Has the Black Church done the most to help Black People in the US?
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by The Witness
18h ago
It's 2023 and the conversation about how to promote racial justice continues to be a salient one. A recent report from Pew Research reveals which methods and strategies Black people think are most effective. Just 13 percent of Black people say the Black Church has been most helpful to Black people in recent years. (substack.com) Support this podcast at patreon.com/PassTheMic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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2022 Cultural Artifacts, Part 2
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by The Witness
1M ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And also, our favorite episode(s) of the year! Every year, we recap our favorite “cultural artifacts”. These can be books, albums, people, movies, TV shows, events….ANYTHING that got us through the year. There’s only one catch: these items do NOT have to come out this year. They just have to be consumed this year. Creating this list helps us to commemorate how we’ve grown and what has helped us get through. Join Jemar and Tyler for the first half of their lists. What’s on your 2022 list?? Tweet us @thewitnessbcc or @_PassTheMic Learn more about your ..read more
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Remember Me Now with Faitth Brooks
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by The Witness
1M ago
Faitth is one-half of the Melanated Faith Podcast. Faitth is a masters-level social worker engaging in community organizing and activism with a passion for anti-racism education. Faitth is a creative strategist who loves to produce audiovisual content. In her spare time, Faitth LOVES to travel around the world. She has been to over 19 countries and cannot wait to explore the world more. Faitth has a love for spontaneous adventures and trying new things, especially when it comes to cooking! If Faitth is not home working, she is on the phone with her family, cooking, or on a plane heading to her ..read more
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Spoilers!)
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by The Witness
2M ago
Jemar and Tyler are back and (finally) ready to share their thoughts on 2022's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Spoilers in this episode if you have not yet seen the movie! Support this podcast at patreon.como/PassTheMic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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My Seven Black Fathers with William Jawando
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by The Witness
2M ago
Will Jawando’s My Seven Black Fathers tells a deeply affirmative story of hope and respect for men of color at a time when Black men are routinely stigmatized. Support this podcast patreon.com/PassTheMic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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LIVE FROM ATL 2022: AMA
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by The Witness
3M ago
Tyler and Jemar answer any and all questions from the Atlanta audience. Support this podcast at patreon.com/passthemic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Gen Z and the Modernization of the Church
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by The Witness
3M ago
A Part 2 of sorts to the latest Afro·Theo·Futurism episode. Brea is back, this time with Tyler continuing the conversation about the state of the modern church and where we go from here. Topics covered include worship, technology, the eurocentric desire to provide an ‘awesome’ church experience, church in the metaverse, and more.  Brea Perry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and now a content distributor for The Witness BCC. In addition to being a writer and a justice-seeker through advocacy for the incarcerated, she’s also a dedicated self-described Black enter ..read more
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Are They Ever Going To Arrest Him?
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by The Witness
3M ago
45, #DefundTheFBI, modern day abolition, and justice as a gateway drug. Oh! And we've got a surprise special guest joining Jemar and Tyler on mic in the second half. This is an episode you will not want to miss. Brea Perry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and now a content distributor for The Witness BCC. In addition to being a writer and a justice-seeker through advocacy for the incarcerated, she’s also a dedicated self-described Black entertainment apologist, championing the work of excellent black creators everywhere. When she’s not doing justice work, you c ..read more
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Writing What I Live with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
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by The Witness
4M ago
Tyler Burns and Jemar Tisby are joined by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson to talk about both of her books Journey to Freedom: Discovering the God of Deliverance Exodus Bible study & Voices of Lament: Reflections on Brokenness and Hope in a World  Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is the President of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc. and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (2002), former United States Marine Corps Captain, and former federal government employee of the Department of Homeland Security. A ..read more
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Afro·Theo·Futurism
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by The Witness
5M ago
“Afro·Theo·Futurism” - Imagining a theology and ecclesiology from a Black perspective in a future of possibility and abundance.  The past few years have brought the church to a critical moment where so many of us are looking at what ‘church’ has been and trying to determine what the Church should be. In this episode Brea Perry returns as she and Jemar address some of the historic issues within the church while imagining where we could go from here. While practicing a form of ‘Afrotheofuturism’, they ask explore questions like: What would it mean for us to purge classism and ableism from o ..read more
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