Another non-photo related posting but I just had to sing the praises of one of America’s most enlightended human beings: Dick Gregory. This MAN speaks the hard truth, brilliantly delivered with raucous humor.
A morning panelist at Tavis Smiley’s State of the Black Union this past Saturday in New Orleans, Dick Gregory spoke against calling Bill Clinton the first “black president”, the ignorance of judging Obama as “not black enough”, how much America stinks and much more.
Most inspiring of all his speeches, Dick Gregory spoke of his love for and America’s debt to the Black Woman. He told of how before his marriage his heart was “hard” but after seeing his Black wife raise 8 children and give love to them all – he became a “turtle”, soft on the inside, hard on the outside and willing to stick his neck out.
Dick Gregory, I applaud you (LOUDLY) for being one of the few MEN that speak up for and acknowledge the struggles, pain, strength and contributions of Black women.
A man of eloquence and side-splitting humor, check out some of Dick Gregory’s quotes:
“I wouldn’t mind paying taxes – if I knew they were going to a friendly country.”
“I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.”
And finally, did you know that Dick Gregory ran for President in 1968? Yes he did. Check out some of the key points made in his campaign book titled “Write Me In!”
Oh and judging by the way Dick Gregory spoke of Barack Obama at the State of the Union, I think he’s very much a supporter…