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Dear Readers, 

We are taking a break from our regular programming today to bring you tangible ways to get informed/stay educated on issues of race, support the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and put an end to police brutality and racial injustice. We collected some of today's content from other sources including She Podcasts, Bello Collective, Antiracism Resources for White People, and educator Camille Buchanan (thanks to all). This is not designed to be a comprehensive list; for a more extensive collection of resources please visit this Google page, or do some of your own digging. It doesn't take much.

In peace, love, solidarity, and action,

Skye 


Read these articles, books, Twitter threads and more

Books

Articles

Other Stuff to Check Out


Subscribe and listen to these podcasts

Also, check out Bello Collective's 21 Podcasts That Confront Racism in America, a tweet from Helen Zaltzman, and this thread from Zach Kahn.

Have a recommendation for a POC-created podcast about [race / Blackness / POC / social justice] that we should all be listening to right now? Please hit reply and tell me about it. 


Donate to (and/or get involved with) these organizations

  • George Floyd Memorial Fund: GoFundMe organized by George's sister. All funds support the Floyd family as they pursue justice for George.
  • Minnesota Freedom Fund: "Community based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals."
  • Black Visions Collective: "Through the development of powerful strategic campaigns, we seek to expand the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota."
  • Reclaim the Block: "A coalition to demand that Minneapolis divest from policing and invest in long-term alternatives."
  • Be the Bridge: "Empowering People and Culture Toward Racial Healing, Equity and Reconciliation."
  • Black Lives Matter Global Network: "Global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes."
  • National Bail Out: "Reuniting families, creating a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration, and working with groups across the country to transform harmful systems to keep our people safe and free."
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: "America's top legal firm fighting for racial justice."
  • The National Police Accountability Project: "Dedicated to ending law enforcement abuse through legal action and educational programming
  • Color of Change Education Fund: "Designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward
  • Advancement Project: "We exist to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy."
  • The Marshall Project: "A nonprofit, online journalism organization focusing on issues related to criminal justice in the United States."
  • Equal Justice Initiative: "Works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality."
  • Campaign Zero: "Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide."
  • Split a donation to 70+ bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizations here
  • Here is a list of bail funds and legal resources in cities throughout the U.S. 
  • * Split a donation to organizations carrying asterisks here.

A few more important things you can do

  • Sign this petition calling for justice for George Floyd (you can also do this by texting “Floyd” to 55156).
  • Sign these Black Lives Matter petitions.
  • Watch The Daily Show's Trevor Noah discuss why looting is the result of a breakdown in our nation's social contract (not just a free-for-all). "Black Americans have seen their principles completely de-legitimized." 
  • If you're white, ask  yourself this question.
  • If you are a white entrepreneur or coach, purchase and watch the replay of Trudie LeBron's Show Up & Serve, a workshop for white coaches.
  • If you are an audio production company, sign the Equality in Audio Pact.

Stay safe, everyone. See you next week.


A message from MAINSTREET

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Really, $50,000? Yep. If you run a tech startup, you’re owed fifty grand

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Why haven’t I heard of this? Because the money lives in a bunch of different, disparate programs (like the R&D Payroll Tax Credit, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and the Employee Retention Credit) that you most likely qualify for, but haven’t heard of. Most accountants don’t want to do the paperwork, so the credits sit unused. MainStreet’s gotten companies millions of dollars incl. Sandbox VR, Pipe, and hundreds more.

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A message from NAVELLIER AND ASSOCIATES

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This newsletter was written and curated by podcast junkie and recovered publicist, Skye Pillsbury. Over the years, Skye has crafted digital media strategies for brands like Yahoo! and Microsoft and worked regularly with media outlets such as the New York Times, Rolling Stone and NPR. Skye was famous for 49 minutes when she and her son were featured in an episode of Gimlet Media’s Heavyweight podcast. 


Editor

Sheena Vasani is a journalist, passionate techie, and UC Berkeley alumna who writes Inside Dev. She started her coding journey at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful, and is proficient in Javascript and Ruby. In her free time, she runs a project dedicated to breaking mental health stigmas in South Asian communities. She's also currently working on gathering stories about people transcending divides for a new project, A Human First

MainStreet finds you tax credits you've never heard of. Avg of $51,040 per startup. For real. 

Click here to get your copy of Navellier & Associates just-released report: 12 Predictions to Close Out 2020 today.​