Professor Christina Greer and Erin Jackson Visit Friends
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by Marina Franklin
5d ago
This week on friends Professor Christina Greer and Erin Jackson visit friends and talk on MLK's woke speech you don't hear, Mayor Adams, that corrupt republican party, and more!  Erin Jackson is one of the fastest-rising comedians in New York City. She works nightly in the city’s top comedy clubs and most recently made her Netflix debut on Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. She currently writes for the hit Netflix show, The Upshaws, and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, and Last Comic Standing. Erin ..read more
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Who Are You Without That Body?
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by Marina Franklin
1w ago
Mia Jackson and Hollie Harper visit Friends and talk about changing the voice in our head, body shaming, and how Mayor Adams cut funding to libraries.  Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”). In 2017, she was selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. She has toured nationally with Amy Schumer and is a featured comic at festivals and clubs across the country. Her first stand up special aired in October 2018 as part of Unprotected Sets on EPIX. Mia has ..read more
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The Science Of Literacy
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by Marina Franklin
2w ago
Barber Shop Book's founder Alvin Irvy and Nonye Brown-West visit and discuss the importance of literacy in today's youth, personal stories of education placement and more with host Marina Franklin.  Alvin Irby is a former kindergarten teacher turned award-winning social entrepreneur, international speaker, comedian, and author. He is Founder and Chief Reading Inspirer at Barbershop Books, a literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops and provides early literacy training to barbers. His work connecting reading to male-centered spaces and involving men in boys ..read more
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Favorite Bevelations With Bevy Smith!
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by Marina Franklin
3w ago
Favorite Episode of 2022! Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, and Bestie with Bevy Smith! Bevy Smith, Joyelle Johnson, and Zainab Johnson visit Friends Like Us and discuss how it gets greater later and other Bevelations with host Marina Franklin!   Bevy Smith Quintessential Harlem girl, life-long New Yorker and Gracie Award Winner Bevy Smith is the host of Sirius XM’s “Bevelations” on Radio Andy.  Once a wildly successful luxury fashion publishing exec, Bevy shifted her professional goals over a decade ago to pursue a life in front of the camera. A pop culture aficionado and fashion e ..read more
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Top Topic Episode Of 2022! Real Talk On Food Shaming
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by Marina Franklin
1M ago
A favorite episode in 2022! Listen to our golden episode now! Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson and Maijia Digiorgio visit Friends and have that real talk about race and food shaming with host Marina Franklin. Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson is currently Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. She is also author of the award-winning Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power, a groundbreaking study that explores the nexus between food, gender, race, class, and power in the United States. Her forthcoming book, Eating While Black: Real ..read more
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Who Hates Patti LaBelle's Pies?!
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by Marina Franklin
1M ago
This week on friends Vanessa Fraction and Kenice Mobley visit friends and discuss Brittney Griner swap, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Patti LaBelle concert scare and more with host Marina Franklin.  Kenice Mobley performs stand up comedy around the world and recently made her late-night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She appears regularly on SiriusXM and is a Finalist in the StandUp NBC Competition. This year, Kenice worked on the BET Awards and By Us For Us, a sketch comedy series presented by Color of Change. She hosts Complexify on ViceNews, Love About Town, an interview and rel ..read more
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David Kau and Gilli Apter Visit Friends
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by Marina Franklin
1M ago
Comedians David Kau and Gilli Apter visit friends and discuss comedy in South Africa, the danger of Kanye, Ramaphosa's scandal explained and more! David Kau- South African comedian who first gained mainstream exposure through the television comedy series The Pure Monate Show - which he co-created and produced - in 2003. Born in Maokeng near Kroonstad in the Free State province, Kau matriculated from Meridian College, Pretoria, in 1994. The following year he began a Performers' Diploma in Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1998. In the same year he performe ..read more
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Representation In Science Matters
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by Marina Franklin
2M ago
Dr Rae Wynn-Grant from the Going Wild Podcast visits Friends Like Us and discusses representation in science, adventures as a wildlife conservationist, why we should not bag leaves and more. Golden Episode! Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a wildlife ecologist who researches how human activity influences the behavior of wild animals. As an active scientist, she spends long periods in the wilderness tracking and observing black and grizzly bears in the western United States, and African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania. Her wildlife exploration and media work has taken her to six of seven continents and ..read more
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Comedians For The Holidays
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by Marina Franklin
2M ago
Zainab Johnson, Simeon Goodson, and Nonye Brown-West visit Friends and discuss the black men feeling ignored by politicians, only fans need security, Black Muslim inclusion and more with host Marina Franklin. Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch in 2019, she hosted one of the host for Netflix's "100 Humans", she can be seen as a series regular on the new upcoming series from Greg Daniels a half hour comedy titled “Upload ..read more
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Reclaiming Feminism With The Women's Fund Of Greater Milwaukee
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by Marina Franklin
2M ago
Marilka Vélez  - As senior vice president & senior director of marketing, Marilka Vélez is responsible for leading company-wide marketing and branding efforts at Associated Bank. Marilka has nearly 20 years of e-commerce, branding and design experience. In the community, Marilka is the Board Chair of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee. Her work with the fund aligns her passion for equity, education and opportunity for women with an organization that finds and creates those opportunities in Milwaukee. Marilka has been recognized as 2021 Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 for her ..read more
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