Let’s be clear, y’all: January 6 was a lot, but sometimes you have to (trauma) laugh to keep from crying. Thankfully, Black Twitter never disappoints. Here are some of the dopest (Safe For Work) tweets and memes that we have curated that brought some hilarity the insurrection.
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In times when those who are in authority refuse to deal with oppression (even within Church), still we rise. As we push back against oppression, it is important for each of us to prioritize our mental health, especially during particularly trying times. We see you. We value you. Most of all, we want to see you flourish.
Here is a list of songs curated by our staff to help you lament, pray, and heal.
We started the Cultural Artifacts episodes in 2015 because we wanted to encompass the awesome things — books, albums, podcasts, sermons, people, events, movies, TV shows, and so on — that we’ve consumed in a given year. (Here’s the kicker: it doesn’t have to come out in the given year. It just has to be […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And also, our favorite episode(s) of the year! Every year, we recap our favorite “cultural artifacts”. These can be books, albums, people, movies, TV shows, events….ANYTHING that got us through the year. There’s only one catch: these items do NOT have to come out this year. They […]
Every year, we recap our favorite “cultural artifacts”. These can be books, albums, people, movies, TV shows, events….ANYTHING that got us through the year. There’s only one catch: these items do NOT have to come out this year. They just have to be consumed this year.
Our guest today is no stranger to many of you! The Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley, PhD is a New Testament scholar and an Anglican Priest. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He has also appeared in outlets such as Christianity Today, Washington Post, and of course, The Witness: BCC. He […]
Lord, we cry out in our breathlessness for you.
How long, O Lord, until we breathe again?
We have a special episode for y’all today! Netflix just recently released a Black Gospel choir special called “Voices of Fire” executive produced by Grammy-winning recording artist Pharrell Williams. Pharrell’s uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams along with a host of Gospel Music legends set out on a 6-part journey to build the world’s most inspiring Gospel […]
What a special guest we have on the podcast today! If you are familiar with the conversation about reconciliation and justice in the church, you won’t get very far without hearing the name, the Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter Mcneil. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author, professor and reconciliation thought leader. Her mission […]
What a year this week has been! After 4 stressful days of waiting and wondering, we finally have a result in the presidential election. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now the President-Elect of the United States, and Senator Kamala Harris is the first woman, Black woman, and woman of South Asian descent to secure […]
As we press on through Election Night, here is some advice from mental health professionals on how to cope as we wait for the results to come in and the days and weeks after. “For the body: stretch and take deep breaths. We’re all bracing ourselves and holding on embodying a lot of tension. Stretching […]
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” “Life is too short for Black Christians not to breathe…” After announcing the exciting news of the expansion of The […]
The Witness is expanding! We LOVE to see it! Introducing: The Witness Incorporated (The Witness, Inc) The Witness: A Black Christian Collective is expanding to form The Witness Incorporated as a launching pad for multiple new endeavors. The newly minted philanthropic division is The Witness Foundation, which fills the gap of equipping Black Christian leaders […]
The Witness Foundation, founded by Jemar Tisby in 2019, is a philanthropic organization that seeks to identify, train, and fund the next generation of Black Christian leaders. The Witness Foundation is a subsidiary of The Witness Incorporated, and sister organization to The Witness Black Christian Collective. The centerpiece of the Witness Foundation is its newly-developed […]
We are privileged to announce that Jemar Tisby will be serving as founder and CEO of The Witness Incorporated, the 501c3 organization that is the parent company for The Witness Foundation and The Witness Black Christian Collective. Tisby, a historian and author of the Best-selling book The Color of Compromise, founded The Witness Black Christian Collective […]
The Witness Black Christian Collective is excited to announce that Ally Henny will assume the role of Vice President of the organization. Henny, who holds a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, is the first woman to be Vice President of the organization since its founding in 2012. Henny is one of the four […]
The Witness Black Christian collective is privileged to announce that Zennah Jones will assume the role of Director of Operations for the organization. Jones brings strong organizational, leadership, and marketing expertise to The Witness BCC; skills that were battle-tested during her tenure as organizer of The Witness’ 2019 Joy & Justice Conference. Zennah will be […]
We are happy to announce that Shannon Polk will assume the role of Executive Director of The Witness Foundation. Polk, who will be the Foundation’s first Executive Director, brings significant fundraising and organizational leadership expertise to The Witness Foundation. Shannon will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of The Witness Foundation’s Fellowship program, […]
The Witness Black Christian Collective is excited to announce that Tyler Burns will assume the role of President of the Collective. Burns, a Florida-based pastor and co-host of the Pass the Mic podcast, has served as Vice President of the Collective since its launch in 2017. His appointment as president of the Collective is the beginning of […]
The Witness: A Black Christian Collective is expanding to form The Witness Incorporated as a launching pad for multiple new endeavors. The newly minted philanthropic division is The Witness Foundation, which fills the gap of equipping Black Christian leaders to make a greater social impact. Each will have direction under acclaimed writer and historian, Jemar […]