The Gangster Disciples are a criminal gang which was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by Larry Hoover, leader of the High Life Supreme Gangsters, and David Barksdale, leader of the Black Disciples. The two groups united to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN). They later had disagreements, which led to the breakup of the gangs.
Gangster Disciples "represent" with the colors blue and black. Gang members are known to wear Georgetown Hoyas or Duke Blue Devils clothing. Sometimes they wear Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and other teams" clothing from their original city, though they do not always match colors. They are also represented by a black flag (bandana).
The predominant symbol of this criminal gang is the six-pointed Star of David, symbolizing the gang"s principles: love, life, loyalty, knowledge, wisdom, understanding.