Black and African-American Resources

The resources below are not endorsed or affiliated with County College of Morris or the Office of Counseling & Student Success. They have been compiled for your convenience to connect with, learn about, and celebrate the diversity within our community and our country. If you find any of the resources as outdated or if you would like additional information, please contact:

Tannia Dominguez in Counseling Services
tdominguez@ccm.edu, (973) 328-5140

Websites

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

“BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.”

https://www.beam.community

Black Girls Code

“To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.”

https://www.blackgirlscode.com

Black Girl in Om

“We believe we are unconditionally loved and supported, and so are you. Everything we do is for the healing and transformation of black girls and women.”

Guided meditation, blog, and newsletter.

https://linktr.ee/blackgirlinom

Black Mental Health Alliance

“Develop, promote, and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.”

https://blackmentalhealth.com

The Loveland Foundation

“Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

https://thelovelandfoundation.org

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community

Sunshine Behavioral Health, an organization focused on substance use treatment, released a free resource that provides education regarding mental health issues facing the black community. Topics discussed include “How Racism Causes Mental Health Issues, Common Serious Mental Illness Among Black People, Why Don’t Black People Seek Mental Health, and The Importance of Culturally Competent Care”

https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/mental-health-issues-facing-the-black-community/

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

“National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice in both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.”

https://www.nqttcn.com

The Okra Project

“The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.”

https://www.theokraproject.com

Pretty Brown Girl

“Ranked by NBC News as one of the top seven organizations dedicated to empowering girls of color, Pretty Brown Girl (PBG) is an organization dedicated to educating and empowering girls of color by encouraging self-acceptance while cultivating social, emotional & intellectual well-being.”

https://prettybrowngirl.com

Therapy for Black Girls

“Find trusted, culturally competent therapists that know our feelings and can help navigate being a strong, black woman.”

Therapist finder, blog, and podcast available.

https://therapyforblackgirls.com

Therapy for Black Men

“Site created for men and boys of color to have a dedicated place to visit when seeking support for mental health guidance or professionals. The site hopes to strip away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.”

https://therapyforblackmen.org

Therapy for Queer People of Color (QPoC)

“Therapy for Queer People of Color (QPoC) is a mental health network based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to increase access to quality and inclusive mental healthcare for queer and trans folks of color through empowerment & education.”

https://therapyforqpoc.com

The Unplug Collective

“Unplug, at its core, is a place where Black and Brown womxn and non-binary folks can share their stories about existing in their bodies without being silenced or censored.”

https://theunplugcollective.com

Resources

Books:

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
  • 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
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • 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
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

Movies and TV series:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

African-American Focused Mental Health Organizations

These resources contain information for practitioners, those who wish to join the field, or connect with culturally-specific mental health organizations.

Association for Black Psychologists

http://www.abpsi.org

National Association of Black Social Workers

www.nabsw.org

National Black Child Development Center

www.nbcdi.org

National Medical Association

http://www.nmanet.org/