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.

Dr. Umar Johnson Talks Hip Hop Favorites, and Culture Memory With Ralph L. Crowder III

Preview video for Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III’s sit down with Dr. Umar Johnson about the role of the Black Journalist. Dr Johnson speaks on his journey of Pan African thought in the face of daily attacks. The perspective given in this rare dialogue acknowledges shared Hip Hop cultural influences that are carried as historical reminders of generational excellence.

Recent Dr. Umar Johnson Interview Dedicated to Literary Gem About Pioneering Independent Black Journalist: John Edward Bruce

 

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Preview video with Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III, interviewing Dr. Umar Johnson about the role of the Black Journalist. A timely discussion reflecting on Roland Martin’s strange behavior on an identified “Black Media Platform.” Dr Johnson also speaks on his journey of Pan African thought in the face of daily attacks. The perspective given in this rare dialogue acknowledges shared Hip Hop cultural influences that are carried as historical reminders of generational excellence.

Click Here to Watch Interview Preview

 

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This  exclusive conversation is dedicated to the book written by Ralph L. Crowder (University of California Riverside), about John Edward Bruce; a premier black journalist from the late 1800′s until his death in 1924,  and a vital force in the popularization of African American history.

 

Modern Day Lynching Takes Place In Minneapolis

The intersection of a broader story around the murder of Philando Castile and the signs and symbolism of an erected “Lynching Post” in Minneapolis. The silence of the Black Community is not a good look for those who value the preservation of life. This news piece is in honor of Dred Scott, Philando Castile and the Dakota Native American Community that dared to stand when others didn’t.