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Pass The Mic is the premier podcast of The Witness – A Black Christian Collective. Tune in every week for engaging discussions and high profile interviews addressing the core concerns of African Americans biblically. Learn more at TheWitnessBCC.com

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    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

Pass The Mic is the premier podcast of The Witness – A Black Christian Collective. Tune in every week for engaging discussions and high profile interviews addressing the core concerns of African Americans biblically. Learn more at TheWitnessBCC.com

    “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

    “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

    Happy MLK Day! In honor of the famed civil rights icon who is often whitewashed, often sanitized, often vilified; we have a special treat for you. On April 16, 1963, Dr. King wrote a lengthy letter to a coalition of white clergymen from a narrow jail cell in Birmingham, after being arrested by the police for nonviolent direct action. What he wrote eventually became one of the greatest pieces of writing every penned in English.

    For today’s episode, our Host Tyler Burns reads the entire speech for you. If you’ve never heard it read audibly, here is your chance! Gather your family around, put this episode on during your daily commute or workout, and hear the powerful words/arguments of Dr. King. 

    Also! By request of one of our listeners, we will be doing a review of the polarizing Pixar film “Soul”. But...we need your help. We want to have a conversation with YOU. If you’re Black and you have strong feelings (positive or negative), questions, or comments about Soul, we want to hear from you! We want you to send us an audio recording of your thoughts. Here are the details:


    Share your first name

    Share where you’re listening from (as much as you feel comfortable)

    Share your opinion!

    Keep it at 30-45 seconds 

    Email it to Tyler@thewitnessbcc.com with the subject line “PTM Soul Review”


    That’s it! We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    • 53 min
    We Been Told Yall….Black Triumph in an Insurrection

    We Been Told Yall….Black Triumph in an Insurrection

    After the chaos of 2020, we all have been looking forward to 2021...welp…

    We’re just a few days into the new year and we have experienced both the power of Blackness and the relentlessness of White Supremacy. Jemar and Tyler are back to talk about the past week’s events, our response, and remaining Black centered in our understanding of the events around us.

    Also! Y’all are amazing! We are excited to announce our Top 10 cities, countries (!), and our download numbers. We couldn’t do ANYTHING without y’all! Thank you for listening, fam!

    • 52 min
    MINI: How do we do reconciliation right?

    MINI: How do we do reconciliation right?

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    • 2 min
    MINI: What is the ARC of racial justice?

    MINI: What is the ARC of racial justice?

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    • 2 min
    MINI: What are some things white people can do to fight racism that doesn't put the work on their black neighbors?

    MINI: What are some things white people can do to fight racism that doesn't put the work on their black neighbors?

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    • 3 min
    MINI: When is it time for black people to move out of white spaces?

    MINI: When is it time for black people to move out of white spaces?

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Corkeykara ,

Informative Forthright Gracious

Jemar & Tyler consistently bring expertise & challenge, but also grace & sensitivity to their discussions of controversial current day issues. Highly recommend it to anyone with an open mind & interest in faith applied in life

Bernadetta1 ,

Too often sacrificed at the altar of wokeness

Hosts need to do a lot more work decolonising their beliefs. Honestly, many of their podcasts don’t reflect or even acknowledge the values and perspectives of black and other non-white Christians from across the globe. They rarely acknowledge variations, and nuance within black Christian communities and frequently make sure to conclude debates on controversial issues on the side of “woke” ideology. I think they miss so much that needs to be discussed and called out in black church culture and in the growing field of anti-racist public debate.

bethhoward28 ,

Amazing podcast

This is such a great podcast! Highly highly recommended

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