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I could only watch the first two episodes. It keeps looping back when I try and watch through firestick
This series continues to intrigue me. This is why we need to continue to tell our own stories. As much as stuff as I've read and watched concerning the Italian Mafia including those names that were revealed in Episode 6, I never knew the extent of Bumpy and other Black Gangsters had in dealing with them.
The Shaft themes make a little more sense now. In the original and the 2nd one, the character Bumpy Jonas was always clashing with the Italians. When you watch those Mafia stories/documentaries, movies, you would think that "Blacks or Coloreds" as they called us did not exist or had no kind of presence.
I've seen some interesting actors play Elijah Muhammad over the years. None of them bad, just interesting. Clifton Davis by far is the most interesting one yet. I can't help but wonder, what if Malcolm had taken full control of the N.O.I. and maintained the influence he once had. But then again, the FBI was always infiltrating, using agents to sow seeds of discord in everything and the word was, he would have cleaned the house. They definitely did a number on the N.O.I.
It's been a minute since I've seen that movie. I remember the name Dutch Schultz but I never realized Bumpy had dealings with that Italian Mafia Boss that acted like he was crazy for years.Just reading the thread, It appears a few of you all didn't see Hoodlum. If you didn't and like the Godfather of Harlem, you should check it out.