mya_angelou_web.jpgI am writing to ask you to join me in saying “yes” to healing, “yes” to psychological liberation, “yes” to emotional freedom.

CNN last month released the results of yet another doll study showing that too many children, black and white alike, are biased in favor of white skin — yet another sign of the continuing power of the myths of white superiority and black inferiority.

Let’s take a stand for emotional emancipation. Let’s come together in one simple, but powerful, act of solidarity. Let’s “Wear Sky Blue” during Community Healing Days, on the third weekend in October, to show our collective determination to turn the pain of the blues into the sky blue of unlimited possibilities.

All you have to do is wear something light blue like the color of the sky on a bright sunny day.

Say yes!  Please make your commitment to “Wear Sky Blue” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 15, 16 and 17, and to encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Our organization has chosen a simple means of showing support.  We are asking every one to “Wear Sky Blue” whether it is at work or at play.

For more information on the Wear Sky Blue campaign and on Community Healing Days, please visit www.communityhealingnet.org

Noted poet Maya Angelou is chairwoman of the Board of Advisors Community Healing Network Inc. She wrote this as an open letter to the black community.