Contrary to popular
belief, it was the Chicanos aka Mexican-American Pachuos of Los Angeles who created words such as Homie, Homeboy, and Homes
which were all derived from their slang known
as "Calo". However, Blacks adopted it and there's people who still think they
created it just like they
created Lowriders and call California "Cali" when the Pachucos did that.