COVID-19 Resources: Enriching our Minds with Self-Knowledge

As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, NYABPsi (a chapter of Association of Black Psychologists, ABPsi) supports its communities in remaining safe and centered. During this time, we encourage our communities to strengthen our minds and spirits by increasing our self-knowledge, extended self identity, and taking time to remember our heritage. This resource list, offered through NYABPsi’s Harambee Initiative, offers a selection of podcasts, reading lists, and online learning opportunities meant to build upon and expand our knowledge of ourselves, our communities, and the world around us. 
In those Genes Podcast is a Brooklyn-based hip-hop inspired podcast that uses genetics to uncover the lost identities of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture.-Black Free Thinkers is a podcast challenges its listeners to think critically about issues in and impacting the Black community.-Black to the Future Book Club is a monthly virtual book club focusing on works by Black authors including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Octavia Butler, and N. K. Jemisin, about dystopian realities, alternate universes, and sci-fi.-Think Africa Book Club is a virtual book club intended to promote and discover various stories from all corners of the African Continent.-Mocha Girls Read is a now virtual book club, focused on community and reading books that uplift Black women. The club has multiple chapters throughout the U.S., including one in Harlem.-50 Amazing Books By Black Authors From The Past 5 Years is a list of 50 recent powerful and influential books written by Black authors.-The QBR 100 Essential Black Books is a list of 100 seminal Black works by renowned Black authors. The list is featured on African American Literature Book Club (AALBC), which is dedicated to Black literature and also includes author profiles, a blog, and discussion board.  –Harvard University Free Courses contains a listing of Harvard University’s free online courses.-Class Central is a directory of thousands of free online courses offered by colleges and universities throughout the world.-Scholastic Learn at Home suggests fun and educational ideas that kids of all ages can do at home. Tips for educators and parents are also included. –How to Break into Tech Learn to code through Pursuit is a virtual introduction to Pursuit, an NYC-based social impact organization that trains high potential adults to learn the important skills needed to join and succeed in the tech industry. Pursuit aims to recruit Black and Brown adults. –
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