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iHeartMedia Washington DC is proud to support the Black Lives Matter movement. This is a site for you to find ways to help fight racial injustice. Find action Items for meaningful change around racial justice issues in Washington DC and across the United States.

One of the best easy to create positive change is to start and keep having the conversation. Many people would like to talk about the impact of racism and the need for racial healing in our country, but don’t know where to start. Some worry that others won’t understand their points of view or what they say might be offensive to others. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation offers this guide that can help you begin to have a conversation, despite these very real challenges. Recognizing that talking about racism can be challenging; your goals should be to commit to creating a safe space for people to be authentic and vulnerable, and to pave the way for future conversations.

Click here to see the guide.

As the 2020 election season heats up, voters across the state have already begun researching their candidates, their policies and positions. With the general election only a few months away on November 3, 2020, it's a good idea to check your registration status, or even get registered for the first time so you can vote in this year's presidential election. offers a list of dates, deadlines, and how to check your registration.

DC Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • Register to vote here
  • In Person: Election Day, with proof of residency.
  • By Mail: Received 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

Maryland Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • Maryland Election Center
  • In Person: 21 days before Election Day. You may also register during early voting or on Election Day with proof of address. See Election Day registration instructions.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

Virginia Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • Register to vote here
  • General Elections are 22 days before election
  • Primary Elections are 22 days before election
  • Special Elections are 14 days before election
  • Special Elections (Called by the Governor) are 7 days before election

Signing a petition is one of the first action steps when it comes to seeking justice. While it may seem like a small feat, signing petitions allow for a collective of voices to be heard and help for the messages their sharing to go unignored. Here are a few you can sign for justice for Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and more:

Black Lives Matter

Defund the Metropolitan Police

Make Juneteenth a State Recognized Holiday in Virginia.

Build A Black Lives Matter Monument in Radford, VA

Grassroots Law Project's Justice for Floyd

Justice for George Floyd

Justice For Big Floyd

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for Ahmuad Arbery

Life Sentence for Police Brutality

We Can't Breathe

Color of Change


Amnesty International: Justice for George Floyd

Charge the Minneapolis Police Officers

Reclaim the Block

...and more!

There are a number of ways to put your money where your mouth is; from helping to pay bail for protesters by donating to bail funds to helping fund the entire Black Lives Matter movement, the ways to monetarily support those fighting racial injustices are endless. Here are a few:

Black Lives Matter DMV


Maryland ACLU

Black Lives Matter

George Floyd Memorial Fund

George Floyd Justice Fund

I Run With Maud

Black Visions Collective

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Winning Justice

Campaign Zero

The Bail Project

Homeboy Industries

A Place Called Home

Hashtag Lunchbag

United We Dream

Inner City Arts

...and more!

Here’re a few movies to watch on racial injustice. Below are some readily available. There’s a longer list here, too.

"13th" is a must-watch film for understanding America's racist practices from slavery to present day incarceration, Directed by Ava DuVernay, it is available to watch for free on Netflix's Black Lives Matter playlist on YouTube. The documentary combines archival footage and interviews with activists and scholars.

Netflix has also made "Strong Island" available for free on YouTube. This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the murder of filmmaker Yance Ford's brother.

Just Mercy is available to watch for free in the month of June across multiple platforms. Based on a true story, Just Mercy follows a young Black lawyer Bryan Stevenson, played by Michael B. Jordan and his history-making battle for justice. This film focuses on one of Stevenson's first cases to free an innocent man, Walter McMillian, played by Jamie Foxx, off of Alabama's Death Row.

In the wake of protests against racial injustice around the globe, the best way to educate yourself on these matters is to listen, study Black history, read and seek out diverse authors.

The DC Public Library has made available a collection of titles to help readers of all ages have the sometimes difficult, but necessary conversations on race. Download ebook copies now with your library card. Read more here.

Here are additional books to get you started:

How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice In Prisons Around The World by Baz Dreisinger

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley

Click Here For More Books

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