The Rise and Fall of the Black Mafia

A deeply researched book by a former Philadelphian policeman-turned-academic chronicles the reign of an ultra-violent organized crime family.

By Tim Whitaker
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Philadelphia's 'Black Mafia': A Social & Political History; by Sean Patrick Griffin. Kluwer Academic Publishers, $32 (paperback). Only available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

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1. WILMOX said... on Jul 11, 2010 at 03:00PM

“WHITES HAVE BEEN ROBBING AND KILLING FOR YEARS AND HAS SOON AS BLACKS START DOING SOMETHING ITS A BIG DEAL AND BLOODLY MURDER,BUT YOU HAVE TOO ASK YOURSELF WHO DID THEY LEARN IT FROM.......WHITE PEOPLES.”

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2. WILMOX said... on Jul 11, 2010 at 03:01PM

“WHITES HAVE BEEN ROBBING AND KILLING FOR YEARS AND HAS SOON AS BLACKS START DOING SOMETHING ITS A BIG DEAL AND BLOODLY MURDER,BUT YOU HAVE TOO ASK YOURSELF WHO DID THEY LEARN IT FROM.......WHITE PEOPLES.”

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3. Tim said... on Oct 13, 2011 at 11:51AM

“Crime and corruption comes in all color........................”

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4. Fred X said... on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:27PM

“As always, there is more than one point of view. From the main stream press's point of view, it will write about any Black nationalism group from a negative point of view. As anyone can see, it is always one sided. It will only write about the bad. It will never give a group that believes in Black Nationalism any credit for the good it does. On the surface, Griffin's conclusion that Black nationalism groups are killers and haters may look true.If a person looks beneath the surface, the only thing Black nationalism is fighting is colonalism and a unconscious belief in a group's feelings of inferiority.”

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5. Chris Crum said... on Jun 19, 2012 at 01:56PM

“I use to buy pure heroin from the Colored Mafia in north Philly, these were tough bastards...”

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6. B St. Cyr said... on Aug 20, 2012 at 12:04PM

“@ Wilmox, Man is inherently evil no matter what the color of his skin. So we as black people didn't have to learn it from anybody It's like Prego, it's in there.....we all (mankind) have the ability to be evil as we can see from the beginning of time”

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7. rich s said... on Dec 2, 2012 at 02:25AM

“Crime is crime, no matter what your race or nationality.”

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8. Don Christian said... on Jan 13, 2013 at 02:29PM

“Thats my family.

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9. deen said... on Feb 24, 2013 at 07:04PM

“If the drunken europeans didnt invent the illegal drug/alcohol trade who else???”

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10. ThirdRail said... on Jul 26, 2013 at 06:05AM

“I see Wilmox did what every person that doesn't want to own responsibility did and blamed the White man for the Black Mafia. If they learned to Rob and Steal from us, as you say, well why don't you learn how to get jobs and be responsible just the same. The common belief in the ghetto is if you use proper English and have manners and abide by the law, you are acting White and that is a weakness.
Just as Deen said "The drunken Europeans" invented the illegal drug/alcohol trade. What school did you drop out of?”

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11. ThirdRail said... on Jul 26, 2013 at 06:25AM

“What event orchestrated by the white man, taught the group of "Black Mafia" Enforcers to go to Washington D.C. and execute an entire family including infants that were drowned in a sink in the basement, because of a letter the Head of their family sent out about Elijah Muhammad? What other teachings did the white man render that encouraged the robbery and murders that took place in regards to the Dubrow furniture store incident as well as the other 40-50 executions that took place during their reign over the city?”

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12. Joe said... on Dec 28, 2013 at 04:22PM

“My grandfather was mentioned in his 1st book for refusing to pay these guys... I remember them and they werent so tough when they had a gun pointed back at them..... I was there....”

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13. Darrell Williams said... on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:08AM

“Things and situations that occurs for the benefit of robbing the government is a well calculated plan of action that requires strong leadership that can motivate and manipulate the people of these "United Snakes of AmeriKKKa.". If you want to acknowledge the fact that the mafiaoso opened a can of worms and was well respected by the soldiers of WWW11(White World War 2), then money was the prime piece of the puzzle that is still puzzling people on a daily basis. The people have to have a piece of the apple pie before it gets gone. It gets devoured by greedy gulping grab~ass goofy gimps that call themselves the peoples people. YEAH...RIGHT!!!!!~!”

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14. Fred Rainey said... on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:59PM

“To Gene Heart and Rick Jones all power to you
You guys put it in and came though the other side. Write a book and get rich everyone want to hear it from you.”

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