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|Founding location||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Criminal activities||drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, racketeering, burglary, kidnapping, illegal gambling, theft, arms trafficking, money laundering|
|Allies||Mara Salvatrucha, Folk Nation, Black Guerrilla Family|
|Rivals||People Nation, Gangster Disciples, La Raza, Latin Kings, Four Corner Hustlers|
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.