A large part of Goines's thirty nine years of life was spent being a successful pimp, a heif, an operator of corn liquor houses, an armed robber, and a small time dope dealer. He lived the life of the streets and out of that experience he created Prince, the anti-hero of Black Gangster. It's the story of the shocking underworld of black organized crime and the fledgling black "godfather" who goes from teenager ganglord to powerful Detroit mobster. Like the gangsters of the 1920's, he begins with boot-legging and branches out into every known crime.
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About Donald Goines
Donald Goines (1936–1974)
was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven
prison sentences. Between 1969 and 1974, he published sixteen novels, which are
now recognized as almost unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects
of the black experience.
About Leon Nixon
Leon Nixon is a professional actor, playwright, and filmmaker. A Los Angeles native, he has performed in short films, web series, and on stage in dramatic and comedic roles. He is also an improviser and part of the group that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Improv Show.