The "Folks" gangs all wear their identifiers to the right side. An earring in the right ear, a right pant leg rolled up, a cap tilted to the right; all may indicate gang affiliation to this alliance. The gang hand sign is thrown toward the right shoulder. Their gang members fold their arms in a manner that will point to their right side.

The six pointed Star of David, a Jewish religious symbol in honor of King David of Solomon, is used by the "Folks" alliance in its graffiti. When the leader and founder of the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, David Barksdale was slain, the gang adopted the symbol in his honor. The many gangs who aligned with this gang, under the "Folks" alliance, adopted this symbol for their graffiti and hand signs. Variations of the symbol with and without pitchforks running through it in an upward fashion represents the "Folks" alliance.

A "Folks" gang faction will normally not align themselves with a "Peoples" gang faction for support. There have been exceptions to this rule to facilitate narcotics trafficking.