Jemar Tisby is a Christian writer, speaker, historian, and podcast host. His first book was released in 2019 and he actively adds to his blog on topics like Kool-Aid popsicles, race, justice, and Christianity.
Jemar and Tyler are back with a special word for Black Christians. We know how hard it has been in this season to see people ignore and pass over your pain. We know how hard it is to feel like you’re the only one. We know how hard it is to get your hopes up only to be disappointed. We see you. We are here with just a simple word of encouragement for you: Don’t negotiate with your dignity. It’s not worth it. You are worth more than that. It’s time to get free.
We have a special conversation for you today! We’ve been talking about the “quiet exodus” for many years, but what about when your stand for dignity forces you out? That was the case of Zee Johnson, a worship pastor in Texas who was removed from her position for speaking out about injustice. She sat down with Combing The Roots Podcast host Ally Henny to tell her story and hopefully encourage others who are in the same position. This conversation is important! Listen carefully and share widely.
After 126 years of flying as the state’s official representation, Mississippi lawmakers finally passed legislation to change its flag. One week ago, the Governor signed that legislation and the flag came down. But what does this decision ultimately mean? Is it a win worth celebrating, and will it change the landscape of the fight against White Supremacy in the South?To chime in on these questions, we’re joined by two people who have been at the frontlines of this fight for many years. Our very own-award-winning producer Beau York and the outstanding Chellese Grove! Together, they host the definitive podcast on the Mississippi Flag Controversy: The Red Flag Podcast. After you listen to this conversation, head over and subscribe to their podcast as well!RedFlagPod.com