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The phrase “Harlem in the 1920s” evokes images of the Harlem Renaissance, or of Marcus Garvey and soapbox orators haranguing crowds about politics and race. Yet the most ubiquitous feature of Harlem life between the world wars was the game of “numbers.” Thousands of wagers, usually of a dime or less, would be placed on a daily number derived from U.S. bank statistics. The rewards of “hitting the number,” a 600-to-1 payoff, tempted the ordinary men and women of the Black Metropolis with the chimera of the good life. Playing the Numbers tells the story of this illegal form of gambling and the central role it played in the lives of African Americans who flooded into Harlem in the wake of World War I.
For a dozen years the “numbers game” was one of America’s rare black-owned businesses, turning over tens of millions of dollars every year. The most successful “bankers” were known as Black Kings and Queens, and they lived royally. Yet the very success of “bankers” like Stephanie St. Clair and Casper Holstein attracted Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and organized crime to the game. By the late 1930s, most of the profits were being siphoned out of Harlem.
Playing the Numbers reveals a unique dimension of African American culture that made not only Harlem but New York City itself the vibrant and energizing metropolis it was. An interactive website allows readers to locate actors and events on Harlem’s streets.
Allentown police charged Shane Graham, of the 800 block of North Eighth Street, with three counts of attempted homicide in connection to the shooting in the 500 block of Oak Street on June 26. Police arrested the 31-year-old about 4 p.m. Thursday, and
"He was not political while he was in uniform because of his professionalism," said Graham Plaster, a Navy officer and informal adviser to Flynn who is in contact with him regularly. "Now that his personal views are emerging that is because he has the
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This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections of memory, space/place, and the body, as they explore the legacy of apartheid.
Merit roll: Berkay Baris, John Bartolotto, Nicole Beardsley, Katharine Beu, Sean Brennan, Emily Brunner, Rachel Callahan, Patrick Casey, Briona Copeland, Shane Crandall ... Asher Gordon, Chase Graham, Morgan Hill, Sejad Hodzic, Elise Hoffman, Natalie ...
THE bond between a player and his coach is special. That’s why as soon as Wade Graham got off the phone with Laurie Daley who’d told him for the second time in four weeks that he was set to make his State of Origin debut for the Blues, he called Shane ...
World No 73 McDowell was the next in line to come into the team alongside Shane Lowry after world No 4 McIlroy said ... will probably be his Ryder Cup team-mate and fellow Northern Irishman Graham McDowell. "As many within golf will know my wife Kristin ...
Shane Graham was born in Bryan, Texas. Growing up in a small farm town, Shane trained, rode, and competed on horses. When not acting, or riding horses, he ...
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Shane Graham (born December 21, 1990) is an American actor. Filmography. Boyhood (2013) as Stanley; The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005) as Classroom Kid #2
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