Op-Ed: Changing The Face Of Cannabis Ownership: A 6-Point Plan For Black Equity

By Regina Smith, Harlem Business Alliance

Oakland, Calif., native Tucky Blunt was arrested 15 years ago for an $80 marijuana sale that ended up changing the trajectory of his life. Continue Reading →

“The War On Cannabis, Prisoners Of Pot” Panel

In 2016, Drug Policy.com reported that, “Though low level marijuana possession arrests have declined, the arrests remained racially disparate, with 88% of people arrested being Black and Latino (with a large percentage of those arrested live in Harlem and Northern Manhattan), despite consistent government data that show young white men use at higher rates.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Richard “Rich” Porter, 1965 – 1990

Richard “Rich” Porter, July 26, 1965 – January 4, 1990, was an American drug dealer who rose to prominence in Harlem during the War on Drugs in the mid-1980s; police described him as being a “mid-level crack dealer” who “sold about $50,000 worth of crack a week”. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Alberto Geddis “Alpo” Martinez, 1966 (videos)

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Alberto Geddis “Alpo” Martinez (born June 8, 1966) Puerto Rican American former drug dealer who rose to prominence alongside Azie Faison and Rich Porter in the mid 1980s in Harlem during the War on Drugs. Continue Reading →