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189 - Dr. Christian Gregory - Becoming Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise - The Legacy and Impact of Dick Gregory

Hello, Indie Creatives! 

In this episode, we have a conversation with the Executive Producer, Producer, Filmmaker, Author, and son of the late Dick Gregory, Dr. Christian Gregory. This was a marathon conversation that we are incredibly proud of and jammed-packed with knowledge gems.

We talk about his new documentary now on Showtime, 'The One and Only Dick Gregory,' the concept of finding the 'cracks in the fiber' and duality, Civil Rights Activism, growing up with nine other siblings and a celebrity father, the brilliant film work of Andre Gaines, Kevin Hart and Lena Waithe, intellectual property, finding a mentor, NFT's, Crypto, Tesla, the movies Greenbook, Judas and the Black Messiah, One Night In Miami, and so much more. Enjoy! 

People mentioned and referenced:

Larry Flynt, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, The Jackson Family, Hugh Hefner, Jack Paar, Medgar Evers, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Stevie Wonder, Cicely Tyson, Mark Thomas, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Bill Cosby, Barack Obama, Tavis Smiley, Lena Waithe, Kevin Hart, Kyle Townsend, Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, Jeff Price, The Farrelly Brothers, Sister Betty Shabazz, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Dorothy Height, and Rosa Parks.

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The One and Only Dick Gregory (documentary)




Wellness in Nature



Dr. Christian Gregory:





Christian Gregory (musician)

Paul Mooney (writer)

Andre Gaines (producer)

Lena Waithe (producer)

Django Unchained (film)

The Hot Chick (film)

Rob Schneider (actor)

Black Panther (film)

Forest Whitaker (actor)

Empire (tv series)

Helen Mirren (actress)

Who Owns Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie? (article)

Tribeca Film Festival (film)

Gone With the Wind (film)

Greenbook (film)

One Night in Miami… (film)

Regina King (actress)

Judas and the Black Messiah (film)

LaKeith Stanfield (actor)

Charles D. King (producer)

Larry David (producer)


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