Lousy Beautiful Town: A Star Wars Podcast

Black Lives Matter

June 4, 2020

Star Wars can wait: we need to talk about how Black lives matter right now.

Resources discussed in the show (plus extras) are below, but above all, listen to Black people right now. NBPOC and white people need to step up with direct action and stop centering ourselves during this time. 


secure.Actblue.com: allows for splitting donations to multiple bond funds, there is a processing fee

Directly to bail funds - THEY ARE REALLY IMPORTANT


Chicago Community Bond Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Blacklivesmatter, your local chapters


Blacklivesmatters.carrd.co - THIS HAS EVERYTHING



People’s City Council Freedom Fund (LA)


Loveland Foundation Therapy

DONATE WITHOUT MONEY VIA YOUTUBE: bit.ly/donatewithoutcash


Read and donate to Wear Your Voice


Tulsa Massacre

Seneca Village

Fred Hampton

Dorothy Height

Assata Shakur

Ella Baker

Malcolm X - READ HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY not the white propaganda you learn in schools


How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (also wrote Stamped From the Beginning)

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo (White Author)

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Coooper

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley

Motherhood so White by Nefertiti Austin

Aint I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Are Prisons Obsolete? By Angela Davis

Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington

The Body is Not an Apology By Sonya Renee Taylor


“Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson


Critical Race Theory by Kimberle Crenshaw




Just Mercy

The Hate U Give

I Am Not Your Negro 



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