Symbols, Colors, and Clothing
Utilize the six-point star as a primary symbol. "Six Poppin," a phrase used in graffiti, is another way to reference the six-point star. Other major symbols include a three-point devil's pitchfork pointed upward and a heart with wings. They will use several colors, including black, gray, silver and white. Among the pro and college sports clothing favored: New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders and Georgetown Hoyas.
For many years, leader Larry Hoover ran the gang from inside prison. Members still speak of Hoover, now in the so-called federal Super Max in Colorado, with reverence. He is still considered Chairman. The gang has a Chicago Board of Directors, and there is a separate Memphis Board of Directors. There is an Overseer for Tennessee, and three for Memphis. Among the ranks below Overseer in Memphis: governors, assistant overseers, chief enforcers and chiefs of security, regents and soldiers.
The GDs are rivals of the Vice Lords and will use an upside down "A" to disrespect the Vice Lords, whose full name is Almighty Vice Lords.