Breathe, Baby, Breathe: The Fresh Air of African Values

Breathe, Baby, Breathe: The Fresh Air of African Values

Welcome to Breathe, Baby, Breathe, a podcast from Community Healing Network, where we engage Culture Carriers in conversations that light the path to emotional emancipation and cultural healing for people of African ancestry. Listen in each month for a new conversation that will offer you emotional and cultural strength for the journey ahead. Come, breathe in the fresh air of African values. (Listeners' note: we were unable to remove approximately 90 seconds of the background noise that occurs during President Aird's opening remarks in Episode One. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.) || #DefytheLie and #EmbracetheTruth to #FlourishWhileBlack

Episodes

May 28, 2021 58 mins


"We can catch our own babies....We owe it to our ancestors to get all-the-way free."
–Melanie Funchess

In love, Jackie Dozier, Melanie Funchess, aka "Mama Mel," and Sherita D. Bullock, aka "The Baby Lady," are leading the effort in Rochester, NY, to rebuild the Black  "Village." Known as "Shermakie," a combination of their three names, Jackie, Melanie, and Sherita...

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Knowing our history is knowing ourselves; it is how we become more of ourselves.

In this episode we explore Black love and Black humanity through a set of love letters exchanged between a young Black man and Black woman captured in Dear Mary, Dear Luther: A Courtship in Letters  by Jill Marie Snyder.  Snyder is the daughter of the young couple, Mary and Luther, and through the story of her parent's romance and courtsh...

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March 27, 2021 59 mins

"Black love, provide the adequate electric for what is lapsed and lenient in us now. Rouse us from blur.  Call us." –Gwendolyn Brooks

"Love is both a noun and a verb....When we are in close proximity, love multiplies....When we come together our natural selves come through."
–Dominic Coleman

What does it mean to love?  What does it mean to be loved?  What does it mean for Black people to ...

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We dedicate this episode to the late Ms. Cicely Tyson.

We continue our conversations with Dr. Kelley Page Jibrell who is a recent doctoral graduate of African Studies and Adjunct Professor of International Business at Howard University. She is also a global strategy consultant with Sachem Global, LLC, and has worked in every region in Africa and across 25 countries worldwide. Dr. Jibrell is also known as QueenMother Akua ...

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"We all have a contribution and a legacy." –QueenMother Akua Kalia Adayé

In this episode, we engage with Dr. Kelley Page Jibrell who is a recent doctoral graduate of African Studies and Adjunct Professor of International Business at Howard University. She is also a global strategy consultant with Sachem Global, LLC, and has worked in every region in Africa and across 25 countries worldwide. Dr. Jibrell is also kn...

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December 18, 2020 60 mins

In episode five we talk with Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani, Professor of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, about becoming "we" people. How do we shift from the Western perspective of "I am" to the African perspective of "we are"? 

Join us on CHNConnect to continue this conversation as we connect, learn, heal, and grow together in the spirit of Ubuntu.

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October 26, 2020 82 mins

In this episode, we engage in a healing discussion with Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills, Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University and Past President of the Association of Black Psychologists and Dr. Taasogle Daryl Rowe, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, and also Past President of the Association of Black Psychologists. What is the African perspective of healing? How does African philosophy apply to e...

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September 28, 2020 82 mins

In episode three we engage with Dr. Lisa Ncube, Assistant Provost of Institutional Assessment and Professor at North Park University in Chicago. Dr. Ncube is also the author of the often-cited article "Ubuntu: A Transformative Leadership Philosophy." What an incredibly healing experience as Dr. Ncube guides our listeners in the ways of Ubuntu so that we, people of Black African ancestry, can start to reclaim our humanness...

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Enola G. Aird, Founder and President of the Community Healing Network (CHN), joins us in this second episode of Breathe, Baby, Breathe: The Fresh Air of African Values. From the origins of CHN to the final vision of a world where Black people have moved from surviving to thriving, we embark on a wonderful and deep conversation regarding the racially-charged times that surrounds us in 2020 as well as the steps Black people must take...

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Our first episode of Breathe, Baby, Breathe is a recording of our Africa Day Virtual Retreat: Breathing the Fresh Air of African Values, held on Monday, May 25th. It was a time to lift our collective spirits and ground ourselves by remembering who and whose we are as the children of Africa. We invite you to sit back, open your mind and your heart, and breathe...

Listeners' note: we were unable to remove approximately ...

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