WERS Companion Guides: For Allies

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Our family here at the station joins all demanding an end to violence against Black people, and those supporting black art, music, and business. Below is a list of resources that we hope will not only help assist in the fight for equality and justice for all, but also uplift those Black voices in our own community that must be heard. It's not exhaustive, but we hope that you can find materials to learn and help. We certainly have.

We stand as allies, in solidarity with those who need it most.

With love and support, 

The student and professional staff at 88.9

Public Media:


  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Books For Children:

TV Shows, Movies: (All recommended by our friends at Rosie's Place)

  • Netflix

    • 13th
    • Dear White People
    • See You Yesterday
    • When They See Us
    • Strong Island
    • Time: The Kalief Browder Story

  • Hulu

    • If Beale Street Could Talk
    • The Hate U Give
    • Crime + Punishment
    • Whose Streets?

  • For Rent

    • Selma
    • I Am Not Your Negro
    • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (HBO)
    • Fruitvale Station
    • The Central Park Five (Ken Burns)


Independent journalism:

  • It is important to get news from a reputable source. As a member of the public media family, we recommend our Boston sister stations WBUR and WGBH, as well as national coverage from NPR.

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