Black Lives Matter

By the FPRA Capital Chapter Board 

Recent tragic events have brought about a swell of passion and action against racial injustice in our country that is long overdue.

Without discussion and action, our nation’s communities and families will continue to suffer. These are communities that we love — communities that foster treasured memories for our families and friends. These are communities worth fighting for.

The time for change is now. Change in our society begins with changing hearts and minds with education. We are committed to being part of that change by further focusing our approach to our programs, membership, communications, community service, partnerships, student outreach, and other efforts.

Each member of the Florida Public Relations Association signs a code of ethics upon joining. Two of our principles are especially appropriate to guide us during this time:  Principle No. 1 states that we must keep the public interest at the forefront of our efforts. Principle No. 2 states that we must “exemplify high standards of honesty and integrity.” It is our duty as professional communicators and FPRA members to advance justice and extinguish racism.

We can be the generation to fully realize racial equality. Real change takes hard work. It takes learning, advocating, acting and holding ourselves and others accountable.

We can do better. We must do better for this generation and the next.

Not sure where to start? Watch Ava DuVernay’s documentary, “13th,” on Netflix, and check out other ideas collected by the FPRA Capital Chapter Board below.

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  • 13th (Netflix)
  • Whose Streets? (Hulu)
  • LA92 (Netflix)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Prime Video)
  • Cincinnati Goddamn (Free on Wexner Center for the Arts website)
  • Paris is Burning (YouTube)
  • The Central Park Five (Prime Video)


  • Just Mercy (Prime Video)
  • Fruitvale Station (Rent on Prime Video)
  • The Hate U Give (HBO)
  • The Uncomfortable Truth (Prime Video)
  • Selma (Prime Video)

TV Series

  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Queen Sugar (Hulu)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Atlanta (Hulu)

TED Talks


Articles/Online Resources


Children’s Books

Lists of Black-Owned Businesses

Celebrate Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, with the news that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth,” by the newly freed people in Texas. This momentous occasion has been celebrated for over 150 years.