Combing The Roots with Ally Henny

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About the show

Combing the Roots provides an in-depth look at the issues surrounding racism, justice, and racial healing from a black woman’s perspective. In each episode, host Ally Henny explores and exposes the nature of America’s race problem drawing on history, culture, and other sources to provide thoughtful and engaging insight into a deeply contentious issue. Henny, a writer, activist, minister, and theologian is not afraid to take on controversial topics and shine a light on the issues. Henny’s Christian worldview and her blackness informs her perspective, but her commentary is suited for all. Combing the Roots will inform, challenge, and empower listeners to pushback against the forces of injustice.

Episodes

  • Wear Your Bonnet! Grease Your Scalp!

    March 19th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 34 secs

    In this episode, Ally discusses the various ways in which black people can practice self-care in a time where simply existing is exhausting.

  • The Quiet Exodus

    March 5th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 27 secs

    Episode Description: Ally isn’t the only Black Christian who has had a bad experience in a white church. In this Episode, Ally talks about why we need to leave. She also interviews Tamice Spencer, founder and CEO of Sub: Culture Incorporated (https://www.subcultureinc.org). Support Ally on Patreon to hear the entire interview with Tamice (www.patreon.com/allyhenny). Ally’s Blog: www.thearmchaircommentary.com

  • I’m Back and I’m Still Black

    February 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 38 secs

    It’s been a minute, but Ally is back and still 100% Black. In this episode, Ally gets personal and shares about a difficult situation that she has had to deal with since the end of Season 1.

  • The Witness LIVE: Combing The Theology with Earon James and Ally Henny

    September 5th, 2019  |  42 mins 56 secs

    This Labor Day, The Witness hosted a live Podcast-A-Thon to help raise support for the upcoming Joy And Justice Conference. Be sure to donate at JoyAndJustice.com

  • It’s Above Me Now

    June 27th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 45 secs

    Season 1 Finale

  • Happy Juneteenth

    June 13th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 2 secs

    Happy Juneteenth, y’all! In this episode, Ally shares her journey to understanding the meaning of Juneteenth, why Medgar Evers day should be a thing, and the Top 5 songs you should bump at the Juneteenth cookout.

  • When Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk

    May 30th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 9 secs

    What do we do with black folks who do the work of white supremacy? In this episode, Ally shares what we should do with skinfolk who ain’t kinfolk

  • #YesALLWhitePeople

    May 16th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 43 secs

    Are all white people racist? In this episode, Ally gives advice for navigating relationships with white people in a culture where racism is common and black people bear the brunt of the emotional labor that is required for healing.

  • Black Motherhood in the Age of Trump

    May 2nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 54 secs

    Ally describes what it is like to be a mother in a time of heightened racial tensions and discusses how black motherhood can be an act of resistance

  • The Secret Origins of Ally Henny

    April 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 24 secs

    In this episode, Ally shares about her life, why she’s involved in anti-racism work, and what you can expect from Combing the Roots

  • Welcome to Combing The Roots

    April 3rd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  33 secs

    Welcome to Combing the Roots with Ally Henny. Each episode seeks to provide an in-depth look at the issues surrounding racism, justice, and racial healing from a black woman’s perspective. Each season we’ll explore and expose the nature of America’s race problem drawing on history, culture, and other sources to provide thoughtful and engaging insight into a deeply contentious issue. Subscribe today to be among the first to join me as we Comb The Roots together.