Detroit’s “Hip-Hop” Mayor Convicted in RICO Case


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 13, 2013 The charisma that helped propel Kwame Kilpatrick into becoming Detroit’s “hip-hop” mayor can’t save him from the fallout of corruption. Kilpatrick was found guilty of 24 out of 30 counts of corruption in a “classic RICO case” that also ensnared a contractor friend Bobby Ferguson and his […]

Donnie’s Story – The Life of Donald Goines DVD

Donnie’s Story – The Life of Donald Goines $12.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines The life of Donald Goines was fraught with hardship and tragedy. Only after his death did it develop into a success story of creative inspiration for the black community. Born in Detroit in 1937, Goines eschewed his intended path of […]

Murder City: Detroit DVD

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Murder City: Detroit (2008) Price: $14.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines The complete history of crime in Detroit, from the bootlegging Purple Gang of the 1920s (some of whom allegedly worked for Al Capone) and the flamboyant Errol Flynns of the 1970s who helped originate gang signs, to the ’80s drug consortium Young Boyz, […]

The Black Mafia Family DVD


The Black Mafia Family $14.99 They started on the streets of Detroit and branched off to Atlanta. The FBI alleged that they control a narcotics distribution network that netted them over $ 300 Million. Experience the true story of how BMF, rose to the top of the criminal empire. Law enforcement authorities claimed that Demetrious […]

Rollin: The Fall of the Auto Industry and the Rise of the Drug Economy in Detroit

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Rollin DVD: The Fall of the Auto Industry and the Rise of the Drug Economy in Detroit $9.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines It may be difficult to believe in the early 21st Century, but Detroit, Michigan – “The Motor City” – once reigned as one of the most thriving and economically healthy metropolises […]

Robert E. Conot dies at 82; journalist wrote exhaustive study of the Watts riots

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Valerie J. Nelson (Los Angeles Times) | November 27, 2011 To organize his research on the Watts riots, journalist Robert E. Conot sketched out the hour-by-hour progress of events in 1965 on a 25-foot-long stretch of paper, then dressed the diagram in the exhaustive detail for which he became known. The timeline helped him write […]

Detroit police officer charged in shooting death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, during raid

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GINA DAMRON AND JOE SWICKARD (Detroit Free Press) | October 4, 2011 Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley has been arraigned on an indictment on charges of involuntary manslaughter and careless and reckless discharge of a firearm causing death in the May 2010 slaying of Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a raid. Also charged in an indictment is […]

US jury convicts 4 Highwaymen cycle club members

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Associated Press | December 8, 2010 DETROIT — Four members of the Detroit Highwaymen Motorcycle Club have been convicted in a racketeering and drug distribution case, the second such trial in a case with 91 defendants. The U.S. attorney’s office says those convicted Wednesday are 40-year-old Leonard Moore, 46-year-old Johnny Jarrell, 39-year-old Robert Flowers and […]

Detroit Rappers Unite For Rally Against Violence This Weekend


Posted on Fri. June. 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER A variety of Detroit rappers will unite tomorrow for the free Heal Detroit Rally, an event aimed at increasing peace in various violence plagued neighborhoods in the city. Organizers announced that rappers like Al Nuke, Trick Trick, Royce, Lodge Boyz, Seven The General, Big […]

Detroit jury convicts 6 in first biker club trial


Associated Press June 3, 2010 DETROIT — Six members of the Highwaymen motorcycle club have been convicted of a racketeering conspiracy after a two-month trial. A jury in federal court in Detroit returned the verdict Thursday after about 25 hours of deliberations, which began last week. Prosecutors portrayed the Highwaymen as a violent gang involved […]

23 gang members arrested in crackdown


George Hunter (The Detroit News) January 27. 2010 Detroit — A task force made up of local and federal authorities arrested 23 gang members throughout Metro Detroit as part of a nationwide four-day sweep. “Project Big Freeze,” an effort led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), resulted in the arrests of 447 gang members […]

The 5 Worst Cities for Urban Youth


by R. L. Donovan (Scoop Daily) November 14, 2009 In its commitment to calling attention to the Obama Administration’s continued neglect of urban America, ScoopDaily has compiled a list of the 5 worst cities for urban youth. Particular attention is paid to high-school graduation rates, infant mortality rates, unemployment rates, juvenile justice incarceration, and the […]