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Rumble at Rao's: It's not over 'till The Fat Lady Sings - The night Louie Lump Lump chose the gun over the cannoli

By Thom L. Jones

When you mention Rao’s to someone, you can see their eyes light up. Probably they’ve never been there-you can’t get in the place-but they’ve heard about it: the location, the ambience, the mystique, all those stories. You can only image what it’s like. And then one night, you get lucky. You get in and find out…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Black Organized Crime

United States

New York:

How Muhammad Ali took the…

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 24, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

New Book Profiles Amazing But True Crime Stories From The Hood

Many of the books written about the black gangster have been, for the most part, lengthy tomes focusing on the kingpins of the gangland scene, gangsters with names like Nicky Barnes, Frank Lucas, Lorenzo Fat Cat Nichols and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 5, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti

In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Drug Boss: Leroy "Nicky" Barnes

By David Amoruso

Posted: July 4, 2007

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Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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