I am Sterling Daniels, also known as Dan the Man, S, ST, SG, and Turk-this is my life story. I was born in Cook County in 1954. As long as I can remember, my number one goal was to help my mother, brothers, and sisters out of the rat-infested ghetto. I was willing to do what- ever it took. But what I didn't know was that slavery did not end after the Civil War. Unites States President Abraham Lincoln made it clear in his speeches that slavery was not the issue. The North was industrial- ized while the South was still dependent on agriculture. So, it started with the trade with Europe because they wanted to see the United States split. They later prohibited it in principle in 1877 at the end of the Reconstruc- tion. But slavery was still in existence. It just took shape in a new and sadistic form. Black life was effectively criminalized and sentencing was rendered by various means-brutal labor being the primary in the industry of agricultural production. This remained the case throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. World War II was declared, and Blacks were needed again. Then post- war businesses opened the doors with added opportunities in the North. When I was growing up in the 60s, there was still clear evidence of segre- gation. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched for equal rights, voting rights, and the end of segregation as it related to military personnel in the Vietnam War. This is a true story about me, a young man who played the street life because I saw no other way to go. It was the life I chose because it was the only life I knew and l was compelled to be the best. My great uncle Tap Out taught me The Game. I was true to the game. A man of truth never departs from his divine principles, which I espouse in this book. I came a long way from poverty, pain, loss of friends, and threats against my life to become one of the greatest players to ever master the Three Boss Games. I was a part of one of the largest organizations in America. I allow you to see and feel the way it was coming up in the 60s, 70s, and 80s with no cut-just the truth. I show that a Black man is more than all the names that were unfairly placed upon him. You will see the Black pride, principles, morals, and respect for The Game, which include the cons, the violence, and the games that are played in the streets. There is no difference between this and what America is doing; they are Raised In The Game too!!