TOP 100+ LIST

Connect. Learn. Grow. #ChangeStartsNow

TOP 100+ LIST

CONNECT. LEARN. GROW. #CHANGESTARTSNOW

Together, we will build the resources to empower our community to connect to our Black history, present & future.

Authors

List Compiled by Patrick Case, Title Examples by Marguerite Campbell

  1. Anything by W.E. DuBois for a historical perspective
  2. C.L.R James; The Black Jacobins, Beyond a Boundary
  3. George Elliott Clarke; George and Rue, The Motorcyclist
  4. Irenosen Okojie; Butterfly Fish, Speak Gigantuar
  5. James Baldwin; All of his writing
  6. Charles Mills; Black Rights/White Wrongs, The Racial Contract;
  7. Angela Davis; Women, Race and Class, Freedom is Constant Struggle
  8. Countee Cullen; Copper Sun
  9. Zora Neale Hurston; Their Eyes Were Watching God,
  10. Maya Angelou; Mules and Men; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, And Still I Rise;
  11. Ann Folwell Stanford; Bodies in a Broken World: Women Novelists of Colour and the Politics of Medicine;
  12. Mary Seacole; Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
  13. Austin Clarke; Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack, The Polished Hoe
  14. Andrea Levy; Small Island,
  15. Nalo Hopkinson; Brown Girl in the Ring, The Salt Roads;
  16. Makeda Silvera; The Heart Does Not Bend;
  17. Malinda Smith; The Equity Myth:Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities;

Movies/ TV

List Compiled by Patrick Case, Title Examples by Marguerite Campbell

  1. When They See Us*
  2. The 13th*
  3. Dear White People*
  4. Blackish*
  5. If Beale St. Could Talk
  6. Twelve Years a Slave
  7. I am Not Your Negro
  8. Green Book * GBHS is aware of the controversy regarding a possible white saviour narrative in this film and ask you to watch it with a critical lens
  9. Black Panther
  10. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
  11. The Death and Life of Marsh P. Johnson*
  12. Soundtrack for a revolution
  13. More than a month
  14. Slavery by Another name
  15. Lionheart*
  16. Moonlight
  17. Do the right thing
  18. The Hate U Give
  19. Selma
  20. What Happened Ms. Simone *
  21. Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
  22. Get Out

Organizations
Black Health Alliance https://blackhealthalliance.ca/
The Ontario Black History Society http://blackhistorysociety.ca/

Small Businesses
https://trulocal.ca/about-us
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/whats-good-lifting-black-owned-175222762.html

Social Follows (yoga teachers, mental health etc)
Defunding the Police
Here is a link to a very good panel conversation about anti Black and Indigenous racism in Canada.
https://www.progresstoronto.ca/defunding-police-discussion

Reni Eddo-Lodge
Author of “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” Her writing focuses on feminism and
structural racism.
Twitter: @renireni
Instagram @renieddolodge

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
A lawyer and political and women’s rights activist
@sholamos1

Layla F. Saad
Writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and
social change – is the author of New York Times Bestseller Me And White Supremacy.

@Laylafsaad

Munroe Bergdorf
A trans model and activist
@MunroeBergdorf

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
Writer, lecturer and activist who specialises in the intersection of race and womanhood.
@Rachel.cargle

Aja Barber
Sustainability expert Aja Barber writes and speaks on ethics, intersectional feminism, racism and the
ways in which systems of power effect our buying habits.
@ajabarber

Mireille Cassandra Harper
Writer and editor Mireille Cassandra Harper has written a 10-step guide to “non-optical allyship”
@mireillecharpe

Ijeoma Oluo
So You Want to Talk About Race Author
@ijeomaoluo

Podcasts

List Compiled by Patrick Case, Title Examples by Marguerite Campbell

    1. 1619 – The history of slavery
    2. Code Switch – An NPR podcast, hosts talk candidly about race. Helpful in empowering people how to begin and frame discussions about race.
    3. About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
    4. Uncivil
    5. 74 seconds – about Philando Castile
    6. The Stoop
    7. Following Harriet
    8. The United States of Anxiety
    9. Good Ancestor Podcast by Layla F. Saad
    10. Justice In America
    11. Hoodrat to headwrap
    12. Momentum: A race forward podcast
    13. Higher Learning
    14. Pod save the people (focus on general american activism)
    15. Seeing White
    16. Black history in two minutes
    17. Hella Black podcast
    18. The Diversity Gap
    19. Identity politics
    20. Still Processing
    21. The Nod
    22. Intersectionality Matters With Kimberlé Crenshaw
    23. The groundings
    24. Yo, is this racist?
    25. Mixed Company