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Friends Like Us

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

Apr 22, 2020

Jerod Haynes is an award-winning actor from Chicago. Haynes has appeared in multiple TV shows such as NBCs “The Village”, “Empire”, “Sense 8”, “Crisis”, and currently on the History Channel in Robert Zemeckis’s show  “Project Blue Book”. Haynes has appeared in such independent films such as “Consumed” and “Animals,” as well as Sundance hit “Southside with You”. Haynes co-wrote and produced “Blueprint” which tackles the trauma a young man encounters once his best friend is murdered by police. Jerod was honored in 2015 with the Jeff Award for his performance in a principal role in the Chicago play “Native Son,” in which he reprised his role at Yale Rep in Fall 2017. He recently starred in Netflix and Blumhouse Production “Benji.” In 2019 he also appeared in HBOs production of Richard Wright’s “Native Son,” directed by Rashid Johnson. 

Jameel Mohammed is the founder and creative director of Khiry, an Afrofuturist luxury brand which he founded in 2016 as a political science student at the University of Pennsylvania. After launching the brand with a Kickstarter campaign that raised $25,000 in less than a month, a bevy of press features followed, including in The New York Times Gift Guide, Teen Vogue, Essence, Vanity Fair and the September issue of Vogue, and the collection was worn by prominent women worldwide including Solange Knowles, Serena Williams, Yara Shahidi and Michelle Obama. Mr. Mohammed's line has been carried by preeminent luxury retailers including Barneys New York and Moda Operandi, and he has worked as a freelance designer, designing jewelry for brands like Tory Burch. He has also started Negritude, a digital platform for creatives exploring Art, Style, and Power throughout the global African Diaspora.

Pat Brown has been seen on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Fuse’s Uproarious, Axis’s Gotham Live, NBC’s Comic’s Unleashed and BET‘s ComicView, TVOne’s made for TV movie-WHITE WATER, the independent film SOMEBODIES, and the web series UNREQUITED. Pat has won both the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the She Devil Competition. She has been featured in Time Out Magazine, After-Ellen, Splitsider and Punchline Magazine. Her critically acclaimed album “The Pat Brown Sex-Tape” has been described as “provocative and conceptual” by Laugh and is streaming on all platforms. You can watch her on the new season of Two Dope Queens on HBO!

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf