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“Midwives of culture for grace and truth.” Welcome to Truth’s Table with Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan. We are Black Christian women who love truth and seek it out wherever it leads us. We will share our perspectives on race, politics, gender, current events, and pop culture that are filtered through our Christian faith. So pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Learn more at TruthsTable.com

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Black Music Month: Seaux Chill
00:44:23
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)
Jun 16, 2018
Black Music Month: Xavier Omär
00:51:43
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)
Jun 09, 2018
Why The Blood Matters
00:39:35
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)
Jun 02, 2018
BlackGirlMagic Interview: Kim Cash Tate
00:52:59
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 26, 2018
Hidden in Plain Sight: Single Black Women
01:09:33
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 19, 2018
Truth’s Couch: From Beychella to the Depths of the Sunken Place
00:55:38
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 12, 2018
Humor as Resistance with Anna C. Douglas
00:46:34
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)
May 05, 2018
BlackGirlMagic Interview: Dr. Joy Bradford from Therapy for Black Girls
00:37:51
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)
Apr 28, 2018
Irrevocable Blackness
00:45:18
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)
Apr 21, 2018
Pass The Table: To Our Listeners, With Love
00:52:29
Pass The Table: To Our Listeners, With Love by Truth's Table
Apr 14, 2018
Truth’s Table Classroom: Paul and a Polarized People
00:24:02
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)
Apr 07, 2018
BlackGirlMagic Interview: Amena Brown
00:48:56
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
Mar 31, 2018
Truth’s Table’s Classroom: How Did We Get Here? V2
00:25:35
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
Mar 24, 2018
Friendship: Girlfriends, Homegirls, and Sistagirls
00:36:56
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)
Mar 17, 2018
Reparations NOW: Ecclesiastical Reparations with Rev. Duke Kwon
00:48:38
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)
Mar 10, 2018
BlackGirlMagic Interview: GirlTrek Co-Founder, T. Morgan Dixon
00:51:14
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)
Mar 03, 2018
Truth’s Table Takes Wakanda
01:17:02
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)
Feb 24, 2018
Reparations NOW: U.S. Economic Receipts with Dr. William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr.
00:45:33
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)
Feb 17, 2018
Reparations NOW: Global and Historical Receipts with Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo
00:59:32
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)
Feb 10, 2018
Reparations NOW: Repent and Repair
00:57:22
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)
Feb 03, 2018
Season 2: We Back!
00:31:11
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)
Jan 27, 2018
Table Reflections: Season 1
00:22:06
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)
Oct 21, 2017
Multiethnic Churches: An Interview with Laura Pritchard (Part 4)
00:50:08
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)
Oct 14, 2017
Multiethnic Churches: An Interview with Rev. Russ Whitfield (Part 3)
00:55:54
Multiethnic Churches: An Interview with Rev. Russ Whitfield (Part 3) by Truth's Table
Oct 07, 2017
Facts About Lecrae
00:50:27
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)
Sep 30, 2017
Multiethnic Churches: An Interview with Dr. Glenn Bracey (Part 2)
01:04:04
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)
Sep 23, 2017
Multiethnic Churches: A Foretaste of Heaven or Bulwarks of White Supremacy Part 1
00:35:12
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)
Sep 16, 2017
Pass The Tea: Live At LDR
00:34:05
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)
Sep 09, 2017
Truth’s Table’s Classroom: Grace For Liars
00:53:07
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)
Sep 02, 2017
BlackGirlMagic Interview: Latasha Morrison
01:02:13
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)
Aug 26, 2017
Embodied Blackness: Colorism Part 2
01:05:40
*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)
Aug 19, 2017
Embodied Blackness: Colorism
01:03:08
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)
Aug 12, 2017
Truth’s Table’s Classroom: Respectability Politics Reimagined
00:36:50
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)
Aug 05, 2017
BlackGirlMagic Interview: Lisa V. Fields
00:44:17
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)
Jul 29, 2017
Mailbag Episode
00:53:38
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)
Jul 22, 2017
Intergenerational Homes
00:32:44
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)
Jul 15, 2017
Black Panther Trailer
00:33:11
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)
Jul 08, 2017
Strange Fruit
00:50:54
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)
Jul 01, 2017
BlackGirlMagic Interview: Nicola A. Menzie
00:42:04
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)
Jun 24, 2017
Daddy Diaries
00:56:40
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)
Jun 16, 2017
Black Fatherhood
00:42:42
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)
Jun 10, 2017
Black Music Month
00:44:51
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)
Jun 03, 2017
Operation “Sunken Place” Rescue
00:35:37
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 27, 2017
Malcolm X
00:37:56
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 19, 2017
Dear Mama
00:38:31
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 13, 2017
Black Motherhood
00:41:21
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)
May 06, 2017
Black Christian Woman’s Survival Guide
01:00:04
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)
Apr 29, 2017
Truth's Table Mailbag Episode
00:43:02
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)
Apr 22, 2017
Embodied Blackness: Objectification
00:50:02
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)
Apr 15, 2017
Why the Church Matters
00:53:00
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)
Apr 08, 2017
Get Out (Movie Discussion)
00:42:34
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)
Apr 01, 2017
Gender Apartheid
00:38:00
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)
Mar 25, 2017
Embodied Blackness: Crowns of Glory
00:31:36
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)
Mar 18, 2017
I Am Not Your Negro (Movie Discussion)
00:39:09
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)
Mar 11, 2017
Resistance Series: Historical and Contemporary Resistance
00:45:07
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)
Mar 07, 2017
Resistance Series: Resistance in the Bible
00:32:58
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)
Mar 07, 2017
Resistance Series: What is Resistance?
00:26:49
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)
Mar 07, 2017
Receipts
00:18:14
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)
Feb 17, 2017
Welcome To Truth's Table
00:00:56
“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)
Feb 17, 2017