Activists and influential voice in our community, Dick Gregory, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! So dopeHere’s more info on Gregory for those of you not in the know, from his rep:

Dick Gregory was in his early 40’s, a Hollywood club favorite, outspoken, funny and rich, when he walked away from it all. He met a preacher named the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he began to see that life was not all jokes and laughter. Inspired by King, Dick Gregory walked away from a luxurious, show-biz life and became a part of King’s nonviolent protest movement.

Suddenly, Gregory found himself sitting in a Birmingham jail instead of on a Hollywood stage, and Birmingham wasn’t the only state that hosted him. He went to jail over one hundred and fifty times, he was shot while marching for human rights and he walked over that famous bridge in Selma, Alabama; the one that was depicted in the recent Oprah Winfrey production called “Selma.”

Gregory also found out that as much as he enjoyed making people laugh, his real life mission was making people live. Buoyed by his own experience of going from a meat-eating smoker to a vegetarian runner, Gregory became a student of two of the most renown holistic experts in the nation and soon became a health guru himself, creating and manufacturing an outstanding nutritional/energy/weight-loss product that benefited tons of people, including boxer, Muhammad Ali, singer Randy Jackson, the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team and hundreds of nutritionally-deprived Nigerian children.

Now an older, wiser and healthier Dick Gregory is returning to Hollywood to receive his “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To watch him get around, of vigor and energy at eighty-two years old, one would think there really must be something to his newest nutritional product, Dick Gregory’s Caribbean Diet for Optimal Health or is it just his love of life and humanity that contributes to his perpetual youth?


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