So, having PAUSED, what exactly does it mean to R-O-A-R?

Re-education. Organization. Action. Results.

Here is a start. 

(These resources have been curated for you by Cheryl N. Klufio of Olenoko.)


Sometimes what we already know can coexist with new information. Sometimes, we have to unlearn false narratives to make room for true ones. We simply need to be open to what we don't know.


13th (a documentary by Ava DuVernay)

I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin (a documentary by Raoul Peck)

A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott

Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

D.L. Hughley on Racially Charged Police Violence and How Not to Get Shot
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah)



(an article by Sean Collins for Vox)

(an article by R. T. Rybak for The Atlantic)

(an article by Nina Totenberg for NPR)

(an article by Alice Speri for The Intercept)

(an article by Karen Attiah for the Washington Post)

(an article by Afua Hirsch for The Guardian)


(a book by Ta-Nehisi Coates)

How to Be an Antiracist 
(a book by Ibram X. Kendi)

And several more...

(curated by Ben Cost for the New York Post)


In particular: 

Again, just a start.


Chaos, ineffectiveness and inertia thrive in the absence of organization. These are the true enemies of progress and spell the demise of any movement. Below are some organizations you can join, donate to, protest with, sign petitions through or support in any way you can. Of course, there are several others, and you may even wish to start your own!



(an article by President Barack Obama via Medium)

Action-Point Summary: 
Mobilize AND Vote. Vote at ALL levels: federal, state and local! And have specific demands.


(a short message from activist and rapper "Killer Mike" via the Washington Post)


Results are what all of the above is for. This is why we ROAR. Let's keep track of the wins and the losses, and rise each time, stronger than before.


(an article by Elaine Roth for Scary Mommy)

Just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.    —Toni Morrison


Through Black Lives Matter and other channels, people of all skin colors, ethnicities, beliefs, backgrounds, professions and political affiliations are ROARING in unison, demanding freedom, justice, equality and humanity for ALL. Thank you for joining the cause!

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