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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 a criminal case reminiscent of the Mafia-based hit show “The Sopranos” as many as 50 gangsters may go free because someone couldn’t keep their mouth shut. Multiple news outlets in New York and New Jersey have been following the story of a 2016 racketeering bust that involved 4 of the 5 major Mafia crime…

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Fidel Castro

Once again, 2016 has delivered a blow with the death historic Cuban leader and some say dictator Fidel Castro, who has died at the age of 90. His death marks the end of a mixed legacy that bought the world close to nuclear war with the Soviet Union and material support and training with freedom fighters…

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The Rev. Al Sharpton must be getting some people really angry with him, so they dug up old dirt. The website thesmokinggun.com has published a blistering report on Sharpton. In the report, Sharpton is identified as FBI confidential informant CI-7. During the late ’80s and ’90s Sharpton worked with an FBI taskforce that targeted major Mafia…

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The Family Stars: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron Fred and Maggie Blake née Manzoni (Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer) move to bucolic Normandy, France, courtesy of the witness protection program, taking along their smart-aleck and larcenous kids. The former Brooklynites find it difficult to keep a low profile, in…

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Ever wonder where some of these hip-hop stars get their names? Without marketing these Mafia figures, it’s possible these stars wouldn’t have the fan base they have now. On his latest release, Jay-Z name checks a notorious Washington, D.C. hitman, Wayne Perry, on his “Tom Ford” single (Magna Carta Holy Grail); but other artists actually adopt…

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