13 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

    • Christianity
    • 4.8, 253 Ratings

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.

    Racial Reckoning

    Racial Reckoning

    In this episode, Ally discusses the racial reckoning that is happening in our culture.


    https://allyhenny.com/2020/08/06/s2e5-racial-reckoning/


    https://allyhenny.com/transcripts/

    • 41 min
    I'm Back (Again)

    I'm Back (Again)

    This pandemic has been a WHOLE MESS. Ally is back after a long hiatus and she is ready to snatch some wigs.

    • 41 min
    Wear Your Bonnet! Grease Your Scalp!

    Wear Your Bonnet! Grease Your Scalp!

    In this episode, Ally discusses the various ways in which black people can practice self-care in a time where simply existing is exhausting.

    • 41 min
    The Quiet Exodus

    The Quiet Exodus

    Episode Description: Ally isn’t the only Black Christian who has had a bad experience in a white church. In this Episode, Ally talks about why we need to leave. She also interviews Tamice Spencer, founder and CEO of Sub: Culture Incorporated (https://www.subcultureinc.org). Support Ally on Patreon to hear the entire interview with Tamice (www.patreon.com/allyhenny). Ally’s Blog: www.thearmchaircommentary.com

    • 40 min
    I’m Back and I’m Still Black

    I’m Back and I’m Still Black

    It’s been a minute, but Ally is back and still 100% Black. In this episode, Ally gets personal and shares about a difficult situation that she has had to deal with since the end of Season 1.

    • 38 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

mrssarahlarson ,

A note for the white girls:

As a white woman I recognize this podcast is NOT for me, and I NEED to hear it. Ally’s experiences are not my own, and I will never be able to understand. But I am grateful to be a guest in this house, and to have the opportunity of hearing Ally’s conversation. Through her tough love I am growing. Fragile white women - put on your big girl pants, it’s time to listen.

Viriathus of Lusitania ,

Television culture

Standard AfAm studies course discussions.

If you tell people that you listen to this podcast, maybe they’ll think you’re a good person!

D. Helena ,

Authentic And Raw

Ally’s authenticity and raw honesty is refreshing! She is real and profound in her thinking, yet very relatable. Timely and relevant perspective!
I am glad season 2 is here!

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