The American Gangster Prequel Series The Godfather Of Harlem With Forest Whitaker In Development

Screen Rant reports that Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is developing  The Godfather of Harlem, a prequel series to Ridley Scott’s classic crime film American Gangster, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Forest Whitaker set for the lead role. Continue Reading →

Harlem Man Nicky Barnes Mr. Untouchable Cover 40th Anniversary

Before The Notorious B.I.G. stated the obvious, “don’t you know bad boys move in silence and violence” on his hit song “The Ten Crack Commandments” , Leroy “Nicky” Barnes broke the unofficial street rules. Continue Reading →

Man Who Convicted Harlem’s Frank Lucas And Partner Indicted For Theft

A Grand Jury has indicted two suspended attorneys, partners in a former Newark law firm, in connection with allegedly stealing more than $140,000 from clients, according to Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. Continue Reading →

Rare Interview With Harlem’s Frank Lucas 2015 (Video)

frank-lucas-superflyFrank Lucas, born September 9, 1930, is a former heroin dealer and one of the leading drug Lords of the 20th century, who operated in Harlem, New York during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mobsters Kill Each Other Over Wife, NY 1931

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Harlem has always had its share of gangdom, from Stephanie St. Clair aka Queenie or Madam QueenBumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas, Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” MorelloGiosue “The King Of (Harlem’s) Little Italy” Gallucci and many, many more. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mayme Hatcher Johnson (audio)

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Mayme Hatcher Johnson was born in North Carolina, 1915. In 1948, Mrs. Johnson married Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, portrayed in American Gangster, the 2007 film that focused on another Harlem underworld figure, Frank Lucas.

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