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September 14, 2019
In this episode, Dr. Christina Edmondson speaks on Luke 19 and restorative justice. Pull up a chair, grab your Bible, and join her at the table! Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Don’t have a teacup? Buy Truth’s Table merchandise here: https://teespring.com/truthstable#pid=287&cid=6409&sid=front Purchase Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice and get a 40% off plus free shipping: https://www.ivpress.com/pages/truths-table
September 7, 2019
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about their guilty pleasures. They talk about TV shows, food, and more. They discuss why they turn to these guilty pleasures. Get ready to cackle along with the women of Truth’s Table. Grab your teacup and have a seat at the table with us! Don’t have a teacup? Buy a Truth’s Table mug here: https://teespring.com/truthstable#pid=287&cid=6409&sid=front Purchase Bread For The Resistance and get a 40% off plus free shipping: https://www.ivpress.com/pages/truths-table
August 31, 2019
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini and Michelle are at the table with Mahisha Dellinger, Founder, and CEO of CURLS. Mahisha Dellinger's mantra is simple. Curly hair should be healthy, frizz-free, defined, and effortlessly fabulous. Consequently, as a beauty advocate and product innovator, Dellinger worked passionately to produce an award-winning line of organic hair care products for women and girls with natural waves, curls, and kinks. Frustrated with the lack of effective products for her newly natural, curly hair, Dellinger left her post as Marketing Manager at Intel Corporation to pursue her passion in giving consumers of naturally curly hair effective and eco-conscious products that are natural and safe for all ages to use. In 2002 Dellinger pioneered the newly natural market when she launched CURLS, a family of organic hair care products targeted for women embracing their natural textures ... a market previously unanswered by the beauty industry. Dellinger's astute business acumen and natural talent for delivering market-driven products gave way for an instant demand for her product line. Soon thereafter CURLS was available all over the United States, Canada, Brazil, Africa and the UK. As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of CURLS, Dellinger singlehandedly built a strong demand for her popular family of organic products. Soon Target, Sally Beauty, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and CVS came knocking at her door. CURLS has partnered with these national retailers and is currently in negotiations with Boots in the United Kingdom. CURLS has been featured in a host of beauty publications including lnStyle, Essence, Glamour, Ebony, Juicy, Redbook, Lucky, Seventeen, Vibe, BlaBlack Enterprise, Elle, Modern Salon, Woman's World, Parents, and a host of other hair and salon trade publications. The retail success and exposure of the CURLS brand has catapulted the business forward. Dellinger is a sought after industry expert. Dellinger was the keynote speaker at her alumni school, California State University Sacramento's "Make Your Mark" conference sponsored by Target and Bishop TD Jakes’ Woman Thou Art Loosed Conference, to name a few. Dellinger has also been featured on several television shows throughout the nation. Dellinger is the star of “Mind Your Business with Mahisha” on OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s television network, as the expert helping other women based businesses reach the million-dollar mark. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Follow Mahisha Dellinger: Twitter: @MahishaDelling1 Instagram: @mahisha_dellinger Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable
August 24, 2019
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini and Christina are joined by the Professional Black Girl, Dr. Yaba Blay! Yaba Blay is a scholar, cultural worker and digital organizer. Her practice centers on the lived experiences of Black people all over the world, with a particular focus on identity politics and beauty practices. Lauded by O Magazine for her social media activism, she is the creator and Executive Producer of #ProfessionalBlackGirl, a docu-series and online community boasting 100K+ followers, and previously constructed the campaigns #LocsofLove, #PrettyPeriod, and #WeAllWeGot. In 2012, Dr. Blay served as a producer on CNN’s Black in America: Who is Black in America? and has since been named one of today’s leading voices by ‘The Root 100.’ She has appeared on CNN, BET, MSNBC, and NPR, her work has been featured in The New York Times, EBONY, Essence, Fast Company, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Colorlines, The Root, and Al Jazeera America. Her commentary is featured in A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond, a permanent installation exhibited in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The former Dan Blue Endowed Chair in Political Science at North Carolina Central University, Dr. Blay previously taught at Drexel University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, and Temple University, where she earned her doctorate in African American Studies and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. She is author of the award-winning (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us as we discuss all things #ProfessionalBlackGirl Follow Dr. Blay: Twitter: @fiyawata Instagram: @professionalblackgirl Facebook: @professionalblackgirl Website: https://professionalblackgirl.com/
August 17, 2019
Y’all asked for an episode about the enneagram and we have delivered! In this episode, the midwives join the enneagram craze and do a little freestyle the Truth’s Table way. This episode concludes with a short bonus interview with the “Justice Doula” and enneagramista, Micky ScottBey Jones. Full access to our interview with Micky will ONLY be available to our Patrons. Make sure you become a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable
August 10, 2019
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina discuss what it means for Black girls to dream. Each of the women delve into their own childhood dreams, present dreams for their lives and dreams deferred. What does it mean for Black girls to yet have their dreams die due to external forces? What does it mean to have dreams lay dormant while standing in faith not knowing if your dreams will be realized? Pull up a chair, grab your tissues, and dare to dream alongside your sistas at the table!
August 3, 2019
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about their favorite Black church sayings. Pull up a chair and get ready to cackle with the ladies of Truth’s Table.
July 27, 2019
In this episode, Ekemini and Christina sit down at the table with Mahogany Jones! Mahogany Jones is a lyrical force, is a recording and performance artist, arts educator, and US musical ambassador who’s served 18 countries to date. As a HipHop Soul artist she has shared stages with acts such as The Roots, India Arie, KEM, Moonchild, Royce da’5’9”, Lecrae, Rapsody, Kareem Riggins, and the like. Recently a TEDx Speaker, she was awarded as a 2018 Detroit Music Award’s Outstanding Rap MC, and is most noted as 4x undefeated BET’s 106&Park Freestyle Friday Battle Champion. Her latest album is “SugarWater”.
July 20, 2019
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina recorded a Truth’s Table Live episode in Grand Rapids, MI to kick off the inaugural Truth’s Table Retreat. The women of the table were retreating from foolishness and into the gospel. As is Truth’s Table’s custom, there is usually one episode that is explicitly theological and the women often pose a theological question and answer it in various ways. In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are answering the question: What is The Gospel? Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table!
July 13, 2019
In this episode, Ekemini preaches from Genesis 16:1-16 at CityPoint Church at their Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration Sunday. Pull up a chair, grab your Bible, and join her at the table! YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuGIlLWjaqQ&feature=youtu.be
July 6, 2019
Ekemini, Christina, and Michelle were the featured guests at the Christian Reformed Church’s “Standing Against Racism” Event back in April 2019. In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table explain their antiracism pedagogy and the theological frameworks that undergird their approach. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!
June 29, 2019
Truth’s Table is introducing a new intermittent series entitled, “Black Woman Rising.” In this episode, Ekemini and Christina are joined by Rev. Sharon Risher to discuss her book For Such a Time as This. For anyone grappling with how to forgive the unforgivable, rebuild lives in the shadow of death, and hold on to sanity in the midst of hate, Rev. Risher’s story in For Such a Time as This will help you find your faith, and ultimately encourage and heal. Rev. Sharon Washington Risher was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She earned a Masters of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and served as Staff Chaplain and Trauma Specialist at Parkland Hospital and as Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at Rice Chapel AME Church in Dallas, TX. Since the Charleston massacre on June 17, 2015, in which she lost her mother, two cousins, and a childhood friend, Rev. Risher has been an advocate for revising gun laws, and is a spokesperson for the grassroots advocacy groups Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She has appeared on CNN, BBC Radio, Good Morning America, and CBS and has been interviewed or written for Time, Marie Claire, Essence, Texas Monthly, Vogue, and VOX. Her advocacy work brought her to the White House, where she witnessed President Barack Obama sign executive orders pertaining to new gun laws. A sought-after speaker, Rev. Risher has shared her story of loss, forgiveness, racism and gun law reform with audiences across the United States. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! For more information, visit Chalice Press and follow Rev. Risher on Twitter.
June 22, 2019
In this episode, Christina and Ekemini are joined by Jemar Tisby to discuss his book, “The Color of Compromise.” Jemar (B.A. Notre Dame; Mdiv RTS Jackson) is the president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, and culture. He is also the co-host of "Pass The Mic”, a podcast that amplifies dynamic voices for a diverse church. His writing has been featured in the The Atlantic, the Washington Post, CNN, Vox, and the New York Times. He has spoken nation-wide at conferences on racial justice, U.S. history, and the church. He is the author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Jemar is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion and social movements in the 20th century. Follow him on Twitter @JemarTisby and purchase his book wherever books are sold. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!
June 15, 2019
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina discuss their racial identity development. When they knew they were black, how they knew, and what it means to be Black girls who became Black women. Pull up a chair, grab our teacup and have a seat at the table!
June 8, 2019
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina get political. They discuss the importance of electoral politics, the primaries, the impact of the 2016 presidential election and so much more. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup and don’t spill because this tea is hot!
June 1, 2019
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about who the table is for, how to listen to the table, and they also discuss the importance of affinity spaces. Pull up a chair, grab your teacups and have a seat at the table!
May 25, 2019
In this special episode, Celai West, pronounced “sah-LAY”, joins Ekemini at the table. Celai is a quirky ten year old STEMgirl who is making waves in the fashion, runway, vlogging and acting industry, all while proving you can never be too cool for school. She began print modeling when she was five, doing runway shows when she was six, started acting and became the CEO of her own t-shirt line, TheChattyChick.com, at seven, walked in NYFW for the first time at eight, had her first viral video at nine and co-authoring her first book at ten. Celai has worked with major brands such as Target, Walmart, Amazon, Gap, Disney and Allstate and was the leading lady in Willy Williams’ music video “The Voodoo Song” that has been viewed over 18 million times! She also appeared in “I Am My Own Mother” which was selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. She is looking forward to doing more acting and challenging herself on set. Celai West has appeared on ten magazine covers, published inside several magazine issues and newspapers and many of her images, as well as videos, been shared on social media in viral numbers. Please be sure to check out her Press page. Celai currently has two viral runway videos that, to date, have been viewed more than 17 million times collectively. She can regularly be seen walking the runway among an all adult lineup as well as coaching her runway techniques. After several unpleasant experiences with stylists who were unknowledgeable on how to style her hair while on set, Celai and her mom teamed up to create their own hair tutorials. They expected to help show styling and hair care techniques for ethnic textured hair but were pleasantly surprised to find that their videos were a hit and over 6 have received viral numbers.Celai was recently welcomed to the production team of The Industry Fashion Show “T.I.F.S” as their Runway Coordinator, making her the youngest show producer. West looks forward to continuing to breaking barriers while working hard in the classroom and prove that models ARE indeed smart too. Please be sure to subscribe to her blog to keep abreast of all the great things she’s up to! Follow Celai West on social media: https://www.Instagram.com/celaiwest https://www.Facebook.com/celaiwest https://www.Twitter.com/celaiwest https://www.Tumblr.com/celaiwest http://www.CelaiWest.com
May 18, 2019
The ladies are back at the table y’all! In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about their favorite R&B Divas. What makes a diva? Who is and is not a diva? Get ready to cackle along with them and make sure to tweet them your diva picks. Grab your teacup and make sure it’s not too hot because you will spill the tea on yourself! Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!
May 11, 2019
In this final episode of the You Okay, Sis? Series, Ekemini and Christina are joined by the one and only, Anowa Adjah to discuss, “You Okay, Sis?: Anowa Adjah, Fix Our Fitness Lives!” Anowa Adjah is the first Nationally Recognized 200-pound Curvy Fit Master Trainer and Group Instructor. Along with her groundbreaking accomplishments in the Health & Wellness realm, she is also the creator of a successful line of Workout DVDs catered to women of all shapes and sizes. Professional, Influencer, Entrepreneur, and mother of twin boys, Anowa has solidified herself as an inspiration to millions around the world. Anowa’s transparency and relentless efforts to motivate and encourage women all over the world has helped her generate a following of over 2 million men and women. Today Adjah continues to advocate self-love, acceptance, and optimal health. Anowa is also a well-respected motivational speaker who continues to encourage her audience to overcome adversity and pursue their dreams. Anowa’s company “Anowa Adjah Works” (formerly known as Powerhouse Physiques) has expanded to include: online training programs, fitness challenges, hosting and more. Anowa is working on a book and a national campaign towards improving positive self-esteem, body perception, and health amongst teens and college-bound girls. Follow Anowa Adjah on Social Media: www.AnowaAdjah.com www.instagram.com/AnowaAdjah www.facebook.com/Anowa www.twitter.com/AnowaAdjah
May 4, 2019
In this episode of “You Okay, Sis?: But Them Loans Tho! with Sonia Lewis, ‘The Student Loan Doctor.’” Ekemini and Christina are joined by Sonia Lewis. Sonia Lewis, is CEO of an award-winning business, The Student Loan Doctor LLC. Sonia is considered the people’s expert for all matters related to student loan debt repayment. She has over 9 years of practical higher education and financial aid experience. The Student Loan Doctor LLC has been recognized as the first African American and woman owned student loan repayment company in the country. The business has also received a citation by the City of Philadelphia because of the business’s impact within the Philadelphia community. The company was designed to educate others about their student loan debt and provide assistance in making a tangible plan for repayment. The social impact goal of the business is to help a generation of borrowers become free of debt to promote social mobility and wealth building. Sonia is an expert speaker across all audiences regardless of age. She has been invited to share her expertise at different platforms such as: The White House Briefing on Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color, Black Enterprise, Money Magazine, contributor and featured in Essence Magazine, Forbes, KYW News Radio 1060 AM, Fox 29, The BET Network, RT America, and a host of educational workshops across the nation. Sonia is also a 3-time self-published author. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!
April 27, 2019
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Morgan takes a seat at the table with Christina and Ekemini. Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, artist, and musician who makes her work around people and their stories. In 2017, Morgan started a project where she invites people to submit their stories to her website. From there, she creates art inspired by what they send her, and then, sends them the art, for free. As an artist, Morgan has collaborated with publications and brands including Coach, Darling Magazine, Esquire Singapore, Jungalow, and more. Originally from Atlanta, Ga. and she and her husband Patrick currently reside just a little south of Los Angeles in Orange County, California. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Follow Morgan Harper Nichols on Social Media: Instagram: instagram.com/morganharpernichols Twitter: twitter.com/morganhnichols Pinterest: pinterest.com/morganharpernichols Website: morganharpernichols.com
April 20, 2019
In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Misogynoir & Mental Health with Jeremiah Hopes. Ekemini and Christina are joined by Jeremiah Hopes M.S., LPC, LCAS, CAADC is a solution-focused thinker, professional counselor, speaker, and author. Jeremiah holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and he is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. In 2005 he founded, The Center of Hopes,™ a counseling, speaking, and training organization. In 2015 he co-authored Facing Our Future: Building Strong Black Men in the 21st Century. Jeremiah provides counseling services to individuals and families and provides professional training to groups and organizations. Jeremiah is a powerful speaker and an engaging storyteller and his trainings are both interactive and informative. Jeremiah has consulted with the award-winning GAP program and has provided services to a variety of groups and organizations including: the School Nurse Association of North Carolina, the Virginia Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control Board, and the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. Purchase Jeremiah Hopes’ Book, Facing Our Future: Building Strong Black Men in the 21st Century here: http://www.centerofhopes.com/product/facing-our-future-book Follow Jeremiah on Instagram and Facebook: IG: https://www.instagram.com/jeremiahhopes/?hl=en FB: https://www.facebook.com/thecenterofhopes/ Website: www.centerofhopes.com Articles referenced in this episode: Explanation of Misogynoir by Trudy http://www.gradientlair.com/post/84107309247/define-misogynoir-anti-black-misogyny-moya-bailey-coined Police Violence Against Black Women and Girls is State-Sanctioned Rape Culture by Ekemini Uwan https://racebaitr.com/2018/09/10/police-violence-is-rape-culture/#
April 13, 2019
Trigger Warning: Due to sensitive and upsetting information shared in this episode. In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Black Midwives & Mamas Matter with Cessilye R. Smith, Christina and Ekemini are joined by Cessilye R. Smith. Cessilye is a racial and maternal justice activist committed to tearing down walls of oppression and division to build bridges that lead to solution-based practices. Her journey began with her struggle with infertility and lack of awareness of her own body and then the eventual healthy, safe and beautiful births of her own children. Over the years she has witnessed time and time again the devastating impact systemic failures in healthcare, housing and economics have had on the human condition. Constantly bearing witness to the impact of structural racism and the violence of our collective inaction, while also being active in activism and faith circles has given her the ability to see the overlap in these structures and the drive to pursue justice in an unconventional way. She is passionate about finding commonalities and creating unlikely allies within her work, as Cessilye believes we are stronger when we can find the symmetry in our differences. Cessilye's passion for black women and for her community is what compelled her to co-found Abide Women's Health Services, an organization that exists to improve birth outcomes in communities with the lowest quality of care. Executive Director, activist, reconciler, speaker and educator are just a few of the many hats she wears. Cessilye resides with her husband and best friend Ramon and their three (one on the way) remarkable, world-changing children in Dallas, TX. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup, and join us at the table! Article referenced in this episode: Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568948782/black-mothers-keep-dying-after-giving-birth-shalon-irvings-story-explains-why Follow Cessilye R. Smith on social media: Instagram & Twitter: @CessilyerSmith Instagram & Twitter for Abide: @Abide_Women Website: www.abidewomen.org
April 6, 2019
In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Infertility & Infant Loss with Erica M. McAfee, Ekemini and Michelle are seated at the table with Erica M. McAfee. Erica M. McAfee is the founder of Sisters in Loss, LLC, a Faith based Grief and Pregnancy Loss coaching company that helps black women turn their pain into their purpose after loss. Sisters in Loss provides birth and bereavement doula services, infertility and grief coaching services to help women step beyond anxiety and fear and into trust and peace after loss. Sisters in Loss goal through courses, retreats, and conferences is to help women Minimize regrets, Maximize memories, and Manage their path forward after loss. It’s self titled podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share miscarriage, infant loss, and infertility stories and testimonies to heal, gain clarity and peace, find hope, and an empowering path forward after loss. Launched in August 2017 the podcast has a community of 10,000+ sisters in loss.
March 30, 2019
In this episode, Natasha joins Ekemini and Christina at the table. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is an international speaker, leadership consultant, diversity and mentoring coach with nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the military, federal government, church, seminary, and nonprofit sectors. She is the author of A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World, Mentor for Life and its accompanying leader’s training manual, and the Hope for Us: Knowing God through the Nicene Creed Bible study. She is the Visionary Founder and Chairperson of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc. Natasha is a doctoral student at North Park Theological Seminary, and a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte (cum laude, M.A. Christian Leadership) and the U.S. Naval Academy. She has served as a Marine Corps officer and employee at the Department of Homeland Security. Natasha is also the host of A Sojourner’s Truth: Conversations for a Changing Culture podcast. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup and have a seat at Truth’s Table! Connect with Natasha: Website: http://www.natashasrobinson.com/ Blog: https://asistasjourney.com/ Podcast: http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatashaSistrunkRobinson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASISTASJOURNEY Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asistasjourney/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/NatashaSistrunkRobinson Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 23, 2019
In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Medical Apartheid, Ekemini and Christina are seated at the table with Harriet A. Washington. Harriet A. Washington wrote Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness while the 2015-2016 Miriam Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute. She is a science writer, editor and ethicist who has been a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. She has also held fellowships at Stanford University, holds a degree in English from the University of Rochester, an MA in journalism from Columbia University and in 2016 was elected a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She is a lecturer in bioethics at Columbia University. Ms. Washington has written widely for popular and science publications and has also been published in refereed books and journals such as Nature, JAMA, The American Journal of Public Health, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Harvard Public Health Review and The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. She has been Editor of the Harvard Journal of Minority Public Health and a guest editor of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. Her book A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and the Assault on the American Mind will be published in July 2019 and her other books include Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself—and the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future and Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. In February 2018 the statue of James Marion Sims was removed from New York’s Central Park in response to Medical Apartheid’s exposure of his exploitive surgeries on enslaved black women. A film buff and lover of baroque music, Ms. Washington has also worked as a poison center manager, a classical-music announcer for public radio, and she curates a medical film series. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table as Harriet A. Washington discusses Medical Apartheid with the women of Truth’s Table. Purchase Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present at your local bookstore or online. Warby Parker Free Home Try-On Code: warbyparker.com/table
March 16, 2019
Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are back with Truth’s Table Season 3! The women are kicking off this season with a series entitled, “You Okay, Sis?” In this series, they will explore the holistic health of Black women. Since this is the first episode of the You Okay, Sis? Series, the women of Truth’s Table assess their own spiritual, mental, and physical health. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table. Don’t forget your teacups! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
September 1, 2018
In the final episode of Truth’s Table Season Two, Ekemini and Christina reflect on Truth’s Table Season Two. The women discuss their favorite episodes and they invite you to listen in on how you can support Truth’s Table financially. The Truth’s Table ladies have great plans for 2019, but they need your help to make this a reality. Pull up a chair and listen in as the women of Truth’s Table reflect on season two. You can watch this special video podcast at their YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLx9c5JFZF8_E4HM20QLitw/videos?view_as=subscriber How to support Truth’s Table via PayPal or Patreon PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/truthstable Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
August 25, 2018
SPOILER ALERT: Do not listen to this episode if you haven’t seen BlacKkKlansman yet. In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina discuss their thoughts on Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. This movie is based on a true story set in the 70s about an African-American police officer played by John David Washington who went undercover in the 70s to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs by joining it over the phone. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Stay tuned until the end for a special message from Michelle. Reference: Boots Riley's Critique of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
August 18, 2018
In this episode, Christina and Ekemini are joined by Jackie Hill-Perry to talk about her new book, Gay Girl, Good God. The hosts attempt to engage Jackie’s book and her life story with an open ear and critically discerning questions. Jackie Hill Perry is a writer, poet, and artist whose work has been featured on the Washington Times, The 700 Club, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and other publications. Since becoming a Christian in 2008, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. At home she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden and Autumn. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
August 11, 2018
In this episode, Ekemini explains what social media is, the good, the bad, and the ugly. She challenges us to examine the ways that we have gossiped and slandered others online. Additionally, she conducts a mini-Twitter autopsy on her own Twitter profile. Truth’s Table is going LIVE in Grand Rapids, MI on August 16, 2018! They will be joined by musical guests Shuree and Sharon Irving. Tickets are only $15 through August 1st. Buy early and save! Buy your tickets here: https://grcmc.org/theatre/node/34171/truth-s-table-live-pop-up-podcast-show This episode of Truth’s Table is brought to you by InterVarsity Press, whose vision is to catalyze redemption, restoration, and revival in our divided and broken world. Follow IVP on Twitter @ivpress and visit IVP’s website at www.ivpress.com. Purchase Natasha Robinson’s book, A Sojourner’s Truth and use the code TRUTH18 to save 30% plus free shipping. This discount is available until January 1, 2019!
August 4, 2018
This episode is sponsored by InterVarsity Press This episode of Truth’s Table is brought to you by InterVarsity Press, whose vision is to catalyze redemption, restoration, and revival in our divided and broken world. Follow IVP on Twitter @ivpress and visit IVP’s website at www.ivpress.com. Purchase Natasha Robinson’s book, A Sojourner’s Truth and use the code TRUTH18 to save 30% plus free shipping. This discount is available until January 1, 2019! Join Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina as they answers listeners’ questions. Hot tea is served and cackles galore as they answer some controversial questions. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Truth’s Table is going LIVE in Grand Rapids, MI on August 16, 2018! They will be joined by musical guests Shuree and Sharon Irving. Tickets are only $15 through August 1st. Buy early and save! Buy your tickets here: https://grcmc.org/theatre/node/34171/truth-s-table-live-pop-up-podcast-show Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 28, 2018
Benjamina Ebuehi is a London based baker and food stylist. She featured on the seventh series of the BBC's Great British Bake Off in which she finished as a quarter finalist and impressed the judges with her modern style and flavour combinations. She runs the food blog Carrot & Crumb where she regularly shares recipes and baking tips. She is also an ambassador for Luminary Bakery - a social enterprise working to empower and support disadvantaged women. Benjamina recently co-founded The Sister Table - a series of monthly brunch clubs and events for women, creating space for them to be part of a community and enjoy one another around the table over good food. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Truth’s Table is going LIVE in Grand Rapids, MI on August 16, 2018! They will be joined by musical guests Shuree and Sharon Irving. Tickets are only $15 through August 1st. Buy early and save! Buy your tickets here: https://grcmc.org/theatre/node/34171/truth-s-table-live-pop-up-podcast-show Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 21, 2018
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about Therese Patricia Okoumou’s courageous act of political resistance on behalf of the thousands of immigrant children who are locked in cages and separated from their children. There has been a lot of talk about Black women as “superheroes” and the women of Truth’s Table debunk that myth and show how harmful and deadly that narrative is for all Black women. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table! Article: 'Are they going to shoot me?': Statue of Liberty ​climber on her anti-Trump protest https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/07/statue-of-liberty-protester-patricia-okoumou-interview Truth’s Table is going LIVE in Grand Rapids, MI on August 16, 2018! They will be joined by musical guests Shuree and Sharon Irving. Tickets are only $15 through August 1st. Buy early and save! Buy your tickets here: https://grcmc.org/theatre/node/34171/truth-s-table-live-pop-up-podcast-show Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 14, 2018
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle and Christina talk about Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy that caused the separation of over 2,000 immigrant children from their parents and locked in cages. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup because the tea they are serving is scalding hot. Truth’s Table is going LIVE in Grand Rapids, MI on August 16, 2018! They will be joined by musical guests Shuree and Sharon Irving. Tickets are only $15 through August 1st. Buy early and save! Buy your tickets here: https://grcmc.org/theatre/node/34171/truth-s-table-live-pop-up-podcast-show Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 7, 2018
In light of the #metoo and #churchtoo movement, Lisa Sharon Harper joins Christina and Ekemini at the table to discuss #SilenceIsNotSpiritual. From Ferguson to New York to Germany and South Africa Ms. Harper leads trainings and helps mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by convening forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment, and common action toward a just world. Ms. Harper is the author of several books, including: Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican...or Democrat (The New Press, 2008), Left Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (Elevate, 2011), Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Zondervan, 2014), and the critically acclaimed, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right (Waterbrook, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016). The Very Good Gospel, recognized as the "2016 Book of the Year" by Englewood Review of Books, explores God’s intent for the wholeness of all relationships in light of today’s headlines. ​ A columnist at Sojourners Magazine and an Auburn Theological Seminary Senior Fellow, Ms. Harper has appeared on TVOne, FoxNews Online, NPR, and Al Jazeera America. Her writing has been featured in Essence, CNN Belief Blog, The National Civic Review, Sojourners’ God’s Politics blog, The Huffington Post, and Relevant Magazine. She has written extensively on shalom and governance, immigration reform, health care reform, poverty, racial and gender justice, climate change, and transformational civic engagement. ​ Having earned her Masters degree in Human Rights from Columbia University in New York City, Ms. Harper served as Sojourners Chief Church Engagement Officer. In this capacity, she fasted for 22 days as a core faster in 2013 with the immigration reform Fast for Families. She trained and catalyzed evangelicals in St. Louis and Baltimore to engage the 2014 push for justice in Ferguson and the 2015 healing process in Baltimore and trained faith leaders in South Africa to pull the levers of their new democracy toward a more just world. ​ In 2015 The Huffington Post recognized her as one of “50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day.” Most recently, Relevant Magazine recognized The Very Good Gospel as one of “Six Books that Will Change the Way You See the World” and Ms. Harper as one of “Seven Leaders to Follow in 2017.” Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 30, 2018
From Philadelphia, singer/songwriter/musician Leah Smith bends R&B, gospel, and pop to create her smooth, signature sound. Her long awaited debut LP, Tenderheaded, soars with wit, potency, and Smith's lilting soprano that effortlessly imbues each lyric. Smith's start in professional music began in 2007. After attending the prestigious Creative and Performing Arts High School in Philadelphia, Smith toured extensively with GRAMMY award winning gospel group, Israel and New Breed. After a decision to leave the group and move back home, Smith won the 2008 Philly Rising Open Mic competition at one of Philly's premiere music venues, World Cafe Live. As part of the winner's package, Smith earned free studio time with which she recorded her revelatory debut EP, Beautifully Made. Visibility from this genre-bending project positioned Smith to be a sought after featured artist on many Christian Hip Hop records, most notably Trip Lee's hit "Sweet Victory." After an extensive break from music, which saw Smith marrying and beginning a family, Leah Smith is thrilled to reintroduce herself to the world with her beloved, new project, Tenderheaded, available on all digital platforms. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 23, 2018
In this episode, Ruth Naomi Floyd takes a seat at the table with Ekemini. Ruth has been at the forefront of creating vocal jazz settings that express Christian theology for over 20 years. A vocalist and composer on the international music scene, Ruth has dedicated a discography of five compact discs explicitly dedicated to a sacred jazz expression. Blessed with a soaring mezzo-soprano voice, critics have praised Ruth’s discography for its distinctive sound of progressive ensemble jazz that is seamlessly blended with explicit Biblical messages of unwavering faith in God. Ruth leads her own multi-faceted ensemble and her music consists primarily of original compositions. A committed music educator, Ruth is Director of Jazz Studies at Cairn University, Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Ruth conducts several vocal clinics as well as lectures on the history and celebration of African American Spirituals, the Blues, Jazz and African American Gospel Music. Ruth is also an award winning fine art photographer specializing in black and white portrait images. Ruth uses silver based films with 35 mm and 4x5 inch view cameras to capture her images. She uses traditional wet darkroom technology as well as digital printing on archival papers to produce her final images. Ruth has received awards, prizes and grants for her photographic images and her work is included in permanent and private collections. Ruth’s photographic images have been published in and on the covers of magazines, brochures and music compact discs. Ruth is represented by White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ruth is passionate about the intersection of the arts with culture and community. She has shared her knowledge of art and culture in universities, seminaries, art centers and performance spaces around the world. She has participated in cultural art exchanges in Great Britain, Spain, Hungary, France, Poland, Africa and Asia. Ruth’s work has been published in periodicals and articles and has contributed a chapter in two books, “It Was Good: Making Music to The Glory of God” edited by Ned Bustard, Square Halo Books, 2013 and “The Problem of Good” edited by D. Marion Clark, R&R Publishing, 2014. Ruth’s latest body of work, “The Frederick Douglass Jazz Works,” is for jazz septet and is comprised of original compositions based on Douglass’ speeches and writings. Since its debut in October 2017 at Cairn University, this body of work has been performed in New York, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. Ruth continues to make the city of Philadelphia her home where for over twenty-five years she has been devoted and active in providing compassionate care and spiritual support to people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in United States and Africa and also serves the transgender community. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 16, 2018
In this episode, Seaux Chill takes a seat at the table with Ekemini and Michelle to discuss his musical background and his approach to music. Nabil Ince, stage name Seaux Chill, is an artist originally from Columbia, MD who has been in the Chattanooga area for the past few years. Piano is his first love, playing since he was 6 years old. However, Seaux Chill also loves writing, composing, and producing music largely influenced by pillars of black music. In 2018, he graduated from Covenant College with a bachelors of arts in jazz piano. He currently functions as the Program Director for a children’s music ed non-profit called East Lake Expression Engine and continues to build towards his own music career. His music can be found on all streaming platforms and more about Seaux Chill’s work can be found at www.seauxchill.com. He is the man responsible for Truth’s Table’s magnetic theme song. Take a seat at the table with us and you might hear a live rendition of our the Truth’s Table theme song. Pull up a chair, grab your teacups and have a seat at the table with us! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 9, 2018
It’s June, which means that it’s Black Music Month! The women of Truth’s Table are kicking off their Black Music Month Series and Xavier Omär joined them at the table. How does Xavier Omär want to be remembered? As a risk taker, a classic voice, an artist who blurs musical lines and fearless dreamer. And, with these big goals, the fearless dreamer. And, with these big goals, the singer-songwriter isn't wasting any time. His debut studio album, Bonfire, released on 09/02/14, was followed by his EP with Sango (Soulection) titled Hours Spent Loving You, and singles Blind Man & Hesitate. Xavier Omär takes pride in his songwriting ability and is most excited by the reward of evoking specific feelings in his listeners with his music. He draws inspiration from artists of all genres, including James Blake, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, John Legend, Frank Ocean, The Beatles, and Sam Smith. Xavier Omär grew up as a military brat, moving across the country and as far as japan, but he claims Georgia as his home. Music balanced out the highly structured lifestyle of his military family. His mother and siblings sang and played drums and piano, and his father was a writer, producer and the minister of music at church. He wrote and produced his first song at 12 years of age, recording it in his basement on a 4 track tape recorder. A brief period of discouragement was tackled when Xavier Omär decided to audition for American Idol Season 11 in Houston, TX. Not making it past the preliminary judging round gave him the determination to save up to buy equipment and begin recording music again. So, add "proving American Idol wrong" to his list of goals. In 2012, he hit the ground running with his solo career and hasn't stopped since. Pull up a chair and have a seat with us! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 2, 2018
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about the blood of Jesus. Why the blood matters, why it is central to our Christian faith, why it still works, and why this teaching is more commonly preached about in the Black church. Pull up a chair, grab your notebook as you listen to this bloody episode. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
May 26, 2018
Kim Cash Tate is the author of several books, including Cling: Choosing a Lifestyle of Intimacy with God and her fictional Promises of God series. Kim is also a Bible teacher with an active YouTube channel featuring Bible studies and practical, biblical teaching. She has spoken in several cities with Women of Faith and has been featured on national broadcasts such as The 700 Club and Discover the Word. She has also written as a contributor for Desiring God and She Reads Truth. Formerly, Kim clerked for a federal judge and practiced as a partner in litigation with a large Midwest law firm. She and her husband Bill currently reside in St. Louis, Missouri. They have a son and daughter who are both college students. Kim can be found online at http://www.kimcashtate.com and on social media platforms @kimcashtate. Pull up a chair and have a seat with us! Follow Kim Cash Tate: Twitter: @kimcashtate Instagram: @kimcashtate Facebook: @kimcashtate https://www.facebook.com/kimcashtate/ YouTube: @kimcashtate https://www.youtube.com/user/kimcashtate Website: http://www.kimcashtate.com Register for The Cling Conference here: http://www.clingconference.com/ Kim Cash Tate is the author of several books, including Cling: Choosing a Lifestyle of Intimacy with God and her fictional Promises of God series. Kim is also a Bible teacher with an active YouTube channel featuring Bible studies and practical, biblical teaching. She has spoken in several cities with Women of Faith and has been featured on national broadcasts such as The 700 Club and Discover the Word. She has also written as a contributor for Desiring God and She Reads Truth. Formerly, Kim clerked for a federal judge and practiced as a partner in litigation with a large Midwest law firm. She and her husband Bill currently reside in St. Louis, Missouri. They have a son and daughter who are both college students. Kim can be found online at http://www.kimcashtate.com and on social media platforms @kimcashtate. Pull up a chair and have a seat with us! Follow Kim Cash Tate: Twitter: @kimcashtate Instagram: @kimcashtate Facebook: @kimcashtate https://www.facebook.com/kimcashtate/ YouTube: @kimcashtate https://www.youtube.com/user/kimcashtate Website: http://www.kimcashtate.com Register for The Cling Conference here: http://www.clingconference.com/
May 19, 2018
In this episode, Christina and Ekemini are joined by LaTasha Morrison, President and Founder of Be The Bridge and Lisa V. Fields President and Founder of The Jude 3 Project to discuss their experiences as single black women. You do not want to miss this important episode. Pull up a chair and bring your homegirls to the table as Ekemini, Lisa, and Tasha open up about this part of their lives. Follow LaTasha Morrison: Twitter: @LatashaMorrison, @beabridgebuilder Instagram: @LatashaMorrison Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BetheBridge/ Website: www.beabridgebuilder.com Follow Lisa V. Fields: Twitter: @LisaVFields, @jude3project Instagram: @lisavfields, @jude3project Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jude3project/ Website: www.jude3project.com Articles mentioned on this episode: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men by Justin Wolfers, David Leonhardt, and Kevin Quealy https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/20/upshot/missing-black-men.html Singleness: My Only Companion written by Ekemini Uwan https://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2017/january/singleness-my-only-companion.html Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
May 12, 2018
Issa crossover episode with the Red Couch Podcast! In this episode, Propaganda and Alma invited the women of Truth’s Table to have a seat on their Red Couch. Together, the four of them discuss the current events everyone is talking about at the moment. Pull up a chair or find a comfy spot on the couch! Subscribe to the Red Couch Podcast on iTunes and everywhere else you listen to your podcasts. Follow the Red Couch Podcast on Twitter @theredcouchpod Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
May 5, 2018
In this episode, Christina and Ekemini are joined by Anna C Douglas to discuss the power of humor. Anna is well known across the nation for her ability to make people laugh. Her love for making people laugh began at a early age while in fellowship with friends and family. The North Carolina native has made TV appearances, toured the country with some of the top internet sensations and collaborated with numerous gospel artists. She cleverly intertwines her love for God into her comedy. Pull up a chair and grab your teacup as they discuss humor as resistance. Follow Anna: Instagram: @annacdouglas Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/comedianannaDouglas/ Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 28, 2018
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia and the host of the popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. Her clinical focus is helping women recover from breakups and she is passionate about creating experiences and holding space for Black women to become the best possible versions of themselves. Her work has been featured in Bustle, Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine and she was named in Huffington Post as one of “10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.” Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us as we get to know Dr. Joy! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 21, 2018
In this episode, Christina and Ekemini play the Black Card Revoked by Cards For All People as they discuss times that their blackness has been policed and confess when they have policed the blackness of other people. Pull up a chair and grab your teacup as they discuss the importance of upholding black dignity. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 14, 2018
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April 7, 2018
In this episode, Christina discusses the Apostle Paul’s strategies when engaging and harnessing cultural differences as well directly addressing bias that is out of step with the Gospel. Get your notebooks out and pick a sturdy desk as Christina teaches us about socio-cultural polarization and the interculturalist, the Apostle Paul. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 31, 2018
Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour. Amena is also the host of the How to Fix a Broken Record podcast miniseries about her book of the same name and the co-host of podcast Here for the Donuts. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta where they host an open mic every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Follow Amena on all of her social media platforms: Website: http://www.amenabrown.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amenawrites Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amenabee YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/menabee Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amenabee
March 24, 2018
From time to time, we, the women of Truth’s Table invite our listeners to learn about our respective ministries, gifts, and work. In this episode, Ekemini gives a piercing talk entitled, “The Fall: How Did We Get Here?” What does Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden have to do with the Dakota Access Pipeline, The Flint Water Crisis, and the Black Lives Matter Movement? Ekemini explicates the answer by giving a systematic and biblical theology of the impact of sin in us and in this world. Get your notebooks out and pick a sturdy desk as Ekemini teaches us about The Fall. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elUUHOBQIdA
March 17, 2018
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are talking about friendship at the table. How they met and what it means to have good friendships. Pull up a chair, grab your teacups, and get ready to cackle! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 10, 2018
In this episode, Rev. Duke Kwon joins Christina and Ekemini at the table to discuss ecclesiastical reparations. Duke Kwon is the Lead Pastor of Grace Meridian Hill, a congregation in the GraceDC Network located in Washington, DC. He spent his early years in Southern California, then journeyed to the East Coast for his undergraduate studies at Brown University (A.B.). After working as an analyst at a management consulting firm, Duke began his formal training for pastoral ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.). During his time in New England, he also served on the campus ministry staffs of Grace Covenant Campus Church (KAPC) and Reformed University Fellowship Brown/RISD, where he also met his wife Paula. Duke moved to Washington, DC in 2004 to serve as the Assistant Pastor of GraceDC’s “anchor” congregation, Grace Downtown, then in 2011 planted its second congregation, Grace Meridian Hill, a neighborhood church located in one of the most ethnically and economically diverse parts of the nation’s capital. Duke and Paula live in Columbia Heights together with their three children. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup and have a seat with us! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 3, 2018
In this episode, Morgan joins Christina and Ekemini at the table. Morgan Dixon is the Co-Founder of GirlTrek which is a groundbreaking three-year-old national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C that inspires and supports African American women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives - simply by walking. Through grassroots organizing and award-winning social media campaigns, GirlTrek supports over 120,000 walkers, 500 volunteers and inspires an ever-growing network of 200,000 supporters. GirlTrek is quickly becoming a “go-to” organization in the public health space. They have built partnerships with such companies as Kaiser Permanente, National Park Service and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign. Prior to co-founding GirlTrek, Morgan was on the front lines of education reform. She served as director of leadership development for Achievement First, the largest charter school networks in New York City where she trained and supported 23 school principals. Before Achievement First, Morgan directed the development and start-up of six public schools in NYC for St. Hope and the Urban Assembly - two organizations funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Morgan began her career with Teach For America as a high school history teacher in Atlanta, GA, and later served as a vice principal in Newark, NJ. With GirlTrek, Morgan has been a featured on CNN, in The Washington Post, The New York Times and named a “Health Hero” by Essence Magazine. Morgan has received social innovations fellowships from Teach For America (2012), Echoing Green (2013), Ashoka (2014) and the Aspen Institute (2015). Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California, a Master of Education Policy and Leadership at Seton Hall and currently serves on the Boards of Trustees for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Teach for Haiti. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup and have a seat with us! Check out GirlTrek’s Viral Ted Talk Video To get moving with GirlTrek, sign a pledge at http://www.girltrek.org/ Follow GirlTrek on Twitter : @GirlTrek Follow GirlTrek on Instagram: @girltrek Like GirlTrek on Facebook: GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
February 24, 2018
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina discuss Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster hit movie, “Black Panther.” Listen in and take a trip to Wakanda as the women of Truth’s Table snatch wigs like Okoye snatched hers and ours! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
February 17, 2018
In this episode, William A. (“Sandy”) Darity, Jr. joins Christina and Ekemini at the table. Dr. Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. He is the founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and he has served as chair of Duke’s Department of African and African American Studies. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (2015-2016), a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2011-2012) at Stanford University, a fellow at the National Humanities Center (1989-90) and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors (1984). He received the Samuel Z. Westerfield Award in 2012 from the National Economic Association, the organization's highest honor. In 2017, he was named to the Politico 50 list of the most influential policy thinkers over the course of the past year, and he also was honored by the Center for Global Policy Solutions with an award recognizing his work in the development of the effort to study and reverse racial wealth disparities in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published or edited 13 books and more than 220 articles in professional journals. His most recent book is the 2017 publication, For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Education, co-edited with Tressie McMillan Cottom. Pull up a chair as Sandy lays out the case for reparations within the context of the United States. Follow Sandy on Twitter: @SandyDarity Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
February 10, 2018
In this episode of the Reparations NOW series, Michelle and Ekemini are seated at the table with Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo. Ana Lucia Araujo is a cultural and social historian. Her work explores the history and the memory of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and their social and cultural legacies. In the last fifteen years, she authored and edited over ten books on these themes. Her new book Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History was published by Bloomsbury in the Fall 2017. Currently, Ana Lucia Araujo is a full professor in the Department of History in the historically black Howard University in Washington DC. In 2017, she was nominated as member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO’s Slave Route Project. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table as Dr. Araujo presents the historical receipts and global case for reparations. Ana’s new book is available for purchase here: Reparations For Slavery And The Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
February 3, 2018
The women are kicking off season two with a conversation at the table about reparations and repentance. Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina delve into the Old Testament, New Testament, and the gospel to see what the Bible says about reparations and its proximity to repentance. You don’t want to miss this episode. Pull up a chair, have your notebook at the table, along with your teacup. The women of Truth’s Table give a moving case for reparations from the Bible. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
January 27, 2018
Truth’s Table back for season two! Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are back at the table talking about what they have been doing during their time away from the table. They also talk about what you can expect to hear in season two. Pull up a chair, have a seat at the table, and make sure you have your teacup in hand because the ladies are servin’ up their usual dose of hot tea. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
October 21, 2017
In the final episode of Truth’s Table Season One, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina reflect on season one at the table. The women discuss their favorite episodes and they invite you to listen in on how you can support Truth’s Table financially. The Truth’s Table ladies have great plans for 2018, but they need your help to make this a reality. Pull up a chair and listen in as the women of Truth’s Table reflect on season one. You can watch this special video podcast at their YouTube page. Link below. Links: Give to Truth’s Table: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Bail Fund: http://www.archcitydefenders.org/donate/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g75Ra0P_bc Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
October 14, 2017
In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table sit down with Laura Pritchard. Laura is a twenty-year veteran staff member at Madison Square Church, starting as Director of Teen Ministries, then Director of Outreach, seeking to help Madison reach out to the community, to build relationships, create collaborations and most importantly, lead people to Christ. She now serves as Director of Multicultural Living and has participated in many of the racial reconciliation initiatives at Madison like: Come Together, Diversity Trainings, Institutes for Healing Racism, and Breakfast Club.  Laura is currently pursuing a degree in Ministry Leadership at Cornerstone University.   As a certified anti-racism trainer/organizer since 2004, Laura has a passion for seeing the body of Christ live out the prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17, that we would be one as He and the Father are one, so that the world may see and know that God sent Jesus to save the world.  Marrying Henry Pritchard, who is from Monrovia, Liberia, in 2013 has deepened Laura’s understanding of systemic injustice globally. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
October 7, 2017
Multiethnic Churches: An Interview with Rev. Russ Whitfield (Part 3) by Truth's Table
September 30, 2017
This week the ladies of Truth's Table hit pause on the much discussed Multiethnic Church series to welcome special guest: Hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and Grammy award winner Lecrae! If you haven't already picked up his latest album All Things Work Together, stop what your doing and check it out. Listen closely to 'Facts' and you may recognize a few samples from the Truth Table podcast episode 'Malcom X' featuring our very own Ekemini Uwan! Guest: Website: http://www.lecrae.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lecrae Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
September 23, 2017
In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table are joined by Dr. Glenn Bracey, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Villanova University, specializing in racism and social movements. He has published in several leading journals, including award-winning articles on the white-supremacist nature of the US government and racist cultures in white evangelical churches. He is currently working on two books—Saving Whiteness, which analyzes white evangelicalism as a race-based social movement; and 21st Century Lynchings, examining recent white-on-black killings and black responses to high-profile murders. Pull up a chair and take a listen as Ekemini and Christina discuss his recent article, “Race Tests”: Racial Boundary Maintenance in White Evangelical Churches.” How will Dr. Bracey answer the series question, Multiethnic Churches: A Foretaste of Heaven or Bulwarks of White Supremacy? Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
September 16, 2017
In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table talk about their own experiences within multiethnic churches and how they ended up in these churches. Pull up a chair and bring your teacup as Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina spill the tea about multiethnic churches. Metadata/Credits: Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
September 9, 2017
Truth's Table and Pass The Mic crossover again! This time to do a LIVE AMA at this year's #LDR2017! Producers Note: We used the room recording setup which apparently only pulled from one mic however picked up the room speakers of the other mic. Why did this happen? I have no idea... but one way or the other we hope you enjoy the episode! Metadata/Credits: Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
September 2, 2017
From time to time, the women of Truth’s Table will invite our listeners to learn about our respective ministries, gifts, and work. In this episode, Christina discusses some reasons why we lie, how Christ offers Himself as the Truth and serves as a model of how to engage self-deceivers. Get your notebooks out and pick a sturdy desk as Christina teaches us how there is Grace For Liars. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
August 26, 2017
Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
August 19, 2017
*TRIGGER WARNING* In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina discuss Charlottesville and conclude the colorism series with a look at the global, historical and sociological impact of colorism on the diaspora. Pull up a chair and grab some tissues for this heart-wrenching episode. Articles referenced in this show: SKIN COLOR DIFFERENCES IN STRATIFICATION OUTCOMES: Colorism Over Time and Across Race by Eona Harrison Colorism as Racism: Garvey, Du Bois and the Other Color Line by Ibram X. Kendi Skin Lightening: The Beauty Industry's Ugly Billion-dollar Secret by Lester Davids Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
August 12, 2017
The time has finally come for the women of Truth’s Table to talk about colorism. This episode has some content that might be triggering. Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about their own experience with colorism and the impact it has had on each of them. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
August 5, 2017
From time to time, the women of Truth’s Table will invite our listeners to learn about our respective ministries, gifts, and work. In this episode,  Ekemini posits that Black Lives Matter activists have rejected respectability politics based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the politics of respectability construct. Furthermore, she interacts with Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham's politics of respectability construct as detailed in her book Righteous Discontent. In doing so, she re-appropriates the term by understanding its original meaning and the context that gave rise to this strategy of resistance. Building on Dr. Higginbotham’s construct, she reimagines respectability politics by providing a new construct entitled respectability politics reimagined, which de-centers moralism in the formal sense and centers the Imago Dei in Black people. Get your notebooks out and pick a sturdy desk as Ekemini teaches us about Respectability Politics Reimagined. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 29, 2017
Lisa is the founder and President of the Jude 3 Project, a Christian apologetics organization dedicated to helping the black community know what they believe and why. Pull up a chair and have a seat with us! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 22, 2017
The women of Truth’s Table are answering their listeners’ questions. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 15, 2017
In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina discuss their experiences with living in intergenerational homes. They talk about the good, the bad, and the awkward. Have a seat at the table, as the women of Truth’s Table take you down memory lane. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 8, 2017
In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table talk about where they were and how they felt after watching Marvel’s Black Panther Movie Trailer. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
July 1, 2017
Ekemini, Christina and Michelle discuss the haunting realities of being Black in America in the past and present. This episode is inspired by the necessary lament of the lyrics from "Strange Fruit", originally a poem by Abel Meeropol, performed by Billie Holiday. The ladies weep over and give stern warnings against anti-Blackness, especially as we head into July 4th celebrations. With a recommendation to remember and re-learn the fruits of God's Holy Spirit, the midwives at Truth's Table invite their listeners to take a hard look at the seeds we are planting, and the evidence we bear. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 24, 2017
Nicola A. Menzie is religion reporter in NYC. She is the founder and publisher of Faithfully Magazine, a quarterly magazine and online news magazine that centers on Christian communities of color. Pull up a chair and have a seat with us! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 16, 2017
In honor of Father’s Day, the women of Truth’s Table delve into their fathers’ narratives and how that impacted their approach to Black Fatherhood. Their narratives are sobering but redemptive. Pull up a chair, grab some tissue, and have a seat with Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 10, 2017
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, so listen in as Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about their experience of Black Fatherhood and what it means to them. Pull up a chair and have a seat with the women of Truth’s Table. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
June 3, 2017
On June 7,1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be the month of black music. Take a seat at the table with Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina as they talk about their love for Black music and its significance for the Diaspora. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
May 27, 2017
In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table have been given an a mission to rescue their kinfolks from the “Sunken Place.” Internalized racism is on the table today, so pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
May 19, 2017
Many communities celebrate Malcolm X each year. This year, Malcolm X Day is May 19th, his birthday. High consciousness made Malcolm X one of the great “diagnosticians” of culture and life in the United States. This awareness leads to a broader conversation on the impacts of white supremacy among people of faith that are still resonating today. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table as Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina discuss the truth that came to Brother Malcolm through common grace. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
May 13, 2017
In honor of Mother’s Day, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina pay tribute to their mothers. In this episode, you will get a rare glimpse into the lives of the Truth’s Table women and how each of them have been shaped by their dear mothers. Pull up a chair, grab some tissues and listen as they pay tribute to their moms. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
May 6, 2017
Today, the women of Truth’s Table discuss what black motherhood means to them. What it means for them to be black mothers to black children, and what it means to witness black motherhood as daughters. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table as Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina explore this timely subject. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 29, 2017
Have a seat at the table, as women of Truth’s Table provide tips for you to survive as a Black woman in the church. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 22, 2017
The women of Truth’s Table have been overwhelmed by all of the love they have received from their fans. In this episode, Christina, Michelle, and Ekemini want to reciprocate their love for their listeners, so they are answering questions from their listeners. Have a seat at the table and enjoy this episode full of random nuggets of fun and goodness. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 15, 2017
Trigger Warning: The subject matter in this episode is heavy and there is strong language. The ladies of Truth’s Table share their experiences with objectification inside and outside of the church. What is objectification and how does it manifest itself in the church? This conversation is raw, real, and redemptive. Have a seat at the table as the women of Truth’s Table give voice to this difficult experience. Bring your teacup because the ladies are serving some hot tea. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 8, 2017
Episode 009: 009  Why the Church Matters? For over five years now, there have been Pew Research studies and countless op-eds have documented the troubling trend of people leaving the church. In this episode of Truth’s Table, Michelle, Ekemini, and Christina discuss the reasons why they choose to remain in the church. Have a seat at the table as the women of Truth’s Table discuss why the church matters. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
April 1, 2017
008 Get Out (Movie Discussion) In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table discuss Jordan Peele’s blockbuster hit movie, “Get Out.” Listen in and take a trip to the Armitage Estate with Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina. It’s going to be a wild ride. No spoons or teacups allowed. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 25, 2017
In this episode, the Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are joined by Tyler and Jemar from Pass The Mic to discuss the separation of the sexes in the church. The conversation is deep, raw, and real. Pull up a chair, have a seat at the table, and bring your teacup because the ladies are serving hot tea. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 18, 2017
The ladies of Truth’s Table, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina rock their natural hair. Have they always worn their hair natural? If not, what caused them to embrace their natural hair?  What has their natural hair journey been like? In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina have a candid discussion about their hair stories. Pull up a chair, grab your coconut oil, and twist your hair while the ladies talk about their crowns of glory! Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 11, 2017
In this episode, the ladies of Truth’s Table, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about the about the documentary film, “I Am Not Your Negro” directed by Raoul Peck.  In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to give an intimate account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck’s objective is to envision the book James Baldwin never finished. Warning: This episode contains spoilers, strong language, the use of the n-word and descriptive themes of violence. If you haven’t watched the film yet, listen to this episode at your own risk. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 7, 2017
Episode 004: Historical and Contemporary Resistance The mothers and sisters taught us, and we are still learning. We could never list them all! In this third episode of our series on resistance we discuss some of the women whose stories challenge and inspire us. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 7, 2017
Episode 003: Resistance in the Bible Who and what comes to mind when you think about scripture and resistance? The women will lift up some of their favorite scriptural passages and glean both theological and sociological implications for today for the church and society. Hosts: Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
March 7, 2017
Episode 002: What is Resistance? In this episode the women at the table explore the topic of resistance. Offering diverse perspectives, they set the stage for the Resistance series which will explore faith empowered activism and resistance to social sins. Hosts: - Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) - Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) - Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: - Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: - RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) - Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
February 17, 2017
Episode 001: Receipts This is the inaugural episode of Truth’s Table. As such, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina introduce themselves to you--the listeners. In this episode, each of the women talk about the reason for the podcast and their educational receipts. Pull up a chair and kick your feet up on the table. Hosts: - Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) - Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) - Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: - Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: - RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) - Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
February 17, 2017
“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 www.TruthsTable.com Hosts: - Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising) - Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson) - Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology) Producer: - Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork) Special Thanks To: - RAAN - www.RAANetwork.org (twitter.com/RAANetwork) - Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
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