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The Be the Bridge Podcast is a resource from the non-profit organization Be the Bridge, which was founded in 2016 by best-selling author and leader in the fight for racial justice, Latasha Morrison. Be the Bridge responds to racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world and believes understanding can move us toward racial healing, racial equity, and racial unity. This podcast is an extension of our vision to make sure people are no longer conditioned by a racialized society but grounded in truth. This is a resource to help cultivate courageous conversations and equip all to flourish.

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    • 4.8 • 768 Ratings

The Be the Bridge Podcast is a resource from the non-profit organization Be the Bridge, which was founded in 2016 by best-selling author and leader in the fight for racial justice, Latasha Morrison. Be the Bridge responds to racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world and believes understanding can move us toward racial healing, racial equity, and racial unity. This podcast is an extension of our vision to make sure people are no longer conditioned by a racialized society but grounded in truth. This is a resource to help cultivate courageous conversations and equip all to flourish.

    292- A Conversation Between Latasha Morrison and Jen Hatmaker to Celebrate the Launch of Brown Faces, White Spaces & Chapter 1 of the Audiobook

    292- A Conversation Between Latasha Morrison and Jen Hatmaker to Celebrate the Launch of Brown Faces, White Spaces & Chapter 1 of the Audiobook

    Latasha Morrison's new book, Brown Faces, White Spaces is out today! To celebrate this exciting book launch, we invited Jen Hatmaker to join Latasha on the Be the Bridge Podcast because she was with Latasha in the beginning of Be the Bridge and has supported the work until now. In this conversation, you'll hear Latasha and Jen go back to the beginning of Be the Bridge, look at where culture is now, and look ahead at the work still to do in the racial justice space. You'll be inspired and empowered to keep persevering!And after their conversation, you can hear chapter 1 of the audiobook of Brown Faces, White Spaces read by Latasha. Help us celebrate this book launch and grab a copy of the book today!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    291 - Learning to Not Give Up Before It Gets Good with Gospel Artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard

    291 - Learning to Not Give Up Before It Gets Good with Gospel Artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard

    Gospel artist, pastor, and entrepreneur Tasha Cobbs Leonard joins Latasha Morrison on the Be the Bridge Podcast to talk about her debut book, Do It Anyway: Don’t Give Up Before It Gets Good.



    At Be the Bridge, we talk about hope often. It is what pushes us onward and allows us to persevere. Tasha Cobbs Leonard vulnerably shares parts of her story that will inspire and empower others. She offers hope to our community!



    About Tasha Cobbs Leonard:

    A pastor’s daughter born and raised in Georgia, Leonard first emerged to widespread acclaim with her breakout 2013 release, Grace, which garnered a GRAMMY, three Doves, and three Stellar Awards on the strength of its chart-topping, platinum-selling lead single, “Break Every Chain.” In the years that followed, Leonard would go on to establish herself as a genuine “gospel sensation” (NPR), racking up more than two billion streams across platforms, landing three more #1 singles and five #1 albums, performing with everyone from Common and Nicki Minaj to Ne-Yo and Ciara, and making national television appearances on Good Morning America, CNN’s Fourth of July, BET’s Black Girls Rock, CBC’s A Day Of Healing, and the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.

    A tireless advocate for empowerment and positivity, Leonard has also risen to success as an author, actress, entrepreneur, and worship leader at The Purpose Place Church in her adopted home of South Carolina, where she co-pastors with her husband and producer, Kenneth Leonard, Jr.

    • 56 min
    290 - Honoring the Ritual of Wash Day and Viewing Art as an Act of Justice with Photographer Tomesha Faxio

    290 - Honoring the Ritual of Wash Day and Viewing Art as an Act of Justice with Photographer Tomesha Faxio

    Tomesha Faxio is a self-taught documentary photographer dedicated to portraying and centering the Black experience. She specializes in portraits of Black women and women of color. Tomesha strives to tell authentic stories that both inform and inspire, and her photography has been featured across media outlets. Before becoming a photographer, Tomesha was a lawyer working as Legal Counsel for Spanx. She is a graduate of Spelman College (B.A., Psychology) and Vanderbilt University (J.D., Law), and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Atlanta, Georgia. 

    • 59 min
    289 - Becoming Kingdom Basement Dwellers and Living Upside Down Lives with Podcaster and Influencer Tim Ross

    289 - Becoming Kingdom Basement Dwellers and Living Upside Down Lives with Podcaster and Influencer Tim Ross

    Tim Ross is a professional podcaster, social media influencer, author, preacher and businessman. You've probably heard him on his podcast, The Basement, and seen him on social media. He just recently released his book “Welcome to the Basement: An Upside Down Guide to Greatness.”



    You will love this conversation between Tim and Latasha as they laugh together, hold grief together, and show us the importance of embracing the tensions in life.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    288 - Holding Compassionate Conversations around Immigration with Women of Welcome Director Bri Stensrud

    288 - Holding Compassionate Conversations around Immigration with Women of Welcome Director Bri Stensrud

    Bri Stensrud is an author, human dignity advocate, and the Director of Women of Welcome. She has authored two books: Start with Welcome: The Journey toward a Confident and Compassionate Immigration Conversation, and a children's book: The Biggest Best Light: Shining God's Light into the World Around You. Bri holds a Masters of Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and her voice has been highlighted across news platforms. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    287 - How the Bible has Shaped American Politics with Author, Speaker, and Podcast Host Kaitlyn Schiess

    287 - How the Bible has Shaped American Politics with Author, Speaker, and Podcast Host Kaitlyn Schiess

    We are thrilled to have author, speaker, perpetual theology student, and co-host of The Holy Post Podcast, Kaitlyn Schiess join the Be the Bridge Podcast with Latasha Morrison for an episode all about this American political life as followers of Jesus. They discuss Kaitlyn's new book, The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here, which gives historical context for where we are now.



    They talk about how looking to see what people in history missed in their ethics and Bible reading can help us not miss the same, the Bible in the Civil War and in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the importance of seeing how Black Americans used Scripture in our history.



    They offer both practical and hopeful words to our community as we navigate this presidential election year.



    Join in the conversation on our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram and LinkedIn to let us know your thoughts on this episode! 



    Host & Executive Producer - Latasha Morrison

    Senior Producer - Lauren C. Brown

    Producer, Editor, & Music - Travon Potts with Integrated Entertainment Studios

    Assistant Producer & Transcriber - Sarah Connatser



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    Not all views expressed in this interview reflect the values and beliefs of Latasha Morrison or the Be the Bridge organization.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
768 Ratings

768 Ratings

Maria :):) ,

Informative, honest and practical

I look forward to listening to each podcast as it drops. Many times I’ve finished listening and thought “this is my favorite episode!”. I love the honest dialogue keeping it real, the highly informative rooted in history and research, and the foundational truth of always being anchored in the Bible. My current role is to lead global healing and unity and DEI for a global church in 30+ countries, all to say that despite my already lean in and education in this space, I’m still constantly learning and relearning for the work I do. I’m also a counselor working in a diverse school and a mom through birth and adoption of jewels of many races and I LOVE your podcast. I think everyone should listen and I recommend it all the time to many global pastors and ministry leaders. Thank you for stewarding it so well!!!

LaurenDev4 ,

Important work here!

If you’re not listening to anything else, Be The Bridge is the thing you should be listening to! I have enjoyed every minute of this podcast while also being challenged to reframe some of the ways I think about things. Very important work! Thank you to Latasha for doing the work.

@mountainbadger ,

God bless you

& all you do
Just what I needed on my walk with Yeshua, the Way, the truth & the life

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