Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast

Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast

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.


January 31, 2023 41 min

This week’s episode is an information-packed one with Renee Kendall. Renee is an attorney with Trinidadian roots, and she provides practical advice on how to get our affairs in order through wills, advanced directives and similar legal support.

First, Renee tells us what it was like to spend her formative years in Trinidad, then move to America. She talks about having to navigate the nuances of living in America, while being taught ...

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Welcome to part 2 of our 2 part listener take over series with Kemoy Kayan, one of our most engaged and active listeners of the Carry On Friends podcast. To mark an incredible milestone 10 year anniversary for Carry On Friends - the website, I wanted to do something special. So I invited Kemoy to join me in the host's chair and interview me on the show. It was truly memorable experience to have Kemoy ask me questions about the ...

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January 3, 2023 52 min

In this episode, I have an exciting guest host: Kemoy Kayan! She has been an engaged and active listener since she discovered the podcast. So to mark this special milestone year for Carry On Friends, I had the pleasure of inviting her to switch places with me and interview me.

This is part 1 of a two part series, and I can’t wait to hear what questions she has for me. Tune in for a fun episode where I get to be on the other side of...

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December 20, 2022 5 min

As we close the curtains on 2022, celebrate the holidays with our nearest and dearest - or remember those who are no longer here, I want to thank you the Carry On Friends Community of Friends.  Thank you for listening and engaging with me, your support means so much!

While reflecting on everything that's happened in 2022 thus far, which particular episode stands out most for? What topics should take center stage next season? And...

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Eldonie Mason is an Antiguan-born, lawyer, entrepreneur and award-winning author. In this episode Eldonie & I talk about her first book, The Adventures of Princess Anyah of Antibarba: The Fishing Expedition, and how it embraces Caribbean heritage and features a black princess. 

In addition to discussing diversity and the need for more Caribbean representation in content and entertainment. Eldonie also gives insights into her car...

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In this episode I chat with Grenadian-American, George McCalman, about immigration experiences, racial issues in America and the Caribbean, as well as his new book - Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Andrew Joseph joins me in this episode to talk about his work in developing the film and television industry throughout the Caribbean and its diaspora. Andrew is a documentary filmmaker, writer, business developer and business analyst.

We discuss:

  • The international demand for Caribbean content.
  • Profitability of Caribbean content and Andrew encourages fellow content creators not to wait on funding, but to first in...
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    In this episode I had an exciting conversation with Johanne Brierre. Johanne, of Haitian descent, is a connector and community builder for small business operations. 

    Johanne’s passion for community building has led to her success in various projects in the Brooklyn area. Her work has contributed to Brooklyn Commons scaling to the coworking space it is today, and its expansion to a new location. She believes that as a Caribbean comm...

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    October 10, 2022 21 min

    Dave Bent, founder of Jamaican Fair Trade was born and raised in Milwaukee to Jamaican parents. In this episode, Dave shares how his cultural background has influenced his entrepreneurship venture. 

    For a long time, Dave had a desire to do something that represented Jamaican culture and bring it to America.  It was a trip to rural Jamaica where his mother grew up that inspired him to bring his dream to reality. He created Jamaica Fa...

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    September 26, 2022 9 min

    Hey Community of Friends! In this episode, I share feedback some of you have given me on recent episodes. Second, I am excited to announce the launch of Voice Notes Stories, a new podcast series. Finally, but definitely not least, Carry On Friends and Breadfruit Media recently launched an online fundraiser on  I ask that you support, by donating any amount. Every bit helps, and we are grateful for your support. Than...

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    Kadion Preston is the Jamaican born founder of Caribshopper, an online marketplace for authentic Caribbean-made goods. The mission of Caribshopper is to help manufacturers in the Caribbean scale internationally.

    In this episode:

  • Kadion talks about his entrepreneurial pursuits in high school and how his mother's sales approach helped him to be fearless, which opened the door for many opportunities for him. Including shadowing the...
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    Nelli Patrick, Grenada native, professional makeup artist and beauty expert has overcome considerable odds to build a successful career. As an undocumented immigrant, she has faced more than her fair share of obstacles. But she has never let that stand in her way. Instead, she has used her trials as motivation to pursue her dreams. That's why she shares her story and offers advice to those who are "playing it small." Sh...

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    In this episode, I chat with my her long-time friend, Raxann Chin. Raxann hails from Montego Bay, Jamaica and is a fashion designer, costume designer and stylist. We talk about Raxann's professional journey and how to face tough decisions.

    Her journey has not been a straight or easy one. Raxann shares with us how she wrestled with tough decisions and career changes throughout the years. After 20 years of working on Wall Street,...

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    August 1, 2022 51 min

    In the bonus episode, of Carry On Friends we’re doing an episode swap with Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History & Culture featuring the episode "Calypso The Original Caribbean Music".

    Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History is a Breadfruit Media Produced Podcast hosted by Alexandria Miller.  This episode features Trinidadian Dr. Meagan A. Sylvester who discusses Calypso's evolving history, impact, and r...

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    This interview is the perfect capstone to the Flatbush Business Expo Interview Series.  The guest for this episode is Dr. Irish-Bramble. He is an Associate Professor at Medgar Evers College, as well as Executive Director of the Caribbean Research Center.

    The Caribbean Research Center provides a variety of services including research on topics related to the Caribbean immigrant experience in New York, book and journal publishing, yo...

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    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 to ...

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    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 c...

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    June 6, 2022 7 min

    In this episode, Kerry-Ann talks about a step challenge, healthy habits, summer rest and of course Caribbean American Heritage Month.

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    May 23, 2022 35 min

    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 train...

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    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 th...

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