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|Founded by||David Barksdale|
|Founding location||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
The gang is considered violent and is known to engage in drug trafficking and distribution, theft, robbery, gun trafficking, murder, embezzlement, money laundering, and racketeering, in addition to other criminal activity.
The Black Disciples are part of the alliance of street gangs but are known to engage in violence with other Folk Nation gangs such as the Gangster Disciples.
- George Knox, Ph.D. (2004). "Gang Threat Analysis: The Black Disciples". National Gang Crime Research Center. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- Julie L. Jones, Secretary. "Gang and Security Threat Group Awareness: Major Prison Gangs". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
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