Before you get to the article…
On February 23, 2018, my book on the Mau Maus and Sand Street Angels, who were two Brooklyn youth gangs from the 1950s, has been completed. It took 15 years of research and writing to complete Brooklyn Rumble: Mau Maus, Sand Street Angels, and the End of an Era. This book is roughly 6″x9″ and has 370 pages and includes a look at the characters in the Mau Maus and the details of a gang killing that happened in February 1959 in front of the iconic Brooklyn Paramount Theater (now Long Island University). If you want to buy a copy, click here and this link will take you to an online ordering page.
If you haven’t read the interview I did with Jocko of the Harlem Lords, please go here to see it. In the interview (just past the half way point on that page), Jocko sang the song the Harlem Lords would sing on the way to fights and rumbles. I was able to cut and paste the song so you can hear it here: