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

Richard “Rich” Porter, July 26, 1965 – January 4, 1990, was a legendary Harlemite during the War on Drugs in the mid-1980s. Continue Reading →


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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 →




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“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 →


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Harlem’s Alberto Geddis “Alpo” Martinez, The Legendary Businessman 1964 – (Video)

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 →


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