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ArtCvltureFeaturedHistoryPhotography

It’s grey outside and I feel like stepping back in time into outlaw culture. Today I want to remember the outlaw cultures I grew up around in L.A. and Venice – from Latino Gangs, to Bloods and Crips. THROW YOUR HOOD UP!   I can not leave my big brother Rodney out…He was one of

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ArtCvltureHistoryPhotography

  It’s grey outside and feel like stepping back in time into outlaw culture. Today I want to remember the outlaw cultures I grew up around in L.A. and Venice, from Latino Gangs, to Bikers, to Bloods and Crips. THROW YOUR HOOD UP!      

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ArtCvltureFeaturedHistoryPhotography

Last week, we did a feature about Portraits Of… 70’s & 80’s CHOLAS & CHOLOS…Veteranas and Rucas Instagram, and this week we would like to follow it up with a feature about the Mi Vida Loca Tumblr. The history of Latino gangs in California goes back generations, and is a part

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This 1978 mini documentary about East L.A. is pretty sad in the sense that you see how the life is being passed down from generation to generation. It makes me wonder if the young kids in this film made it out of gang life. One important fact that is left out

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This documentary takes a look at Los Angeles gangsters during the 70’s, before they became rich from 80’s crack craze! Watching this makes me wonder what became of these young people…were they allowed to achieve their dreams, or did they get caught up in the prison system? This visual is

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ArtCvltureFeaturedHistoryPhotography

I was born into a neighborhood where gangs reigned supreme, and for the first 4 or 5 years of my life I looked up to gangsters from my hood. The sets in my neighborhood in South Central were the Rollin 20’s, the Neighborhood Family and the Black P-Stones, who all rocked the

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