Many of us, your truly included, have been dealing with the missing pieces around the rise and subsequent self cannibalism of the Crips and Blood gangs in L.A. I mean when you have young cats killing each other or jacking each other in Toronto for their colors, you know the Frankenstein monster is forging a huge path of destruction into unforseen and unnecessary areas.
Here is a film that charts the rise of the Crips and Blood from an insider’s perspective. Raised in the Athens Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Cle “Bone” Sloan was four years old when his father died, and 12 when he became a member of the Bloods. Now an inactive member of the notorious gang, Sloan looks back at the history of African gangs in his city and makes a powerful call for change in modern gang culture with his insightful documentary, ‘Bastards of the Party’. Acclaimed feature film director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) produces along with Sloan, who also directs.
This film educates us on our story of gangs that few know.
This is Black Mystory!