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This is by no means a bible. It is a guide.
If you're not sure about something, please research.

If you have a resource you would like to contribute, please email it to
GoodNews@PleaseNotes.com and I will update it as soon as I can.
Your individual growth is in your hands.

For allies trying to figure out first steps, I suggest the
L.E.A.P.S. System.

Listen - Listen to Black people and People of Color. They have been living life through a lens you probably didn't know existed, and are able to see things you might of never noticed. Please pay attention. Listen to the way your body reacts, how you are feeling. Are you angry, upset, confused? Is your Ego fighting the new information? Notice and choose to open up.

Educate Yourself - Asking Black people for resources all the time is exhausting. Please don't ask us to keep doing unpaid work. Take knowledge and spark discussion with your friends and family.

Acknowledge - Understand that being Black is not a monolith, we all have different experiences. Understand that slavery and colonization were at the foundations of a lot of the systems we have in place today. They have had long lasting effects and continue to effect quality of life for all people of color. This includes colorism, beauty standards, access to finances etc etc.

Participate - Jump in to study groups, online discussions, go to events around diversity and inclusion. Get out of your routine and go to events with new people. If you have no friends that are POC, you're missing out. 



Support - Support with your dollar. Attend markets of Black-Owned Vendors, look online for Black business directories, give referrals and share contacts. Go to Black-led events If you're in the position to start grants and sponsorships, do so.

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