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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

“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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“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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Episodes

What is The Gospel?

7/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:38:03

Truth’s Table Classroom: Jesus is our Juneteenth Genesis 16:1-16 by Ekemini Uwan

7/13/2019
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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

Duration:00:41:55

Truth’s Table Live at The CRC’s Standing Against Racism Event

7/6/2019
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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!

Duration:00:56:49

Black Woman Rising: For Such a Time as This by Reverend Sharon Risher

6/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:56:22

Behind The Book: The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

6/22/2019
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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...

Duration:01:28:40

Embodied Blackness: Blackness as Being

6/15/2019
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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!

Duration:00:40:35

The Politics of Being Political

6/8/2019
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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!

Duration:00:33:50

How To Listen To Truth's Table

6/1/2019
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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!

Duration:00:44:53

BlackGirlMagic Interview: Celai West

5/25/2019
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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...

Duration:00:37:46

The Divas Debate

5/18/2019
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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!

Duration:00:34:12

You Okay, Sis?: Anowa Adjah, Fix Our Fitness Lives!

5/11/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:09:19

You Okay, Sis?: But Them Loans Tho!? with Sonia Lewis, “The Student Loan Doctor”

5/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:55:27

BlackGirlMagic Interview: Morgan Harper Nichols

4/27/2019
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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...

Duration:01:07:19

You Okay, Sis?: Misogynoir & Mental Health with Jeremiah Hopes M.S., LPC, LCAS, CAADC

4/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:55

You Okay, Sis?: Black Midwives & Mamas Matter with Cessilye R. Smith

4/13/2019
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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...

Duration:00:53:33

You Okay, Sis?: Infertility & Infant Loss with Erica M. McAfee

4/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:55:04

BlackGirlMagic Interview: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

3/30/2019
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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...

Duration:00:45:06

You Okay, Sis?: Medical Apartheid with Harriet A. Washington

3/23/2019
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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...

Duration:01:16:49

You Okay, Sis?: How you REALLY doin’?

3/15/2019
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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)...

Duration:00:46:29

Table Reflections: Season Two Finale

9/1/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:20:15