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Trib Talk: 'Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons'

Published June 9, 2014 1:08 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

As part of the 3 percent of Mormons who are African-American, Tamu Smith and Zandra Vranes view their LDS identity through a slightly different cultural lens. The two self-proclaimed Sistas in Zion have navigated their faith with humor and openness in a successful podcast and now a book describes their journey as friends and believers.

On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Smith and Vranes join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about their new book, "Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons," and about diversity within Mormon culture.

You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. You can also text comments to 801-609-8059.

jnpearce@sltrib.com

Twitter: @jnpearce