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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

    Black Woman Rising: Michelle Rice, President of TVONE

    Black Woman Rising: Michelle Rice, President of TVONE

    In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini and Christina sit down at the table with Michelle Rice, President of TVONE who is our final Black Woman Rising episode of the season!

    Michelle Rice, a 16-year veteran of TV One and CLEO TV, was recently named President. In this role, Rice is responsible for leading all business, operational and creative aspects of the network.

    Prior to her promotion, Rice served as the Executive Vice President of Content Distribution and Marketing for TV One, where she developed distribution strategy and managed national account negotiations with all of the major multichannel video programming distributors (MPVDs) to increase and maximize the network's content distribution opportunities on mobile, linear and non-linear distribution platforms. She also led domestic and international program sales and distribution for the network.

    A graduate of Temple University and the University of Southern California, Rice has been named on CobleFAX’s Top Minorities in Cable and Top Women in Cable. She’s also been recognized as a NAMIC Emerging Leader, Broadcasting & Cable’s “Next Wave of Leaders,“ "40 under 40” by Multichannel News, and one of Multichannel News’ Wonder Women.


    ABOUT TV ONE
    Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real- life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music desig ned to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, The DL Hughley Show, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, I nc. The largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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    • 44 min
    Truth’s Table’s Vision of Wandavision

    Truth’s Table’s Vision of Wandavision

    In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini interviews the BLERDs of the table, Michelle and Christina about all things Wandavision. They provide their analysis of this popular Marvel television series. Fellow Black nerds of the table, gather round because this episode is for you. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!

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    • 35 min
    We Gon’ Learn Today: Black Adoption with Sandria Washington & Dr. Samantha Coleman

    We Gon’ Learn Today: Black Adoption with Sandria Washington & Dr. Samantha Coleman

    In this episode, Ekemini and Christina sit down at the table with the hosts of Black to The Beginning podcast, Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington.
    Friends Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington both discovered as adults they were adopted. Each quickly learned that Black adoption is common, but taboo to speak about in private or publicly. The voices of Black adoptees - especially those adopted by Black families - are rarely heard. If every birth has a story, why is no one telling ours?

    In 2019, Dr. Sam and Sandria partnered to create Black to the Beginning, a multi-platform initiative to amplify the Black adoption conversation. Dr. Coleman is currently the Director of Student Experience and Academic Advising at Adler University. She is a course designer and Instructor for the University of Chicago, teaching conscious leadership and team management. Sandria M. Washington is a proud Chicago-born South Side-raised writer, wellnesspreneur, and speaker. As the owner and Chief Exploration Officer of She Field Trips LLC, Sandria empowers women to utilize the power of self-discovery and play in their healing journeys through workshops, unique curated events, online community, and inspiring offline tools and products.

    Through their media platforms, which most recently includes the launch of Black to the Beginning: The Black Adoption Podcast, Dr. Sam and Sandria place #BlackAndAdopted voices and #TheBlackFamily at the center of the conversation. Their work has been featured on Fox Soul’s “Book of Sean” and “Windy City Live,” and as featured speakers during the 2020 Yes We Adopt Black Voices Amplified Summit. Follow them across social media @blacktothebeginning. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Behind The Movie: Open Wounds with Phil Allen Jr.

    Behind The Movie: Open Wounds with Phil Allen Jr.

    In this episode, Michelle and Christina are sitting at the table with Phil Allen Jr. to talk about his documentary film, “Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption. Phil Allen, Jr. is a Ph.D. candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary where he is a Pannell Center for Black Church Studies Fellow. As an emerging ethicist and theologian his research integrates Black Church theology and praxis, understanding and healing racial trauma, and theology and ethics of justice and racial solidarity. He pastored for thirteen plus years and is now a speaker, author, poet and a documentary film producer.

    His short film Open Wounds premiered in Los Angeles in January 2020. He also authored his first solo book, Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption. As a former personal trainer and Division I college athlete he has a passion for mentoring college and professional athletes. He enjoys being a guest chaplain for college, and professional sports teams. He is the founder and president of the non-profit Racial Solidarity Project.

    Watch Open Wounds here: https://www.philallenjr.com/openwoundsdoc

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    • 47 min
    BlackGirlMagic Interview: Jay Ell Alexander, CEO of BlackGirlsRun

    BlackGirlMagic Interview: Jay Ell Alexander, CEO of BlackGirlsRun

    In this episode, Michelle and Ekemini are sitting at the table with Jay Ell Alexander who is Truth’s Table’s August BlackGirlMagic guest! Jay Ell has established herself as a communications professional with a true commitment to community engagement through her passion for health and fitness over the last 11 years. She is the owner of The Vaughn Strategy, a public relations consulting business, and also serves as the owner and CEO of Black Girls RUN!, after serving as their brand manager for six years. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the BGR! Foundation.

    A native of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Alexander received her Communications degree from
    George Mason University and her Master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in the Nonprofit Executive Leadership program. Mrs. Alexander has a passion for running, loves shopping and traveling. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Public Relations Society of America. She and her husband Chris are #T1DParents and reside in Richmond, Va. with their son, Chris Jr., and their dog, Luna. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!

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    • 49 min
    Movie Review: RESPECT

    Movie Review: RESPECT

    In this episode, Ekemini and Christina are back at the table to review the movie RESPECT. There are spoilers and possible triggers concerning sexual assault, so if you are impacted by either, please heed this warning.

    RESPECT, starring Jennifer Hudson, follows the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church to her international superstardom. Aretha handpicked Jennifer to portray her in this film – the remarkable true story of Franklin’s journey to find her voice and never lose faith. Her music shaped a generation, topping music charts with anthems still relevant today. From Think to Respect to Amazing Grace, Jennifer Hudson’s live performances of Aretha’s songs demand to be seen on the big screen. Respect also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess and Mary J. Blige. Watch RESPECT in theaters now!
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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1.1K Ratings

athirkell ,

Always Fun and Informative to Sit at the Table

Don’t miss the discussion of WandaVision. It’s full of insight and you don’t have to be a Marvel nerd to enjoy it.

Delois P ,

Delois P.

I love this podcast!!! Thank you so much for this powerful episode. Very insightful and informative. I am the product of a fictive adoption and an adoption social worker, and I agree that the nuisances of adoption for black families is largely ignored. Everyone focuses only on interracial adoption . Black adoption is common, it just looks different. Thank you for this work.

Singinleisa ,

Honest & vulnerable voices for our day!

I have learned so much from these three delightful and generous hosts and their guests. I’m very thankful to be able to listen in to honest, vulnerable voices as I seek to learn more about and from the black and brown community. Thank you for teaching me!

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