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BlackStar founder Maori Karmael Holmes chats with the most groundbreaking artists, change makers, and cultural workers in the game — finding meaning in the intersections of art, social change, and popular culture.



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INTRODUCTION

Maori Karmael Holmes

Learn more about Maori, the host of Many Lumens, and the inspiration behind the podcast, in this short conversation with journalist Dyana Williams.


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EPISODE 1

dream hampton

Writer and filmmaker dream hampton, on the intimate dimensions, costs and rewards of being committed to a Black radical politics.


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EPISODE 2

Janicza Bravo

Zola director Janicza Bravo, on friendship, her creative process, and the importance of choosing your battles.


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Episode 3

Jason Reynolds

Writer and poet Jason Reynolds posits literature as a form of radical worldmaking.


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EPISODE 4

Arthur Jafa

Filmmaker and artist Arthur Jafa orients us towards the notion of “trouble consciousness.”


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EPISODE 5

Blitz Bazawule

Blitz Bazawule, the musician, filmmaker, writer and painter, on the multi-dimensional power of film as a tool for Afro diasporic storytelling.



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