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ran one of the largest heroin rings in the United States. Grossing 10 million a month in today's dollars, the Eddie Jackson organization is likely the largest drug ring in Detroit's history.
Motown Mafia is the story of 2 families and how they rose from Detroit's old Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods to the top of the city's narcotics pyramid.
Eddie Jackson was cut from a different cloth than men like Leroy "Nicky" Barnes and Frank Lucas. He ruled his empire with strategy more than violence, despite having to ply his trade in America's murder capital- Detroit; Eddie and Courtney also never became federal informants. The "Fat Man' was the most beloved kingpin in history, dispensing favors and throwing money from the windows of his Rolls Royce.
Motown Mafia is not just the story of the Jackson and Brown families, but the story of Detroit itself. From the nightlife of Paradise Valley to the intricacies of the heroin trade at its highest level, "Motown Mafia" is a must have piece of Detroit history.
Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.
Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously?
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.