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Philadelphia’s Black Mafia on TV and online

[Note: this post was updated as of September 2020 to reflect that BET no longer posts the episode online and that it may be found on Vimeo at the link provided.]

I posted a long time ago about the popular Black Entertainment Television (BET) American Gangster program.  The opening episode of AG Season Two was based on my Black Brothers, Inc.: The Violent Rise and Fall of Philadelphia’s Black Mafia (Milo, 2005/07), and I have been inundated with correspondence ever since.  This is particularly true now that the program routinely airs on other networks such as Bio and Centric TV.  [9/20 Update – BET used to offer the entire episode (“Philly Black Mafia: ‘Do For Self'”) online, but it can now be viewed at this Vimeo link.]

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