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Ooh, She’s Speaking

Ooh, She’s Speaking

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Ooh, She’s Speaking is a podcast dedicated to frank, honest, and respectful discussions on racism and racial reconciliation in the U.S.
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Speaking of Racism: Moving Toward Humanity Part 2 with Marcie Walker From Black Coffee With White Friends
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! 
May 08, 2019
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 and follow her on Instagram @blackcoffeewithwhitefriends
April 24, 2019
Speaking of Racism Episode 15: Defining White Supremacy with Calvin Moore
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. 
April 15, 2019
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.
April 09, 2019
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.
April 01, 2019
The Power of Photography in Storytelling and Reclaiming History
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.
March 25, 2019
Speaking of Racism Episode 11: Why Confederate Monuments Belong in a Museum with special guest Charles Johnson
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.
March 15, 2019
Jussie Smollett
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.
February 22, 2019
White Fragility Book Discussion with Dexter Pearce
Join Jen Kinney and Dexter Pearce as they discuss the phenomenon and book- White Fragility.
February 20, 2019
Speaking of Racism: Laquan McDonald: Remembrance and Lament
Join Jen and Noah as they talk about the Laquan McDonald verdict, Chicago, and Policing.
February 13, 2019
Black History, Bridging Gaps & the Power of Story with Chakita Patterson of United Street Tours
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.
February 04, 2019
The Importance of History and Doing Our Work with Cedric Lundy of Token Confessions Podcast.
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.
January 28, 2019
Speaking of Racism: Whitewashing Dr. King, and Realities of Racism in the North with Noah Lomax
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.
January 22, 2019
Speaking of Racism Episode 2: The Definition of Racism
In this episode, Jen is joined by Cedric Lundy from Token Confessions to discuss the definition of racism, and a Joe Rogan video that got it all wrong.
January 14, 2019
Episode 1 of Speaking of Racism
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.
January 07, 2019
Cedric Lundy
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.
December 28, 2018
Thoughts on the Red Table Talk with Ellen Pompeo
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.
December 17, 2018
Cedric Lundy
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.
December 12, 2018
Calling Out Allies
In this episode, Jen talks about her first guest Cedric Lundy, the new direction for her podcast, and she talks to allies about how to press in, get real, and focus on the work at hand.
December 04, 2018
Ooh, The Kid Is Speaking
In this episode, Jen has a special co-host, her 8-year-old son. They talk about the podcast, what racism is, and what he hopes his mom can accomplish with this platform.
November 27, 2018
What One Voice Can Do
In this episode, Jen speaks to white allies about moving out of the head and into real life.
November 22, 2018
Interrupting The Status Quo
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.
November 18, 2018
Toward Humanity
In this episode, Jen talks about post-election division, and how to do the hard work of engaging with others toward unity.
November 10, 2018
Democrat Plantation and Other Dehumanizing Rhetoric
Jen’s back from her vacation and pulling this from the rant files. Join her as she takes on the term Democrat Plantation and talks about changes in the direction of the podcast.
November 05, 2018
Believing and Doing
Join Jen as she talks about believing and doing, where she's found inspiration, and race as a construct.
October 12, 2018
Moving From Ally to Co-Conspirator and Why All Voices are Needed
In this episode, Jen talks about how she found her voice, why moving from passive to active is important, and how we can take those steps.
September 28, 2018
Food For Thought
In this episode, Jen shares a little about her passion for dialogue, a dinner party group she started, and how she launched into anti-racism work.
September 22, 2018
Thoughts on Moving Forward While Looking Back
Join Jen as she unpacks the reality of history and challenges the argument that our racist history was "so long ago."
September 14, 2018
What is the Definition of Racism Anyway?
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.
September 14, 2018
Feedback From the Listeners
In this episode, Jen shares some of your feedback
September 13, 2018
What's All the Controversy Over the Nike Kaepernick Ad?
In this episode Jen reacts to the Nike controversy.
September 13, 2018
What’s Really Behind Racial Tension
In this episode, Jen shares her thoughts on what's really behind racial tension and some major blocks that we encounter in communication on the topic of racism
September 13, 2018
Breaking Through Barriers
In this episode, Jen shares her thoughts on the way politics has added to miscommunication.
September 13, 2018
When Social Media Conversations Work
Join me in celebration of a social media conversation victory!
September 13, 2018
How It All Started
Jen shares the funny story behind the name and sets the table for discussion.
September 13, 2018