November 16, 2021

Episode 21: Subsume Media

Dedren Snead is the creator/ writer of the Glyph Comics Award-nominated comic book series, Sorghum and Spear, and creator-writer of the upcoming Turnkey comic book series. He is a writer, content creator, and being both a Futurist and Retroist, his mind wanders throughout the space-time continuum, with at 10 year +/- around 1993 as the focal point of his many fandoms. He is the co-host of the New Wakanda podcast and head writer at RAZRWING, Inc.

 

In this episode, Dedren joins us to talk about Sorgum and Spear, a project he created with the great Nichelle Nichols, the actress best known for her role on Star Trek: The Original Series. Within the pages of this fantasy epic, we find an African saga about young girls called to serve their people in a time of war during their ages of innocence. For a young farm girl named NAMAZZI who dreams of escaping the sleepy farm village of her birth, her life would be forever changed the day that monsters came there to find her.

Dedren shares his knowledge of the Dahomey Amazon women of West Africa who influenced  this series and how the women in his own life inspired his storytelling. 

You can find more about Dedren at:

http://www.subsumelife.com

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Glenn Lawrence was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised all over the US. He brings a unique perspective to comedy. His quick witted style quirky point of view has allowed to grace stages all over the country from California to D.C. in addition to being a seasoned performer Glenn also produces both content via his LevelUp Comedy YouTube channel and various podcasts in the DC area including My Fantasy Wife with Comedienne Blair Postman. Glenn has performed all over the country including The Sundance Film Festival 2019 and hosted and featured with comedians like Tony Rock, Paris Sashay, Rob Maher, Rahmein Mostafavi and Franqi French.

You can find more about Glenn at:

http://www.instagram.com/glennlawrencecomedy,

http://www.instagram.com/levelupcomedy

http://www.levelupcomedy.com 

http://www.youtube.com/LevelUpComedyDC

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Alan Z is a triple threat within the entertainment industry who carved his own lane as a versatile artist that raps and sings to bridge the gap between hip-hop and R&B but also bring more diversity with the music and acting industry. With his music, Alan Z intricately weaves pop, R&B, and hip-hop aggression into a tapestry that defines stereotypes and labels. Alan Z is planning to continue his platform to bring attention to social issues, bring diversity to the entertainment industry, and support other upcoming Asian and Pacific Islander artists. Alanʻs music has also been featured on the Netflix series, Wu Assassins.

Alan recently released his hit album Face Value in collaboration with Jason Chu featuring other Asian artists such as Dante Basco, Chow Mane, and Neela. Alan also wrote and produced an exclusive song for us here at the Moana Nui Podcast that highlights the untold stories of Hawaiiʻs long-standing history. 

 

You can find more about Alan at:

http://www.alanzmusic.com/

http://www.instagram.com/alanzmusic

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUZULtrIfCQqxFehxcK63w

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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David Crownson is the CEO and Founder of Kingwood Comics. Born and raised in the exotic town of Frenchtown, New Jersey with Ghanaian roots, David Crownson is the Creator / Writer of Harriet Tubman : Demon Slayer. He is also an actor & filmmaker developing the upcoming web series Black Irish for YouTube Red.

In this episode, Moana and Dana chat with David about how the books he read as a kid shaped his worldview and inspired his desire to tell stories of his own. He talked about the good ʻol days where kids often read books and spent lots of time in the library while waiting for their parents to get off work.

David also shares his travel tips about his ancestral home, Ghana, and sheds light on the stark differences he experienced in Accra to include better food quality. By connecting to his Ghanaian roots, Davidʻs discovered how he and Harriet Tubman shared a connection back to Ghana and a great sense of humor which later influenced how he wrote his flagship comic - Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer. Tune in for the full story!

You can find more about David at:

https://www.instagram.com/dcrownson/

https://www.facebook.com/Kingwoodcomics/

https://www.kingwoodcomics.com

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Davie Yarborough is an artist, educator, entrepreneur, and healer.  Her passions include writing, education, experimenting with music, storytelling, reading young adult novels, and finding new ways to be creative. She currently resides in Hawaii where continues her work in Education and the Creative Arts.

In this episode, Moana chats with Davie about the ups and downs of the often thankless job of an educator. Davie shares her journey and the lessons she learned following in the footsteps of her parents who were lifelong educators in the DC school system.

"Strong leadership that isn't so far removed from the classroom is incredibly important. Leadership can make a huge difference in how the institution runs and how teachers feel supported."

In a broader sense, Davie reminds us that everyone can be a resourceful philanthropist who gives back to the community they live in.

You can find more about Davie at:

https://www.facebook.com/missdaviec

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Jason Chu is a rapper and activist that is laying thoughtfully crafted lyricism over jazzy lo-fi beats and high energy trap bangers. He has performed at the White House during Obama's administration, The Getty Center, and the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles. You can hear his music on Netflix (Wu Assassins), Cinemax (Warrior), and network TV. He tours extensively with shows across the US and worldwide. 

 

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You can find more about Jason at:

http://www.jasonchumusic.com

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About Moana Nui Podcast:

Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Sebastian A. Jones of Stranger Comics is an incubator and aggregator of content, developing and designing franchises for multi-media platforms. From the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda to the wide-eyed whimsy of Stranger Kids, Stranger strives for excellence in production as well as presentation. Aided by VP Entertainment Mimi DiTrani, CCO Darrell May, and EIC Joshua Cozine, its constant philosophy is that representation in quality products matters.

In addition to claiming his spot as a leader in the indie comics community, Sebastian also invests his precious time to groom and mentor up and coming creators.

You can find more about Sebastian at:

http://www.strangercomics.com

http://www.instagram.com/strangercomics

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Chris Koanui is a police officer for the Honolulu Police Department, an artist, colorist, and creator of the Nightmarcher comic book. The Nightmarcher saga begins with a ghost resurrecting a fallen Hawaiian soldier. It's a tale that twists fantasy and Hawaiian mythology with mystery and humor in the setting of modern Oʻahu.

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You can find more about Chris at:

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Patrick Strange aka Kuya P does it all. He is the host & executive producer of the weekly YouTube pop culture show,New Release Wednesday, as well as the host of the #ShoPowSho podcast where he celebrates Filipino contributions in pop culture. Patrick is the founder of the charity cosplay organization, CosLove, which promotes self-expression and creativity while supporting communities via family events and regular visits to schools and hospitals nationwide.

In this episode, Patrick tells us the not widely known - some would say hidden side of Magellanʻs story when he faces off against Lapu Lapu in the Battle of Mactan. Lapu Lapu is known for his resistance against Spanish imperialization and is a hero to the Filipino people who is still honored to this day. 

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You can find more about Patrick at:

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtQm1GJsaeN67Kgy-RFaKfA

 

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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In this episode, Brian and Lawrence explain how their shared pride and passion for creating memorable characters led them to collaborate and leverage their strengths to expand their universes through a crossover project called Nightfall. Brian and Lawrence share their success tips for anyone looking to team up on a project. 

Lawrence James King is the CEO and Owner of Constant Hustle Comics, and the writer and creator of the comics, Avery the Amazing and The Last Line.

Brian Joseph Lambert is the award-winning, lead contributing writer at Wingless Entertainment.  He specializes in bringing diversity to action/adventure, fantasy and sci-fi worlds. When not writing or editing, Brian works on creating a functioning lightsaber, so that he can pass the Jedi Trials.

Brianʻs latest project, Justice #2 Promises to Keep is LIVE on Kickstarter right now!  

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You can find more about Brian and Lawrence at:

http://www.winglessent.com

https://www.instagram.com/wingless_comics

https://www.facebook.com/Winglessent/

http://www.constanthustlecomics.com

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About Moana Nui Podcast:

Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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