Category: African-American

Head Games, ChiTown Style: Operation Headache Crashed Larry Hoover’s Gangster Disciple Kingdom In 1990s

Larry Hoover’s Gangster Disciples street gang empire in Chicago crumbled 25 years ago when a top lieutenant flipped and the government got innovative. Hoover was already behind bars on a murder conviction when he and 40 GD leaders and enforcers were brought down in 1995’s sprawling Operation Headache bust. The most damning evidence against Hoover came
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Kanye’s Fake News: Rapper Shows Ignorance In Pleading For Chicago Gang Boss’ Prison Release To Prez

Hip hop superstar and the music world’s resident provocateur Kanye West spewed so-called “Fake News” in his much-publicized appearance at the White House last week, ranting vociferously, yet extremely inaccurately about the continued incarceration of Chicago crime lord Larry Hoover, imprisoned on a murder conviction from the 1970s and a racketeering conviction from the 1990s.
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21 Questions: Jeff Fort’s Black P Stone Rangers’ ‘Main 21’ Made Mark In Chicago Gangland Scene

Chicago’s Black P Stone Rangers were founded on the Windy City’s South Side in 1962 when Jeff Fort’s Black Stone Raiders gang and Eugene (Bull) Hairston’s Harper Boys gang merged. Fort went on to become one of the most notorious urban gang leaders in Chicago history. By the mid-1960s, Fort and Hairston would consolidate 21
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Chewing The Fat: Crimetown Season 2 Delves Into Detroit Drug Boss Eddie Jackson’s Run Atop ’70s Dope Game

The quiet storm that was the 1970s Detroit drug empire led by Eddie (The Fat Man) Jackson is getting a deep dive this week in the acclaimed Crimetown podcast. Jackson ruled over the booming Motown heroin trade in the mid-1970s with panache and prudence, gaining a reputation for being a gentleman gangster and bridging the
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