Two brothers, keeping it real.
S4 Ep. 86: Juneteenth
We discuss Juneteenth and the impact of cultural gaslighting surrounding Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.
S4 Ep. 85: Where's Your Loyalty?
Check out today's episode from Sanchez's sermon, Where's Your Loyalty?
S4 Ep. 84: Refusing the Call
Cedric Lundy preaches on the Hero's Journey: Refusal of the Call & When the Typecasted Take the Spotlight.
S4 Ep. 83: The Negroes Journey
The Hero’s Journey is a narrative motif through which many mythologies fairytales and adventure stories follow. From Moses to Homer’s Iliad, to Lord of The Rings, to The Avengers it is a lens to see the stages of the journey of the hero. However, if you are not a cisgender white male you are often not represented as the hero of some of the pay enduring stories.
Cedric and Sanchez discuss the Hero’s Journey motif, which has often been used as a lens to see our personal journey’s, and ponder what the journey looks like if you’re not a straight white male.
S4 Ep. 82 What Will It Take? The Latest Police Shootings
The Derek Chauvin trial is nearly over. As if reliving that wasn’t traumatizing enough, there have been multiple high-profile police shootings of unarmed Black people during the course of the trial. All of the victims were twenty years old or younger. In this episode, Cedric updates Sanchez, who has been diligently working on his dissertation on the latest with the trial and the shootings. Take a listen as we process and discuss this latest string of shootings.
S4 Ep. 81; I Mean, It Was Something (Derek Chauvin Trial)
Sanchez and Cedric discuss and process their reactions to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial with good friend Ray McKinnon.
Am a female seemed white who has gained so much from listening to this podcast. I didn’t and don’t listen for an education, but certainly I have been the recipient of one from these gentlemen and their guests. They are “real” people, with a down to earth sensibility, demonstrative humility and a humanity that puts faces to the effects of systemic racism in our culture. The lived experiences that they share with listeners offers someone like me a perspective that my own life never could. Anyone who is struggling to understand why anti-racism matters, how the church hasn’t done what it should, where the history education has failed us, will find those answers here. I hope this resource continues and continues to evolve - playing a part in ensuring a life for this movement, rather than a moment.
Cedric and Sanchez both bring perspectives that make them uniquely and undoubtedly qualified to speak on the subjects of racial tension, preconceptions and biases, institutional and systemic racism and oppression, and what reconciliation looks like. They do a great job of incorporating experts on subjects they address, and actually deferring to them on matters that they are more qualified to speak on. Refreshing in a time of talking heads shouting over each other. They speak with humility balanced with boldness, not wavering on the truth but allowing room for listeners who are newer on their journey of anti-racism, like me. Thankful for the work they do.
This podcast has given me the courage I’ve needed!
Thank you so much for all that you do. I’m Moses Andrews III - a musician, recording engineer, worship leader/AV Specialist at a predominately white ECO Presbyterian church in Lexington, SC, and I’ve been in an interracial marriage for a little over 5 years. We now have a 3 month-old son, Miles. I wanted to reach out and say that I’ve been listening from the very beginning. I wanted to start out small with giving because of the time that we’re in. When my gigs and tours get back into gear, I’ll be increasing my level. I’ve enjoyed hearing you guys sharing your wisdom and not being afraid to share and lead the people. Your podcast has given me the courage to speak up again. I knew that I was put into the predominantly white space after years of being in predominantly black spaces because of hearts and minds needing to be changed. Even though I was put into these spaces, I was still afraid to speak up. People would take my existence as a signal of “times being better” and it being enough. That has happened all my life. Now that I’m 28 years-old, the time has come when I can’t be afraid to lose my job over sharing my experiences. The time has come when I can’t be afraid to make people uncomfortable. The time has come when people need to realize that giving glory to God also means that we need to call our injustice, prejudice, racism, and inequalities. Our prayers of confession should also apply to things we are leaving “undone” in our society. Silence on social issues is as loud as blatant racism. I’m realizing how tired I am after seeing so many people who look like me getting treated like they don’t belong. Thank you for helping me learn how to speak up. Thanks for giving me courage to challenge people to do their homework.
Keep doing your amazing work. I look forward to listening more in the future!