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Friends Like Us

A Podcast featuring women of color with different views on hot topics. 

Feb 1, 2023

Zainab Johnson and Dawn B visit friends and discuss Florida Blocking AP African American Studies, Tech Lay Offs, why we continue to compare excellent black women, 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...


Jan 25, 2023

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...


Jan 18, 2023

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...


Jan 11, 2023

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...


Jan 4, 2023

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...