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Old 08-13-2018, 02:47 PM
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Not sure who you mean by the El's.

The elder Bey was not a nice person. Did manage to put a business together but in the end was brought low by a not small history of abusing young girls. And his namesake now in prison for life.

The hard part is the fact that those businesses, the liquor stores and small groceries, were available for purchase at some point and Yemenis (East Bay) and Koreans (LA) bought them. It's unfortunate that black entrepreneurs were not able to beat them to it. They lived in the neighborhoods before the Arabs came, pretty sure. Lot of reasons why they didn't, not trivial reasons.
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