CRG believes that Black Lives Matter. Like most of the country, we have been horrified to hear of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and too many other Black Americans by police. Our league stands in solidarity with those in our city and across the country speaking out against systemic racism and police brutality. In Cincinnati, we also remember the killings of Timothy Thomas and Samuel DuBose. We recognize and share our community’s anger that neither officer in those cases was held accountable for their actions.

Words are important, but words are only a start. We encourage members of our community to step up and take action in whatever ways you can. Below you’ll find a list of resources you can use to educate yourself and concrete steps you can take to make your communities safer for Black people and other people of color.

• Beloved Community Church has set up a bail fund for people arrested during protests in Cincinnati. 

• If you’re not familiar with the stories of Sam DuBose or Timothy Thomas, you can read up here and here

More reading: 

75 things white people can do to for racial justice 

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Ohio

Anti-racism resources for white people

• Finally, here is a list of Black-owned businesses in Cincinnati that we encourage you to support. 

Know of more resources that we should share? Email us.