8 episodes

Combing the Roots provides an in-depth look at the issues surrounding racism, justice, and racial healing from a black woman’s perspective. In each episode, host Ally Henny explores and exposes the nature of America’s race problem drawing on history, culture, and other sources to provide thoughtful and engaging insight into a deeply contentious issue. Henny, a writer, activist, minister, and theologian is not afraid to take on controversial topics and shine a light on the issues. Henny’s Christian worldview and her blackness informs her perspective, but her commentary is suited for all. Combing the Roots will inform, challenge, and empower listeners to pushback against the forces of injustice.

Combing The Roots with Ally Henny The Witness

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Combing the Roots provides an in-depth look at the issues surrounding racism, justice, and racial healing from a black woman’s perspective. In each episode, host Ally Henny explores and exposes the nature of America’s race problem drawing on history, culture, and other sources to provide thoughtful and engaging insight into a deeply contentious issue. Henny, a writer, activist, minister, and theologian is not afraid to take on controversial topics and shine a light on the issues. Henny’s Christian worldview and her blackness informs her perspective, but her commentary is suited for all. Combing the Roots will inform, challenge, and empower listeners to pushback against the forces of injustice.

    The Witness LIVE: Combing The Theology with Earon James and Ally Henny

    The Witness LIVE: Combing The Theology with Earon James and Ally Henny

    This Labor Day, The Witness hosted a live Podcast-A-Thon to help raise support for the upcoming Joy And Justice Conference. Be sure to donate at JoyAndJustice.com


    In this special corssover episode of Theology Q & A and Combing The Roots, Earon and Ally discuss the call to ministry and the unique challenges faced by those who lead.

    • 42 min
    It’s Above Me Now

    It’s Above Me Now

    Dealing with nonsense day in and day out is exhausting. In this episode, find out why Ally is saying, “It’s above me now.”


    Song featured at end of show: https://www.facebook.com/527059980645077/posts/3014964995187884?s=34302504&v=e&sfns=xmwa

    • 38 min
    Happy Juneteenth

    Happy Juneteenth

    Happy Juneteenth, y’all! In this episode, Ally shares her journey to understanding the meaning of Juneteenth, why Medgar Evers day should be a thing, and the Top 5 songs you should bump at the Juneteenth cookout.

    • 47 min
    When Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk

    When Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk

    What do we do with black folks who do the work of white supremacy? In this episode, Ally shares what we should do with skinfolk who ain’t kinfolk

    • 38 min
    #YesALLWhitePeople

    #YesALLWhitePeople

    Are all white people racist? In this episode, Ally gives advice for navigating relationships with white people in a culture where racism is common and black people bear the brunt of the emotional labor that is required for healing.

    • 36 min
    Black Motherhood in the Age of Trump

    Black Motherhood in the Age of Trump

    In this episode, Ally describes what it is like to be a mother in a time of heightened racial tensions and discusses how black motherhood can be an act of resistance

    • 31 min

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