This Week’s Need-to-Know Culture News

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Here are the important culture stories we covered this week.

In light of the events this week, we’ve decided to use our weekly culture news round-up to highlight some of the important pieces we’ve run over the past five days that amplify Black voices and share resources to help people get involved in the fight against anti-Black racism.

Black Lives Matter: 65 Racism Awareness Books, Movies, Resources and More
If you’re a non-Black person who has never fully engaged with the reality of systemic racism due to your own privilege, it’s on you to educate yourself. Here’s a handy list of films, television shows, books, social media accounts and other resources to turn to in the coming weeks, months and years to understand better the history of anti-Black racism.

14 Canadian Organizations to Donate to in the Fight Against Anti-Black Racism
Systemic and institutionalized racism is a very real problem here in Canada. Here’s a list of organizations and funds supporting Black communities in Canada that you can donate to in the fight against anti-Black racism here at home.

Meghan Markle Shares Powerful Graduation Speech: “When The Foundation is Broken, So Are We.”
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, shared an emotional video message to the graduating class at her former high school overnight, addressing the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and more and the issue of racism in the States and beyond. Watch her video here.

And for a roundup of Canadian LGBTQ2S+ organizations celebrating Pride 2020 with virtual events throughout the month of June, check out our roundup here.

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