HOW TO DONATE TO BLM WHEN YOU HAVE NO MONEY
a black woman named zoe amira posted a video on youtube. this video is an hour long and filled with art and music from black creators. it has a ton of ads, and in result will rack up a ton of revenue. 100% of the ad revenue from the video will be dispersed between various blm organizations, including bail-out funds for protesters. it will be split between the following, dependent on necessity
- brooklyn bail fund
- minnesota freedom fund
- atlanta action network
- columbus freedom fund
- louisville community bail fund
- chicago bond
- black visions collective
- richmond community bail fund
- the bail project inc
- nw com bail fund
- philadelphia bail fund
- the korchhinski-parquet family gofundme
- george floyd’s family gofundme
- reclaim the block
turn off your adblocker and put the video on repeat. do not skip ads. let it play on loop whether you’re listening or not. mute the tab if you need to focus elsewhere. but let. it. play.
youtube will donate to blm for you.
please, please reblog. for people who don’t have money to spare, this is incredibly important information to have.
while i don’t claim to be a “book blogger” by any account (more of a cranky publishing-person blogger most days), i know a lot of people have followed me through my book posts, so i’m taking advantage of that captive audience to boost these bookstores. shop them through their own websites and if you’re local, look into curbside pickup to minimize shipping costs and overhead. okay that’s all thanks bye stay safe.
- the lit bar (a personal favorite and the bronx’s one remaining bookstore)
- hariett’s bookshop
- semicolon bookstore
- mahogany books
- uncle bobbie’s
- loyalty bookstore
- dare books
- listening tree books
- underground books
- multicultural bookstore
- pyramid books
- black dot bookstore
- brain lair books
- medu bookstore
- wild fig books and coffee
- frugal bookstore
- olive tree books
- detroit book city
- cafe con libros
- revolution books
- sisters uptown bookstore
- source booksellers
- hakim’s bookstore
- sankofa books and cafe
- turning page bookshop
a different booklist offers curbside side pickup in toronto as well as free shipping across canada
This quarantine has finally given me time to sit in my room and listen to all of my favourite classical pieces in full, from beginning to end, without interruption. And honestly, it’s like meditation. With that music, my mind is transported elsewhere.
To have nothing on my hands but time makes me feel like a 19th century noble lounging in a salon listening to the chamber group play for hours, or like a shepherd watching the sunset in the spring and just letting time pass them by…
Classical music is such a fantastic form of art that can take your mind to different times, places and moods, and I’ve gotta say that being able to take a moment to listen to it is so soothing.
Figured out a way I can actually do a little movement without leaving my house - our front porch has a low-ish cement stair up to our porch and I can just use it like a 90′s fool in a step aerobics class. Just did it for like, five minutes and could feel my heart rate get up there! And now I feel more relaxed. This will help stabilize my hips and knees which are always a bit woog-edy due to hypermobility.
I’ve seen a lot of posts with free ebooks about race and policing lately, so here’s a little masterpost of them. Find something else? Add it on!
Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price from Haymarket Books - free until June 5
The Torture Letters: Reckoning With Police Violence by Laurence Ralph from University of Chicago Press - free until June 6
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale from Verso - no end date listed
Introduction to Critical Race Theory Course - Dr. Adrienne Keene has kept an entire course with course readings linked online, and free.
Just sang through Tracy Chapman’s entire debut album, best medicine I’ve had in weeks.
Music is a way of experiencing time. Understanding beat and pulse is a deeply primal way of marking time passage.
It’s just now, now, now, now, now, now, now, now, now.
does anyone else get mischievous joy out of being nice sometimes?
like “Haha, I knew you were going to be hungry so I got you your favorite food so I can surprise you with it being ready when you get here GOT YOU”