Charles White (Born December 15, 1969 in Muncie Indiana), better known by his street name Boston Black is an original member of the Boston base Rap group Ed O. G & Da Bulldogs. Black made his debut in the late 1980’s with the Bulldogs front man ED O G. With a song called Black is Back with then members ED O ROCK (later dubbed Ed O. G) and childhood friend Shawn Pete. The group split shortly afterward and another was born.
In the early 1990’s ED O. G & Da Bulldogs became a household name. As the group gained attention from fans across the globe Black found himself on the radar of New York’s local and federal authorities. The feds were investigating several drug related shootings in the Albany, Troy and Schenectady New York area which all traced it self back to Boston Black and a Boston drug crew that federal and local agencies called “Boston Boys”.
The group would go on to achieve international fan as the feds closed in on Boston Black and members of his drug gang in the New York area arresting over 15 members and handing out some of the nation’s toughest sentences. Of the 15 that were arrested all but one (Dana Foster) along side Boston Black faced the judge and jury and was sentenced to multiple drug and gun violations.
Foster and White were indicted together with William Beverly, William Pritchett, and Reginald Brown on charges of: (1) conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) (b)(1)(B)(iii) and 21 U.S.C. § 846; (2) possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) (b)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; (3) unlawful use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924 (c)(1) (2); (4) as to Beverly, Pritchett, and Foster, being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g) and 924(a)(2); and (5) as to Pritchett, Beverly, and White, employing minors to distribute controlled substances, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 861 and 18 U.S.C. § 2. The charges are based on the five named defendants' participation in a crack-selling organization led by Beverly Pritchett and White in the Albany New York area and based out of Boston MA.
In March 1991, as a result of several shooting incidents involving White, federal and state law enforcement officers in the Albany area began to investigate the Boston Boys.
White was sentenced to: concurrent 210-month terms of imprisonment on the conspiracy and possession counts; concurrent mandatory five-year terms of imprisonment on the firearms counts, to run consecutively to the 210-month sentences; and consecutive four-year terms of supervised release on the conspiracy and possession counts. Foster was sentenced to: a 235-month term of imprisonment on the conspiracy count; a ten-year term of imprisonment on the firearm count, to run concurrently with the 235-month term; and concurrent five-year terms of supervised release on both counts.
While in prison Boston Black took advantage of the system and went to college an obtained several degrees, Business, Psychology and he became a Paralegal and after 18 years he was able to free himself. In 2008 he reunited with fellow members of Da Bulldogs and went on to establish himself as a First Responder on the front lines dealing with the Nation’s Covid Crisis. He is also a teacher at Lincoln Tech where he train future health-care professionals.