Category Archives: News & Information

#StoriesBehindTheBowl: Jimmy Fallon, White Management & The Roots

This installment of #StoriesBehindTheBowl explores the events and activities promoting Black Artist, Athletes & Culture. What is the importance of Black Media having access to our collective talent? How did this play out at the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show tapping in Minneapolis? A needed critique and analysis with a series of Independent Audio Documentary installments recorded live on location at the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis, MN.

#StoriesBehindTheBowl

Daily Updates Thru Super Bowl Sunday • February 4, 2018

Freedomradioandtv.com is the only place to find the #StoriesBehindTheBowl series.  An on-the-ground  independent journalist’s perspective of Sports & Blackness happening in and around the city of Minneapolis and state of Minnesota.  We’ll be shinning the light and heating up the deep freeze!

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Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III facilitates a powerful youth discussion for a weekly boys group based out of Richard Green Central park in South Minneapolis. Project F.E.E.D is a youth and community engagement program that uses media and documentary films to assist youth in critical thinking skills.

#StoriesBehindTheBowl

Daily Updates Thru Super Bowl Sunday • February 4, 2018

Freedomradioandtv.com is the only place to find the  #StoriesBehindTheBowl series.  An on-the-ground  independent journalist’s perspective of Sports & Blackness happening in and around the city of Minneapolis and state of Minnesota.  We’ll be shinning the light and heating up the deep freeze!

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Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III sits down with Sociology Professor Douglas Hartmann regarding his new book and his 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 and youth engagement. It stands as a unique talent showcase 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.)

The Brothers of Umoja Part 1

Rare documentation of 1989 – 1995 African centered campus organization that challenged the idea and realities of “Greek” identified social/fraternal groups at an HBCU located in Richmond, Virginia. Brother Ray Hendrickson guides intro discussion and reflects on a powerful experience of Afrocentric youth culture in the golden era of Hip Hop. An awakening at Virginia Union University and beyond.