Black Mafia Family, St. Louis: The Untold Story

Black Mafia Family, St. Louis: The Untold Story

by Jerry Haymon


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ISBN-13: 9781457529320
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 301,390
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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Black Mafia Family, St. Louis: The Untold Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Woman it's amazing to see how Men live and what they go thru just to survive . A Must Read !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finally received my copy of Black Mafia Family St Louis-Untold Story!!!! It was my intention to read a few chapters a day until I finished but once I started reading this book I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN!!!! Growing up in St Louis I love how the Author(Mr. Jerry Haymon) took me back in time when I remember the transformation of the inner city when ‘crack’ cocaine took over the city! I had the honor and pleasure to meet Mr. Danny ‘Dog Man’ Jones early part of 2013 not long after his release from prison. I was fascinated with the fact that he was/is the ONLY person I’ve met in my lifetime that had been shot 17 times point blank and still standing!!! The next thought that came to mind was ‘wow….GOD definitely has a purpose for this brother!!!! In this book you will understand how it’s so easy for any ‘us’ to get caught up in the ‘game’. NONE OF US ARE IMMUNE TO THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF LIFE!!! Also love how the Author(Mr. Jerry Haymon) breaks down in detail the ‘traps that have been set by the ‘system’ to incarcerate young African American males and keep them there for life. I respect, love and appreciate the HONESTY in Mr. Danny ‘Dog Man’ Jones story! I wish Mr. Danny ‘Dog Man’ Jones and his ENTIRE family continuous blessings!!!! Genesis 50:20 “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR ALL !!!!! Looking forward to the movie!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Duality. That's the best word I can use to describe the experience I had while reading Black Mafia Family: St. Louis, The Untold Story. The author appealed to my voyeuristic side which begrudgingly compels me to watch "reality" based television shows such as: Love & Hip Hop, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, First 48, and Snapped. Similar to these shows the book provides an inside glimpse at extreme lifestyles to which I otherwise would not be privy. While on the other hand, stimulating my inner academic, the author delves deep into hard hitting socioeconomic issues and their political motivations which have effectively served to disenfranchise an entire class of people. As a native St. Louis-an who came of age on the city's north side during the height of the crack epidemic, I was impressed by Mr. Haymon's ability to capture the mood and feel of the city during that time. Now, there are a few minor things here and there that will let a die-hard STLien know that Mr. Haymon is not actually from The Lou. However, his research and thorough grasp of the subject matter more than makes up for the fact that he's never had a slice of Imo's thin crust pizza or experienced a brain freeze as a result of an over zealous assault on a cup of Ted Drew's Frozen Custard. Additionally, I must humbly confess that an "outsider" taught me something about the city that I so proudly call home. Although, I bore firsthand witness to the changes in nightlife, fashion, and black entrepreneurship I had no clue that much of it was a direct result of the Black Mafia Family's influence. I had no idea that much like Anheuser-Busch, Monsanto, and Boeing; the BMF used St. Louis as a major operations and logistics hub for the national manufacturing and distribution of goods and services. Congrats to first time author, Jerry Haymon, for writing a book that is both entertaining and engaging. I'm sure it will quickly become a topic of conversation at backyard barbecues and in college classrooms. Kudos on a job well done.