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Unapologetically Caribbean, Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast is where you'll find fresh, funny, inspiring stories and perspectives on Caribbean culture, Caribbean heritage, career, entrepreneurship and everyday life that make up the Caribbean American experience. Carry On Friends is hosted by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown.

Unapologetically Caribbean, Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast is where you'll find fresh, funny, inspiring stories and perspectives on Caribbean culture, Caribbean heritage, career, entrepreneurship and everyday life that make up the Caribbean American experience. Carry On Friends is hosted by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Unapologetically Caribbean, Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast is where you'll find fresh, funny, inspiring stories and perspectives on Caribbean culture, Caribbean heritage, career, entrepreneurship and everyday life that make up the Caribbean American experience. Carry On Friends is hosted by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown.

Language:

English


Episodes

Meet Shaka & Chris - Flatbush Business Expo Series

7/5/2022
This is part 2 of the Flatbush Business Expo Series. This episode features two entrepreneurs at the Flatbush Business Expo. Shaka McLennon of McLennon Business Management who talks about nonprofit and business grants and business loans. Then Chris of Alphassage, a new luxury massage therapy and wellness brand. Chris shares her journey, the importance of massage therapy and business advice with listeners. Visit carryonfriends.com to read more. Make Connections with: McLennon Business...

Duration:00:26:17

Meet Keadian - Flatbush Biz Expo Series

6/21/2022
Today’s episode of Carry On Friends kicks off a series of chats I had with entrepreneurs at the Flatbush Business Expo. Joining us on this episode is Jamaican-born Keadian Russ, the owner of Klean n’ Jiffy. Her company was established in 2018 and they offer commercial and residential cleaning, as well as, a cleaning product line named K-Sol. Keadian tells us how the pandemic brought forth the idea that allowed her to bottle her own chemical-free, non-toxic cleaning products. This new...

Duration:00:18:37

June Light

6/7/2022
In this episode, Kerry-Ann talks about a step challenge, healthy habits, summer rest and of course Caribbean American Heritage Month. Call To Action anonymous survey Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Support the show

Duration:00:07:39

Our Healing isn't a Luxury

5/24/2022
In the bonus episode, of Carry On Friends we’re doing an episode swap with Bridge to U featuring the episode "Healing is Not a Luxury". Bridge to U is a Breadfruit Media Produced Podcast hosted by Monique Russell. This episode features Barbadian Dr. Charmain Jackman who discusses the idea that healing is not a luxury. Dr. Jackman is an award winning psychologist who has trained at two of the top Harvard Medical School training hospitals in the US. She has over 2 decades of mental health...

Duration:00:35:08

We Got Next: The First English Caribbean Animated Feature

5/10/2022
In this episode I chat with writer, director, and producer, Kafi Kareem is leading the way in creating Caribbean family-friendly content. She is currently working on the first feature animated film from the English-speaking Caribbean, The Caddy Club. This film is an important project not just for Trinidad, but also for the Caribbean as a whole and the diaspora. In this episode, Kafi joins me along with Selena St. Vincent, one of the cast members of the upcoming film. Together, we discuss the...

Duration:00:24:17

Immigrant with a Dream: Success Against All Odds

4/26/2022
In this week’s episode, Kerry-Ann chats with Dr. Donna Barrett about her immigration journey to America, the sacrifices she made, and how she has overcome adversity throughout her life. Dr. Donna talks about her faith, education and business and gives tangible advice on how we too can move past challenges we face and achieve success. List of resources mentioned in the episode: Books: Believe: A Tenacious Journey of Achieving A Life of Purpose!Devotionals From Women To Women: To...

Duration:00:43:47

Leading with Culture - The Prelude

4/12/2022
For years the Carry On Friends Podcast is where we discuss the duality of the Caribbean Americans experience. This episode is a prelude to a longer discussion to explore leading with culture/cultural identity. Specifically in the area of business. Call to Action feedbackleading with culture Donate Today to Support Carry On Friends Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Support the show (http://glow.fm/carryonfriends)

Duration:00:10:01

Deh Abroad: A Conduit for the Caribbean Diaspora

3/29/2022
In this episode I chat with Dominic Christopher, the co-founder of Deh Abroad - an organization that provides resources and disseminates vital information to the community to propel growth and productivity. Listen to this episode and learn more about how this organization is helping our community. Links mentioned in episode: Subscribe to the newsletterDonate Today to Support Carry On Friends Connect with Dominic Christopher & Deh Abroad - Facebook | Instagram | Website Connect with...

Duration:00:31:57

Life Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

3/15/2022
Life can be a bumpy ride, but that doesn't mean you have to do it alone. In this episode, Kerry-Ann and Chris check in with the audience about what's been going on their lives - including some surprising changes made by these life events! They talk about how these events have impacted them as well as what resources or methods they use for coping. They also share advice for those who are struggling or know someone else dealing through tough times. Life may seem chaotic sometimes—but there’s...

Duration:00:44:32

Let's Talk, Digital Money, Crypto & NFTs

3/1/2022
It seems like everyone is talking about it. You know cryptocurrency, bitcoin, NFTs, digital money. But what are they? What do we need to know? In this episode, Dalan Vanterpool chats with Kerry-Ann to discuss the basics. Take a listen. Donate Today to Support Carry On Friends Connect with Dalan - Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Support the show

Duration:00:49:59

Building Connections & Leveraging Your Peer Network

2/15/2022
Insufficient networking and opportunities to create worthwhile and meaningful connections has been a big challenge for Caribbean Americans and people of color generally. Now in COVID world with more remote work roles, it's even more important to build our networks. In this episode, Kerry-Ann shares one of her experiences that lead her to re-evaluate and loosen the cultural trope of being heads down at work. Donate Today to Support Carry On Friends Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter |...

Duration:00:25:33

Exploring Caribbean Citizenship & Moving to the Caribbean

2/1/2022
In this week’s episode, Kerry-Ann talks with Ursula Barzey of Montserrat heritage on Caribbean citizenship and moving back to the Caribbean. Ursula explains how Caribbean citizenship by investment programs work, and gives key advice on how to move to the Caribbean successfully. Through this discussion, listeners are encouraged to consider obtaining a Caribbean passport for its current and future value. Donate Today to Support Carry On Friends Connect with guest: Connect with Ursula:...

Duration:00:39:20

Growing Your Career with the Happy Career Formula

1/18/2022
In this week’s episode, Kerry-Ann chats about the Happy Career Formula with Jette Stubbs, a career and business coach. Jette tells her story of unemployment and the journey to career success. She debunks common success myths and teaches proactive approaches to building a career and creating the life you enjoy. Grab the Carry On Friends Ideal Job Worksheet Connect with guest: Connect with Jette: Instagram | Website Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter | Instagram | Facebook A...

Duration:00:42:48

New Year Perspectives

1/4/2022
Are you excited about the New Year or are you apprehensive? In this episode, Kerry-Ann and Chris kick off the 2022 season with their feelings about what the New Year brings and how their experiences in 2021 has shaped their initial views of the new year. At the end of the episode, one will have a transformation and we hope you'll have one too. Donate Today to Support Carry On Friends Connect with Chris Williams - Twitter | Instagram | Whereitzat Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter |...

Duration:00:30:41

Caribbean Christmas Traditions

12/21/2021
It's the holidays and every year the nostalgia of the Christmas past brings many long strolls down memory lane. Especially as we enjoy the Caribbean traditions that can be done in the US, mostly in the form of food. In this bonus episode, I’m doing an episode swap where I’ve selected an episode from one of the shows that I produce, in this case Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History & Culture for you to listen to. This episode is about Caribbean Christmas Traditions throughout the...

Duration:00:07:35

COF 2021 Season Wrap Up

12/7/2021
It's the end of the year already! Thank you for listening and supporting Carry On Friends in 2021. And I look forward to your continued support in 2022. Here's a quick message to say THANK YOU as well as the episodes that were the fan favorites for 2021. Did I miss your favorite? Didn't get a chance to provide your feedback? Here's a quick way to let your voice be heard. Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter | Instagram | Facebook A Breadfruit Media Production Support the show

Duration:00:03:45

Small Axe(s)

11/23/2021
In the bonus episode, of Carry On Friends we’re doing an episode swap with Style & Vibes featuring the Small Axe episode. Small Axe is a British anthology film series, created and directed by Steve McQueen. The anthology consists of five films that tell distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s. Mikelah of Style & Vibes and Rachel Osbourne of Julie Mango TV to discuss the anthology series’ as it directly relates to the Caribbean and its...

Duration:00:52:59

The Results Are In!

11/9/2021
Have you ever wondered what our listeners think about the show? We’re excited to share with you some of the results from our May audience survey and focus group. The results have influence recent episodes topics (Dual Citizenship) and future topics. Listen as we go over some of the results and share with you. Listen to Kerry-Ann and Chris discuss how they will use this information to make the Carry On Friends Podcast even better. Didn't get a chance to provide your feedback? Here's a...

Duration:00:35:16

Exploring Dual Citizenship

10/26/2021
One of the topics that came out of the Carry On Friends audience focus group was connecting with roots. I will talk more about the survey and focus group results in an upcoming episode. But this week Ashley from the AshFiMon & Keisha, host of The Oh Hell No Podcast join me on the podcast to discuss Dual Citizenship. We touched on what inspired them both to consider it and how much it means to them. We also discussed dual citizenship as a consideration for small children. Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:31:40

Researching Caribbean Family History

10/12/2021
Have you been ever curious about your Caribbean Family History? Perhaps you'd want to do research about your family tree but not sure where to start. Listen to this episode where I share how I began doing research in the Caribbean, (Jamaica specifically) about my family history. Visit the blog for more details about where to begin etc. Connect with @carryonfriends - Twitter | Instagram | Facebook A Breadfruit Media Production Support the show

Duration:00:24:32