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Friends Like Us

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

Jun 1, 2022

Kristin Richardson Jordan is a published poet, activist and elected council member for Harlem’s District 9. She has been featured on a number of podcasts, including Mind Over Melanin, and has been a member of AALUSC (African Ancestral Lesbians United for Social Change), and the ANSWER coalition (Act Now To Stop War and End Racism).  Kristin (KRJ) stems from a family who have had roots in Harlem for three generations. Kristin continues to serve her community by being an advocate for police accountability, affordable housing, healthcare and environmental justice. KRJ is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and spends her time engaging in outreach, mutual aid and bi weekly task forces.  When she is not engaging in community care with her constituents, she loves spending time with her family, which includes her cat, Squeaky and dog Jamie.

Kiara Imani is an attorney, writer, and co-host of Don Amiche vs. Everybody + Crysta & Kiara, a daytime talk show on Los Angeles radio station KBLA Talk 1580 AM. She is the co-founder of LikeU Cards, a getting to know you card game that facilitates human connection and meaningful conversation. Imani graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia with a major in political science. She has been featured in Forbes, Hello Sunshine, Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, Blavity, and more. Her debut memoir "Therapy Isn’t Just For White People" is available August 9th. 

Jon Laster is a New York City based comedian. He has taped three season’s of BET’s Comic View, hosted the first and second Underground Comedy Festival held in New York City, completed a one year tour with the NACA showcase, and appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. In addition, Jon finds the time to host his own weekly comedy room in Clinton Hill/FT Greene, Brooklyn, which also happens to be the longest-running comedy room ever in Brooklyn.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), TBS's The Last O.G, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf