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Sam Christian, founder of Philly’s Black Mafia, dead at age 76

Anyone familiar with the story of Philadelphia’s Black Mafia knows the name Sam Christian.  Christian died this week, and with the always invaluable assistance of retired intrepid reporters Kitty Caparella and Jim Nicholson, I penned something about his life and legacy for Philadelphia Magazine.  [Note: the TV special about the Black Mafia referenced in the piece is available here.]

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