“A gripping story…Griffin richly documents the Black Mafia’s organization, outreach and over-the-top badness.”
“A great, sprawling epic.”
"Sean Patrick Griffin has given us a really extensive look into the Black Mafia...and has produced one of best pieces of research on the underworld in this city that I have ever seen…The level of research, really copious research, I haven't seen anything on organized crime - of any kind - that is as well-documented as this."
"The book is incredible…The documentation is so thorough, it’s unbelievable…We know about corruption, but this is beyond corruption. This is just amazing stuff."
“Black Brothers, Inc. is fascinating.”
"Sean Patrick Griffin has delivered a richly detailed narrative of the murderous history of the city's first African-American crime syndicate."
“I couldn’t put this book down.”
"Using the federal corruption probe as prologue and epilogue, Griffin presents a confident chronicle of Philly's Black Mafia, the decades-long collaboration among drug dealers, Muslim clerics and local politicians…Griffin disassembles the racist calumny about black crime: that it is violence born of convenience. Griffin punctures that myth with a salient detail that shows a criminal outfit highly organized: At early Black Mafia meetings, minutes were taken."
"Sean Patrick Griffin, in surreal detail, lays out the twist and turns, the political and religious associations...Black Brothers Inc…a guaranteed chilling read."
“Sean Patrick Griffin’s book on the Philly Black Mafia is searing, unrelenting and ruthlessly precise.”