FLOURISHING WHILE BLACK
JULY-AUGUST 2019 ISSUE

"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable."
–Kenyan proverb
SPECIAL OFFER - 2019 VALUING BLACK LIVES SUMMIT IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
MESSAGE FROM MOSI KAMAU KITWANA, CHAIR OF THE GLOBAL TRUTH CAMPAIGN AND TOUR COMMITTEE:

CHN is excited to announce that as a gift to our beloved community, through August 10th CHN is offering each day of the 2019 Valuing Black Lives Summit at a reduced registration fee of $30 each, or $90 for the entire Summit. The Summit integrates a tour of the Trial of the Enslaved Africans in Richmond with the latest Emotional Emancipation Circle facilitation training and a grand Community Healers Award Reception, it will be a powerful gathering! 

We ask that you join us in making this special commemorative summit one that will help us "defy the lie and embrace the truth" of our ancestry, our humanity and a thriving future which we will create together.

For more information and to register for the Summit click here
CHN PUBLIC STATEMENTS
ON THE PRESIDENT'S RACIST TWEETS:

We join in the many condemnations of the racist tweets coming out of the White House. They are signals of an ever-increasing spirit of anti-Blackness in this country. The tweets keep coming, making it increasingly clear that the psychological attacks against our people will continue and intensify. That makes it imperative that we, as a community, strengthen ourselves psychologically to confront and overcome the challenges before us.  Join us as we observe the 400th anniversary of the first recorded first arrival of Africans in the U.S.–by sharing insights, tools, and skills to help you promote emotional and psychological healing and wellness in your family and community.” –Enola G. Aird, CHN Founder and President
ON THE DOJ'S DECISION REGARDING ERIC GARNER'S DEATH:

“We grieve with the Garner family. When Gwen Carr, Mr. Garner’s mother, declared “My son said ‘I can’t breathe’ 11 times, and today we can’t breathe,” she spoke for her family–and for countless other Black people across this country. The DOJ dealt a legal blow to the family. But it also struck a psychological blow-- to the family--and to the African American community. Ms. Carr has called for “11 days of outrage”—of protests and civil disobedience. And we stand in solidarity with her. We have to continue to fight racial injustices–which are on the rise. But we must do it in ways that do not harm us. The many problems we face as a community are the source of significant racial stress that continues to take a toll on Black people. And outrage can add to that stress and increase the costs to our mental and physical health. That’s why, in addition to public protests and demonstrations, we call on our community to prioritize the work of emotional healing– from the trauma caused by the historical and continued devaluing of Black lives. Join us...”   –Enola G. Aird, CHN Founder and President
EMOTIONAL EMANCIPATION:
A NEW KIND OF DEFIANCE

By Chandra Roxanne
Since the first Africans were forced onto the shores of America and enslaved, Africans and their descendants have defied the Lie of White Superiority and Black Inferiority, in all its forms, through creative acts of defiance. Black people living in Montgomery defied Jim Crow by refusing to buy bus tickets and thereby shutting down Montgomery’s bus system. Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley defied her son’s murderers by opening her son’s casket. Read More.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF 400 YEARS: VIRGINIA'S ROLE IN PROMOTING THE LIE TO OF BLACK INFERIORITY, PART 2 OF 3

COMPILED BY STEPHEN L. CARTER
In the first part of this brief history (facts numbered 1 through 30), we traced the history of Virginia’s attitudes toward black people from the first recorded forced arrival of Africans in 1619 to the first decade of the nineteenth century, when Virginia began its tragic transformation into a state that bred slaves to be sold elsewhere in the South.  Read More.
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Defy the Lie of Black Inferiority In Order to Embrace the Truth of Black Humanity
Join us. Take the pledge to Defy the Lie of Black Inferiority and Embrace the Truth of Black Humanity.
Each pledge will make us stronger as a global African community.

Taking the pledge will make you part of a growing global culture of resistance that is standing up to—and that will ultimately extinguish—the lie. 
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. 
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