The Black Guerrilla Family (BGF)
The Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) The Black Guerrilla Family (BGF), originally called the Black Family or the Black Vanguard, is a prison gang founded in 1966 at the San Quentin State Prison in California. The BGF is highly organized along paramilitary lines with a supreme leader and a central committee. BGF has an established national charter, a code of ethics and an oath of allegiance. BGF members operate primarily in the states of California and Maryland. BGF has approximately 100 to 300 members, a majority of whom are African-American males. A primary source of income for the BGF is derived from the distribution of cocaine and marijuana. BGF members obtain drugs primarily from Nuestra Familia and NorteƱo members or from local Mexican drug-traffickers. BGF members are also involved in other criminal activities including auto theft, burglary, drive-by shooting and homicide.