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Black P. (Prince) Stone
Founded 1958
Founding location Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active 1958-present
Ethnicity mostly African American, some Caucasian and New Zealand Maori
Membership 30,000
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, domestic terrorism
Allies People Nation, some Vice Lords, Latin Kings, some Mickey Cobras, Bloods
Rivals

Folks Nation, Gangster Disciples, Black Disciples, Crips,

some Mickey Cobras, some Vice Lords
Notable members Jeff Fort
Eugene Hairston

The Black P. (Prince) Stone Nation aka BPSN is a Chicago-based street gang estimated to have more than 30,000 members. The gang was originally formed in the late 1950s as the Blackstone Rangers. In later years, an Islamic faction of the gang emerged, naming themselves the "El Rukn tribe of the Moorish Science Temple of America" (or simply El Rukn). The group's founder and 'religious leader' is Abdullah-Malik (born Jeff Fort).[1]

The BPSN finances itself through a wide array of criminal activities and is part of the large Chicago gang alliance known as the People Nation.[2]

Territory[edit]

The BPSN originated, and is based, on the South Side of Chicago in the Woodlawn neighborhood.[3]

As of today, the gang has a strong presence in the Northwest Indiana communities of Gary and Merrillville with a growing presence in Portage, the northern area of Crown Point, as well as the western area of Hobart.

Intergang relations[edit]

Their main rivals are the Black Disciples (BD), and to a lesser degree, the Gangster Disciples (GD).

Rivals include the entire Folk Nation alliance and white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Brotherhood. Their allies are the Vice Lords, Latin Kings, and other People Nation gangs, Black Separatist groups, the Five Percenters, and Los Zetas. Separate factions of the gang include Titanic Stones, Apache Stones, Jabari Stones, No Limit Stones, Maniac Stones, and Jet Black Stones.[4]

There are several gangs that branched off of the Black P. Stone Nation including Gangster Stones, Rubinite Stones, Corner Stones, Latin Stones, and Familia Stones. All these branches have many factions. BPSN has branched out to many different parts of the US, especially in the Midwest and the South, and cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. The Familia Stones, also known as the Puerto Rican Stones, a break-off of the Black P. Stone Nation predominately made up of Puerto Ricans, has even branched out to Puerto Rico.[5]

History[edit]

The Blackstone Rangers were founded at the St. Charles Institution for Troubled Youth by Jeff Fort and Eugene Hairston as a community organization for black youth in the Woodlawn area of South Chicago. In the 1960s they evolved into one of the most dangerous and powerful gangs in Chicago. Fort seized upon the gang's changed mission, renaming it the Black P. (Prince) Stone Nation. He transformed the BPSN into a black nationalistic group, and continued to involve the gang in street crime and drug trafficking.

BPSN founding member Eugene Hairston was incarcerated on drug charges on June 6, 1966,[6] and Fort was arrested for mismanagement of government grants totaling $927,000 from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity in March 1972. Fort was released in the early 1980s, but was later re-incarcerated on drug charges at some time in the 1980s,

Islamic identification[edit]

The Black Prince Stone Nation (BPSN) now has a strong Islamic character, which can be attributed to the Moorish Science Temple of America. BPSN first started to embrace Islam in the late 1970s when Jeff Fort was released from prison and changed his name. He also renamed the BPSN as El Rukn. El Rukn adopted their Islamic principles from the Moorish Science Temple - also the forerunner of black Muslim groups such as the Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters. They take inspiration from the historic African Moors who came from north and west Africa and conquered Iberia in the Middle Ages, and who were Muslims.

Even though Abdullah-Malik created an Islamic identity for BPSN, nowadays that ideological underpinning is not solid. Although a significant number of Stones are Muslims, Islam now has little to do with the organization's day-to-day operations. The vast spreading of chapters throughout the United States.

Media[edit]

  • The FBI investigation into Jeff Fort and his El Rukns gang for terrorism was featured in an episode of the The FBI Files entitled "Terror For Sale", such as the gang's purchase of a LAW Rocket (actually a dummy rocket) from an undercover agent posing as an arms dealer.

While El Rukns may not have "street" presence any longer, their presence is still alive and just as powerful in the African American communities on the South Side of Chicago. Now a more nonviolent activist organization, as a whole, the BPSN still is a forceful voice within the community. It is also important to note that drug trafficking is still a prominent portion of the organization's revenue.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Florida Department of Corrections. "Street Gangs — Chicago Based or Influenced: People Nation and Folk Nation". State of Florida. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ Kenneth O'Reilly, Racial Matters: The FBI's File on Black America, 1960 - 1972 (New York: Free Press, 1991), 409.
  3. ^ Lance Williams, "The Black Pyramid Stone: Black Power, Politics, and Gangbanging," University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, February 12, 2001.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ Hairston was eventually murdered in the Ida B. Wells housing project in the early 1980s

Further reading[edit]

  • 2011 The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang Natalie Y. Moore (Author), Lance Williams (Author) ISBN 978-1-55652-845-3
  • Cooley, Will. "'Stones Run It': Taking Back Control of Organized Crime in Black Chicago, 1940-1975," Journal of Urban History 37:6 (November, 2011), 911-932.

External links[edit]


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