“Blood in, blood out,” is the old, stereotypical street gang saying. Joining a gang is supposed to require an intense initiation, perhaps involving the commission of a crime to prove one’s loyalty. Leaving a gang is thought to be rare and risky – potentially even fatal. But these conceptions of gang membership are very outdated, if they were ever true to begin with.    As a criminologist, I learned these facts by interviewing former participants in various Blood, Crip, Folk, People, and…

Everything You Think You Know About Gangs Is Wrong

“Blood in, blood out,” is the old, stereotypical street gang saying. Joining a gang is supposed to require an intense initiation, perhaps involving the commission of a crime to prove one’s loyalty. Leaving a gang is thought to be rare and risky – potentially even fatal. But these conceptions of gang membership are very outdated, if they were ever true to begin with. As a criminologist, I learned these facts by interviewing former participants in various Blood, Crip, Folk, People, and…

They seem to be out there with increasing frequency.  I have one author friend, the sibling of an adult with challenges, who calls such features “Super Crip” stories.  I just about choked when I heard her say it to me on the phone, but she was right.  In our human desire to root for the […]

How Do You Deal With Viral Stories?

They seem to be out there with increasing frequency. I have one author friend, the sibling of an adult with challenges, who calls such features “Super Crip” stories. I just about choked when I heard her say it to me on the phone, but she was right. In our human desire to root for the […]

Serena Williams dominated Maria Sharapova and won her first singles gold medal at the London Olympics, completing a career Golden Slam — the second ever since Steffi Graf in 1988. Williams celebrated by doing a dance move identified by the internet as the Crip Walk. It has already been immortalized in GIF form.

Here's Serena Williams Crip Walking After Winning Gold

Serena Williams dominated Maria Sharapova and won her first singles gold medal at the London Olympics, completing a career Golden Slam — the second ever since Steffi Graf in 1988. Williams celebrated by doing a dance move identified by the internet as the Crip Walk. It has already been immortalized in GIF form.

Interviewing Lil OG from NHC

Interviewing Lil OG from NHC

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Visit to Nutty Blocc Compton Crip neighborhood in Compton, CA #compton #comptone #nbcc #comptongangs #comptoncrips #streetgangs

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SALE🌷SZ 8 -MICHAEL KORS CROP JEANS-21" INSEAM MICHAEL KORS-**** SIZE 8*** last 3 pictures say size 6 in error-CRIP JEANS WITH A 21" INSEAM! In very good pre-owned condition! 4 pockets.. Zipper button top close! Low rise 7.5". Waist flat about 16.6", hips 18" at widest part! A lot of stretch with 97% cotton/2% spandex... Three brass signature buttons on the bottom exterior of each pant leg Michael Kors Jeans

From the desk of Los Angeles's mayor @ericgarcetti..... This time it's foreal..... We all have a job to do & it's to keep each other alive as long as possible !!! Let my city take the lead...... Did he say Crip & Blood ?? 😂😂😂 keep the positivity going y'all.... We got this one  #HUNT #LosAngeles #MayorGarcetti #TonyMuhammad #BigBoysNeighborhood #BlackAndBrown #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter #LAwillRise [FOLLOW MY SNAPCHAT: airthuggin]

From the desk of Los Angeles's mayor @ericgarcetti..... This time it's foreal..... We all have a job to do & it's to keep each other alive as long as possible !!! Let my city take the lead...... Did he say Crip & Blood ?? 😂😂😂 keep the positivity going y'all.... We got this one #HUNT #LosAngeles #MayorGarcetti #TonyMuhammad #BigBoysNeighborhood #BlackAndBrown #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter #LAwillRise [FOLLOW MY SNAPCHAT: airthuggin]

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