Activists launch hunger strike in cocaine protest

November 1996
Jet;11/04/96, Vol. 90 Issue 25, p17
Remarks on the hunger strike initiated by human rights activist Dick Gregory and radio personality Joe Madison in November 1996. Their vow, not to eat solid food until the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) admit their role in accusations of cocaine distribution in Afro-American communities; Details of the case.


Related Articles

  • Dick Gregory visits Amsterdam News with views. Connors, Cathy // New York Amsterdam News;5/20/95, Vol. 86 Issue 20, p34 

    Reports on the visit of Dick Gregory to the Amsterdam News office. His views on the current situation in the US; His opinion regarding young people consuming alcohol and visiting night clubs; His professional details.

  • Gregory buys hotel and fattens his diet empire. Manly, H. // Black Enterprise;Mar1989, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p22 

    Discusses Dick Gregory, comedian and social activist famous for his Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet product, purchasing a hotel in Florida as an expansion of his Chicago-based Dick Gregory Health Enterprises Inc. Price for treatment; Other property purchases; New nutritious products.

  • Dick Gregory celebrates 63rd birthday in LA.  // Jet;11/6/95, Vol. 88 Issue 26, p60 

    Highlights the celebration of famed comedian Dick Gregory of his 63rd birthday. Star-studded party; Special performance of his one-man comedy show in Los Angeles, California.

  • Joe Madison joins Gregory in hunger strike over drugs.  // New York Amsterdam News;11/02/96, Vol. 87 Issue 44, p6 

    Reports that in an effort to pressure the American government into admitting that it played a role in the crack explosion in America, radio personality and civil rights activist Joe Madison will join human rights activist Dick Gregory in a hunger strike. Date set for the hunger strike; Role...

  • African-American Comedian. Seymour, Gene // American Heritage;Oct2005, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p60 

    The article presents information about comedians Dick Gregory and Godfrey Cambridge. Comedian Dick Gregory is considered as over-rated. As a standup comic Gregory broadened the mainstream presence and range for black comedians. But not as funny as the black comics who've since walked the trails...

  • CRUISING SPEED—II. Buckley Jr., William F. // New Yorker;8/28/1971, Vol. 47 Issue 28, p36 

    The article features the debate of the author with Dick Gregory at the University of Bridgeport. The theme of the debate was "Revolution or Evolution?" and concerning the depressing situations in America. Mr. Gregory was strictly nonpartisan, indicting Republicans and Democrats alike. Mr....

  • Comedian Dick Gregory Still on His Game. Collins, Sam P. K. // Washington Informer;5/21/2015, Vol. 50 Issue 32, p26 

    The article talks about veteran comedian Dick Gregory, and his performance during a fundraiser at Wanda's on 7th May, 2015. Topics include Gregory admiring Lazy Lamont and Eddie Byrant, and how DJ Stan B kept his guests grooving. Also include Dr. E. Faye Williams, NCBW's nation president stating...

  • Dick Gregory : Forever a 'Bad Boy'. Barker, Andrew // Variety;1/28/2015, Vol. 326 Issue 16, p93 

    The article profiles Dick Gregory, an African American stand-up comedian. Topics discussed include his receipt of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 2, 2015, his major career change including becoming a full-time activist, performing to white audiences at the Playboy Club in...

  • Tiananmen Square hunger strike declaration. Xiaobo, Liu; Dou, Zhou // World Affairs;Winter90, Vol. 152 Issue 3, p148 

    Focuses on the Tiananmen Square student hunger strike in China. Purpose of the hunger strike; Sympathy for the student movement; Undemocratic elements in the process of seeking democracy; Main slogans of the students.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics