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NNPA celebrates living legacy of Dick Gregory

NNPA celebrates living legacy of Dick Gregory

| September 15, 2017

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) pauses to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, and to express forthrightly on the public record our profound and enduring love, respect, and salute to the living legacy of Dick Gregory. At no time in our 400-year travail and struggle for freedom, justice and equality […]

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Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory dies at 84

| August 21, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Aug. 19. He was 84. Friends, family and celebrities took to social media to honor the icon and innovator of the black community. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend […]

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Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

| February 19, 2015

By Dr. Ron Daniels The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. But, there is another set of events that should also receive attention […]

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How Dick Gregory got his Hollywood star

How Dick Gregory got his Hollywood star

| February 7, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Activist/SiriusXm satellite radio host Joe Madison was helping on a campaign to get the Four Tops a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he noticed another serious omission from the world-famous tribute to entertainers. “You go to Hollywood and Gene Autry had five (one in each category). […]

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Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

| October 15, 2013

“This play is an ode to my father,” said Gregory. “It’s my way of letting him know, ‘I know who you are now.’” Gregory stressed to the audience how important these stories were to her and how important it is for everyone to share their stories with younger generations.

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