Margaret Johnson, the granddaughter of larger-than-life Harlem gangster Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson who earned her own street stripes when she shot a mugger trying to rob her in her wheelchair, died Continue Reading →
Ellsworth Raymond Johnson (October 31, 1905 – July 7, 1968) — known as “Bumpy” Johnson — was an American mob boss and bookmaker in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.
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 Continue Reading →
On Thurday, September 19th, 2019, Harlem resident and BUILD hostess Brittany Jones-Cooper talked to Forest Whitaker who plays Harlem Bumpy Johnson about the new EPIX film “Godfather Of Harlem.”
“Godfather of Harlem” tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood Continue Reading →
EPIX releases a teaser trailer for Godfather of Harlem. The crime drama focuses on the life and times of Bumpy Johnson, a real-life mafia boss who forever changed Harlem, NY.
Deadline reports that Kelvin Harrison Jr. (It Comes At Night) and Lucy Fry (Bright) have been cast in Godfather of Harlem, Epix’s straight-to-series crime drama, starring and executive produced by Continue Reading →
Get the Harlem World Newsletter