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Episode 23: #GriefAND Black Women featuring sista and friend, Ekemeni Uwan. Ekemeni is a public theologian and co-author of Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation. She is the co-host of the award-winning podcast, Truth’s Table and Get In The Word With Truth’s Table. Uwan is also a contributing writer for Hallmark Mahogany and Christianity Today named her among “10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing.” Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post Black Voices, Christianity Today, and The Witness: A Black Christian Collective to name a few. Ekemeni has appeared on MSNBC, and her insights are quoted by NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker among other publications. As one who is passionate about theology, Ekemeni has a fierce commitment to the gospel and its implications for issues pertaining to racial injustice, anti-black racism, and white supremacy.
In this episode we discuss what it means to be a black woman in our culture today. In our conversation we examine what colorism means for black women and how it affects their lives. Ekemini also provides her insights about what it is like being a single black woman and shares about the grief and patience that comes with that. We also talk about the violence taking place in black communities and the grief that comes from seeing that violence.
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You can purchase and learn more Ekemini Uwan’s book Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love and Liberation. And check out my IG Live conversation about the book with one of her co-authors, Dr. Christina Edmondson.
Another resource we mention in our conversation on the podcast, which you can purchase is, African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance and Transformation