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Friends Like Us

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

Jun 7, 2023

Lisa Willis and Nonye Brown-West visit friends and discuss the banning of Amanda Gorman's poem, Supporting black poetry, and advocating for black art with host Marina Franklin.

Lisa Willis serves as the Executive Director of Cave Canem. She is a passionate artistic administrator with 20 years of experience...

May 31, 2023

Hollie Harper, Joanna Briley, and Chaundra Daniels visit Friends Like Us and discuss the importance of black women in comedy, The Black Women In Comedy Laff Fest For Juneteenth and more with host Marina Franklin.

Hollie Harper is a comedy nerd from South Jersey. She is currently the creator and co-exec producer of Hella...

May 24, 2023

Tina Wells, Dean Edwards, and Bret Raybould visit friends and discuss work-life harmony, race relations, well being, The positive impact of black female entrepeneurs and more with host Marina Franklin.

Tina Wells is a business strategist, advisor, author, and the founder of RLVNT Media, a multimedia content venture that...

May 17, 2023

Natalie Brasington and Exavier Pope visit friends and discuss the defunding of Harlem Schools, how Jordan Neely's life should have mattered, and more with host Marina Franklin. 

Natalie Brasington is a multimedia producer, content creator, director, strategist, and media programming developer passionate about seeing the...

May 10, 2023

Vanessa Fraction, Mia Jackson, and Akeem Woods visit Friends Like Us for a hilarious take on hot topics!

Vanessa Fraction: Action Fraction is a fitting handle for the intelligent and hilarious stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television personality, and women’s empowerment advocate Vanessa Fraction. A mother of two,...