How segregated is Chicago, and does it matter?

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By Scarlett Swerdlow / Chicago Sun-Times Tue, 05/27/2014 – 1:14pm In a provocative piece sweeping the Internet, The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for reparations. His central piece of evidence: Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, where nine out of ten residents are black, 43 percent of people live in poverty, and the homicide rate is […]

“Godfather of House Music” Frankie Knuckles Passes

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 2, 2014 5 Magazine reported that Frankie Knuckles, the “Godfather of House Music,” had died on Monday evening; fifteen minutes later their site crashed from the traffic. Knuckles “could take a dance floor and take it to the choir loft,” wrote Chicago Sun-Times in their obituary. Knuckles moved […]

Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

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SARA BURNETT (Daily News Los Angeles) | April 15, 2013 CHICAGO—The Rev. Robin Hood stands in front of an elementary school in what’s known as “The Holy City”—the Chicago neighborhood where the notorious Vice Lords street gang got its start decades ago and still one of the city’s most dangerous areas. Half a block away, […]

Sacramento clergy leaders seek tax funds to battle gangs

Gun-Violence-Prevention Sabbath

Kim Minugh (Sacramento Bee) | March 9, 2013 Despite his good grades, his athletic prowess and what his mother described as his “good spirit,” DeAndre Ellison couldn’t resist the magnetic pull of south Sacramento’s gang life. By the time it lost its luster, it was too late. “Unfortunately, on his way out, his past may […]

Scratch DJ Academy Opens Flagship Location In Chicago

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 26, 2012 The Scratch DJ Academy is opening a new location, it announced last week, creating a surprising partnership with the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in Chicago, Illinois. This makes it its fourth flagship location after starting in New York, then Los Angeles and Miami with eight additional […]

Cocaine City, Vol. 2 DVD

Cocaine City, Volume 2 (2006) $14.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines 2Pac’s father Matula Shakur & BlackHand Entertainment speak on 2Pac’s behalf for the first time ever on tape from Federal Prison about who shot 2Pac. Lloyd Banks official “Cake” music video, he talks about the Busta Rhymes video shootout and The Game Young […]

The Noonie G Story DVD

The Noonie G Story (2006) $14.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines Common has teamed with directorial team Coodie and Chike to narrate their first motion picture on former Gangster Disciple Harold “Noonie” Ward. Gangster With A Heart Of Gold: The Noonie G Story is narrated by multiple Grammy award winning Kanye West and hip-hop […]

The Angelo Roberts Story: Friend or Foe DVD

The Angelo Roberts Story: Friend or Foe $13.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines Angelo Roberts was one of the youngest gang chiefs to rule in the violent climate of Chicago’s long-running gang pastime. Known as one of the gang capitals of the world, Chi-Town has a history of organized crime at all levels, small […]

AS IS Presents The Larry Hoover Story DVD

A Gangster’s Story: AS IS/Don Diva Presents The Larry Hoover Story Price: $13.99 Sold Out See All DVDs, Books & Magazines FYI: This DVD was originaly produced by Don Diva Magazine and as of August 2006 it is now packaged as an AS IS Magazine DVD but it is the exact same DVD. We have […]

enBlackopedia DVD by AS IS Magazine

enBlacklopedia DVD by ASIS $14.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines This DVD features the stories of 4 black infamous individuals of American history. FLUKEY STOKES (Chicago) is the man who buried his son, “Willie the Wimp,” in a Cadillac coffin. Flukey’s gambling and drug empire earned him more than 50 million dollars a year. […]

F.E.D.S Magazine, Issue #15 – Noonie Ward, James Allridge

F.E.D.S. Magazine, Issue 15 Back Issue $12.99 See All Books, Magazines, and DVDs F.E.D.S. Magazine, Issue 15 covers: Chicago’s X-Gangster Disciple Noonie Ward, ( DVD documentary on gangster Noonie G from Chicago narrated by Common and Kanye West) Death Row Inmate James Allridge last words before being executed The President of the U.S. stated that […]

Former Gov. Blagojevich Sentenced to 14-years

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By Stefani Camille Streetgangs.com Staff Writer December 7, 2011|2:00 p.m. On Wednesday, former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14-years in Federal prison for crimes he committed in 2008 when he was arrested on corruption charges. Federal prosecutors said that Blagojevich once was seriously considering appointing himself but Prosecutors allege that decided to […]