Jeffrey Wright Talks Valentin Narcisse

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  1. vj says:

    @chowhound – thanks for posting this. I found this very interesting story about heavyweight champ Joe Louis, Julian Black and John Roxborough.

  2. chowhound says:

    even though this story for some is viewed as fiction,,,,history is something i majored in and i started doing a little more research in the history of organized and unorganized crime in this country… what HBO has done is open up the lanes of history of the people that had little or no mention in the rise of organized crime… i welcome the experience to see who many of these people were…there was a member of my family that was very involved in the numbers running in chicago. my family didnt mention it and when i started digging up the history even though they didn’t want to elaborate on it my father told me not to go digging up old bones….but this has a big story in it self and because my fam didn’t want to talk bout this stuff, they took it to the grave with them…my aunt,,my grandfathers sister was married to jullien black look him up,,, this story may be added never know , he ran numbers in chicago dayum near went to war with capone til he gave up a piece of the pie..

  3. vj says:

    Thanks Rosie, they have had more in the episodes showing that Narcisse is an evil elitist. I still thoroughly detest him! I’ve gotta say Jeffrey Wright does a helluva job with those evil sideways glances!

  4. Rosie says:

    [“I agree, it will be explosive at the least. I thoroughly detest Dr. Narcisse and I don’t understand why he took such a dislike to Chalky since he’s all about elevating his race. Chalky’s done all right for himself and he should respect that, but instead he wants to take Chalky down.”]

    It’s called good old fashioned bigotry. A great deal of bigotry exists even between people of the same group – whether in regard to race, gender, class etc.

  5. vj says:

    I agree, it will be explosive at the least. I thoroughly detest Dr. Narcisse and I don’t understand why he took such a dislike to Chalky since he’s all about elevating his race. Chalky’s done all right for himself and he should respect that, but instead he wants to take Chalky down.

  6. Nickalus T. holt says:

    I’m sure it will be deadly! Excellent piece of working finding out who this Valentin character is based. Stay tune!