11 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
    • 4.9, 238 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.

    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

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!

Debmomto2 ,

Thank you!

I want to thank you for speaking about such important life experiences.

Christin Lynn ,

Thank you

Thank you, Ally, for your willingness to speak to your experience. It is not your responsibility to teach me how to be better, but I am grateful to you for doing so. I’ve learned, and plan to continue to learn, so much from you.

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