Vision & Mission
“We have a beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.”—Marcus Garvey
Our vision is a world in which all Black people have moved beyond surviving to flourishing, and are enjoying life in all its fullness, in body, mind, and spirit.
Our mission is to mobilize Black people across the African Diaspora to heal from the trauma caused by centuries of anti-Black racism, to free ourselves of toxic stereotypes, and to reclaim our dignity and humanity as people of African ancestry.
Launched in 2006, Community Healing Network is the only organization focused exclusively on building the global grassroots movement for emotional emancipation—mobilizing Black people across the Diaspora to heal from, and end, the trauma caused by the most powerful weapon ever formed against us: the lie that we are inferior.
We are escaping from the narrative grounded in the lie of White superiority and Black inferiority and writing our own narrative driven by the truth of Black humanity.
Emotional Emancipation is about freedom from the centuries-old lie of White superiority and Black inferiority. It is what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “psychological freedom.” Marcus Garvey called it “emancipating ourselves from mental slavery.” It means complete freedom from all toxic ideas about the inferiority of Black lives, Black intellect, Black culture, Black values, Black hair, Black skin, and other Black physical features. It is the freedom to see ourselves as the beautiful, lovable, intelligent, capable, and worthy human beings we are; freedom to see ourselves beyond the negative stereotypes that have burdened and limited us for centuries. Emotional emancipation is complete freedom from the emotional legacies of 600 years of dehumanization.
Community Healing is about our shared responsibility, as Black people, for confronting and extinguishing the lie of White superiority and Black inferiority. It means reveling in the fact that we are as valuable and worthy as any other people on the face of the earth, and working to be completely free of the emotional legacies of the lie.