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Dick Gregory, Trailblazing Comedian and Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 84

Dick Gregory, Trailblazing Comedian and Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 84
Sad news to report tonight. One of the true pioneers of stand-up comedy has passed away. Dick Gregory succumbed to heart failure on Saturday. He was 84 years old at the time of his death. Best known as a stand-up comedian who came of age in the 1960s, Gregory is also known for parlaying his success into a life of social and political activism, become an important voice for all races, creeds and colors. He was able to break certain barriers that other Civil Rights activists couldn't through the use of humor and understanding the human condition. Son Christian Gregory made a statement shortly after his father's passing to comment on the man and the important body of work he leaves behind.

"It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.
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Worst Black Movie Of All Time!

Whew, where to start. It’s a tough category to gauge with the wide range of junk on all fronts of cinema in general, but this is a subject I have had running through out my mind, since day one of writing for this site. Scrolling down the categories of which to label and stipulate what the written piece of information would fall under, I saw a tag of Worst Black Film. This stamp was burned into my mind for so long and started to run the rolodex of junk I had seen, and also some I needed to still witness, because let’s face it, Tyler Perry is still popping shit out, two a year.

But this is also a tough criteria to tackle as I tend to like crap and junk in general. The campy, sappy and overblown, overacted ridiculousness that flickers at us can be overall fun.
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