Just got word the Bloods, Crips and Nation of Islam have come together to stand against Baltimore PD for the death of Freddie Gray. Shit just got real.
#Bloods #Crips #NOI #Unity #freddiegray #baltimore #AFistIsStrongerThanAFinger #united
Michael throwing up the Crips gang sign with real Crips and Bloods gang members on the set of The Way You Make Me Feel. Jackson hoped that by using them in his video it would give them a chance for new opportunities in their lives.
In 1992, after the Rodney King beating, OGs from the Crips and Bloods in the Watts district of Los Angeles met to end the violence that was happening in their communities. Black people everywhere were angry about the Rodney King verdict and decided it was time to act. Hundreds of Bloods and Crips would meet in a gymnasium and declare a ceasefire against each other. They had realized that the police were the real enemy. The gang leaders would also create a sports league for the community. Hundreds of black men and women from the bloods and Crips no longer looked at each other as enemies. They partied together and played on sports teams together. The peace Treaty ended over 30 years of gang violence and the homicide rate dropped 44%. After the Watts treaty, several Latino gangs and many more black gangs all over California began to adopt a similar peace treaties. The Watts treaty lasted for several years before the LA police would infiltrate the movement and cause chaos. This is Black History that they do not teach in schools. This is what they will never tell you about black gangs. The LA Gang Truce was a symbol of hope to the black community and today it remains that. We do not need white people to help us solve any of our problems. We have the potential to be a mighty people. The violence in our communities can stop. All it takes is for dedicated black souls to get together. So the next time you hear about the LA Riots…make sure you remember the LA Gang truce as well.
Post By @KingKwajo
Rapper Tupac Shakur, who studied
theatre at the Baltimore School for the
Arts, said he loved William Shakespeare
because he wrote “some of the rawest
stories… You got this guy Romeo from
the Bloods who falls for Juliet, a female
from the Crips, and everybody in both
gangs are against them. So they have to
sneak out and they end up dead for
nothing. Real tragic stuff.” Source