Why is Gun Violence On The Rise

#JoinTheConversation as we discuss gun violence, why we think it’s on the rise, how it’s affecting communities across the country, and what can we do as the pandemic ends, to Stop The Violence! You don’t want miss this one!

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Also catch us on Twitch.tv, YouTube Live and Facebook Live on Monday’s at 10PM EST. Replay audio will be here, and all podcast platforms (SpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherGoogle PodcastsApple Podcasts and Soundcloud)!  And don’t forget to Join The Conversation on our Facebook Group!

WillieStylez Takeover: Marvel’s LOKI – Episode 4 Review & Mini-Recap

#JoinTheConversation as ya boi, @WillieStylez does a quick review and recap of Marvel’s LOKI, episode 4! Shevy and I will do a more in-depth recap of Episodes 4 & 5, but join me for a quick discussion about this exciting Disney+ Original TV Show!

The video of this episode can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ or you can also find it on Facebook at: https://fb.com/GFTRadioNetwork/posts/

Also catch us on Twitch.tv, YouTube Live and Facebook Live on Monday’s at 10PM EST. Replay audio will be here, and all podcast platforms (SpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherGoogle PodcastsApple Podcasts and Soundcloud)!  And don’t forget to Join The Conversation on our Facebook Group!

Music · opinions · Podcast · Trending

StylezRadio Takeover: HOT TRACKS This Week (June 17th, 2021)

It’s a #StylezRadioTakeover with ya boi, @WillieStylez! Comment with your song requests on Twitch, or DM them to me on IG! Watch me LIVE on Twitch @ https://twitch.tv/GFTradio or on YouTube Live!

Also catch us on Twitch.tv, YouTube Live and Facebook Live on Monday’s at 10PM EST. Replay audio will be here, and all podcast platforms (SpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherGoogle PodcastsApple Podcasts and Soundcloud)!  And don’t forget to Join The Conversation on our Facebook Group!

WillieStylez Takeover: Rant and Rave

#JoinTheConversation as ya boi, @WillieStylez takes over GFT to rant about his IG account getting deleted! He also responds to questions from the GFT Join The Conversation group, tackling questions such as Black Movies he hasn’t seen, how to get visitors to leave, what popular things annoys him, and more!

The video of this episode can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/SxhfNKsWxVk or you can also find it on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gftradionetwork/videos/210150880951177

Also catch us on Twitch.tv, YouTube Live and Facebook Live on Monday’s at 10PM EST. Replay audio will be here, and all podcast platforms (SpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherGoogle PodcastsApple Podcasts and Soundcloud)!  And don’t forget to Join The Conversation on our Facebook Group!

SPECIAL EPISODE: Sunny’s Birthday Meetup

That’s right, 3 of your favorite GFT Radio Show hosts broadcasted LIVE, from the same location!!! #JoinTheConversation as we did a pre-birthday turn up for Sunny! Join the fun because we’re all “… in the building!”

The video of this episode can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ZMejczjYqZM or you can also find it on Facebook at: https://fb.com/GFTRadioNetwork/videos/200951628528870

Also catch us on Twitch.tv, YouTube Live and Facebook Live on Monday’s at 10PM EST. Replay audio will be here, and all podcast platforms (SpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherGoogle PodcastsApple Podcasts and Soundcloud)!  And don’t forget to Join The Conversation on our Facebook Group!

Join The Conversation: Trending & Topics 2

#JoinTheConversation as we discuss Sex as friends, insecurities, overthinking, and other Intriguing Topics from our “Join The Conversation” Facebook Group! You don’t want to miss a minute!

The video of this episode can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/8kAjXoxOmBI or you can also find it on Facebook at: https://fb.com/GFTRadioNetwork/videos/937191286824042

Also catch us on Twitch.tv, YouTube Live and Facebook Live on Monday’s at 10PM EST. Replay audio will be here, and all podcast platforms (SpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherGoogle PodcastsApple Podcasts and Soundcloud)!  And don’t forget to Join The Conversation on our Facebook Group!

Black History · Faces Of Our History

Faces of Our History: Maxwell L. Roach

max-roach-thumbMaxwell Roach was born to Alphonse and Cressie Roach on January 10, 1924 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Max’s mother was a gospel singer, so music was always in his home growing up.

Max started playing the bugle in parade orchestras very young, it wasn’t until he was 10 years old that he started playing the drum for in gospel bands. At age 18, fresh out of school he was called upon to fill in for Sonny Greer who worked with the Duke Ellington orchestra. From there he started playing in the jazz clubs. Max landed his 1st professional recording on December 1943, he worked with Coleman Hawkins.

Max was known for his bebop style of play. He played alongside many of the major names in jazz, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Miles Davis and Coleman Hawkins.

Max furthered his knowledge by studying classical percussion at the Manhattan School of Music in 1950 to 1953. In 1952, Max and Charles Mingus founded Debut Records releasing a record on May 15, 1953, known as “Jazz at Massey Hall”. Max also released “Percussion Discussion”.

Max musical talents allowed him to present to solo concerts, proving the he could satisfy an audience on his own merit. This opened the door for many opportunities like recording a duet with the oration by Dr. Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream”. Max also wrote music for theater, he was known for working with Sam Shepard.

Max also worked with Hip Hop Artist Fab Five Freddy and the New York Break Dancers. Max shared that there was a direct link between the two. The expression of these young black artists and the art form in which he had pursued his whole life.

Max was given the MacArthur Foundation grant in 1988. He also was recognized and awarded for his many contributions to music. Max was also elected to the International Percussive Art Society Hall. In 1986, London name a park in Brixton after him which he went do to officially open it. In 2009, he was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

On August 16, 2007 Maxwell Roach passed away in Manhattan. He was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, in The Bronx, New York City.