by Yusuf Jah and Sister Shah'Keyah
Simon & Schuster
A powerful and shockingly candid account of South Central Los Angeles's notorious street gangs, as seen through the eyes of men who escaped their grip and are now working for peace and unity in the Black community.
This explosive book brings to life the brutalizing and exhilarating experience of gang life through the voices of the gang members themselves. Thirteen former Bloods and Crips talk about the solutions to the culture of killings and drive-by shootings, the scourge of drugs in their communities, and the often justifiable distrust of the police. Their words will compel everyone to acknowledge the urgent need to put an end to the blatant racism and violence in our society.