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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:The $100,000 Hit?

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Little Known Black History Fact: Loyd Jowers

The shot that killed Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day in 1968 was presumably fired from Jim’s Grill, a café on ground floor of a rooming house. James Earl Ray, King’s assassin, was staying there. But Loyd Jowers, who ran Jim’s Grill, stated he received $100,000 to arrange for Dr. King’s assassination and said that Ray was not King’s killer.

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Don Deadric Robey: The Real Big Red!

robey_62190220_stdDon Deadric Robey (November 1, 1903 – June 16, 1975) was an American record label executive, songwriter and record producer, who used criminal means as part of his business model. As the founder of Peacock Records and the eventual owner of Duke Records, he was responsible for developing the careers of many rhythm and blues artists in the 1950s and 1960s.

He has been credited with writing or co-writing many of the songs recorded by Duke/Peacock artists, either under his real name, or under the pseudonym of Deadric Malone. However in many cases, he was merely a publisher and was not involved in the writing. Many other label owners paid little for songs and controlled the publishing, but Robey was one of the few to disguise the real writers, making it nearly impossible to assess who wrote what on Duke, Peacock, Backbeat and his other labels

Born in Houston, Texas, Robey’s entrepreneurial spirit developed while growing up around Houston’s black business community, where he began as a professional gambler, then a taxicab business manager. He managed a nightclub in Los Angeles, California before returning to Houston, where he opened the Bronze Peacock Dinner Club in 1945. Soon he began to promote dances. The Peacock was soon featuring stars such as Ruth Brown, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, and T-Bone Walker.

In 1947 he became manager for blues singer Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and two years later started Peacock Records, with Brown as his first artist. He found success both with Brown and with other R&B artists, the biggest success coming with Big Mama Thornton‘s #1 hitHound Dog“. The label also recorded Little Richard at the start of his career.

In 1952, Robey merged his Peacock label with Duke Records of Memphis, and Duke-Peacock was born. Robey took over full ownership of the label the following year. Initially the company’s biggest star was Johnny Ace, but after Ace’s death the gap was filled by other artistes including Junior Parker, Bobby Bland, and Johnny Otis. He is credited with co-writing “Farther Up the Road” with Joe Medwich Veasey, which was initially a hit for Bobby “Blue” Bland in 1957, and later became a live staple for Eric Clapton.

Besides blues and R&B, Robey’s label was responsible for issuing gospel music, with successful artistes such as the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, and the Swan Silvertones. Robey also started Back Beat, an R&B label that had hits with O. V. Wright and Roy Head. He sold his labels to ABC Dunhill Records in 1973.

Robey died of a heart attack in June 1975

According to Jerry Leiber of the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, Robey was a gangster who managed his various entertainment enterprises using violence, the threat of violence, and murder.

The character “BIG RED” from the movie the five heart beats was loosely based on Mr. Don Deadric!

 

 

The Gambino Family: Generations Of Criminals

 

Gambino Crime Family

 

  • Boss: Domenico “Italian Dom/Greaseball/Dom from 18th Avenue” Cefalu
  • Underboss: Arnold “Zeke” Squitieri (Jailed)
  • Consigliere: Bartolomeo “Bobby/Bobby Glasses” Vernace (Jailed, Under Indictment)
  • New Jersey Faction Boss: Alphonse “Funzi” Sisca
  • Estimated Membership: About 260 Made Members.
  • Operates out of:

    • Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Long Island
    • Crews within the family:
      • Ozone Park Boys
        • Mainly in Queens and Long Island
      • DeMeo Crew
        • Mainly in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
        • Activities:
          • Narcotics trafficking, loan-sharking, gambling, extortion, car theft, union corruption, construction, internet fraud

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Early Van Dyke: Happy Birthday!

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Marilyn Coleman: Rest In Peace

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John Dillinger: Happy 110th Birthday!

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Oj Simpson: 19yr Anniversary

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Casper Holstein: Original Gangster

Casper Holstein outside Washington Heights Court.

 

Casper Holstein was a prominent New York philanthropist and mobster involved in the Harlem “numbers rackets” during Prohibition. He, along with several other rivals, most notably Stephanie St. Clair, were responsible for resurrecting illegal gambling in Harlem after several years of inactivity following the conviction of Peter H. Matthews in 1915.

The product of a biracial union, Holstein was born in St. Croix, Danish West Indies. In 1894, he moved with his mother to New York. Holstein spent most of his teenage years attending high school in Brooklyn. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy shortly before the Spanish American War. After the war, he held several odd jobs among being positions as a porter and a doorman in Manhattan.  Eventually he worked his way up to become head messenger for a Wall Street brokerage firm.

While working on Wall Street Holstein became familiar with the stock market.  He also began studying the numbers system, an illegal lottery often played by impoverished New York City residents.  Holstein eventually developed his own lottery called Bolito and by 1920, he became known in the New York underworld as the “Bolito King.” By the mid-1920s Holstein reputedly earned more than $2 million from his lotteries.

With this wealth he lived lavishly, owning two Harlem apartment buildings, a Long Island home, a fleet of expensive cars and several thousand acres of Virginia farmland.
Holstein established a Harlem tradition of using some of his illicit earnings to support worthy causes and thus win “goodwill” within the African American community.  He donated some of his earnings to humanitarian enterprises.  He

financed dormitories at Southern black colleges and supplemented the income of a number of Harlem Renaissance artists and supported impoverished Harlem children.  His lottery profits also helped establish a Baptist school in Liberia, create a museum in New York and provided hurricane relief for his native homeland, the Virgin Islands.

By the end of the 1920s, Holstein had become the most significant of Harlem’s numerous powerbrokers. He controlled a massive numbers-running operation, as well as nightclubs and several other legitimate business enterprises. His income was rumored to be as high as $12,000 a day at his peak.  He was, according to the New York Times, “Harlem’s favorite hero, because of his wealth, his sporting proclivities and his philanthropies among the people of his race.”

In 1928, Holstein was taken hostage by five white men who demanded a ransom of $50,000. Three days later he was released. After his release he insisted that no ransom was paid.  No one was arrested and the incident was never explained. However, rumors abounded Holstein’s abduction was orchestrated by New York mobster Dutch Schultz who eventually took control of Harlem gambling scene.

After serving a year in prison for illegal gambling, Holstein “retired” from the numbers racket and spent the remainder of his life supporting various charities.  Casper Holstein died in Harlem on April 5, 1944.

Parnell Steven ” Stacks Edwards”: Black Mafia Hitman

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Parnell Steven “Stacks Edwards” was played by Samuel Jackson in the 1990 film GoodFellas.

 

Parnell Steven “Stacks” Edwards (January 15, 1947 South Bronx – December 18, 1978 Morningside Heights, Manhattan) was an African-American musician and criminal who became associated with the infamous Jimmy Burke and the Vario crew in 1967. Edwards was portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in the film Goodfellas.

Edwards was born in the South Bronx, to parents from North Carolina and Northern Virginia. He was said to have been chubby at 5’8″, 285 pounds, but became muscular from his visits to prison. He claimed to have been a bodyguard to Muhammad Ali.

He met mobster Tommy DeSimone as a struggling blues-rock musician, singer and songwriter on Queens Boulevard sometime during 1967, earning money as a street performer. At the time DeSimone was selling stolen Rolex watches. DeSimone began to think of Edwards as a “brother” and the two became close friends.

 

Around this time, DeSimone adopted the same integrationist stance later adopted by Colombo crime family mobster Joe Gallo and Gallo associates, believing that Italian organized crime should work with black organized crime to increase power and profits.Edwards and DeSimone became involved in credit card fraud and carjacking with Henry Hill. Edwards later moved to East Harlem after becoming an associate of the Vario Crew. Edwards was a heavy drug user, smoking marijuana before moving on to heroin and cocaine.

 

As a child growing up he was a fan of jazz, jump blues and gospel. Growing up, his interest in music increased and he learned to play the acoustic guitar. As Edwards got older his tastes turned to Fats Domino, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Frankie Ford, Irma Thomas, The Neville Brothers and Dr. John.

 

When rhythm and blues became outdated he listened to Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and James Brown and started performing blues-rock. Edwards worked the nightclub circuit and was hired on occasion by Burke for performances at Robert’s Lounge from 1967 to 1978, and by Hill at his night club The Suite as a regular performer from 1967 to 1972.

Edwards formed a band called Grand Central Station in the early 1970s. He relied increasingly on organized crime rackets as a means of making money following his introduction to the Vario Crew by DeSimone.

 

Edwards earned a reputation within the Vario Crew as being an “under the limit” master in credit card fraud. He would go to a shopping center with a panel truck and purchase merchandise from the stores until he ran out of room on the truck. He would make $45 purchases on a card with a $50-expenditure limit every afternoon.

 

His rampant shopping sprees would consist of blenders, transistor radios, cigarettes, razor blades and within two hours of steady shopping, call it quits. He had a girl from South Ozone Park, Queens who worked for MasterCharge, delivering cards.

 

She would bring Edwards official office memos keeping him informed about security checkups and credit checks. Among his contacts Edwards included a female associate who worked at a local bank. She would give him duplicates of the cards and inform him of the amount of credit that was attached.

 

Before a card was put in an envelope for delivery to the cardholder, Edwards would have a duplicate. If a card had a $500 credit line he would go into stores where he and members of the Vario Crew were known, or visit places like The Suite, The Bamboo Lounge and Robert’s Lounge where he would punch out credit card slips.

 

The associates he knew in the stores would call the bank and get authorization for whatever merchandise he wanted. The cardholder waiting for his card would never receive it and Edwards usually had enough time to make purchases on the certain card for about a month before it would be reported stolen.

In 1978, Hill, working from a tipoff from bookmaker Martin Krugman, told Jimmy Burke of vast sums of cash being held overnight in a safe at the Lufthansa terminal at JFK airport in New York. Burke analyzed the possibilities and concluded that six men and two panel trucks would be needed to successfully steal the cash. This was the first stage of the heist.

 

Burke assembled a crew consisting of his son Frank James Burke, Edwards, Joe Manri, Robert McMahon, Louis Cafora, Tommy DeSimone, Paolo LiCastri and Angelo Sepe. During the robbery, Edwards slugged Lufthansa employee Kerry Whalen. His job was to take the panel truck used in the heist and drive it to a junkyard in New Jersey, where mafia contacts would compact it and the evidence would be destroyed.

 

Edwards’s ambition was to be a successful blues singer and he was a regular performer at Robert’s Lounge, in South Ozone Park, Queens. He was involved with various low level criminal enterprises with the Lucchese Family associates, paid in stolen goods. He would take the stolen goods and sell them to independent stores in Harlem and Jackson Heights or at flea markets in the area.

 

Shortly after the robbery, Edwards went into hiding in a South Ozone Park, Queens tenement after learning that the police identified him through fingerprints left in the getaway car. DeSimone and Sepe paid him a visit one early morning. After Edwards allowed DeSimone and Sepe to enter, DeSimone killed Edwards with a .32 silencer-equipped pistol. Even though DeSimone considered Parnell Edwards a friend, he understood that due to Parnell Edwards’ drug addiction, he could easily become an informant against the robbers.

 

Edwards’ girlfriend Shelly found his body after coming home from shopping. The next day a distraught DeSimone called Edwards’s mother, with whom DeSimone was acquainted, and said, “I’m so sorry, mom, about what happened to Stacks.”

Hill visited with Edwards’s distraught family briefly before Christmas 1978; DeSimone never attended the funeral

 

The heist worked out better than Burke could have imagined, but Edwards neglected his duty and used heroin, visited his girlfriend Shelly, and fell asleep at her house. The police found the panel truck, parked in a no parking zone, with a muddy boot print matching a pair of shoes owned by Edwards

 

Marilyn Monroe: Death Part I

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Pill bottles found next to Monroe’s body Circumstances surrounding Monroe’s autopsy are also extremely suspicious, as the conclusion of the most important reports clearly show that swallowing pills was not the cause of her death. Furthermore, there appears to be a clear effort to suppress all evidence that might lead to the true cause of Monroe’s death.

 

The pathologist, Dr. Thomas Noguchi, could find no trace of capsules, powder or the typical discoloration caused by Nembutal in Monroe’s stomach or intestines, indicating that the drugs that killed her had not been swallowed. If Monroe had taken them over a period of time (which might account for the lack of residue), she would have died before ingesting the amount found in her bloodstream. Monroe was found lying face down. There was also evidence of cyanosis, an indication that death had been very quick.

 

Noguchi asked the toxicologist for examinations of the blood, liver, kidneys, stomach, urine and intestines, which would have revealed exactly how the drugs got into Monroe’s system. However, the toxicologist, after examining the blood, did not believe he needed to check other organs, so many of the organs were destroyed without being examined. Noguchi later asked for the samples, but the medical photographs, the slides of those organs that were examined and the

 

Examination form showing bruises on the body had disappeared, making it impossible to investigate the cause of death.The toxicology report shows high levels of Nembutal (38–66 capsules) and chloral hydrate (14–23 tablets) in Monroe’s blood. The level found was enough to kill more than 10 people. An examination of the body ruled out intravenous injection as the source of the drugs. Coroner Dr. Theodore Curphey oversaw the full autopsy. Apart from the cause of death as listed on the death certificate, the results were never made public and no record of the findings was kept.”
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In 1985, British journalist Anthony Summers investigated the circumstances surrounding Monroe’s death. He managed to obtain an interview with the maid Eunice Murray for a BBC report. She inadvertently admitted some damning facts.
“For the BBC program Eunice Murray initially repeated the same story she had told Robert  Slatzer in 1973 and the police in 1962.

 

She apparently noticed the camera crew starting to pack up and then said, “Why, at my age, do I still have to cover this thing?” Unknown to her, the microphone was still on. Murray went on to admit that Monroe had known the Kennedys. She volunteered that on the night of the actress’ death, “When the doctor arrived, she was not dead.” Murray died in 1994 without revealing further details.”
– Ibid.

Despite all of these facts, the truth about Marilyn’s death is still not out in the open. As is the case for many other celebrity deaths, there is an aura of mystery surrounding it and a whole lot of answered questions. In other words, it fits the profile of a typical occult elite assassination that has the power to keep law enforcement from revealing the truth.

 

Some researchers have attempted to pin-point who instigated the murder. Some cite the Kennedys, the CIA, her psychologists or other individuals. It is perhaps wiser to take a step back and to look at the wider picture: Most of the people around Monroe were part of the same system. It was not a single person who decided to kill her, she was a MK slave who was “thrown off the freedom train”. Like many others after her, she was a celebrity who was exploited when she was useful and eliminated when her programming started to break down.

 

“The deeper meaning here is that all Monarch slaves are expendable if they cross the line, and many of these victims reportedly have been “discarded” in just such a manner after they become a certain age and are no longer desirable as prostitute/slaves, or if they in someway break free of their programming and are considered a “risk”.”

La Reid: Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday: Morgan Freeman

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Sugar Daddy: To Kill For…..

how-to-get-a-sugar-daddy-to-pay-for-everythingThis incident took many residents of the oil rich city of Warri by surprise and utter disbelief. The unfortunate incident was about how the daughter of a top official of a plum government parastatal killed her elder sister over a sugar daddy.

We gathered that the lady was killed by her younger sister during a conflict over her sugar daddy who is a worker with a multinational oil giant.

The shameful and unfortunate event which occurred at Cemetery Road area of the oil city has thrown the family into a deep state of mourning.

It was gathered that the younger sister, a third year university student discovered that her elder sister, Cecilia was having a relationship with her own (the younger sister) sugar daddy,who is married to 2 wives in Warri.This discovery and subsequent questioning of her sister resulted in a fierce fight,during which all forms of dangerous weapons were freely used by the duo,and in the process,the elder sister was fatally stabbed by her younger sister,resulting in her death.

At the moment,the younger sister is cooling off in police cell,while the family is looking for a way to resolve the issue as a family matter,so as not to lose their 2 daughters,should the younger girl face trial for murder.

Bone Thugs with Eazy-E: Rock the Bells 2013!

Rock the Bells 10 970472_10201211572835385_1831461618_nYear Anniversary Press Conference last night! Bone Thugs~n~Harmony will be performing this year with Eazy-E ! We Working Stay tuned!!

Floyd & Josie: Love Don’t Live Here Anymore Pt. III

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School is out in Valencia and Koraun Mayweather would rather hang with his friends at the skate park than board the private jet sent by his dad.

“Why do we always have to do what he decides?” he complains to his mother. He tries to call his father to ask to be excused from the trip but it is 2:30 p.m. and the famously nocturnal Floyd Mayweather is still sleeping, not expected to wake for another hour.”Your Dad wants to see you and he is being very generous,” Josie tells her son. “It is important that we respect that.”

In the overall picture of Floyd Mayweather’s fiscal extravagance, a private jet is a routine perk. Whether it is renting out an entire theater so he and his daughter can watch a movie, or doling out $100 bills to acquaintances or hard-luck patrons from his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., “Money” Mayweather is not a mere nickname, it is a way of life.

The boxer known as “Pretty Boy” Floyd disappeared in 2005, never to return. In its place came the “Money” Mayweather project, complete with a brash, boisterous, rap-tastic persona and a willingness to play the villain.
“His personality totally changed,” Harris said.
 In her home, Harris has an album of her and Floyd in the early days of his career, including pictures of a trip to Biloxi, Miss., for a 1998 fight.

The images tell of a more innocent time, and Mayweather appears genuinely happy while lurking around in a budget hotel and eating at a hometown café.

 

Nowadays, with the marketing genius of the “Money” phenomenon fully entrenched, flashing the cash and building a vast collection of shiny toys is an extension of the image and seemingly part of the man.His ever-increasing fight purses have also been a means to facilitate his love for a bet, with former business partner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson telling of $250,000 wagers on the halftime scores of NFL games.
 

Harris has stories that trump that, like when she went to the M Casino to drop off a bag containing $700,000 in cash to settle one of Mayweather’s bets.

 

For a woman whose mother suffered from gambling addiction, it was mental torture.”Floyd bets very risky, high amounts,” Harris says, “and I see the same symptoms with him as I would see in my mother when they would lose the bet – mad, upset, taking larger risks to get the money back.”
 

The gambling and the generosity are part of why some fear for Mayweather’s future once the bright lights fade and retirement beckons. Seeing him settle into quiet suburban life is even harder to imagine than him getting beaten in the ring.

Frank Alexander: Suicidal…..

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Rumors are circulating that Alexander killed himself, It was an accident, then there’s people saying that it was an professional hit. His closet friends and ex employee’s have said that he always threatened to kill himself. He was depressed & had martial problems.  The fact that he did steroids may have affected his mood swings and depression.  Plus he always felt guilty Pac got killed on his watch. We don’t know the answer yet…..

          

MARTIN LUTHER KING: Homecoming….

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MARTIN LUTHER KING: The End Of A Era…

American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968) lying in state in Memphis, Tennessee, as his colleagues pay their respects to him (right to left); Andrew Young, Bernard Lee and Reverend Ralph Abernathy (1926 – 1990).  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Getty Imagescasket

MARTIN LUTHER KING: The Finale View

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel after his assassination, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968.

MARTIN LUTHER KING: Death of A Leader

8th April 1968:  American civil rights activist Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) after his assassination in Memphis during a civil rights mission.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Getty ImagesMLK DEATH PHOTO

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