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Black Brothers, Inc.: The Violent Rise and Fall of Philadelphia's Black Mafia

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Updated Edition, October 2007

“A gripping story. . . . Griffin richly documents the Black Mafia’s organization, outreach and over-the-top badness.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

“Griffin’s reporting on the Black Mafia and its interaction with law enforcement, the Nation of Islam and the Italian mob is fascinating.”—Philadelphia Weekly

“A confident chronicle of Philly’s Black Mafia, t
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Milo Books
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Mar 05, 2008 Shannon rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Philly politics
Recommended to Shannon by: My Dad
This is a very difficult book to read because it contains some pretty graffic descriptions of crimes committed during the absolute worst time in Philly history. The city was under the rein of a shamelessly corrupt and racist administration, and to be black at that time was to be considered a largely second class citizen. We were on the very cusp of the MOVE fiasco, and the police department here largely regarded "black on black" crime as a non issue, or one that would simply kill itself off. Unf ...more
Dec 20, 2007 Sarah added it
This book has way too much information for me to remember. But it's also a fascinating history of the city I'm now living in and know very little about, in terms of people and places, and how it's developed over time. I also just love a good mob story, and what these guys did is a little unbelievable.
Amar Pai
I wonder if Frank Matthews is still alive... biggest drug kingpin you never heard of. That's the thing, you figure the best ones have to be the ones you haven't heard of. If you heard of them it means they got caught
This book is so horrific,maybe because my family knows some of these cats. These men have done some crazy things;yes but it was all for the love of money and respect, and i can respect that only because the italian mafia did the same things, and have been doing it for decades.
Rochelle Culbreath
Since I am mentioned in this book. I love it. But love all things Sean Patrick Griffin.
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