After James Black Left New York City, he decided to attended Boston College where he played basketball and majored in pre-law. Being the person that Black is and not taking shit from anyone, he always found himself getting into trouble. Black decided to change his major to criminal justice to hopefully becoming a detective one day. This wish/goal was interrupted by the influence of the mafia on Black. Black completed three years of college when he decided to drop out and become a cop but still being involved in the mafia. At this time, no one knew he was living a double life. Black eventually gave up the mafia to pursue his goal as being a detective.