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A not-at-all-comprehensive list of resources for Black freelancers

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Small Business Relief Grants

This coronavirus relief program is specifically targeted to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital. Applications are currently closed, but you can sign up for updates on their website.

The National Association of Black Journalists

NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.


A community built to help creatives access the resources they need to build the future they want for themselves and the next generation. Check out their job board and weekly newsletter, and be sure to follow them on Twitter.

Black Wall Street

Make sure you’re listed in this directory of Black-owned businesses, and check here next time you need to outsource work or hire a consultant.

Black Mental Health Alliance

Black and IPOC people are drastically underrepresented in the mental health field, while many people find that a therapist who shares your lived experience can provide much more effective support. Find a Black therapist here, or find ways you can contribute to their mission to increase Black representation in the field.

Freelancers Hub

Check out the free events at Freelancers Hub for programs on healing through creative work, protecting your rights, and much more. While our Brooklyn center is closed during the coronavirus crisis, all Hub programming is happening online and is open to Freelancers Union members across the country.

Give Support

Sign the 15 Percent Pledge petition.

This petition asks major retailers like Target and Sephora to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to products by Black-owned businesses to match the fact that Black Americans are 15% of the population.

Eat at Black-owned restaurants.

Check this incredible collection of crowdsourced lists of Black-owned restaurants in cities across the country, from Omaha to Oakland.

Donate to bail funds.

Protesters around the country are being jailed without cause by police, violating their civil rights and putting them at immense risk for COVID-19 (the infection rate in prisons is 2.5 times higher than in the general population). Not to mention that cash bail is a fundamentally racist system that is designed to punish poverty and keep innocent people imprisoned. This centralized fundraiser is distributing money to more than 60 local bail funds and mutual aid groups.

More ways to be part of the fight

The Cut put together this helpful roundup of resources for everyone who wants to join the fight against police brutality and white supremacy.

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