Frank Lucas, The Harlem Drug Lord Who Inspired American Gangster, Dies Aged 88

Frank Lucas, the former Harlem, New York drug kingpin whose life was the subject of the 2007 movie American Gangster, has died.

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 Continue Reading →

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

Frank 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 Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Aretha Franklin Sings “You Make Me Feel” At Kennedy Center (video)

The world was reminded of Aretha Franklin‘s divaness on Tuesday when CBS aired the pre-taped Kennedy Center Honors celebration from Washington, D.C.

Harlem’s Mayme Hatcher Johnson (Audio)

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 →

Leslie Wyche, ‘Harlem’s Mayor,’ Crosses Over

NY Daily News reports that Leslie Wyche (left), a life-long Harlem resident known for years as the uptown neighborhood’s honorary mayor, passed away Thursday evening at a Bronx hospital. He Continue Reading →

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