February 3, 2024

Civil Rights Advocate Joe Madison Dies At Age 74

Civil rights activist Joe Madison has died at the age of 74 after a battle with prostate cancer.

Madison passed away at his home in Washington on Jan. 31

Madison was a liberal radio show host most known for his tagline “What are you going to do about it?” through which he called on his listeners to be agents of change.

The popular personality described himself as “in the media” but “not a journalist.”

“I’m an advocate and activist who has a talk show,” Madison previously said.

Before he had that talk show, Madison started out in Dayton, Ohio.

He also spent time as a radio broadcaster back in the 80s in Detroit, Michigan.

He wouldn’t really get into the political side of things until almost 10 years later when he began discussing topics surrounding race.

Things only took off from there.

In the peak of Madison’s career, he was interviewed by the Washington Post.

In that 2013 discussion, Madison said he has always “seen myself as a person who recognizes that one person can make a difference.”

While we may not agree with Madison’s personal political views, you can always appreciate the fact that Madison desired to make a difference in the world and leave it better than he found it.

There are many who will miss Madison, including his daughter, Monesha Lever.

Not many can say they led such an impactful life.

Judging by what we know about Madison, he surely had a lot to be proud about when reflecting on his life.

We also know how terrible it is to lose a loved one sooner than they had to go because of cancer.

We pray for anyone grieving the death of Madison during this difficult time.

May he rest in peace!

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