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.
Episode 14: Voices of Fire
In this episode, Ally discusses the Netflix series “Voices of Fire” and interviews choirmaster Patrick Riddick.
Revisiting Racial Reckoning Pt. 2
In this episode, Ally discusses how we can continue to bring change during this time of racial reckoning in American society.
Revisiting Racial Reckoning Pt. 1
In this episode, Ally revisits the topic of the racial reckoning and discusses its implications for the Black community.
In this episode, Ally discusses the racial reckoning that is happening in our culture.
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.
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.
Not for me. It's fantastic.
I listen to this podcast because it is not made for me. I was brought up in a suburb in white america where only in the decade before I was born there were laws on the books that prevented non-white people from living there. This podcast has helped me to begin to understand the america I never knew existed. Please listen.
Be careful. So far from the Truth. Finding identity in a social construct is not what the Bible teaches. At all. Christian identity is found in Christ.
Fighting for my kids
I am a white woman of biracial children and can relate to Ally’s feelings about wanting to be part of a change for her children. As I watch my kids grow older I worry about when they will start seeing how racism affects them. I desire a better world for them! I want to fight for them and Ally’s voice helps remind me the importance of that.