On this episode of Slauson Girl Speaks I have the opportunity to interview two OG’s from Compton and Los Angeles. Chico Brown and Melvin Farmer both grew up during the tumultuous times of the 70’s and 80’s and speak directly to the history and experiences of Black people in Compton and Los Angeles during these times.
The conversation touches on the Blaxploitation era of films and the impact this had on the way the Black community viewed themselves. The conversation also delves into the CIA sponsored crack/cocaine epidemic and how Chico, the defendant of Freeway Rick Ross, realized he was involved in a drug operation that exceeded way to the steps of the White House. The plan, revealed in an explosive series by Journalist Gary Webb, was to funnel drugs into inner city communities including South Central and Compton, and use these proceeds to fund U.S backed counter rebels in Nicaragua.
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