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“I grew up in Los Angeles when the racial tensions between blacks and Mexicans were very high. Gang violence was very prevalent.” — Miguel

Black gang culture was forged in the 1920s when African-Americans were not permitted to amalgamate with their white peers. Instead, they were shunted into their own…

“Blood gang and I’m in bleed mode.” — Lil Wayne

According to Julia Dunn, a gang “is an interstitial group, originally formed spontaneously, and then integrated through conflict.”[i] The term ‘interstitial’ refers to a culturally isolated or marginalized group of individuals, who, because of external circumstances (racism, lack of education…

By John Lee Brook

CONTENTS

Intro: East & West

Chapter 1: Meat and Potatoes

Chapter 2: Dime and A Nickel

Chapter 3: O.G. Mack

Chapter 4: Charm City

Chapter 5: Get Mine or Be Mine

Chapter 6: Burn, Baby

Chapter 7: Gangsta Killer Bloods

Chapter 8: Zoe Pound

Chapter 9…

Randall Radic

Randy Radic is a former super model who succumbed to the ravages of time and age. Totally bereft of talent, he took up writing “because anyone can do it.”

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