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Ayanna Gregory Dedicates Her Life to the Promotion of Black Excellence.

Ayanna Gregory is proof that the apple does not fall far from the tree. In her interview with Denise Isis Miller, host of Rootsology on Roots FM Radio, artist, activist and educator Ayanna Gregory gave insight on how she became successful in her music career.

Exposure is the avenue that paved the path to Ms. Gregory’s success. The influence came from her father, Dick Gregory’s career as a civil rights activist. Dick Gregory was also a comedian who merged his comedic knack to vocalize racism.  He was at the forefront of political activism in the 1960’s, when he protested the Vietnam War and racial injustice.

“I am who I am because of all of them.” The possibility of Ayanna Gregory taking this path was inevitable, because of the influence of her parents. She mentioned in the interview that her mother was also involved in the civil rights movement, which landed her in jail on multiple occasions, sometimes during pregnancy. This made a lasting impression on her.

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