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Thrilling Story of Bumpy Johnson Godfather of Harlem

November 6, 2021
EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem chronicles the struggle of one of America’s most notorious African-American mobsters as he fought to reclaim his neighborhood after more than a decade in prison. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker stars as real-life Harlem mob boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, who has been portrayed in multiple films, most notably Ridley Scott’s 2007 American…

In Louisiana Governor’s Election, a True Test of Trump’s Sway

November 16, 2019
Though the president has injected himself into high-profile races this year, the governor’s runoff in Louisiana may be one of the purest tests of his influence.President Trump visited Louisiana on Wednesday to bolster the candidacy of Eddie Rispone, the Republican candidate for governor.Credit...Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesWEST MONROE, La. — Walking away from a T-shirt…

The True Story of Harriet Tubman Shows That Sometimes Running Is as Brave as Fighting

November 14, 2019
In the early morning hours of Aug. 28, 1955, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam arrived at the Mississippi home of Moses Wright, demanding he turn over his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till. Armed with a pistol, the two white men kidnapped the teenager, and then murdered him. Till’s death would become a key turning point in…