In March, at the Tory Burch Foundation Embrace Ambition Summit, Mellody Hobson challenged us all to move beyond being color blind to becoming Color Brave.


Equal Justice Initiative
Committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in America.

Nationwide Bail Fund
Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers.

The American Civil Liberties Union works on federal advocacy, Supreme Court cases, and court battles to protect freedoms and human rights.

The Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
Support George Floyd’s family through this fund designed to cover expenses as well as care for his children and their education.

Black Lives Matter
Committed to the ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.

Campaign Zero
Works to identify effective solutions to end police violence, through research, organizer support, and advocacy work.

Grass Roots Law Project
Grassroots organizing with legal expertise to radically transform policing and justice in America.

A training, movement building, and grant-making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

The world’s platform for change. Take action for racial justice.

Breonna Was Essential #JusticeforBre
Demand justice for Breonna Taylor by addressing the use of force, eliminating no knock warrants and fire the officers who murdered her.

A petition calling for justice for Breonna Taylor.

A petition calling for justice for George Floyd.

Calling for justice for George Floyd through the arrest, charge and conviction of the officers involved in his murder.

8 Can’t Wait
Take action and petition changes to police force policies of engagement.

Winning Justice: The Prosecutor Project
Hold prosecutors accountable with this series of petitions and learn more about the prosecutors in your community.

Justice for Tony McDade
A petition calling for justice for Tony McDade.

Georgia Hate Crime Bill
Petition for Georgia State Legislature to pass a hate crime bill.

Hands Up Act
Petition to prohibit police officers from shooting unarmed citizens.

Action Police Brutality
Prosecute police who murder unarmed individuals.



Implicit Bias Test
We all have biases – being aware of them is one of the critical steps you can take to understanding and creating change.

Think Twice. Think Inclusively.
A tool for confronting stereotypes and creating new norms from our Foundation.

Black Lives Matter
Toolkits for healing, conflict resolution, healing justice and more.

Anti-Racist Resources
List of reading resources to learn about dismantling unconscious biases and action plans for equality. 

How to Be an Ally
Daily and weekly action plans to support the Black community.

New Era of Public Safety
An advocacy toolkit for fair, safe, and effective community policing.


Mellody Hobson’s Color Brave
Challenging the idea of color blindness, Mellody Hobson encourages us to be Color Brave. Tackle issues of race head-on, to show courage and be bold.

13th by Ava DuVernay
Watch Filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s exploration of racial inequality in the United States.

How Studying Privilege Can Strengthen Compassion
Watch Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools.

When They See Us
Four-part film on New York’s Exonerated 5, the series chronicles the wrongful arrest and incarceration of teenagers Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr. and Korey Wise. The episodes highlight the devastating effects of wrongful incarceration and underscore the unjust systems and structures that make such overt brutality in America possible.

Where Do We Go From Here?
Orah Winfrey leads the conversation speaking directly with Black thought leaders, activists and artists about systemic racism and the current state of America.


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Will Not Be Erased  by Gal-dem

When They Call You a Terrorist by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors

Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Noble


Revolution Playlist

1619 (New York Times) Podcast 

About Race Podcast

Code Switch (NPR) Podcast

Intersectionality Matters! Podcast

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

 Pod Save the People from Crooked Media

Seeing White Podcast


“I need white mamas to come running” by Christy Oglesby
A heart-wrenching piece from a CNN producer about her experience as the mother of a black son.

Safe Space Radio: Can We Talk? Talking to White Kids About Racism
Provides tips and strategies for starting this critical conversation.

It’s Time for White Parents to Have “The Talk” with Their Children about Police Brutality by Marchae Grair
Looks at the importance of teaching children that whiteness comes with responsibility to dismantle privilege.

“How do I make sure I’m not raising the next Amy Cooper?” by Jennifer Harvey
This piece details the importance of breaking the silence around race in our diverse yet segregated society.

Why All Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Social Identity
Focuses on the importance of talking about race and other social categories with kids and provides some helpful strategies.

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents 

Dr. Howard Stevenson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies racial literacy, shares ideas for discussing racial incidents with children.

The Race Card Project
Honest and open conversations about race. Create your Race Card today.


Yo? Yes! By Chris Raschka 

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael Lopez

 The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates & Juniper Bates

 The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson & E.B. Lewis 

Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev & Taeeun Yoo

Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman & Akem

Hair Love by Matthew Cherry & Vashti Harrison

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers & Christopher Myers

Wings by Christopher Myers

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena & Christian Robinson

The Color of Us by Karen Katz

 Skin Again by Bell Hooks & Chris Raschka

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