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Organized Crime

Organized Crime   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,783 words

...“Bumpy” Johnson (a black crime boss there who, for decades, had enjoyed working relationships with the Genovese crime family). Toward the end of the Vietnam War, Lucas exploited previous North Carolina military connections to make direct links with Vietnamese, Thai, and other Southeast Asian heroin suppliers. Through these links, he was able to distribute the final product all over America, from the streets of Harlem to those in Newark, Durham, Chicago, and even Los Angeles. Similarly, Frank Matthews , who also moved from Durham to New York, established...

Colson Steve

Colson Steve   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
456 words

... Bumpy Johnson , and collaborated with Baraka and Richard Wesley on a commission from the New Jersey Chamber Music Society. He was also conductor and arranger of the music of Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith as a part of the Lost Jazz Shrines project. Colson has been very active in jazz education since the early 80s when he became involved with the Jazz Artists in the Schools Program, a project of the National Endowment for the Arts. Among his many teaching credits are membership of the faculty at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and Medgar Evers College of the...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
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Language reference
Length:
10,034 words

... Bumpy Johnson was one bad nigger. 2006 F.X. Toole Pound for Pound 111: They say he's one bad nigga. 2 ( Aus. ) an Aborigine who refuses to cooperate with the authorities; also attrib. 1910 Bulletin (Sydney) 20 Oct. 14/1: Although he had travelled through country infested with ‘bad’ niggers, he was never troubled by them, for the reason that they thought him koonemi (mad). 1932 I.L. Idriess Flynn of the Inland 256: Men generally go armed in the north if travelling through ‘bad-nigger’ country. 3 ( US black ) a black who rejects the...

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