This organization, Yellow Brotherhood, was around during the sixties and seventies, more like a activist group than a gang. A lot of these dudes went to Dorsey back in the days. They did some work with the Panthers and many of the members are still alive and kicking. The only YB that exists by that name is now a Asian-American youth basketball team...http://www.janm.org/about/press/37
An open discussion between speakers and participants about the impact of 1950s, 60s and 70s gangs and youth organizations will be held at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. The discussion will feature teacher-activist Kathy Masaoka, former "Yellow Brotherhood" member Nick Nagatani, and former "Asian American Hardcore" member Ray Tasaki. They will discuss the impact and influence of organizations like "Yellow Brotherhood" and "Asian American Hardcore" on younger activists and their legacy of positive social action.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Asian American gangs and organizations flourished among many youth that were surrounded by the images of the Vietnam Conflict and racial injustice. Groups like "Asian American Hardcore" and "Yellow Brotherhood" were organized by- and for- young Asians who did not fit the model-minority stereotypes that persisted in mainstream culture at the time. Sustained as grassroots organizations that were destined to exist for a limited number of years, "Yellow Brotherhood" (1969-1975) and other similar Asian American organizations actively participated in drug-use prevention for youth and supplied role models that taught younger members how to organize, speak out, and work together in constructive ways.