Soapbox Diaries features real stories of race, resistance, and resolve. This show is a platform for guests to have authentic conversations exploring issues at the intersection of politics, black identity, community, history, the arts, and much more.
Critical Conversations Bonus
Production intern Jaleyah Northington continues conversation with Jade Merritt, founder and president of Mikey's Miracle Foundation.
Jade Merritt, founder and president of Mikey's Miracle Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and their families during their fight against cancer.
No Right Way to Tell the Truth
Michael Morrow is a historian and genealogist from Russellville, Kentucky. He is also an archivist and curator at the SEEK Museum (Struggles for Emancipation and Equality in Kentucky). Today we will be discussing how to honor our ancestors by keeping our history alive. We will also learn about a community built by enslaved people in Western Kentucky who were freed and given property in the 1830s.
Use your own voice
Ralph Hodge, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church of South Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, helps us observe Juneteenth with a discussion on black wealth, domestic terrorism, effective propaganda, and Confederate monuments. Plus, recommendations on a number of must read books.
Census 2020: Why it should matter to you.
Missy Hagans, a 2020 Census recruiter, discusses the many facets of our daily lives impacted by census data. She makes the case for why it is critical for communities of color to be counted accurately.
A Difficult Thing to Hear
Professor Anthony Hendricks is the Director of the Center for Biblical Unity at Williamson College. Today we will be discussing hard conversations we need to have in the church around race relations and biblical unity.