Discussing current events, mental health, & how it relates to YFO
You & Five-O's podcast is hosted by BJ Council (Owner/Founder of You & Five-O), Harmony Chavis, and Drew Council. With this podcast, we aim to discuss current events surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, community policing, and mental health, while continuing to connect back to You & Five-O's mission to educate people on how to have safe and lawful interactions with law enforcement.
We are grateful to have guests join us on our show, including retired police officers, mental health practitioners, and more!
meet the hosts
BJ is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and retired as Deputy Police Chief of Durham, N.C. Throughout her 30-year career, she addressed community issues by implementing solutions in collaboration with those directly impacted. She believes communication and understanding are imperative when building trust within the community, which led to the birth of You & Five-O in 2015.
Harmony is a 20-something motivated by radical kindness and love and committed to figuring life out one day at a time. She has her Masters in Entrepreneurship, and a Bachelors in Social Work. Harmony is a journalist for Durham Rev-elution, a new online, multimedia Black-focused, Durham based newspaper. She has spent her adulthood working and volunteering in community spaces to ensure everyone is able to access equitable resources. In her spare time, you can find her lounging outside, planning an adventure abroad, finding the best desserts around, or spending time with her beloved animals, Waffles and Molly. Harmony hopes to continue to promote the voices of black folks, in particular young black women and non-binary folx.
Drew is a media professional, allowing creativity to be the driving factor of his everyday life. He is a graduate of UNC Greensboro, where he became active in mental health advocacy, and matters surrounding social justice. He believes in the value of creating space and building community for others to speak up about important topics. Drew is very passionate about the amplification of Brown and Black voices, within spaces where they are not usually heard. He spends his free time writing, laughing until it hurts, and maintaining his life-long journey of sustaining holistic balance.
Our Podcast is produced by Chris Downey of Downey Digital