A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Our REDEMPTION Stories featuring Dr. Michelle Johnson and Miss Chase Clark

This episode of A Sojourner’s Truth podcast features special guests, Dr. Michelle Johnson and Miss Chase Clark of the Triad, North Carolina area. Both leaders have witnessed challenges in their communities and have decided to do something about it.

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Dr. Michelle Johnson is a wife and mother, committed first to the spiritual and personal development of her family, and second to her assignment with her husband to build the Kingdom of God through community development and education reform. She pastors A People of God Church in Jamestown, NC with her husband, Rev. Tacuma Johnson, and also owns and operates The Point: Center for Education, Inspiration, and Transformation. In 2012, they opened the community’s first charter school to offer free transportation and meals to families seeking choice for their children.

Miss Chase Alexandria Clark is the compassionate and lively 14-year old founder and visionary of Chase’s Chance, INC. “Chase’s Chance” is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2013 with a focus on the youth and young adults locally and internationally. To date the organization has raised and donated over $28,000. Our hope is that ALL youth feel supported and encouraged to move towards the life that God has designed for them. Chase is a ninth grader and attends The Early College/Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown. Her plans include attending Spelman College and becoming a successful pediatric orthopedic doctor. Connect with Chase’s Chance on Facebook.

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A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Our Stories in the Wilderness w/ Amena Brown and Pastor Florence of Rwanda

This portion of A Sojourner’s Truth podcast: Conversations for a Changing Culture features Our Stories in the WILDERNESS with spoken word artist and author,  Amena Brown, and Pastor Florence Mugisha of Kigali, Rwanda.

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Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour.

 

Amena is the host of three podcasts: HER With Amena Brown, the limited edition How to Fix a Broken Record podcast about her book of the same name, and Here for the Donuts. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta where they host an open mic every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee.

Connect with Amena:

Website: http://www.amenabrown.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amenawrites

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amenabee

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amenabee

Episode Pastor Florence

Pastor Florence Mugisha is the Co-Founder of Africa New Life Ministries with her husband, Dr. Charles Mugisha, and serves as the organization’s Director of Women’s Ministry. Florence is a graduate of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. She is a preacher, motivational speaker, and dynamic communicator of the good news of Jesus Christ. Passionate about the gospel and revival, she has been invited to preach at a variety of churches across Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and the United States. God has raised her to be a voice for the poor and the orphaned children of Africa. Florence is a mother of five children.

Website:http://www.africanewlife.org/

FB:https://www.facebook.com/africanewlife/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfricaNewLifeRW

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/africanewlife/

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A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: The HISTORY of Our Stories

Due to The Call and Response Conference, my team was delayed in publishing last week’s podcast episode. Earlier this week, we published the episode, featuring my aunt (mom’s baby sister), Latrice Williams, talking about the HISTORY of Our Stories and specifically discussing the history of our family across generations.

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Today’s episode features a conversation with my dear friend, godmother, mentor, and acclaimed choir director and Bennett Belle, Joyce Garrett talking about the HISTORY of Our Stories. In it, she shares her personal experience participating in the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and the continuous fight for racial justice today.

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Joyce Garrett, a native of Kinston, North Carolina consistently produced outstanding choral ensembles for over thirty years at Eastern High School, Washington, DC.  A consummate musician and exemplary music educator, Garrett served as Founder/Artistic Director of the Excellence Without Excuses program, a youth intervention, values-training and scholarship program she created for the award-winning Eastern High School Choir of Washington, DC during her teaching career there from 1972-1999. Garrett directed the United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir in Annapolis, Maryland from 1990 until 2006, performing throughout the United States from California to New York, showcasing the Gospel Choir’s talents, and serving as a catalyst for Academy minority student recruitment and retention. Garrett received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennett College, and the Master of Music Degree from The Catholic University in Washington, DC. During her teaching career, she received numerous honors and awards Currently, she serves as the Music and Worship Arts Ministry Director of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.  She is married to James Garrett and is the mother of two adult children, Rodney and Melanie Messer.

Follow her work through the Joyce Garrett Fan Page.

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