Natalie Moore & Lance Williams - The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang

In gangster lore, the Almighty Black P Stone Nation stands out among the most notorious street gangs. But how did teens from a poverty–stricken Chicago neighborhood build a powerful organization that united 21 individual gangs into a virtual nation?Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams answer this and other questions in a provocative tale that features a colorful cast of characters from white do-gooders, black nationalists, and community organizers to overzealous law enforcement. The U.S. government funded the Nation. Louis Farrakahn hired the gang—renamed the El Rukns in a tribute to Islam—as his Angels of Death. Fifteen years before 9/11, the government convicted the gang of plotting terrorist acts with Libyan leader Mu’ammar Gadhafi; currently, founding member Jeff Fort is serving a triple life sentence.An exciting story about the evolution of a gang, The Almigty Black P Stone Nation is an exposé of how minority crime is targeted as well as a timely look at urban violence.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:00pm
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57th Street Books
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ISBN: 9781556528453
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - January 6th, 2011