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Imagine if the Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, and GDs became organizations that empowered Black and brown youth to focus on self-improvement, entrepreneurship, and education. With a goal of building instead of destroying. It’s not too late for gangs to turn crime into legit commerce. NASCAR began due to liquor bootleggers who built fast cars to…

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Two Black men have been arrested for killing 7-year-old Jazemine Barnes. One week after the shooting occurred, Larry Woodruffe and Eric Black, Jr. have been arrested in Harris County, Texas. Woodruffe and Black allegedly shot Barnes due to gang retaliation in a case of mistaken identity, according to KTRK. On Dec. 30, 2018, Barnes was riding to…

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The U.S. Department of Justice has handed down an indictment that has sent shockwaves throughout the DEA and other law enforcement agencies. It was announced on Tuesday, Dec. 11 that a former Chicago area detective, who later became a DEA agent, has been running drugs and guns to an international gang based in Puerto Rico.…

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Tekashi 6ix9ine admits he never was a gangster. According to a report by Blast, Tekashi, 22, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has denounced his gangbanging image in rap. “Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him,” Takashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, said. “He is an entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his…

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An inmate in Florida has died after being mutilated by his cellmate. The incident occurred at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City, Florida. on Thursday, Sept. 13. According to Julie Jones, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections, Larry Mark, 58, was killed by a fellow inmate while the men were in the cell they…

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Gangbanging on Instagram played a key role in Bloods members starting a gang war and being convicted of crimes ranging from murder to racketeering. The Seven Mile Bloods is a notorious gang located in Detroit. According to federal court documents, gang members used Instagram to create hit lists against their rivals. The incidents initially began…

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Two men are in custody after a shootout in Atlanta among suspected gang members. What makes the shooting odd is that the two men who allegedly started the violence arrived at the scene with two .40 caliber handguns, and a Walmart bag filled with loose bullets. According to police, Traekwuan Steele, 20, drove Sidiamond Stills…

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Christmas in Chicago was marred by violence and death. According the Chicago Tribune, 61 people were shot and 11 were killed during a deadly Christmas weekend that began on Dec. 23. Most of the gunshot victims were under 30 and Black. The violent Christmas weekend began on Dec. 23 when two young men, 20 and…

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