By Dr. Trina Coleman

Dick Gregory is often called a comedian, an activist, and a health guru. Dick Gregory was also an intellectual and humanitarian. Dick had the strength and courage to see a need, and look for a solution.

He saw a need to kick down doors for Black entertainers; he kicked them.

He saw a need to fight for the rights of his people; he fought for them.

He saw a need to provide nutritional products for the masses; he nourished them.

He saw a need to be an inspiration to all; he inspired us.

He said he would live forever; he lives in us.

His accomplishments are uncountable, his impact immeasurable, his spirit unbreakable. He is irreplaceable. Dick Gregory, rest in peace my dear friend.