Media Alert: Dick Gregory to Give Historic On-Line, 'State of the Union,' Saturday, April 21 in L.A.

Activist Returns to L.A. After Near Death Accident Last Month in D.C.



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Jaffe & Co., Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dick Gregory, renowned civil rights
 activist, humanitarian and current best-selling author who narrowly escaped
 death last month when a tree fell on his car, will give his rescheduled "State
 of the Union" address this Saturday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m., p.d.t. in Los
 Angeles, according to Stephen Jaffe, president of Jaffe & Co. and spokesman
 for Dick Gregory.  Gregory will give his first "State of the Union" address on
 the Internet from the Roger Williams Baptist Church, 1342 W. Adams Blvd., Los
 Angeles, CA.
     Some of the issues Mr. Gregory will address will include: "The Cincinnati
 Violence," "The 2000 Election -- Florida Connection," "The media's spotlight
 on Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.," "Health & Wealth," and "The first Black President
 of the United States, John Hanson."
     Gregory's "State of the Union" address is an historic first as it will be
 broadcast over the Internet to the whole world.  It is the first such "web
 cast" for African-Americans, by African-Americans, through the collaborative
 efforts of Afrocentric News Network and Akamai Technologies, Inc.  They will
 provide video streaming over the Internet of this event live to people around
 the world in their own homes.  "Afrocentric News and its partners understand
 that this is a monumental task we have undertaken," said Ted Terry, president
 of Afroncentric News.
     People are invited to attend in person or for the online event may
 register at http://www.afrocentricnews.com/register.html and
 http://www.dickgregory.com/register.html.  Registration is $20.00 and requires
 the use of a credit card or ATM card (with Visa or MasterCard logo) on a
 secure server.  Pre-registrants may save $5.00 by registering by 9:00 a.m.,
 Pacific Daylight Time [PDT] on Friday, April 20. Upon acceptance of a credit
 card or ATM card, registrants will receive complete instructions on how to log
 on for the event, followed by two reminders (via e-mail).
 
     For further information, please contact Angela Huffmon, 310-217-4055, or
 fax 323-299-7116, ted@afrocentricnews.net.
 
 

SOURCE Jaffe & Co., Inc.
    LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dick Gregory, renowned civil rights
 activist, humanitarian and current best-selling author who narrowly escaped
 death last month when a tree fell on his car, will give his rescheduled "State
 of the Union" address this Saturday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m., p.d.t. in Los
 Angeles, according to Stephen Jaffe, president of Jaffe & Co. and spokesman
 for Dick Gregory.  Gregory will give his first "State of the Union" address on
 the Internet from the Roger Williams Baptist Church, 1342 W. Adams Blvd., Los
 Angeles, CA.
     Some of the issues Mr. Gregory will address will include: "The Cincinnati
 Violence," "The 2000 Election -- Florida Connection," "The media's spotlight
 on Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.," "Health & Wealth," and "The first Black President
 of the United States, John Hanson."
     Gregory's "State of the Union" address is an historic first as it will be
 broadcast over the Internet to the whole world.  It is the first such "web
 cast" for African-Americans, by African-Americans, through the collaborative
 efforts of Afrocentric News Network and Akamai Technologies, Inc.  They will
 provide video streaming over the Internet of this event live to people around
 the world in their own homes.  "Afrocentric News and its partners understand
 that this is a monumental task we have undertaken," said Ted Terry, president
 of Afroncentric News.
     People are invited to attend in person or for the online event may
 register at http://www.afrocentricnews.com/register.html and
 http://www.dickgregory.com/register.html.  Registration is $20.00 and requires
 the use of a credit card or ATM card (with Visa or MasterCard logo) on a
 secure server.  Pre-registrants may save $5.00 by registering by 9:00 a.m.,
 Pacific Daylight Time [PDT] on Friday, April 20. Upon acceptance of a credit
 card or ATM card, registrants will receive complete instructions on how to log
 on for the event, followed by two reminders (via e-mail).
 
     For further information, please contact Angela Huffmon, 310-217-4055, or
 fax 323-299-7116, ted@afrocentricnews.net.
 
 SOURCE  Jaffe & Co., Inc.