Duquan "Dukie" Weems

Played by Jermaine Crawford

Broken and neglected, living in a house given over to addiction and alcoholism, Dukie has nothing. Anything he brings home is devoured and exploited by the same people who are supposed to caring for him. Intelligent and open to new experiences, he nonetheless clings to the remnants of a childhood through his friends on the street, on whom he often relies for loyalty, support and a few dollars here and there.