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Twon Billings with Boyd and Lucinda

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From street gangs to prison to church to helping law enforcement and healing our youth and neighborhoods. That's the quest of Mr. Twon Billings.Twon Billings was born in 1970 to Linda Billings and Elmer Derrett. As far back as Twon could remember his family was infested with gangs, both Bloods and Crips. Twon was born in Cleveland and raised in Los Angeles in Inglewood and Avalon Garden projects in Watts. He became a member of the Grape Street Crips in 1978, during that time he was back and forth in Los Angeles and Cleveland. In 1983 Twon moved to Cleveland, where he began getting into trouble with the law; fighting, stealing cars and inevitably assembling forming a set of Grape Street Crips in the Cleveland area. By this time, he was a four year Tae Kwon Do champ and fought in numerous martial arts tournaments in California and in Cleveland. Ultimately, Twon became a seven year champ by 1988.