Support Compassion

Here is a list of resources to donate to groups in Minneapolis affected by the current political unrest of the US + years of systematic oppression:

Minneapolis Uprising:

Non Emergency Numbers to call about unmarked cars, white nationalists, etc:

  • Minneapolis: 612-673-3000
  • Saint Paul: 651-291-1111
  • Bureau of Criminal Apprehension BCA: 651-793-7000
  • FBI Minnesota: 763-569-8000

Call these numbers and demand that all 4 cops involved in George Floyds murder are convicted immediately:

  • Governor Tim Walz: 651-201-3400
  • Attorney General Keith Ellison: 651-296-3353
  • Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey: 612-673-2100

Mental Health Support:

Black Led LGBTQ+ Organizations:

Support Local Businesses:

Support Black Creatives and Educators (via instagram):

  • Lauryn Barlow (me!) – @millenialnomad
  • Vanessa McDuffie – @nessa_bess
  • Sarah White – @sarahwhiteblack
  • Leeya Rose Jackson – @leeyamakesnoise
  • Joy Spika – @joyspika
  • Ja’Mon Kimbrough – @ariesfirebomb
  • Shaina McCoy – @wallflowermccoy
  • Rachel Cargle – @rachel.cargle
  • Layla F. Saad – @laylafsaad
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham – @mspackyetti
  • ShiShi Rose – @shishi.rose
  • Ericka hart – @ihartericka
  • Gabrielle Mariah Roberts – @yogabrielle.elle
  • Aurum Oro – @amrum.oro
  • Marcus Thompson – @tattoosbymarcusthompson
  • Whitney White – @naptural85

Documentaries:

  • 13th (Netflix)
  • The Loving Story (HBO+Hulu)
  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Netflix)
  • I am Not your Negro (Amazon Prime)
  • What Happened, Miss Simone (Netflix)
  • Paris is Burning (Netflix)

TV Shows:

  • Chewing Gum (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Living Single (Hulu)
  • Atlanta (Hulu)
  • Pose (Netflix)
  • Black-ish (Hulu)
  • Queen Sugar (Hulu)
  • She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix)
  • The Get Down (Netflix)
  • Luke Cage (Netflix)
  • Watchmen (HBO)

Movies:

  • The Wiz
  • Moonlight
  • The Color Purple
  • Malcolm X
  • Bad Boys
  • The Last Dragon
  • Sister Act
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • Black Panther
  • The Five Heartbeats
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame
  • The Help
  • Dreamgirls
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Coming to America
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Barbershop
  • Ray
  • House Party
  • Life
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  • Poetic Justice
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • Mahogany
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Harlem Nights
  • Roll Bounce
  • The Last Holiday
  • Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Us
  • Dope
  • Dear White People
  • Django Unchained
  • Friday
  • Girls Trip
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Precious
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Sorry to bother you
  • Hidden Figures
  • Bringing the house down
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Get Out
  • Belle
  • Beauty Shop
  • The Best Man
  • Drumline
  • How Stella Got her Groove Back
  • School Daze

Books:

  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Adeyemi Tomi
  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Adeyemi Tomi
  • The Stars and the Blackness between them by Junauda Petrus
  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson
  • A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy
  • Black Against Empire by Joshua Bloom
  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor