Category Archives: Interviews

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony: 3 Part Review A Must Listen!

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Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III final sit down with entertainment manager/publicist Cindy Lewis to discuss Tyler Perry’s thought provoking film, “Acrimony.” A unique and enjoyable conversation with an alternative exchange regarding the film’s subject matter. A must listen if you enjoy departures from mainstream analysis.

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Acrimony Film Review & Conversation: Part Two

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Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III sits down with entertainment manager/publicist Cindy Lewis to continue the discussion about Tyler Perry’s thought provoking film, “Acrimony.”
Part-two of a unique and enjoyable conversation with an alternative exchange regarding the film’s subject matter. A must listen if you enjoy departures from mainstream analysis.

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Crowder 2011 Memphis Documentary Highlights Important #MLK50 Series

Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III examines the city of Memphis and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr’s influence on the historic marches at Clayborn Temple. Mother Georgia King feature interview reflects on her role and responsibilities being a front line soldier in the Memphis protest movement. She has advocated and fought for the people’s right to jobs, justice and housing before and after King’s tragic death at the Lorraine Motel in 1968.

Radio Host Talks The Negro vs The African American With Filmmaker

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KFAI radio show host Brenda Bell Brown welcomed producers Ralph L. Crowder III and Cindy Lewis to “Play for Me” to speak about Crowder’s educational seminar / documentary building workshop for his current film project “The Lost Negroes of North America.” Attention to concerns of youth matters and not “waiting” for resources was also topic of discussion.

“The Lost Negroes of North America” is a timely examination of history and story as it relates to the Black Family, independent economics, identity, ownership and more. The workshop and documentary center around a rare treasure of silent film footage bearing witness to a nearly forgotten black family and community life in south Minneapolis, nearby cities and beyond circa 1945-1954. Was the “Negro” more progressive than the “African American?

90′s Ghetto Basketball Association Revisited

Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III, sits down with Sociology Professor Douglas Hartmann regarding his new book and reflection on the Ghetto Basketball Association (GBA). In the mid to late 1990′s the GBA set new ground as a pioneering approach for community engagement, showcasing the talent of street basketball/hip hop culture in Minneapolis and beyond.

The Brothers of Umoja Part 2

Rare documentation of 1989 – 1995 African Centered campus organization. The Brothers of Umoja challenged the idea and realities of “Greek” identified fraternal groups at an HBCU located in Richmond, Virginia. Brother Ray Hendrickson guides further discussion and reflection on a powerful experience of Afrocentric youth culture in the golden era of Hip Hop. A Freedom Radio special news feature profiling an era of awakening at Virginia Union University and beyond.

Dick Gregory Passes at 84: Rest In Power!

The world lost a legendary voice in speaking against racism and social injustice everywhere, but especially as it affected the Black American. Elder Dick Gregory will be missed greatly (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017).

In the following interview he addresses the importance of Independent Black Media with Freedom Radio Producer/Director Ralph Crowder. Brother Gregory gives a critical analysis of the Corporate Media News Coverage surrounding the death of Mike Brown and speaks to the Freedom Radio News Documentary Film about Ferguson, Missouri. (Anywhere U.S.A.)