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Perhaps one of the most infamous Black drug lords in U.S. history has died, according to his family. Frank Lucas, 88, was known as the “Godfather of Harlem” and the subject of the 2007 hit movie American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019, according to his nephew, Aldwan Lassiter. Lucas came…

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During times of oppression in the Black community, there have arisen both men and women who can best be described as an “anti-heroes.” Among the most notorious, was legendary Black gangster Ellsworth Raymond Johnson, known on the streets of Harlem as Bumpy Johnson, the “Godfather of Harlem.” Now, Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will play Johnson in…

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In theaters March 8, Dead Man Down starring Terrence Howard, Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Dominic Cooper is a crime thriller about a crime lord’s right-hand man, who is seduced by one of his boss’s victims, a woman seeking retribution. Academy Award nominee Howard plays Alphonse Hoyt, a charming but brutal crime boss who is…

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