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Anti-Racism & Racial Justice Resources

A collection of anti-racism and racial justice resources.

Buy Black in LA

Click here for a dynamic Google document of Black owned restaurants in Los Angeles.

For other Black-owned shops in Los Angeles check out these lists:

Black Book LA

LA Times Black Owned Business List

Love and Loathing Los Angeles

 

 

 

Black Art and Culture in Los Angeles

California African American Museum
CAAM has a strong mandate to support the work of under-represented artists of color and to think expansively about the way African American artists have contributed to American culture and the world at large. The museum also has a research library.

The Museum of African American Art
The Museum of African American Art is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) cultural institution in Los Angeles that educates visitors of all ages about the arts through the lens of African American culture. Exhibits and programs at MAAA allow artists and their work to inspire new thinking about issues that intersect with the shared experiences of people across the African diaspora and beyond. The museum's uniquely accessible art space allows us to exhibit the work of extraordinary local artists and bring meaningful art experiences to the public. MAAA proudly welcomes all visitors with FREE admission, serves as an important community gathering space, and creates educational experiences for students and lifelong learners.

Southern California Library
The Southern California Library documents and makes accessible histories of struggles that challenge racism and other systems of oppression so we can all imagine and sustain possibilities for freedom. SCL is a community library and archive located in South Los Angeles. Founded over 50 years ago, the Library holds extensive collections of histories of community resistance in Los Angeles and beyond. Everyone is welcome to use the Library's resources to research and put to practice the histories of everyday people working to create change.

Watts Towers Arts Center
The Watts Towers Arts Center has served as a beacon of light for arts education and a conduit for social change. It continues to support and present master artists and to nurture aspiring young people. This arts education institution, which is the only tourist destination in Watts, continues to serve not only our local Southern California community, but the world at large, as is evidenced by our large number of international visitors. Through its exhibitions, tours, and other programs, the WTAC has been associated with and presented more than 1,000 artists in numerous disciplines including, visual arts, filmmaking, writing, music and performing arts in addition to its substantial museum and arts educational programming.

Art + Practice
Conceived and founded by artist Mark Bradford, activist Allan DiCastro, and philanthropist and art collector Eileen Harris Norton, Art + Practice (A+P) is a private operating 501(c)3 foundation based in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. A+P’s mission is twofold: (1) collaborate with a nonprofit social service provider (i.e. First Place for Youth) to support the needs of 18 to 24-year-old foster youth who are transitioning into adulthood, and (2) provide free access to museum-curated contemporary art celebrating artists of color.

William Grant Still Arts Center 
Founded in 1977, William Grant Still Arts Center is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs offering summer camp, creative workshops, music and art classes for adults and youth, an exhibition space, concerts, and places for community meetings and the neighborhood to come together.

The African American Museum of Beginnings
Self-funded community museum that inspires and educates all on the history, culture, and arts of Africans and African Americans through exhibits, programs, and community engagement.

African American Firefighter Museum
The African American Fire Fighter Museum is dedicated to collecting, conserving,  and sharing the heritage of African American Fire Fighters through collaboration and education.

Buy Black USA

Marcus Books (Oakland, CA)

Black Pearl Books (Austin, TX)

Cafe Con Libros (Brooklyn, NY)

Eyeseeme African American Children’s Bookstore (University City, MO)

Frugal Bookstore (Boston, MA)

Fulton Street Books and Coffee (Tulsa, OK)

Harriett’s Bookshop (Philadelphia, PA)

Liberation Station Bookstore (Durham, NC)

Sankofa (Washington, D.C.)

Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI)

Turning Page Bookshop (Goose Creek, SC)
 

For additional black bookstores in the United States please click here.