The Black Godfather is a lesser-known Blaxploitation classic from 1974 starring Rod Perry. It's a common plot of street hustler against the racist power structure, these being the corrupt police that take payoffs and the drug dealing Italian mafia that deals heroine within the black community.
Essentially, the star J.J. is a former heroine addict that kicks after watching his best friend die. He's saved and nursed back to health by neighborhood king Nate Williams. Nate offers J.J. a job in his organization and later J.J. becomes so successful in the numbers racket and prostitution that he branches out on his own and starts his own organization.
J.J. decides that he's had his fill of the corrupt cops and drugs within his community. He's determined to push them out by any means necessary. He teams up with a group of revolutionaries and a street gang to rid his community of these parasites.
This film has a little bit of everything: action, romance, revolutionaries, kidnappings, corruption, money, sex, drugs, gangsters and much more. It's definitely worthy of recognition.