Tag: #gangs

STREET LIFE: WHY GANGS ARE SO APPEALING TO YOUNG PEOPLE

“The need to belong.” ganglands Gangs have been a problem in society for hundreds of years. And questions have always arisen as to why so many young males and females join gangs. Of course we point to the need to belong, but is it…

STREET CULTURE: WHY ARE WE IN LOVE WITH GANGSTA CULTURE

“Street Kings.” streetz is out I have been on a loop, listening to all the stories of the guys who used to be into the streets heavy. I am talking about the men you hear about in well-known rap lyrics. But what is it,…

GANGS CULTURE: WHY WE JOIN

“Have you ever sought to belong to something?” Growing up in an urban community, gangs are all around you. But most importantly, the psychology behind gangs are just dangerous as the criminal activity associated with the gang. And when I say psychological, I mean…

LOST GENERATION (QUOTE)

“Where would we be if red and blue flags represented community organizations.” “The Bloods and Crips would probably be on par with the our top Black national action organizations.” “You’re talking one of the youngest and one of the most powerful organizations globally.” “An…

GANGLAND: WHY WE CHOOSE

“What is about them that make us join?” No father, single mother, and the city is riddled with crime. With so few opportunities felt, young males and females look to each other as some means of guidance. This quickly turns into violence once the…

LOCKED and LOADED

“Where did they come from?” The above photo which shows guns lying out on a table are not in preparation for a gun show. This is not a manufacturing plant either. The guns above are of many firearms seized from drug/gang raids by the…

Lost Hope Landscape

“When will it end? Approximately 365 murdersĀ in Chicago; one for every day of the year. What’s crazy, is that this number is not for the year, but midway 2016. We are only in the month of July and the city could hit 700 at…