Brotherhood builds neighborhood

Several films released this year, Hangin' with the Home-boys, Straight Out of Brooklyn, and Boyz N the Hood, all works of minority filmmakers, have set out to expose inner-city violence and attitudes fostered by gang activity and racial bigotry.

Boyz N the Hood (rated R for language, violence, and sensuality) tells the poignant story of a young African-American and his friends as they struggle to grow up in the tough South Central district of Los Angeles. Staying alive in this neighborhood, where drug dealing, joblessness, and shootings are common, is a day-to-day challenge.

From the Editors
To our readers,
December 9, 1991

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