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Friends Like Us

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

Oct 17, 2018

Salone Monet Johnson is a New York City-based entrepreneur. Salone studied shoe making in Brooklyn where she made her first pair of nude heels. This then propelled into Pedestals NY, Salone’s clothing company specializing in nude heels for women of color. Each pair of Salone Monet heels is designed in New York and handcrafted in Italy. Fun Fact: After receiving a degree in Communications from American University in Washington, DC, Salone created digital content for the federal government and trade associations while working in shoes and accessories.

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 called “provocative and conceptual” by Laugh and is streaming on all platforms.

Calise Hawkins is a stand-up comedian and writer. She has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gotham Live, Stand Up in Stilettos, Nickmom Nite Out.  She has written for MTV series Totally Clueless and Girl Code, Comedy Central’s @midnight, Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sensse, Hood Adjacent with James Davis, and was a funny girl in Oxygen’s Funny Girls. She recently worked as a consultant on Aisha Tyler’s “Unapologetic”.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, and HBO's Crashing