Join Jen and Marcie for part 2 of their conversation. Marcie Walker is the writer, creator, and creative behind the wildly popular website and Instagram page- Black Coffee With White Friends. In this episode, Marcie talks about having parents who grew up during Jim Crow and how that may have impacted their parenting, what happened when she shared honestly about race and racism with a larger audience, how to engage conversations about race with healthy boundaries, and an exciting new project that she is preparing to share with the world!
On this episode, Marcie Walker from Black Coffee With White Friends joins Jen to talk about her life, her passions, and the inspiration behind her wildly popular website and Instagram space- Black Coffee With White Friends. Marcie shares her passion for human connection, truth-telling, and authenticity as she navigates life as a mother, storyteller, and peacemaker. You can find her website at www.blackcoffeewithwhitefriends.com and follow her on Instagram @blackcoffeewithwhitefriends
Calvin Moore is a historian and the host of Leading Questions with Calvin Moore. On today's show, he joins Jen to discuss White Supremacy, its definition, and why we aren't as removed from it in this nation as we think we are.
The time has come for our April book discussion. On this episode, Jen speaks with the author, Jaqueline Battalora about the book, early Colonial history, the creation of whiteness as an umbrella identity, and so much more.
Jacqueline Battalora is the author of, Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today, and numerous articles. She is an attorney and professor of sociology at Saint Xavier University, Chicago and a former Chicago Police Officer. Battalora is an editor for the Journal of Understanding and Dismantling Privilege.
On this episode, Calvin Moore from Leading Questions joins us to discuss stereotypes, history, and the importance of understanding our past. Calvin is a historian with a passion for engaging difficult conversations and he opens up about what life was like as a black man living in predominantly white spaces. He gives advice on engaging anti-racism work and shares some of his top book recommendations on the topic.
Michael W. Thomas is a photographer and life-long student of history. He sits on the Board of Directors at the Marietta Museum of History and teaches classes on African American history. In this episode, we talk about him growing up in Marietta, the importance of history, and the power of photography in telling stories and reclaiming history. Michael will join us a regular contributor on Speaking of Racism.
Join Jen and Charles Johnson from Straight Talk With Charles Johnson as they talk about the recent decision by Ole Miss to remove a prominent Confederate monument. They talk about everything from the presidency of Donald Trump, and the Lost Cause History of the Confederacy, to reparations for the descendants of slaves, and more.
Cedric Lundy from Token Confessions Podcast joins Jen to talk about the ongoing Jussie Smollett investigation, calls for people to speak against him, and how getting caught up in this is a distraction.
In this episode, Jen and Chakita talk about Black History month, the information gap that exists in our historical understanding, and how we can use history as a bridge.
Chakita is the founder of United Street Tours, a speaker, and a consultant with a passion for creating and promoting growth mindsets. United Street Tours is a walking tour company based in Nashville, TN that specializes in black history. The tours put an unconventional spin on city tours, featuring buried stories that were left out of the storyline.
Today's episode is from the archives of Ooh, She's Speaking. Join Jen for a conversation with Cedric Lundy of Token Confessions Podcast as they talk about the importance of history, relational proximity, doing our work, and how we can move closer to racial conciliation.
It's MLK day, and Jen is continuing her conversation with Noah Lomax. In today's episode, she talks about how we need to reject the temptation to turn Dr. King into feel-good memes so we can continue the radical work he started, and Noah shares his insights into racism in the North vs. the South and why we have much work to do.
Until we get fully transitioned and up on itunes, I will upload our episodes from the new site Speaking of Racism. In this episode, Jen has special guest Noah Lomax on to discuss a whole host of topics, including the wrestler who was forced to cut his dreads or forfeit a wrestling match.
Join me as I continue the conversation with Cedric Lundy of Token Confessions. We talk about Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk with Jane Elliot, how pursuing "colorblindness" actually dehumanizes people, and why understanding history is so important.
The most recent red table talk with Ellen Pompeo has Jen a bit worked up. Join her as she shares her thoughts on how we can improve upon discussions about race and how we all have deconstructing to do.
On this episode, Jen sits down with Cedric Lundy to talk about his thoughts on race, history, and his new podcast, Token Confessions.
Cedric is a Native of Ann Arbor MI who moved to Charlotte NC to begin a career in pastoral ministry. He has served as a youth pastor and a pastor of justice. He owns Cow Hollow Coffee, a coffee roasting company, and he enjoys cooking, movies, sports, and writing.
He's been described as a thought leader by friends with his engaging posts on race relations and current events.
In this episode, Jen shares an inspiring mission statement from Austin Channing Brown; discusses the difficulty of engaging discussions on race; and shares what white people need to consider when they approach the topic.
In this episode, Jen breaks down the importance of words, definitions, and the concepts behind them. She explores the definition of racism, and why don't people agree on it. Join us as she explores how we are missing the mark when it comes to communicating on racism, and what can we do to make changes that build bridges.