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“Midwives of culture for grace and truth.”

Welcome to Truth’s Table with Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan. We are Black Christian women who love truth and seek it out wherever it leads us. We will share our perspectives on race, politics, gender, current events, and pop culture that are filtered through our Christian faith. So pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Learn more at TruthsTable.com

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“Midwives of culture for grace and truth.”

Welcome to Truth’s Table with Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan. We are Black Christian women who love truth and seek it out wherever it leads us. We will share our perspectives on race, politics, gender, current events, and pop culture that are filtered through our Christian faith. So pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Learn more at TruthsTable.com

    Blessings & Dreams For My Sistas

    Blessings & Dreams For My Sistas

    In this episode, Ekemini , Michelle, and Christina sit around the table and speak words of life, affirmation, encouragement and blessings over one another. Each of them share their dreams and prayers for each other. Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby because the flood of tears are bound to flow. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Truth’s Table Classroom: The Need for Deliverance by Michelle Higgins

    Truth’s Table Classroom: The Need for Deliverance by Michelle Higgins

    In this Truth’s Table classroom episode, Michelle delivers a devotional and sermonic reflection on Psalm 69 between "Say Their Name" elements of a 2018 worship gathering focused on justice, lament, protest and Black liberation struggle. People of faith are encouraged to recognize their own need for deliverance even as they work and freedom dream.

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    • 23 min
    Building Black Political Power with LaTosha Brown & Fenika Miller

    Building Black Political Power with LaTosha Brown & Fenika Miller

    In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are joined at the table with LaTosha Brown and Fenika Miller from The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium and Black Voters Matter to talk about Black political power.

    LaTosha Brown is an award-winning visionary thought leader, institution builder, Cultural Activist and Artist, and Connector. She is a nationally recognized, “go-to” expert in Black Voting Rights and Voter Suppression, Black Women’s Empowerment, and Philanthropy.
    Her voice is the nexus between the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, and Black Lives Matter.
    “There is power in my voice! It is a divine gift that I use to connect different worlds. I bridge the philanthropy world to the grassroots community, traditional politics to grassroots politics, and practitioners to the scholarship of movement building.”
    LaTosha is the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, Black Voters Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. These initiatives are designed to boost Black voter registration and turnout, as well as increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities.

    LaTosha is also the Visionary, Founder and Co-Anchor of a regional network called the Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium. This is $100 million, 10-year initiative to invest in organizations that serve Black women and girls. The goal of the consortium is to create a new approach to philanthropy by allowing every component of the program, inception to execution, to be created by Black girls and women in the South.
    To learn more about LaTosha, please visit www.ms.latoshabrown.com
    Fenika Miller is an accomplished professional and community leader with over three decades of experience in both private and governmental sectors
    Introduced to service at a young age, Fenika is actively involved in the community. She is an inspirational leader who is able to inspire action and build coalitions of people from diverse backgrounds to implement positive social change. Fenika believes that opportunities belong to all of us, and that when equipped with the right skills, each of us possesses the ability to lead change. Her advocacy centers on economic stability, educational opportunity, and access to healthcare and housing. In 2012, she founded a nonprofit service organization committed to raising civic and policy awareness among women, girls, and community stakeholders, as well as, to encourage diverse voices in decision-making positions. Her vision is to live in a state and community where every woman and girl has the opportunity to lead, succeed, govern, and prosper in every area of their lives. Respected as a credible voice in the community, Fenika earns a seat at the table wherever she serves.
    Fenika holds an MBA from Wesleyan College and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from THE Fort Valley State University. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Robins, Acting Chair of the Development Authority of Warner Robins, and is a business mentor for SCORE-Middle GA. Fenika is also the proud owner of Succeed Cowork – an inclusive co-working community and entrepreneur incubator for women of color.

    Learn More About Black Voters Matter:
    https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/
    Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @blackvotersmatter, @fenikamiller, @mslatoshabrown

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    • 51 min
    Why Should We Vote?

    Why Should We Vote?

    In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina tackle some of the legitimate questions and objections people have to voting. Check your voter registration status here: https://iwillvote.com/ and then pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!

    Listen to The Porter’s Gate Worship albums: Justice Songs & Lament Songs at https://www.theportersgate.com/
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    • 48 min
    BlackGirlMagic Interview: Dr. Tiffany M. Gill

    BlackGirlMagic Interview: Dr. Tiffany M. Gill

    Dr. Tiffany M. Gill is a professor, historian, and a nationally recognized researcher and scholar of African American History. She is the author of the award-winning book Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry and co-editor of To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism. A graduate of Georgetown and Rutgers Universities, Dr. Gill was named one of the top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in 2018. A nationally recognized expert in African American Women’s History, the Civil Rights Movement, Black fashion and beauty culture, and travel and migration studies, she has provided expert commentary for various news outlets including National Public Radio, C-SPAN, CNBC, Vox, the Washington Post and New York Times. Dr. Gill has also served as a consultant for international beauty retailer Sephora and as the Historical Archivist for the Netflix documentary, Becoming, based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir

    Since dedicating her life to Christ while a graduate student, she has served as the Project Director of a Christian counseling center, the Director of an English as a Second Language Program, and part of a church-planting team. Dr. Gill has also served as a leader on missions and service projects designed to combat the impact of homelessness, drug addiction, and the HIV/AIDS crisis on youth in Colombia, Cuba, and Zambia. A Brooklyn girl, tea-snob, and amateur makeup artist, Dr. Tiffany currently lives in Philadelphia, where she serves as a Deacon and a member of the SALT Women’s Ministry Leadership Team at Epiphany Fellowship. She can be found on social media @SableVictorian.

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    Dr. Tiffany Gill’s C-Span Lecture on Women and the Civil Rights Movement:
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?444244-1/african-american-women-civil-rights-movement
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    • 56 min
    Truth’s Table For President

    Truth’s Table For President

    Truth’s Table For President inaugural episode of the season 4 finale series, “Truth’s Table For President: The Election Series.” This episode was recorded in the Before Times, back in February 2020 to be exact. At that time, the democractic field for nomination had a bevy of candidates to choose from. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and all that is happening in the world we still decided to release this series, as the election is around the corner. In this episode, the women of Truth’s Table discuss their own sketch of what their ideal candidate would care about and advocate for. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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The marriage episode

This was beautiful! It nourished my soul to hear a man express such thoughtfulness and respect towards his wife and women in general! I’ve seen and experienced harmful prescriptive faith and gender-based legalism, and it grieves me in a way that I’m still working through. So hearing a man of faith clearly speak against it was encouraging and gives me *a little* hope. LoL. Thank you both for this insightful conversation!

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Exactly What I Need

Coming to this podcast late, and as a white man, listening to these ladies speak so much Truth makes me realize what I have recently been missing from my spiritual and justice thought and practice. It’s so clear that they are steeping themselves in everything that I need to be steeping myself in as well so it has been such a blessing to allow God to speak to me through their voices.

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Yes & Amen

As they say on the show, this is a podcast made by black women for black women. However, as a white woman, I am grateful to be standing in the hallway listening in, so to speak. I have learned so much, and I credit most of my desire and work to be an anti-racist to these women.

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