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Supporting Black Americans

Empowering Black Americans Through Free Resources

Welcome to our resource page dedicated to providing free resources for individuals racialized as Black American. At A Cup of Tea with a Black Woman, we are committed to offering support and empowerment across various pillars of personal and community advancement. Explore the resources below to find valuable tools, information, and guidance tailored to your needs.

Health Education & Support

Walk. Run. Dance. Play. What's your move? - Move Your Way |

Move Your Way® is the promotional campaign for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. This webpage offers tools, videos, and fact sheets with tips to make getting physically active easier. They all show safe, fun ways to get active — which can add up to big health benefits. The tools and resources are for these audiences:

  • Adults

  • Parents

  • People during and after pregnancy

Move Your Way® also provides tools and resources for health care providers and other professionals.

TrailLink: Trail Maps & Guide for Biking, Hiking & Running Trails | TrailLink

Find a trail near your home, get outside for activity!

Mental Health and Wellness for All + LGBTQ for Black Families

This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guide includes interventions to treat for suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth. It provides research on implementation and examples of how recommendations can be implemented.

Download guide: Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth | SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products

Download guide: A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children | SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products 

This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report presents therapeutic practices related to youths’ sexual orientation and gender identity. These practices are based on research, clinical expertise, and expert consensus. The report makes the case for eliminating the use of conversion therapy among youth.

Download guide: Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth | SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products

This Call to Action recognizes suicide as a complex issue that needs far-reaching solutions. Suicide prevention efforts must combine strategies, like:

  • Promoting resilience and wellness

  • Identifying and supporting at-risk individuals and groups

  • Responding helpfully to crisis situations

  • Caring for those at risk of suicide 

  • Supporting people affected by suicide

People with lived experience must guide this work, and it should be tailored for groups who are disproportionately affected by suicide, like:

  • Military service members

  • Veterans

  • Indigenous communities

  • Ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender minorities (

Download Guide: sprc-call-to-action.pdf (

Financial Literacy

The Investopedia Stock Market Simulator is FREE to join and use. ​

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Trusted by over three million educated investors.

Practice stock trading with virtual money.

No deposit needed. Practice trading with virtual money to sharpen your knowledge of how the stock market works and how to use an online brokerage. The Investopedia Simulator will help you gain confidence before risking your own money.

Trade a wide range of stocks, ETFs, and options.

Whether you are investing for the first time or looking to get more familiar with more advanced trading methods, there is something for you. The Investopedia Simulator offers over 6,000 equities on the NYSE and the Nasdaq for you to practice trading and investing in.

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S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Resources

Explore Black History: A Journey Through Time

Welcome to our curated collection of resources dedicated to Black History. Delve into the rich tapestry of Black American experiences, struggles, triumphs, and contributions that have shaped our world.
Featured Resource: Dr. Claud Anderson’s Insightful Presentation
Join us on a profound journey as Dr. Claud Anderson, a revered former state coordinator of education, delves into the economic challenges facing Black Americans. In this thought-provoking video, Dr. Anderson offers timeless insights that remain relevant today, shedding light on systemic inequalities and advocating for change.

How to Access:
Simply click the link below to watch Dr. Anderson’s compelling presentation. Grab a cup of tea, settle in, and immerse yourself in the truths he shares.

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▶ Dr. Claud Anderson on Inappropriate Behavior "A Road Block to Empowerment"

▶ Dr. Claud Anderson on Inappropriate Behavior "A Road Block to Empowerment"

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Please note that while we strive to provide valuable resources in each pillar, some sections may currently be under development. 
We are continuously updating and expanding our offerings to better serve the Black American community. 
If you have any suggestions or requests for specific resources, feel free to contact us at
Together, let's empower and uplift Black Americans to achieve their full potential.

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