Independent Journalist, Filmmaker, Documentarian, Producer & Media Personality

Film credits include:

  • “Runaway Dreams & Cardboard Condos”

Black men of homelessness in downtown Los Angeles skid row.

  • “No Child Left Behind? Black Children in a State of Emergency” 

A focus on an African American parent advocating for issues of equity and accountability in public education.

  • “Memphis, A City Rich in Song & Experience”

A profile of the city of Memphis: The people, places and things that make the spirit of a city rooted in music and its historical significance in the post Civil Rights era.

  • “DJ Jazzy Jay, The South Bronx & The History of The Birth of Hip Hop”

Hip Hop Pioneer D.J. Jazzy Jay explores the evolution of Rap Music & Hip Hop culture within the Black community.

  • An Evening with A Jazz Legend: Roy Ayers” 

Exclusive music documentary with Roy Ayers and band members regarding Ayers significant contribution to Jazz music.

  • “Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement”

A documentary created ahead of the curve; inspired by the death of Ferguson, Missouri teen Mike Brown, and the uprising of Black Youth at the center of the story. It has been well received and discussed by audiences across the country since September 2014.


  •  Virginia Union – Richmond, VA and Borough of Manhattan College in New York City, majoring in Education / African American Studies.
  • Original programming presentations CEU certified (The American Psychological Association 2015)



Current Film Project 

“The Lost Negroes of North America” 

Documentary filmmaker Ralph L. Crowder III, creates a rare, timely, and unique examination of Northern Black family & community life circa (1945-1955). This story revisits themes of self-determination in the face of daily oppression. The question of today’s generation could be: Was “The Negro” more progressive than “The African American?” 

Film Promo [Video]

Scheduling Internationally 2019 and beyond:

Screening & Community Discussions

Workshops / Panels

Commissioned Projects

Media Contact: 612.460.1772


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Exclusive Interview Series Release – “The McRae All-Stars”  – June 2018

Out-door Film Screening & Community Discussion – “The Lost Negroes of North America” • Minneapolis

Lecture / Workshop – “The Lost Negroes of North America” • Magnificent Golden Agers – May 2018

Lecture / Workshop • “The Lost Negroes of North America” • Washburn Library – March 2018

Lecture / Workshop • “The Lost Negroes of North America” • Hosmer Library – February 2018


Recently Published 


Article Available in Two Versions

• Audio / Visual 

• Print




In-studio Interview [Audio]



In-studio Interview [ Video] 


“The Perri Small Show” • WVON 1690 AM – Chicago, IL

“The Mojo” w/Stef Renee • 900AM WURD – Philadelphia, PA

“Munir Muhammad Show” • CROE Media – Chicago, IL

“The Cliff Kelley Show” • WVON 1690 AM – Chicago, IL

“Real Talk w/ Jeffrey L. Boney” • KJOZ 880 AM – Houston, TX

The Daily Dispatch • Michigan City, IL

“Inside The Issues” w/Dr. Wilmer Leon • Sirius XM Urban View – Global

“The Maggie Linton” • Sirius XM Urban View – Global

Black Agenda Report • Glen Ford – Global

“Truth toTell” •  KFAI 90.3 FM – Minneapolis, MN

The Dr. Vibe Show – Ontario, ON

Black Talk Radio • WOH – Charlotte, NC

WUVS 103.7 FM – Muskegon, MI

WPFW 89.3 FM / Pacifica – Washington, DC

“Man 2 Man” • WHCR 90.3 FM – Harlem, NY

 We Act Radio 1480 AM – Washington, DC

“C3 Arts Radio” • WHCR 90.3 FM – Harlem, NY

“MyNDTALK” w/ Dr. Pamela Brewer – Washington, DC

Dr. F. Keith Slaughter • WAOK 1380 FM / CBS – Atlanta, GA


Press Interviews & Film Screening Inquiries: