FLOURISHING WHILE BLACK
JUNE – JULY ISSUE:
THE 2019 VALUING BLACK LIVES
GLOBAL SUMMIT
"Things are working out...towards their dazzling conclusions."
– Ama Ata Aidoo
AN ENDING AND A BEGINNING
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FOR THE 2019 VALUING BLACK LIVES GLOBAL SUMMIT

August 20, 21, and 22, 2019, Virginia Union University,
Richmond, Virginia

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first recorded forced arrival of Africans in the United States in 1619 and to open a new chapter in the history of Black people in 2020.

Come to Richmond, Virginia, in August to Defy the Lie and Embrace the Truth.

Let’s come together to honor our ancestors. Let’s come together to see and celebrate our authentic selves as Africans--on the Continent and in the Diaspora. Let’s come together to see and recognize, also, how our authenticity and our value as human beings have been challenged by enslavement and colonialism--and their continuing legacies. Let’s come together to acknowledge that we and our children remain in a centuries-old emotional bondage created by the false narrative—the lie--that Black people are inferior. Let’s come together to free ourselves and our children from that lie--once and for all.

Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors along the Trail of Enslaved Africans and deepen your understanding of our history. And strengthen your ability to change the course of our history by learning the basics of establishing Emotional Emancipation Circles so that you can help heal the wounds caused by the lie and create a new culture of emotional healing, wellness, and empowerment in your family and community.

Join us this August, in Richmond, Virginia, as we honor our ancestors by breaking the power of the lie over us and our children, and by putting the matter of emotional emancipation—freedom from the lie—at the top of the global African agenda.

Let’s clear the way in 2019 for a new, more perfect vision of ourselves in 2020.

Let’s clear the way for Black people all around the world to move beyond surviving to flourishing.


#DefyTheLie #EmbraceTheTruth #ImAfricanBornIn
A BRIEF HISTORY OF 400 YEARS: VIRGINIA'S ROLE IN PROMOTING THE LIE OF BLACK INFERIORITY, PART 1 OF 3
A Note from Enola Aird, CHN Founder and President: 

CHN is leading the 2018-2020 Global Truth Campaign and Tour to sound the alarm about the need for emotional healing across the African Diaspora.  A crucial part of our healing is understanding--and telling--the truth. As we prepare for our next stop on the Tour, Richmond, Virginia, where we will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first recorded forced arrival of Africans on U.S soil, we want to share key truths about Virginia's role in promoting the lie that Black people are inferior. We thank Professor Stephen Carter, of Yale Law School and a member of CHN's Board of Advisors, for sharing his time, talent, and treasure by compiling this "Brief History of 400 Years" for CHN.

  1. We don’t know when the first Africans arrived in what Europeans called the New World. We do know when and where the first recorded forced arrival of Africans occurred: In August, 1619 – exactly four hundred years ago – when some 20 captive Angolans aboard a pirate vessel were sold in Jamestown to George Yeardley, governor of the colony of Virginia.
  2. At the time of that first sale in 1619, the colony of Virginia had no laws permitting slavery – and no laws against it. Already a number of planters had enslaved indigenous people. But as the invaders decimated the Native Americans, a new source of labor became necessary. 
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SCENES FROM OUR GLOBAL TRUTH CAMPAIGN AND TOUR STOP IN PASADENA, CA JUNE 3 AND 4, 2019
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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