Richer than Frank Lucas. More powerful than the Mafia. He was the biggest drug dealer in America. In 1973 he jumped bail and disappeared with 15 million dollars. He has never been seen again. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews remains a complete mystery. It s as if Matthews dropped off the face of the earth, explained Mike Pizzi, a retired U.S. Marshal who was involved with the hunt for Matthews, the fugitive, for several years. The one hour and 23 minute documentary features rare archival footage, interviews with numerous sources who previously haven t talked on camera about Frank Matthews and never before seen photos of Matthews. The documentary explores several intriguing questions: how was Matthews been able to operate for several years without being detected? What was his relationship with La Cosa Nostra? Why did the CIA get involved in the Matthews investigation? Why has the mystery of his disappearance been so difficult to solve? Born in 1944 in Durham, North Carolina, Matthews left his hometown when he was a teenager, going first to Philadelphia and then to New York City. By the early 1970 s, Frank Matthews had become America’s biggest drug kingpin. His organization, headquartered in Brooklyn, stretched across more than 20 states, and he became the only Black gangster to establish direct ties to the French Connection heroin pipeline. To quote a federal prosecutor assigned to the Matthews case, Matthews was a pioneering giant of drug distribution.” Matthews organization eventually outgrew even the Italian Mafia, and when he built himself a mansion in Staten Island’s most exclusive neighborhood (and across the street from mobsters Paul Castellano and Three Finger Brown), he found himself on the verge of a war with La Cosa Nostra. Matthews also battled militant Black Muslims for control in the streets of New Jersey and Philadelphia as he built his empire. The $15 to 20 million dollars he disappeared with is roughly equivalent to $100 million in today’s cash. What happened to Frank Matthews? That s the most intriguing questionin organized crime history, said Chepesiuk, who has spent five years researching the Frank Matthews story. Despite one of the largest manhunts in US history, there is no proof as to whether he is alive or dead.
The beautiful Nina Simone was a truly beautiful spirit. She was a queen & knew it. She never compromised her beliefs & touched the souls of many with her music.
Teddy P always set a great playeristic tone.
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The OG Dame & I have maintained a brotherhood for over a decade now. He has been a friend & a mentor. He & Bun B have been a players corner since we’ve met as well as the great Kareem Biggs Burke. It feels good to have some of the people you’ve look up help you navigate. Kanye gave me my 1st opportunity to spread the ism & I am beyond thankful that you all embraced it. He was the 1st that believed & showed it with his actions. It feels good to be working with the likes of such extremely gifted individuals on my new project, “The Book of St Ism.” Thanks for allowing me to grow with you over the years. Let’s continue.
Look, listen & learn then draw your own conclusion about Gaddafi & Libya.
The Whispers moved like some straight up players as they spread the #ism in such a harmonic manner.
Famed “Cultural Memory Specialist” Anthony Browder visits The Rock Newman Show & enlightens the people! Expert on the subject, Anthony Browder takes us back to Ancient Kemet. To remember the people, their culture, their Greatness and their indelible impact on the World.
Today is a day to reflect on how the Transatlantic Slave Trade impacted people all across the globe. Slavery can’t be forgotten when we are reminded it of it everyday in America.