In homage and recollection of the gang’s founder, David Barksdale, the infamous GD gang, also known as Gangster Disciples, employs the six-pointed star as its major identifying symbol. The Gangster Disciples’ symbol, a six-pointed star, resembles the Star of David. Its six points symbolise the virtues of love, life, loyalty, wisdom, and knowledge.
In addition to the six-pointed star, the Gangster Disciples also have the following symbols: a pair of pitchforks, a heart with wings, an upside-down shepherd’s crook, an upside-down pyramid, and an upside-down cross. In keeping with tradition, the GD’s symbols are either blue or black, the organization’s trademark hues. The GD has active members across more than half of the United States, with its origins in Chicago.