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.


  • Racial Reckoning

    August 6th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 7 secs

    In this episode, Ally discusses the racial reckoning that is happening in our culture.

  • I'm Back (Again)

    July 30th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 33 secs

    This pandemic has been a WHOLE MESS. Ally is back after a long hiatus and she is ready to snatch some wigs.

  • 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 ( Support Ally on Patreon to hear the entire interview with Tamice ( Ally’s Blog:

  • 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.