50 Most Asked Questions

“The 50 Most Asked Questions About Gangs” ISBN #0974990906

Questions answered in this enlightening publication include: What is a gang? What kind of kids join gangs? What does a gang do? What do gang members think of the outside world? How can you tell if your child is involved in a gang? And many other questions that have been asked for years…

This book brings an understanding of the causes of gang actions in order that parents, community leaders, teachers, and all interested parties might be better able to identify, communicate, and relate to the younger generations.

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“Overall Rodgers’ message is that our youth need love and attention from a positive support system in order to be productive, successful human beings.” – Los Angeles Sentinel, 8/18/2005


“T. Rodgers is one of the few who understands “gang” culture like a mother knows her child.
He has earned his triple O.G. status.”
-Ken Bell

“T. Rodgers knows gang culture from the bottom up!  His truth is incontrovertible.”
– Bruce George, Founder of the Bandana Republic:  Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam 


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-Ras Baraka, Deputy Mayor, Newark, New Jersey This is required reading for parents, children, clergy, educators, gang bangers, law enforcers, social workers, and anyone else working with healing social ills. -Susan A. Phillis, Faculty Director at Pitzer Claremont College As a former gang member, T Rodgers has a broad vision of what societal trends are at work in producing gangs, as well as the inner workings of the gangs themselves. His perspective and writing style make the book accessible as well as interesting reading for anyone. His book is a tremendously valuable addition to literature on gangs. His views are political and critical of the larger society. His is one of the most unapologetic and passionate accounts of these issues I have ever read. T. Rodgers’ voice is a cry for equality and peace in an untraditional but immensely powerful way. I greatly respect T Rodgers for sharing the invaluable perspective he has nurtured from a lifetime of dealing with gangs and gang youth.

-Ken Bell, Sr. Trainer/Consultant, L.A.P.D. RET. Excellent, excellent book! What a reward! Very Proud. Your concept was the best part of the book! God has truly gifted you in the area of communications. This book is an outgrowth of that gift.

-Mario de Biji, Netherlands Your book contains valuable ideas and facts for me. Even the matters that were not completely new for me are helpful, because they eliminate possible doubts that I had. It is clear from the book that you know what you are talking about. I agree with you that a person must love him/ herself before he/ she can give love to others.

As a former gang member and leader T Rodgers is an authority on the subject. “The 50 Most Asked Questions About Gangs” identifies the questions and provides realistic, straight forward answers to some of the most vital questions that deal with the who, what, where, when, how, and the why of gang activity and it’s causes.