"Let's show our collective
determination to turn the pain
of the blues into the sky blue
of unlimited possibilities."

Dr. Maya Angelou
Founding Chair of CHN's Board of Advisors
Vision
A world in which Black people everywhere have moved beyond surviving to flourishing, and are enjoying life in all its fullness, in body, mind, and spirit.
DEFY THE LIESM
EMBRACE THE TRUTHSM
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds"

-Bob Marley

About CHN

For over a decade, Community Healing Network (CHN) has been building the movement for emotional emancipation across the African Diaspora.  We have created a long-needed infrastructure for healing within our communities.
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WE ENVISION

A world in which all Black people have moved beyond surviving to flourishing.

Where We’re Going

The year 2019 will mark the 400th anniversary of the first forced arrival of Africans in the United States.

We’re going across the African Diaspora to mobilize Black people to heal from the trauma of anti-Black racism, free ourselves from toxic stereotypes, and reclaim our dignity and humanity as people of African ancestry.

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Where We’ve Been

In collaboration with the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), we have trained almost 500 leaders to facilitate Emotional Emancipation (EE) Circles in close to 40 cities in the United States and around the world. With EE Circles and our other initiatives, we’ve established a solid foundation for building a movement for the emotional emancipation of Black people that is both local and global.  READ MORE

THE TRUTH CAMPAIGN AND TOURSM

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GLOBAL NETWORK OF EMOTIONAL EMANCIPATION CIRCLESSM

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DEFY THE LIE EMBRACE THE TRUTHSM

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VALUING BLACK LIVES GLOBAL SUMMITSM

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WHY CHN? 

1. In today’s political climate where there are increasing assaults on the lives of Black people, this movement is critical. Now is the time.
2. CHN is the leading organization working to end racism against Black people by focusing on its root causes.
3. To address the root causes of anti-Black racism, CHN has created innovative healing strategies that are resonating with Black people across the Diaspora.
4. To correct the negative impact of inter-generational trauma caused by enslavement and continuing racism, we are mobilizing Black people to “defy the lie and embrace the truth.”
5. We are poised to intensify healing strategies globally.

OUR STORIES

Enola

“CHN grew out of my desire to find a way to free Black people from what I consider to be the root cause of the devaluing of Black lives: the lie of White superiority and Black inferiority that has been told for centuries. We’re defying that lie, and mobilizing people across the Diaspora to embrace the truth.” – Enola Aird

Al

“I was so impressed with Enola when she presented at the Congressional Black Caucus in 2014. I immediately volunteered to do whatever she needed to progress the organization. CHN has re-energized my commitment to elevate the global Black community.” – Albert Gentry

Lorie

“My aspiration is to contribute to unleashing the enormous potential of Black people. I am excited to be a part of CHN because it seeks to address an often neglected aspect of our being – and that is the emotional impacts of centuries of trauma, micro-aggressions and marginalization. It is my belief that these emotional impacts demand attention if we collectively are to fully express our beautiful and capable selves in the world.” – Lorie Jackson

Jill

“Enola and I had a brief conversation about CHN at our church, and for me that was a life changing moment. I had suffered from depression and anxiety throughout my adult life, and I immediately realized racial issues were the root cause of my problems. I immediately began my healing journey. Since then, I’ve become a new person.” – Jill Snyder

Diane

“Being a part of Emotional Emancipation Circles training and Global Summits has been powerful. I’ve been brought to tears from the pain, hurt, and rawness of our history. It is a healing experience! And it gives me hope for our next generation.” – Diane Turner

Margo

“I am hopeful that with my experience in psychiatry, and in life in general, I can be of service in the area of Emotional Emancipation Circles. I want to help clarify our story, participate in the erasing of false stories, acknowledge the scars that have accumulated, and work toward healing them.” – Margo Fugate

We are forever grateful to the late Maya Angelou, who urged us to ‘turn the pain of the blues into the sky blue of unlimited possibilities.’

SAY YES TO HEALING

“I am writing to ask you to join me in saying ‘yes’ to healing, ‘yes’ to psychological liberation, ‘yes’ to emotional freedom.”

Sincerely,
Dr. Maya Angelou
Chair, Board of Advisors | CHN

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