13th (Netflix)
American Son (Netflix)
Dear White People (Netflix)
If Bea
le St. Could Talk (Hulu)
King in the Wilderness (HBO)
See You Yesterday (Netflix)
The Hate You Give (Cinemax) 
When They See Us (Netflix) 

The Black Power Mixtape (Rent)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Rent) 
Selma 
 
Meaningful Albums

One way to truly listen and begin to understand the burden of systemic racism is to concentrate on the meaningful lyrics of artists. These albums explore black identity and serve as a powerful commentary on the multi-faceted issues the black community has been facing for decades.

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly 
Joey Bada$$ - ALL-AMERIKKAN BADA$$ 
Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
JAY-Z - 4:44
Beyonce - Lemonade 
J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only 
Vic Mensa - The Autobiography 
 

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence for George Floyd
 

"8 minutes and 46 seconds. The amount of time Officer Derek Chauvin's knee was pressed into George Floyd's neck. We encourage our listeners to use this time of silence to remember the Black lives lost to police brutality, reflect on the Black lives affected every day by systemic injustice and discrimination, and how we can individually and collectively fill this silence with sustained action. Visit blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to get started." 


Listen to this silent track released by Spotify Dissect Podcasts. 
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Music Video
Marlon Craft - Gang Shit
This will get you thinking. Marlon Craft, an artist we've mentioned before, made a song/commentary on "gangs" in the U.S and it's not what you would expect. It's a strong video and we recommend you take some time out of your day to watch. 
 
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Written by: Salo Levy, Emma Barsky






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