Tookie Williams is profiled in this look at the hood who rose to the front lines of the Crips gang during the 1970s. The program ddetails Williams's reign of terror over LA and his 1979 conviction and death sentence. It then describes his turnaround.
Shakir "Shake" Stewart is limned in this profile of the Def Jam Records EVP's rise and fall. The program details his discovery of various superstars, before describing how he succumbed to the vices of the music industry and committed suicide in 2008.
Three martyrs are profiled in this tripartite episode that profiles men who defied the law to break new ground for civil rights. Subjects include NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers, Nobel Prize-winner Martin Luther King, Jr., and OAAU founder Malcolm X.
Two racist murders are profiled in this two-part episode. The first half relays the 1998 death of James Byrd, beaten and dragged to death by three white supremacists; the second details the 1981 lynching of Michael Donald by the Klan in Mobile, Alabama.
1920s career criminal Stephanie St. Clair is profiled in this episode. The program describes how the stylish immigrant from Martinique became the first female gangster in Harlem, took on many kingpins and committed countless murders.
Chris Lighty is slain in 2012. A manager responsible for such acts as 50 Cent and P. Diddy, Lighty was at the top of his form. Then a street war erupted, just prior to his death. In this episode, those who knew Lighty discuss his murder.