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Carry On Friends: The Caribbean American Experience

Carry On Friends has an unmistakable Caribbean-American essence. Hosted by the dynamic and engaging Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown, the podcast takes listeners on a global journey, deeply rooted in Caribbean culture. It serves as a melting pot of inspiring stories, light-hearted anecdotes, and stimulating perspectives that provoke thought and initiate conversations. The podcast invites guests who enrich the narrative with their unique experiences and insights into Caribbean culture and identity. With an array of topics covered - from lifestyle and wellness to travel, entertainment, career, and entrepreneurship - it encapsulates the diverse facets of the Caribbean American experience. Catering to an international audience, Carry On Friends effectively bridges cultural gaps, uniting listeners under a shared love and appreciation for Caribbean culture.

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Martine Powers: Creating 'The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop'
Send us a Text Message.Embark on a remarkable journey through Caribbean history with us as we welcome Martine Powers, the senior host of the Washington Post Reports, as well as the host creator of the gripping series "The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop." Martine's personal connection to the Caribbean, stemming from her Trinidadian heritage and family ties to Grenada, brings an intimate and profound perspective to the complex story of Maurice Bishop. Discover the intricate mysteries surrounding Bishop's execution and the enigmatic disappearance of his body, alongside speculations about possible US government involvement.Creating this series was no small feat, and Martine's dedication shines through as she shares the challenges and triumphs faced over two years of meticulous reporting. Balancing her primary job, relentless travel, and the hustle of gathering credible sources, Martine's commitment to bringing Caribbean stories to life is nothing short of inspiring. Her journey underscores the cultural significance of accurate storytelling, especially for Caribbean Americans yearning to see their heritage represented with depth and authenticity.Our conversation delves into the politically charged atmosphere of Grenada during Maurice Bishop's era, offering a nuanced view far removed from the stereotypical vacation paradise. Through compelling anecdotes and powerful interviews, we capture the intense experiences of those who lived through this turbulent time. We also shine a light on the often-overlooked histories of other Caribbean nations like Jamaica and Haiti, emphasizing the need for more stories that reflect the vibrant, resilient spirit of Caribbean people. Join us to uncover these untold narratives and gain a richer understanding of the Caribbean's multifaceted heritage.Reference:The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop - Website | Apple Podcasts | Amazon MusicThroughline (Podcast) - Grenada: Nobody's BackyardCaribbean Countries & Peacekeeping in Haiti | Miami Herald | Globe and MailConnect with Martine Powers - Martine.Powers@washpost.com Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
38:01 6/11/24
Jael Joseph: Championing Dominica's Music, Culture & Legacy
Send us a Text Message.From the nature island to the international stage, join us as we sit down with the multifaceted Jael Joseph from Dominica, whose journey is as rich as the music she champions. Our episode kicks off with tales from Jael's upbringing, her eclectic career trajectory, and her fierce advocacy for Dominican Culture, Music, Producers and Artists.We also discuss her film on the Kalinago people, the indigenous inhabitants of Dominica. Jael brings to the fore the challenges they face, from the misrepresentation by colonizers to the pressing need to preserve their language and traditions. The Kalinago's sustainable agricultural practices and deep-rooted spirituality are central to understanding the richness of the Caribbean's diverse heritage.Connect with Jael: Website Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
50:11 5/28/24
Unique by Nature: Lessons on Standing Out and Embracing Yourself
Send us a Text Message.Have you ever felt like a yellow tulip in a sea of pink, daring to stand out yet unsure if you should? Join me as I share my challenges of trying to fit in when I naturally stand out.This episode isn't just about me; it's about all of us who've navigated the complexities of fitting in and shining as our true selves. We'll explore the delicate dance between conformity and self-assertion. The conversation is an invitation to reflect on those times when you've dimmed your own light and an encouragement to boldly reclaim the space you deserve in the world.Wrapping up, this episode is, at its heart, a celebration of authenticity and diversity, an encouragement to let your unique presence bloom vibrantly, no matter where you're planted. So, let's embrace what makes us different, because that’s exactly what makes us extraordinary.Sign Up for the Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3UBDXkF Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
28:11 5/14/24
Reflecting on Carry On Friends: The Journey, Community, and Gratitude
Send us a Text Message.Carry On Friends has been a journey! As the host, I've sometimes felt the weight of creation on my shoulders, balancing life's incessant demands with crafting meaningful content for you, the listeners. In today's heartfelt reflection, I unwrap the struggles and triumphs of this journey. A pivotal conversation with Helena, better known as ThatNurseCanCook, shed new light on the beauty of every interaction, leading to a profound shift in how I view our community's connection. I'll share the candid thoughts that almost led me to hang up the mic, and the clarity that emerged, reinforcing the impact and purpose of our conversations over more than a decade.Friendship and gratitude—two forces that have propelled me through the highs and lows of hosting this podcast. In the second half of this episode, I unveil the transformative power of supportive relationships and the importance of expressing heartfelt thanks for the shared wisdom and intangible successes, like the connections we've fostered here. As I extend my deepest gratitude to you for shaping our content with your feedback and encouragement, I'm eager to hear your thoughts for our upcoming summer episodes. Together, we've built a community that not only has contributed to my personal growth but has also been an integral part of Carry On Friends' ever-evolving legacy. Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
22:28 4/30/24
ThatNurseCanCook: Helena Faustin's Flavorful Journey
Send us a Text Message.When Helena Faustin, also affectionately known as That Nurse Can Cook, graced us with her presence on the show, we uncovered more than just the ingredients to her tantalizing Jamaican dishes. We journeyed together through her story, which is steeped in rich culture and spiced with personal transformation. Our conversation navigated  the audacious decision to take her kitchen creations to the vibrant world of social media, engaging an audience hungry for authenticity and the comforting flavors of home.Adapting to social media's rhythms can feel like a dance where the music keeps changing. This episode twirls through the realities of 'blowing up' online—an odyssey of patience, strategy, and the resilience to shift gears when the algorithm throws a curveball. Helena's experience is a testament to the power of connection, illustrating how showing your face and sharing your story can forge stronger bonds with your audience. As we reflect on the lessons of adaptability, we also recognize the crucial interludes of rest, the quiet times during which creativity simmers and faith marinates.Ending on a note that's both savory and sweet, we're left with a taste of her future endeavors, a blend of culinary expression and structured business ventures. Join us for this insightful conversation. Connect with Helena: Website | Instagram Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
48:30 4/16/24
Joanna Niles' Guide to Budget-Friendly Adventures and Cultural Connections
Send us a Text Message.Unlock the secrets to globe-trotting on a budget with Joanna Niles where she spills the beans on making travel affordable without skimping on fun. This episode isn't just about saving pennies; it's a roadmap to rich, cultural experiences through planning. Joanna, a seasoned writer and adventurer, joins us to debunk myths about the 'right time to buy airfare' and champions meticulously crafted itineraries that make every trip, whether solo or with the family, a easier. Her personal journey from the Caribbean to the world is peppered with tips and anecdotes that promise to transform your approach to travel.In addition, Joanna and I trade stories about authentic cultural immersion but also reminding us that the wonders of travel need not be far-flung. We talk about the beauty of rediscovering our own backyards. Pack your bags and tune in, because this episode is your ticket to becoming a savvier, more connected traveler.Connect with Joanna - Website | Instagram Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
36:38 4/2/24
Celebrating Caribbean Culture through Preservation and Afrofuturism
Send us a Text Message.Viannca Velez is a passionate advocate for cultural preservation from the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Our discussion starts off with the significance of cultural equity amidst centuries of historical adversity and the essential role of equitable funding to sustain the vibrancy of cultural institutions and practices that shape our identity and future. We also discuss Afrofuturism - what is it and why it's an important tool in cultural preservation.Also discussed in this episode is Bomba - a music and dance tradition created in Puerto Rico by enslaved and self-emancipated Africans.To wrap up Viannca shares her insights on cultural identity, emphasizing the importance of continued engagement with our heritage. The discussion emphasizes the need to nurture our creative spirit, championing a future that is both aware of its cultural past and eager to embrace the bold frontiers of innovation. Reference: Puerto Rico's Bomba: A Musical Revolution (Strictly Facts Podcast)Connect with Viannca Velez - Instagram | Website | Cultura Lovers Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
38:30 3/19/24
Bob Marley One Love Movie: A Community Townhall (Part 1)
Send us a Text Message.Our latest episode is a joint episode with Style & Vibes and Reels and Riddims with guests from the Breadfruit Media family. Including Chris Williams and Alexandria Miller as well as friends of the show, Indira, Mikey T and Jendai. We dissect the impact of this film's release on Valentine's Day. From the precise timing to the casting of Kingsley Ben Adir as Bob Marley and Lashana Lynch as Rita Marley, we unpack the layers of expectation, excitement, skepticism and  fervent conversations that surround this cinematic tribute to a legend.Feel the heat of the debate as we wade into the casting controversy that has everyone talking.  We navigate the choppy waters of social media opinions, the responsibility of filmmakers to their subjects, and how these decisions ripple through the film's authenticity and success. And we don't stop at the surface; we dig into the implications of these choices for unrecognized talents and the portrayal of cultural figures on the screen.Concluding this episode we invite listeners to listen to part 2 of this conversation on the   Reels & Riddims podcast. Resources mentioned:Documentary: Marley , Remastered: Who Shot the SheriffBook: No Woman, No Cry by Rita Marley and Hettie Jones Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
60:45 3/5/24
Circle Back: Andrew Clarke on Authentic Caribbean Cultural Representation
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I'm circling back to my very first guest on the podcast, Andrew Clarke of Braata Productions. In addition to catching up with Andrew since he last appeared on the show, we discuss:The importance of digital preservation in keeping our vibrant heritage alive. The representation hurdles confronting Jamaican and Caribbean talents in the mainstream media landscape. We look at the various challenges, from the industry's preference for diluted cultural portrayals to the structural barriers hindering access. Andrew and I share insights on the critical need for cultural insiders in influential roles, ensuring the integrity of Caribbean narratives.Join us for a heartfelt celebration of Caribbean heritage and the visionary strides of Andrew Clark and Brata Productions. Come along and follow Braata's journey from its Jamaican genesis to a broader Caribbean embrace, celebrating upcoming milestones and their foray into film, promising to infuse the Caribbean storytelling spirit into a wider audience sphere.Connect with Braata Productions - Website | YouTube | Instagram | FacebookDonate to Braata Productions Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
42:22 2/20/24
Reel Caribbean: Visions for The Caribbean Film & TV Industry
Send us a Text Message.From his humble beginnings in the pews of a church to the helm of Ikon Media, Horane Henry's story unfolds in our latest episode, painting a vivid picture of the Caribbean's potential in the media production landscape. As a Jamaican-born powerhouse in engineering and media production, Horane's curiosity fuels his creative drive, while also shedding light on the milestones achieved by his own production company.Navigating the world of filmmaking comes with its own set of trials and tribulations. Horane opens up about the real costs of content creation, from the financial hurdles to the quest for corporate support that often feels like searching for treasure in the deep blue sea. His personal tales of self-funding projects and the struggle for recognition in the industry provide an earnest perspective on the underestimated value of Caribbean storytellers. The candid conversation doesn't shy away from the stark realities behind the scenes, offering insights into the complexities that lie beneath the surface.As we wrap up, Horane peers into the crystal ball of the Jamaican film industry, contrasting its unique prospects and challenges with the likes of Nollywood's booming market. He doesn't just highlight the obstacles; he charts a course for how Jamaica could steer its film industry towards a flourishing future. This episode not only spotlights the creative avenues for supporting Ikon Media's endeavors but also serves as a beacon for anyone passionate about carving out a space for authentic Caribbean stories in the global narrative. So, anchor up and set sail with us on this eye-opening journey through the currents of Caribbean creativity and innovation.Connect with Ikon Media - Website | YouTube | Instagram  Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
48:24 2/6/24
Audience Sound Off: To Compete or Not Compete
Send us a Text Message.As a follow up to our previous episode, Reframing Competition and Collaborative Success - in this episode you'll hear from some members of the audience and their perspectives on competition. The episode unwraps the complex emotions that come with competing. You'll hear voices that consider competition an unnerving pressure, preferring to concentrate on their personal paths. On the flip side, you'll hear from individuals for whom competition serves as a powerful motivator, propelling them toward personal benchmarks and professional triumphs. .How do you feel about competing/competion? Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
22:40 1/23/24
Reframing Competition and Collaborative Success
Send us a Text Message.What if competition, typically viewed as a negative force, could be reframed as a catalyst for collaboration and growth? The friends - Chris and Mikelah are back and we're discussing how a healthy competitive spirit can be the key to fostering collective advancement and empowering one another.In our discussion, we try to define competition and explore whether competition is considered "bad mind" and jealously. We champion the idea of appreciating collaboration, working together, and celebrating collective success rather than fostering an unproductive "me versus you" mindset. We delve into our personal journeys, sharing how we overcame the challenges of negative collaborations and learned to trust our instincts. We invite you to join us as we explore these dynamics, emphasizing the necessity of a collaborative mindset and shedding light on how to thrive amidst competition. Stay connected with us on social media for more enriching discussions - we promise this is one conversation you won't want to miss!Connect with Chris & Mikelah on Instagram Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
56:48 1/9/24
'Black Cake': Caribbean American Perspectives on the Hulu Series
Send us a Text Message.Attention, I've interrupted our 2 month holiday break to bring you this bonus episode.  In this episode I get different views on the Hulu series, Black Cake. This discussion emphasizes the importance of accurate cultural representation in media, the need for diverse narratives, and the impact of these factors on viewers' understanding and appreciation of different cultures. We also discuss the lack of marketing to the Caribbean American audience and more. Take a listen. Did you watch the series, share your thoughts. Connect with our guests:Georgie - LinkedInAlexandria - Instagram Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
37:59 12/19/23
2023: A Season of Knowledge, Laughter, and Reflections Wrapped Up
Send us a Text Message.As we wrap up a stellar season of enlightening and engaging conversations on Carry On Friends, it's time to slow down, take a moment to breathe, and reflect on the wonderful journey we've been on together. From life-transforming discussions with Ingrid Murray to humorous banter with White Yardie, and finance-centric wisdom from Keisha Bailey, we've covered a lot of ground this year. Not forgetting the insightful chat with Kemoy (Part 1 and Part 2), this year has been a rollercoaster of knowledge, laughter, and reflection. Now, it's time for a brief respite as I take a much-needed break to recharge and rejuvenate. But fret not, while I'm away, seize this chance to catch up on any episodes you might have missed or revisit your favorites. Also, I'd love to know your thoughts on this season, so do share your feedback in our survey. Your inputs will shape the future of our podcast. I'll still be around on social media, promoting past episodes and interacting with you all. Here’s to an amazing 2023 season, and can't wait to connect with you soon in the new year!Please complete the  2023 Audience Survey Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
10:51 10/31/23
Circle Back: Kamilah Campbell on Crafting Success in the Jewelry Business
Send us a Text Message.Introducing a new series within Carry On Friends call "Circle Back" where I catch up with past guests and check in on what they've been up to since they last appeared on the podcast. In this episode, I catch up with Kamilah Campbell, jewelry designer and founder of The Pink Locket. Kamilah first appeared on the podcast November 2015. Now with 15 years of business ownership experience under her belt she imparts invaluable insights on pivoting swiftly, understanding customer interests, and acknowledging what you don't know.Join us as Kamilah opens her treasure chest of business experiences, revealing her proudest moments and her journey to achieving longevity in a highly competitive industry. Glean wisdom from her past as she recounts the lessons learned the hard way, including the critical importance of building business credit early on. With a shift in focus, she also discusses the tricky balance of having inventory versus made-to-order pieces and the necessity of eliminating products that don't resonate with your audience.As we move on from business to more personal growth topics, Camilla reminds us about the underrated yet significant aspect of self-love. She warns us about the pitfalls of comparison, especially in the age of Instagram, and how it can negatively impact our lives. Connect with Kamilah & The Pink Locket - Instagram @thepinklocket or www.thepinklocket.com.  Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
32:12 10/24/23
Decoding Jamaica's Real Estate Boom with Ruth Lacey from Proven Properties
Send us a Text Message.Jamaica's real estate scene is booming. In this episode, my guest, Ruth Lacey from Proven Properties guides us through the intriguing and thriving property market of Jamaica. The allure of owning a piece of this tropical paradise is drawing not only Jamaicans living abroad but also international investors.Also discussed in this episode:Sustainable development and environmental friendly measures because it's important that we preserve Jamaica's beauty. Affordable Housing for local JamaicansTechnology's role in the buying and building processIn conclusion, this episode serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding the Jamaican property market. Whether you're a potential investor or simply interested in the dynamics of the real estate industry, the insights provided by Ruth from Proven Properties will undoubtedly prove valuable. So, whether you're looking to own a piece of The Rock or just interested in the intricacies of the real estate market, this episode is a treasure trove of knowledge. Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
38:40 10/10/23
Bridging Cultures: Adventures in Global Living
Send us a Text Message.Join us for an insightful tour around the world with Marcus Haynes, a Brooklyn-based entrepreneur with an intriguing Caribbean-African-American heritage. Picture this - you're a kid from New York, raised in Africa, and you find yourself bewildered in an American college, surrounded by an alcohol-heavy culture, a stark contradiction to the values instilled in you by your Pan-Africanist parents. That's Marcus's story, and he's here to share his unique perspective on cultural identity, global experiences, and life's unexpected twists and turns.Ever wondered what it's like to live in a remote African village? Marcus vividly transports us to a humble community outside Kasumu, Kenya, where language barriers, cold showers, and constrained resources are part of everyday life. This journey doesn't stop there; we follow him to South Africa, where he navigates the contrasting lifestyles of Soweto and Johannesburg amidst socio-political change. And if you think that's fascinating, wait until you hear about his unexpected encounter with Nelson Mandela and the subsequent culture shock of returning to college life in the US!As our conversation with Marcus progresses, we address more than just global travel and cultural experiences. We delve into his entrepreneurial journey and his work as an HR Consultant. Marcus uses his multicultural background to offer valuable insights into the growing emphasis on DEI, diversity, equity, and inclusion in companies. But it's not all serious. So, grab your headphones and prepare to step into Marcus's world – a blend of cultural exploration, personal growth, and plenty of humor that you won't want to miss.Connect with Marcus - Website | LinkedIn Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
46:08 9/26/23
Discovering the Caribbean Paleo Lifestyle: A Journey toward Healthier Eating
Send us a Text Message.What happens when a Guyanese-American food blogger discovers her gluten sensitivity? How does this revelation transform her understanding of Caribbean cuisine and her own dietary habits? This episode's guest, Althea Brown, shares her riveting journey from discomfort and confusion to awareness and adaptation. Althea opens up about the nuances of the Paleo diet, how it echoes the principles of Caribbean culinary traditions, and the fascinating way she remixes classic Guyanese recipes to suit her new lifestyle.Have you ever wondered about your gut health? In this enlightening conversation, Althea and I explore how the evolution of our diets can dramatically impact our wellbeing. Althea's personal story of research and discovery in the face of troubling food allergies is a compelling study in self-awareness, dietary habits, and health. We also navigate the labyrinth of diet culture, shedding light on the need for balance and understanding in our approach to food, especially when our loved ones may not share our dietary choices. Food enthusiasts, make sure you stick around for this. Get a sneak peek into Alvia's book, Caribbean Paleo, as she spills some delicious Paleo-friendly recipes. Althea  highlights how crucial it is to listen to our bodies and realize the effects of different foods on our health. We discuss her struggle with gluten intolerance and her journey to discover scrumptious Paleo-friendly alternatives. This episode isn't just about food; it's about understanding our bodies, our cultures, and the beautiful interplay between the two. We promise it's going to be a feast of knowledge and insight!Connect with Althea - Website | Instagram Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
42:53 9/12/23
Carving a PR Empire with Marsha Archer
Send us a Text Message.This episode's guest, British-Jamaican-American Marsha Archer, takes us through her compelling journey and dives into the fascinating world of public relations. Public relations is more than just a job for Marsha; it's an art form. We delve into the nuances of crafting a compelling story in PR, and Marsha shares how she ensures her clients stand out, reflecting their brand tone and unique voice. We get a glimpse into the exciting clients on the, M Squared PR agency roster.  Plus, Marsha opens up about her road to a better work-life balance - how she started her own business and the trade-offs she had to make.As we round up our conversation with Marsha, she offers invaluable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. From taking a leap of faith to start her business, how relationships have been the bedrock of her success, to admitting her weaknesses and learning to delegate effectively. Marsha's story is packed with practical nuggets of wisdom. So, don't miss this episode full of rich insights, powerful lessons, and an unforgettable success story.Connect with M Squared PR - Website | Instagram Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
36:59 8/29/23
Exploring Martinican Culture & Identity Through Animation with Alan Bidard
Send us a Text Message.Ever wondered about the nuances of Caribbean animation and the storytelling it encapsulates? Come aboard as we journey through the world of Alain (Alan), a trailblazing Martinican animator and producer who has successfully woven the rich cultural tapestry of Martinique through his enchanting animations. We explore Alan's lived experiences; from growing up in the 80s, grappling with colonial implications, to his personal triumph over stuttering - cultivating this challenge into a narrative powerhouse which propelled his foray into creative writing and illustrations. We also touch upon the changing societal perspectives on cultural identity and the profound influence of technology in fueling his dreams.As the conversation unfolds, Alan offers a riveting account of the hurdles and victories of creating animation films in Martinique. His animations, deeply rooted in the exploration of Martinican/French identity.  A captivating amalgamation of culture, creativity, and compelling storytelling awaits you. So tune in and immerse yourself in this captivating voyage of animation and cultural identity. Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
33:14 8/15/23
Cultural Reflections and Comedy Insights with White Yardie
Send us a Text Message.The hilarious White Yardie takes center stage in our chat, sharing the canvas of his life colored by his unique upbringing in the Jamaican countryside of St Elizabeth and his odyssey to England. Our conversation branches out to the vibrant yet challenging arena of Caribbean comedy. He provides a candid insider's view of the hurdles Caribbean comedians encounter, while championing the slogan - collaboration over competition. The discussion evolves to encompass White Yardie's tours, lifting the veil on the trials tied to securing performance venues and the overwhelming wave of support he's netted from fans worldwide.We wrap up by emphasizing how the power of online content and social media is a potent tool for preserving Caribbean culture and inspiring others. Illuminating the importance of staying true to one's culture and relentlessly pushing forward in the face of adversity. From exploring identity representation to discussing opportunities in entertainment and unity, this episode with White Yardie is a veritable treasure trove of insights. Don't miss the chance to ride this exhilarating wave of laughter, culture, and inspiration. Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
51:35 8/1/23
Savoring Caribbean Flavors with Wesly-Jean Simon of Zanmi
Send us a Text Message.Growing up in a Caribbean family inspired Wesly-Jean Simon Wesley to open a restaurant celebrating his rich heritage. Join us for a mouthwatering conversation with this Haitian Caribbean American entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York, as we explore the delicious world of Caribbean culinary art and culture. We'll also discuss how Wesly's restaurant and brewery, Zanmi, serves up authentic Caribbean dishes.You may not know that the Caribbean has given us hot chocolate and the origins of rum! In this episode, we'll dive into the incredible contributions of Caribbean culture. As we chat with Wesley, we'll learn about the challenges he faces in running multiple restaurants in an expensive city like New York and his ambitious plans to showcase Caribbean food on TV shows, news outlets, and podcasts.Finally, we'll discuss the importance of apprenticeships and the need for speed and agility to truly be a chef. Wesly's story is a testament to his determination and passion for preserving and sharing the authenticity of Caribbean culture with the world. So, prepare your taste buds for a tantalizing journey into the flavors and stories of Caribbean cuisine and culture. Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
39:51 7/18/23
Mid-Year Check-in: Reflections & Looking Ahead
Send us a Text Message.As we hit the mid-year mark, let's take a moment to reflect on the journey of Carry On Friends thus far. Beginning with the listener takeover series with Kemoy, navigating through Ingrid's business lessons, Keisha's financial wisdom, and Anthony's intriguing tour tales, we've journeyed far and wide. But we're not stopping here - with the debut of our episodes on YouTube, we're ready to scale new heights!The heart of Carry On Friends is its community - a group that believes in sharing experiences and extending support. We've weathered challenges together, learned from each other, and kept pushing forward. To all our listeners, your unwavering support is the fuel to our fire! As we gear up for more engaging conversations and celebrate a decade of Carry On Friends, we leave you with a message of hope and resilience. So come, join us, and let's continue this journey together!– “Walk good”.  Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
11:53 7/4/23
Navigating the Workplace with Melecia Munroe
Send us a Text Message.Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to switch up your accent to fit in with the cultural dynamics of two different Caribbean countries? Today, we have the pleasure of chatting with Melecia Munroe, who was born in Belize and whose mother is from Jamaica, as she shares her unique experiences growing up between these two Caribbean cultures. Navigating the workplace as a woman of color can be challenging, and Melecia shares her journey of maintaining her identity while tackling issues such as colorism and representation. Through her experiences, we discuss the importance of showcasing diversity in positions of power and how her appearance played a role in some of her opportunities. Melissia recounts a moment when a colleague's comment on her hair made her realize the need to address these issues head-on.But how do we ensure that all voices are heard in the workplace, regardless of titles or positions? Melecia emphasizes the value of open dialogue and cultivating an environment of genuineness and authenticity. We also touch on the benefits of remote work, the rise of side hustles, and share practical tips to help you align yourself with your desired industry. Connect with Melecia - Facebook Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
40:39 6/20/23
Discover the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation
Send us a Text Message.Discover the work of the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation as we chat with its founder and chairman, Michael Thomas. Learn how the organization is making a difference in disaster relief, senior veteran services, and youth arts educational programming. As well as  their ambitious goal to expand nationally.Join us as we delve deeper into the importance of cultural education and embracing the nuances that lead to better understanding. We discuss the Foundation's efforts to connect with African-American and Hispanic communities and their unique partnership with Four Seasons that celebrates diverse culture and people. We also examine the challenges of being a black-led organization and the need to stand up for our right to be heard. Finally, we touch on the rich history of Jamaica and its connection to the civil rights movement, and why preserving and celebrating Caribbean culture is so vital. Tune in for an enlightening conversation with Michael Thomas.Connect with Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation - Website Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
33:11 6/6/23
Navigating Financial Challenges and Safeguarding Your Wealth with Keisha Bailey
Send us a Text Message.Are you prepared for potential financial hardships? This week, we had an enlightening conversation with Keisha Bailey of Profit Jumpstarter. Keisha is also known as Keisha the teacher, an investment guru passionate about helping people build wealth and create a legacy for themselves and their families. As we discussed the global financial marketplace and the unexpected challenges, Keisha shared her strategies for navigating inflation, looming layoffs, and the importance of having an emergency fund that covers three to six months of expenses. You won't want to miss her tips on becoming creative with your savings plans!But it's not just about saving money; it's also crucial to protect your wealth. In this episode, we explore the importance of monitoring your financial transactions and being aware of potential scams. Keisha shares her personal experience with a suspicious transaction and how staying on top of her financial activity saved her from falling victim to fraud. We also discuss the importance of doing your homework on the institutions you do business with and respecting the wealth you've worked so hard to build. For those already in hard times, check out Keisha’s Side Hustle Guide as a good start. Lastly, Keisha emphasizes the significance of teaching financial literacy to children from an early age, setting them up for a future of financial stability. Join us as we learn from Keisha's wisdom on wealth-building and safeguarding our financial well-being. Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
35:27 5/23/23
Leveraging Your Talent, Passion, Culture or Entrepreneurial Experiences at Work.
Send us a Text Message.I’m excited to welcome the multi-talented Anthony Cole on the podcast this week. Anthony hails from Trinidad and Tobago and leads the Critical People Programs for Amazon Music while pursuing a music career.Anthony shares how he got started with music and how his music career evolved over the years. He talks about opportunities such as creating a music video and song for Amazon's Bar Riser Program, and the launch of his EP called Good Vibes only.Through this conversation we get a glimpse at what it’s like to work at a company like Amazon. For several years, Anthony has been part of the leadership of their Black Employee Network. He explains how they focus on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. He also gives us a look at some of Amazon’s programs to help black owned businesses, including their Black Business Accelerator.We also discussed the importance of leaning in and being part of the work culture. In today's competitive job market, standing out among the crowd can be a challenge. However, by leveraging your talents, passions, and entrepreneurial experiences, you can create a personal brand that represents your unique strengths and abilities. Connect with Antony Cole: LinkedIn | Instagram | YouTube Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
38:20 5/9/23
Dementia Advocacy with Rianna Patterson
Send us a Text Message.I am excited to welcome Dominican-born Rianna Patterson. Rianna is a multi-award winning TEDx speaker and the Founder of the Dominica Dementia Foundation. In this episode we learn about dementia, Rianna’s journey, and about the island of Dominica. Rianna founded Dominica Dementia Foundation at age 18 in memory of her grandfather who passed away from dementia. This organization is a youth-led dementia charity that raises awareness of dementia, provides emotional support to the families and caretakers, as well as facilitates research towards dementia. Connect with Rianna - Website | LinkedIn | Instagram Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
28:30 4/25/23
My People Tell Stories with Danielle Brown
Send us a Text Message.Danielle Brown, PhD, is a Brooklyn-native with Trinidad & Tobago roots. In this episode we go deep into all things music, history and culture. She discusses the importance of telling our own stories. She is trained in ethnomusicology which is the study of music in culture, and the study of music as culture. She also runs her business, My People Tell Stories, which is based on the idea that people of color should always be telling and interpreting their own stories.In this episode we both share our passion for music and how our early experiences shaped this love. As women, we discuss the lack of representation in the music industry and I talk about how this hindered me from pursuing a career in music.Danielle’s book is called East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home. In it she talks about her experiences growing up in a Caribbean enclave, and how music was used to teach her about her history and culture. She also touches on different topics and aspects of history, like colonialism, imperialism, racism and sexism in the book.Connect with Danielle Brown - Website & Book  Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
40:39 4/11/23
Career, Mentorship & Networking with Shermira & Karmel
Send us a Text Message.On this week’s episode of Carry On Friends, I’m excited to welcome our first mother-daughter duo as guests. Shermira and Karmel both have a melting pot of Caribbean heritage, and we have an interesting conversation about the skills needed to navigate the workplace, how to prepare for new jobs, and networking.We not only learn about mentorship, but also why transitioning to sponsorship is powerful for your career. They share tips on how to prepare to enter new careers or jobs, and how to network with more ease and less anxiety. Connect with:Karmel Alexander- LinkedInShermira Busby Forrester - LinkedIn Caribbean Legal Solutions is the easiest way to find an attorney in the Caribbean. Visit their website at caribbeanlegalsolutions.com Disclaimer: This podcast ad contains general information about Caribbean Legal Solutions and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice specific to your situation.Support the Show.Connect with @carryonfriends - Instagram | Facebook | YouTube A Breadfruit Media Production
55:10 3/28/23

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