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At Aspire, inclusion and equity are foundational to our business. We are built on the idea that organizations and systems thrive when they encourage diversity, human connection, creativity, and community. We are outraged by the murders of #GeorgeFloyd, #AhmaudArbery, and #BreonnaTaylor and the system that perpetuates these atrocities. As a society, we have failed to uphold standards of equity and fairness and we must actively fight for these ideals.⁠⠀⁠⠀

We stand with the black community and the #BlackLivesMatter movement against racism, hate, and injustice. In an effort to amplify Black voices and support the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve compiled a list of resources that will direct you to organizations to donate to, petitions to sign, and outlets to keep you informed.


Places to donate

To Victims

TO VICTIMSTO BLACK OWNED BUSINESSESGeorge Floyd Memorial FundSmall Businesses RebuildGeorge Floyd’s Sister’s FundBay Area Black Business FundGeorge Floyd’s Daughter’s FundSmall Business ReliefBreonna Taylor FundBlack Owned Businesses ThreadAhmaud Arbery FundBlack Owned Businesses AtlantaRegis Korchinski FundBurgerim Dallas TexasJamee Johnson FundEMW Women’sDestiny Harrison Funeral FundScores Sports Bar RebuildEric Rosalia FundSacDelux Consignment StoreBelly Mujinga FundHelp Trio ThriveDion Johnson FundRebuild Juiced Up VaporsAaron James FundAtlanta Black Owned Business ReliefTony McDade FundRebuild Guns & Roses BoutiqueHealing For DarnellaGo Get It TobaccoDestiny’s Dream ScholarshipSomali Owned BusinessesJames Scurlock FundRubuild Shoe MountainSupport For Leslie FundRubuild The BlockTrever Belle FundMinneapolis Black Owned Business FundTampa Bay Community SupportLong Beach Black Owned BusinessBrad Levi Ayala FundBlack Owned Business SupportAlajunaye Davis FundTO ORGANIZATIONSSaid Joquin FundReclaim The BlockDavid McAtee FundNorth Star Health CollectiveItalia Kelley FundNAACP Legal Defense FundMaurice Gordon FundBlack Visions CollectiveTO PROTESTORSBlack Disability CoalitionBail Funds By StateThe Marshall ProjectTampa Bay Community SupportACLUSplit Donation to 37 Bail FundsCampaign ZeroNational Bail Fund NetworkAdvancement ProjectBail Fund Google DocBail Fund ThreadGas Mask FundUnicorn Riot FundProtester In NeedMessiah Young and Taniya PilgrimEzequiel Valderas Baild FundBLM Frontline FundFund Protesters In The UKSupplies For DC ProtestorsVenmo: Femme Empowerment Project

Donate with no money

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Download U-DON from the app store and play games for free. 100% of the profits from its video ads will be donated to support Black-owned businesses and the national bail fund network.

Use your Sephora points 

Redeem 500 points, and Sephora will contribute $10 to the Tides Foundation to benefit the National Black Justice Coalition and aid in their mission to end racism, homophobia, bias, and stigma toward Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and same-gender-loving people.

Petitions to sign

Register to vote

Lastly, we cannot make change if we do not vote. Register to vote in your state, here


Anti-racism resources for white people

Articles on how to be a better ally

Books to read

31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore*

Mindful of Race by Ruth King*

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo,PhD

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle AlexanderThe Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

Movies to watch

13th - Netflix

Selma - Available to rent

12 Years a Slave - Available to rent

Just Mercy - Free on YouTube

American Son  — Netflix

Dear White People— Netflix

Fruitvale Station — Available to rent

I Am Not Your Negro — Available to rent 

If Beale Street Could Talk) — Hulu

King In The Wilderness  — HBO

See You Yesterday  — Netflix

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

The Hate U Give  — Hulu 

When They See Us — Netflix

Creators/news outlets to follow









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