Truth's Table
Truth's Table
Truth's Table
“Midwives of culture for grace and truth.” Welcome to Truth’s Table with Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan. We are Black Christian women who love truth and seek it out wherever it leads us. We will share our perspectives on race, politics, gender, current events, and pop culture that are filtered through our Christian faith. So pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Learn more at TruthsTable.com
Behind The Book: In My Grandmother’s House with Dr. Yolanda Pierce
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Dr. Yolanda Pierce is sitting at the table with Christina and Ekemini for our first Behind The Book episode of the season to talk about her new book, “In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith and the Stories We Inherit.” Dr. Yolanda Pierce is Professor and Dean of the Howard University School of Divinity. She is a scholar of African American religious history, womanist theology, race and religion, and an alumna of Princeton University and Cornell University. Pierce served as the founding director of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. A widely published author, Pierce’s newest book, In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit, was released in February 2021. She is a native New Yorker, mentor, public theologian, community activist, cable news commentator, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and ordained minister. Follow her on Twitter, her digital home: @YNPierce. Website: www.yolandapierce.com Black women, you don’t want to miss this episode. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Truth’s Table Listeners can purchase In My Grandmother’s House by Dr. Yolanda Pierce: https://www.broadleafbooks.com/InMyGrandmothersHouse Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/shop/truthstable?pid=46&cid=2742
Apr 9
54 min
Tea is Served: Meg & Harry
Y’all asked, we answered! In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are talking about Oprah’s interview with Meghan & Harry. They give their analysis, opinions, and props to Oprah for her theatrical performances, too! Y’all don’t want to miss this episode cause we definitely serving tea. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/shop/truthstable?pid=46&cid=2742 Free Gifts From The Storyteller App for Truth’s Table Listeners: Morgan Harper Nichols and the Storyteller App have some free gifts for Truth’s Table listeners including a 60 page eBook of Morgan’s art and words PLUS a 2021/22 MHN Printable calendar all valued at over $30. To claim your exclusive gifts, head to TheStoryTellerCo.com/truth
Apr 2
47 min
BlackGirlMagic Interview: Mayor Aja Brown
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Mayor Aja Brown joins Ekemini and Christina at the table. Mayor Aja Brown made history and quickly became a national trailblazer, elected at 31 as the youngest mayor to serve the City of Compton. She is an established leader, utilizing her expertise as an urban planner, economic developer and community servant. She quickly became known for her pragmatic 12-point Vision for Compton revitalization strategy, deploying evidence-based initiatives and attracting record levels of private sector reinvestment to Compton. She is a strong and relentless leader in the movement for social and racial justice, lending critical support to actionable policy changes. Mayor Brown joined forces with mayoral leaders across the country who are committed to guaranteed income, leading the movement with the launch of the Compton Pledge, the largest city-based guaranteed income program in the country. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Follow Mayor Aja Brown: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MayorAjaBrown IG: @ajalbrown Twitter: @AjaLBrown Website: http://joinajabrown.com/ Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/shop/truthstable?pid=46&cid=2742 Truth’s Table Discount for Permission to Be Black: My Journey With Jay Z and Jesus by A.D. Thomason: Save 40% off Permission to Be Black when you order at ivpress.com using promo code TRUTH21 (offer expires April 30). q
Mar 26
43 min
We Gon’ Learn Today: What is Discipleship? With Yolanda Solomon
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini and Christina are sitting at the table with Yolanda Solomon to ask her what discipleship is, whether is matters or not in our walk with Christ. Yolanda Solomon is a proud Brooklyn native. After working in the television and film industry for over 10 years, Yolanda earned an M.A. in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary and then transitioned to working in campus ministry at Columbia University in NYC where she was blessed to serve undergraduate students for eight years. Yolanda currently serves on staff at Epiphany Church-Brooklyn as Discipleship Director. This is a rich conversation so grab your notebooks and get ready to learn. Follow Yolanda Solomon: Facebook: yolanda.solomon.bk IG: yolanda.solomon.bk Twitter: @clayfilms Website: www.yolandasolomon.site Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/shop/truthstable?pid=46&cid=2742 Truth’s Table Discount for Permission to Be Black: My Journey With Jay Z and Jesus by A.D. Thomason: Save 40% off Permission to Be Black when you order at ivpress.com using promo code TRUTH21 (offer expires April 30). Sponsor: IVP Permission to Be Black
Mar 19
57 min
We Gon’ Learn Today
WE ARE BACK!!! In this episode, Ekemini , Michelle, and Christina are at the table talking about the educational theme for season 5 of Truth’s Table. What you all can expect, why they chose this theme, what it will cover, and they share their hopes for the sistas at the table. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/shop/truthstable?pid=46&cid=2742 Truth’s Table Discount for Permission to Be Black: My Journey With Jay Z and Jesus by A.D. Thomason: Save 40% off Permission to Be Black when you order at ivpress.com using promo code TRUTH21 (offer expires April 30).
Mar 12
43 min
Bonus Episode: Jingle Jangle Interview with Lyn Sisson-Talbert
In this bonus episode of Truth's Table, Ekemini and Christina are sitting at the table with Lyn Sisson-Talbert, the producer of the hit Netflix movie, Jingle Jangle! Lyn Sisson-Talbert stands tall as one of the most accomplished female producers in Hollywood and the guiding force behind top grossing original projects for film, stage, and books. Sisson-Talbert is producing Netflix's first original live-action musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, a 20-year passion project she has been developing alongside her husband David E. Talbert. Sisson-Talbert's other film producing credits include Fox Searchlight's Baggage Claim, Universal's Almost Christmas, both of which opened as the #1 Comedy in America, & Netflix's El Camino Christmas. You can follow Lyn on Instagram @LynSissonTalbert. In addition to the film, Jingle Jangle, Lyn co-authored two books with her husband, David E. Talbert just in time for this holiday season. In the heartwarming picture book, THE SQUARE ROOT OF POSSIBLE: A Jingle Jangle Story, Journey is told by her mother that she and her grandfather, Jeronicus Jangle, are very much alike. They share the same gift and fervor for math, but when Journey meets him for the first time, she discovers the magic he had for equations and solving problems is gone. Eager to help, Journey is determined to solve this problem, because doing so will equal finding her grandfather’s joy. In the charming middle grade novel, JINGLE JANGLE: The Invention of Jeronicus Jangle, the grandfather-granddaughter pair make and sell whimsical toys together — until things start to go wrong. Christmas is endangered when Jeronicus’ trusted apprentice, Gustufson, steals a prized creation. With the help of a long-forgotten invention and a bit of magic, the town’s most famous toymaker and his granddaughter construct a magical invention which, if they can get it to work in time for the holidays, could change their lives forever. Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/truthstable
Dec 16, 2020
43 min
Table Reflections: Season 4 Finale
In this final episode of Truth’s Table Season 4, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina reflect on this season of Truth’s Table in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss their favorite episodes, and some topics or interviews they wanted to cover but weren’t able to do. Thank you for taking a seat at the table with us this season. Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/truthstable
Oct 30, 2020
30 min
Blessings & Dreams For My Sistas
In this episode, Ekemini , Michelle, and Christina sit around the table and speak words of life, affirmation, encouragement and blessings over one another. Each of them share their dreams and prayers for each other. Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby because the flood of tears are bound to flow. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/truthstable
Oct 23, 2020
1 hr 7 min
Truth’s Table Classroom: The Need for Deliverance by Michelle Higgins
In this Truth’s Table classroom episode, Michelle delivers a devotional and sermonic reflection on Psalm 69 between "Say Their Name" elements of a 2018 worship gathering focused on justice, lament, protest and Black liberation struggle. People of faith are encouraged to recognize their own need for deliverance even as they work and freedom dream. Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/truthstable
Oct 16, 2020
23 min
Building Black Political Power with LaTosha Brown & Fenika Miller
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are joined at the table with LaTosha Brown and Fenika Miller from The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium and Black Voters Matter to talk about Black political power. LaTosha Brown is an award-winning visionary thought leader, institution builder, Cultural Activist and Artist, and Connector. She is a nationally recognized, “go-to” expert in Black Voting Rights and Voter Suppression, Black Women’s Empowerment, and Philanthropy. Her voice is the nexus between the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, and Black Lives Matter. “There is power in my voice! It is a divine gift that I use to connect different worlds. I bridge the philanthropy world to the grassroots community, traditional politics to grassroots politics, and practitioners to the scholarship of movement building.” LaTosha is the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, Black Voters Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. These initiatives are designed to boost Black voter registration and turnout, as well as increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. LaTosha is also the Visionary, Founder and Co-Anchor of a regional network called the Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium. This is $100 million, 10-year initiative to invest in organizations that serve Black women and girls. The goal of the consortium is to create a new approach to philanthropy by allowing every component of the program, inception to execution, to be created by Black girls and women in the South. To learn more about LaTosha, please visit www.ms.latoshabrown.com Fenika Miller is an accomplished professional and community leader with over three decades of experience in both private and governmental sectors Introduced to service at a young age, Fenika is actively involved in the community. She is an inspirational leader who is able to inspire action and build coalitions of people from diverse backgrounds to implement positive social change. Fenika believes that opportunities belong to all of us, and that when equipped with the right skills, each of us possesses the ability to lead change. Her advocacy centers on economic stability, educational opportunity, and access to healthcare and housing. In 2012, she founded a nonprofit service organization committed to raising civic and policy awareness among women, girls, and community stakeholders, as well as, to encourage diverse voices in decision-making positions. Her vision is to live in a state and community where every woman and girl has the opportunity to lead, succeed, govern, and prosper in every area of their lives. Respected as a credible voice in the community, Fenika earns a seat at the table wherever she serves. Fenika holds an MBA from Wesleyan College and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from THE Fort Valley State University. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Robins, Acting Chair of the Development Authority of Warner Robins, and is a business mentor for SCORE-Middle GA. Fenika is also the proud owner of Succeed Cowork – an inclusive co-working community and entrepreneur incubator for women of color. Learn More About Black Voters Matter: https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/ Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @blackvotersmatter, @fenikamiller, @mslatoshabrown Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/truthstable
Oct 9, 2020
51 min
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