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Friends Like Us

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

Dec 8, 2021

Troy A LaRaviere and Jon Laster visit Friends Like Us to discuss public school systems- Chicago public schools, unions, anti-union propaganda, and it’s beginning to a little like Christmas! Shop with BLAPP!

Troy A. LaRaviere is an American school administrator, educator and current President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. Prior to assuming his role as president, LaRaviere served as a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) principal. He began his teacher career at CPS in 1997. LaRaviere received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from the University of Illinois. LaRaviere served in the United States Navy in the late 80's. LaRaviere advocates for Progressivism and has appeared in ads for Bernie Sanders and was a candidate for the 2019 Chicago mayoral election.

Jon Laster is a New York City based comedian. He taped three season’s of BET’s Comic View, hosted the first and second Underground Comedy Festival held in New York City, appeared on Comedy Central. You can see John regularly at the world famous Comedy Cellar as well as check out his app! Shop Black Owned for this holiday with BLAPP!

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), 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.