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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

Truth’s Table Live: Just Preach The Gospel

10/12/2019
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In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are throwing it back to a Truth’s Table Live that they did in North Carolina. The topic of this episode is “Just Preach The Gospel,” which is used to shut down any and all conversations related to justice issues of any kind. So pull up a chair, grab you Truth’s Table mug and have a seat at the table because the tea is piping HOT. Support Truth’s Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable...

Duration:00:47:33

Mailbag Episode

10/5/2019
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It’s about that time for a mailbag episode, y’all! Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are at the table and they are digging into the Truth’s Table mailbag and answering your questions. Pull up a chair and have a seat 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 Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s...

Duration:01:30:33

BlackGirlMagic Interview: Patrice Gopo

9/28/2019
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It’s Truth’s Table’s final BlackGirlMagic Interview of the season. Ekemini and Christina are sitting at the table with Patrice Gopo. Patrice was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and she is the child of Jamaican immigrants. Her writing often considers racial identity formation, race relations, and the search for a sense of belonging. Her essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Catapult, Creative Nonfiction, and online in The New York Times and The Washington Post....

Duration:00:44:45

Pass The Table: Building Tables

9/21/2019
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It’s about that time in the season for our crossover episode! Ekemini and Christina welcome Jemar Tisby and Tyler Burns from Pass The Mic. All four of them discuss what it means to build your own table, set the table, extend the table, and support the table. You’re in for a treat so grab your teacups and have seat at the table! Will we see you all at The Joy & Justice Conference in Chicago on October 4th and 5th? Register here:...

Duration:00:39:12

Truth's Table Classroom: Grumbling and Restorative Justice

9/14/2019
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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:...

Duration:00:24:50

Guilty Pleasure

9/7/2019
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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:...

Duration:00:35:53

BlackGirlMagic Interview: Mahisha Dellinger

8/31/2019
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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...

Duration:00:31:47

#ProfessionalBlackGirl with Dr. Yaba Blay

8/24/2019
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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+...

Duration:01:11:26

Enneagram Freestyle

8/17/2019
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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

Duration:00:54:47

Black Girl Dreaming

8/10/2019
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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!

Duration:00:41:54

Black Churchisms

8/3/2019
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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.

Duration:01:10:16

BlackGirlMagic Interview: Mahogany Jones

7/27/2019
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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...

Duration:01:18:21

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