Symbols, Colors, and Signs
Common symbols include the five-pointed star, the dollar sign, a pyramid with a crescent moon and the Playboy bunny. Their main colors are black and gold, and black and red. The latter might be worn as a war color. They will wear Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers clothing; the "P" on the Pirates cap refers to the "People Nation." Michael Jordan jerseys are popular for the color and the number: the 2 and the 3 add up to 5, for the five-point star. They use the thumb, index and middle fingers on a single upraised hand to form a "VL."
Vice Lords have a Chief of Chiefs over the South. Other ranks include: supreme chief, five-star universal elite, three-star universal elite, city-wide enforcer and city-wide chief of security, five-star branch elite, three-star branch elite, and solider. Ronald Terry, who in 2006 went to prison for attempted murder, was a five-star universal elite in Memphis.
VLs will turn the GDs' pitchfork upside down to show disrespect.