2019 — The Year We Clear the Way
for Black Children to Flourish
Let’s Jump at the Sun!

A Message from Our President and Founder,

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”
—Zora Neale Hurston

Here at CHN, we jump at the sun every day. And this year, we’re reaching especially high.

August 2019 will be the 400 th anniversary of the first documented forced arrival of Africans on U.S. soil. We know that Africans were here long before 1619 . But this 400 th anniversary has a powerful meaning for CHN.

Back when we began more than twelve years ago, we said we wanted to engage a critical mass of Black people in the work of freeing ourselves from the stereotypes that have burdened Black people for centuries. We set ourselves a deadline of 2019, so that by 2020, we as a people would begin to see ourselves in a whole new light.

The root cause of the negative stereotypes about us is the lie of White superiority and Black inferiority. We believe there is no better way to honor our ancestors on this 400 th anniversary than to make a complete break from that lie.

So today we are launching an Appeal to Africa and the Diaspora , calling on our sisters and brothers all over the world to make this the year in which we “jump at the sun” by declaring our independence from the lie. Breaking the power of the lie over us and our children in 2019, will allow us to walk into the year 2020 with a more perfect vision of ourselves: a vision focused on the truth of our humanity.

Join us to “ Defy the Lie of Black Inferiority and Embrace the Truth of Black Humanity.”

Here’s what you can do:

Let’s draw the line in 2019 between a past shaped by the lie and a future driven by the truth.

Join us in jumping at the sun!

Our children–and our ancestors–are waiting.

Peace and Blessings,

An Appeal to Africa and the Diaspora

Click the link to read and learn more about our
Appeal .
The Lies that Constitute the Lie of Black Inferiority
By Chandra Roxanne, Outreach Consultant, CHN
In The Mis-education of the Negro , Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History month, said, "Negros are taught to admire the Greek, the Hebrew, the Latin, the Teuton and to despise the African." The idea that Black people are inferior to White people is a lie. This single lie is told to Black children everyday in far too many places around the world. And it is told in every language. Read more...
Embrace the Truth of Black Humanity
Take the pledge to Defy the Lie. Embrace the Truth.
Your donation to CHN's All Black Children Flourishing Fund
will help us:

  1. Support our 2018-2020 Global Truth Campaign and Tour;
  2. Train 700 additional Emotional Emancipation (EE) Circle Facilitators; and
  3. Build a global online community to connect, support, and empower EE Circle Facilitators and other local leaders to act as catalysts for healing and wellness.

Help us create a culture of emotional emancipation, healing, wellness, and empowerment in families and neighborhoods across the African Diaspora– so that Black children everywhere can move beyond surviving to flourishing. 

LEGAL NOTICES:  Emotional Emancipation Circles, EE Circles, EECs, Breathe, Baby, Breathe, Clearing the Way for Back Children to Flourish, and all related CHN marks and logos are service marks owned exclusively--and stewarded--by Community Healing Network, Inc. Local EEC facilitators, trainers, hosts, and organizers are wholly independent, and are not employees, agents, partners, or affiliates of Community Healing Network, Inc. or CHN's primary collaborator, the Association of Black Psychologists.