Black Lives Matter

Local Black Leaders Share How Best to Support Their Community

The guide for white allies

If one thing has become devastatingly clear over the last two months, it’s that white people need to do better. Inspired by a recent conversation with our friend and local chef Whit Thomas about the striking lack of education on all things Black that most white people go through life with, we thought it would be a good time to reach out to local leaders in the Black community and compile a list of ways that white people who want to do more for Black neighbors can do so without putting the burden of emotional labor on said neighbors.

The following lists were put together thanks to contributions from Whit Thomas, Subrina Collier, Emiene Wright, Shelton Sparks, Alysia Davis, and Wisdom and Cherie Jzar, and curated by Ben Jarrell and Marc Jacksina. 


Read or Listen: Journalists, Authors and Speakers

Frederick Douglass speech

Ida B. Wells’ journalistic work

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

James Baldwin debates William F. Buckley Jr.

Angela Davis speech

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Karen Dumas


What to Watch: Add These to Your Binge Streams

I Am Not Your Negro(Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime)

Raoul Peck

13th (Netflix)

Ava DuVernay

Whose Streets?(Hulu, Amazon Prime)

Sabaah Folayan

LA 92 – (Netfliz, Hulu, Amazon Prime)

Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin

American Son – (Netflix)

Kenny Leon

When They See Us – (Netflix)

Ava DuVernay

Time: The Kalief Browder Story – (Netflix)

Julia Willoughby-Nason and Jenner Furst

They Tried to Bury Us – (Coming soon)

Bree Newsome


Who to Follow: Local Social Media Pages and People to Follow

Some of the people below are more active on some social platforms than others. If you would like to send a friend request or follow request to the individuals, they have the option to deny you access to follow them. We encourage you to be on the lookout for these individuals as they are thought leaders and activists in our communities with powerful words and stances.

Kristie Pucket-Williams (Photo by Alvin C. Jacobs Jr.)

Charlotte Uprising
Twitter: @cltuprising
Facebook: facebook.com/charlotteuprising
Instagram: @charlotteuprising

Seeking Justice CLT
Twitter: @SJC_clt
Facebook: facebook.com/SeekingjusticeClt

NAACP Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Twitter: @CharlotteNAACP1
Facebook: facebook.com/naacpcharmeck
Instagram: @naacp.charmeck

Educate 2 Engage
Twitter: @edu2engage
Facebook:facebook.com/Edu2Engage
Instagram: @edu2engage

Kristie Puckett-Williams
Twitter: @Kristie_1979
Instagram: @Kristie_1979

Kass Ottley
Twitter: @Kottley1
Instagram: @Kottley1

Quientina Stewart
Twitter: @ExecChefQue
Instagram: @ExecChefQue

Reia Chapman
Twitter: @ReiaChapmanLCSW
Instagram: @ReiaChapmanLCSW

Ash Williams
Twitter: @Ash_Bash23
Instagram: @AshWilliamsCLT

Justin Perry
Instagram: @justinperrycounseling
Facebook: facebook.com/PerryCounseling


Who to Fund: Places to Invest in Your Community

 

Charlotte Uprising Jail Support Bail Fund

charlotteuprising.com/get-involved/donate/
Cash App: $WereStillHere
Venmo: @Communityjustice

Charlotte Jail Support
Protesters march by the Jail Support site on East 4th Street during a march. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)

Seeking Justice CLT

Cash App: $SeekingJusticeCLT

Feed the Movement CLT

Cash App: $nadaproblem
Venmo: @feedthemovementCLT
paypal.me/feedthemovementclt

The Bail Project

bailproject.org

Block Love CLT

blockloveclt.org

The Males Place

themalesplace.org/donate

Ketchmore Kids

ketchmorekids.org/online/


Where to Eat: Hungry? Chow Down at These Local Black-Owned Restaurants

We have included a map of all the following locations that have permanent addresses.

 

Uptown Yolk
224 E. 7th St., 28202
901-318-9082

Hot Box Kitchen
165 Brumley Ave. NE, Concord, 28025
704-218-9823
Read our feature story.

Mr. Charles Chicken & Fish
3100 Statesville Ave., 28206
8006 Cambridge Commons Drive, 28215
704-333-0455 (Statesville Ave.)
704-595-7410 (Cambridge Commons)

Bardo
1508 S. Mint St., 28203
980-585-2433

Leah & Louise
301 Camp Road, 28206
980-309-0690
Read our feature story

Leah & Louise
Receiving a curbside carry-out order at Leah & Louise. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)

Sub One Hoagie House
516 N. Graham St., 28202
704-376-9211

Two Scoops Creamery
913 Central Ave., 28204
704-900-5792

Lulu’s Maryland Style Seafood & Chicken
2400 Tuckaseegee Road, 28208
980-498-0838

The Cooking Pot
5622 E Independence Blvd., #129, 28212
704-909-4000

Anntony’s Caribbean Cafe
6434-F W. Sugar Creek Road, 28269
704-598-6863

It’s Poppin’ Kettle Corn
7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St., 28202

BW Sweets Bakery
3126 Milton Road E., 28215
704-464-0767

Cuzzo’s Cuisine
3418 Tuckaseegee Road, 28208
980-298-6811

Seafood Connection
630 University Center Blvd., 28269
980-859-1194

Scratch Kitchen CLT Food Truck
Follow on Instagram: @ScratchKitchenClt
704-819-5096

Floyd’s Soul Food
4122 N. Graham St., 28206
704-597-5519

Sun Burger Vegan Cuisine Food Truck
Follow on Instagram: @sunburgervegancuisine
980-349-6217

What the Fries Food Truck
Find location through Instagram: @whatthefriesclt
704-774-7517
Read our feature story.

What the Fries
The What the Fries team (from left): operations manager Kaila Williams and co-founders Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams. (Photo courtesy of WTF)

NoDa Market & Deli
1721 N. Davidson St., 28206
980-938-8200

Mert’s Heart & Soul
214 N. College St., 28202
704-342-4222

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
4808 Central Ave., Suite C, 28205
704-566-6222

Popbar Charlotte
3123 N. Davidson St., #102B, 28205
980-237-9750

Sage Restaurant & Lounge
505 E 6th St, 28202
980-226-5222

Cheesecake Carousel Food Truck
Follow on Instagram: @cheesecake_carousel
803-327-5700

Koffee Kup New Edition
430 Old Little Rock Road, 28214
704-900-7661

Wrap ‘n Roll Food Truck
Follow on Instagram: @wrapnrollclt
704-324-9047

The Nappy Chef
5933 Albemarle Road, 28212
980-219-7478
Read our feature story.

Rojshawn Dontae, aka The Nappy Chef, in his east Charlotte restaurant. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)

Original Chicken & Ribs
1100 Beatties Ford Road, 28216
704-332-2902

The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary
2326 Arty Ave., 28208
704-999-2537

Mama’s Caribbean
1504 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
704-375-8414

Veltree
7945 N. Tryon St., Unit 110, 28262
980-355-0075

Caribbean Hut
Multiple locations
704-593-0030 (North Tryon Street location)

Mr. 3’s Crab Pot
Mutliple locations
980-237-1626 (West Charlotte location)
Read our feature story.

Rana (left) and Rod Brown in front of their first Mr. 3’s Crab Pot location. (Photo by Jerry Brown)

Mama Gee’s
509 Beatties Ford Road, 28216
704-817-8732

Ace of Spuds Food Truck
Follow on Instagram: @aceofspudstruck
980-218-9065

Nana Morrison’s Soul Food
2908 Oaklake Blvd., Suite 106, 28208
704-357-3700

Bobbee O’s BBQ
9401 Statesville Road, 28269
704-509-6902

Freshwaters
516 N. Graham St., 28202
704-503-9629

Enat Ethiopian Restaurant
4450 The Plaza, Suite D, 28215
980-237-0716

OooWee BBQ Food Truck
Follow at facebook.com/eatOooWeeBbq
980-345-6883

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