DMX once performed in front of the Whole MF Planet Earth

Referring to DMX in the past tense is going to hurt for a while. Here this person was. Sort of an enigma. Who blessed us with his music, his presence, his aura, his slight ignorance and his absolute brilliance. Earl “DMX” Simmons was an icon, who brought this New York City gritty reality to the mainstream with this hyper sonically aggressive flow that could bring even the drunkest person back to life in a club. DMX was also haunted by demons. Demons that were either inactively ignored or actively punished…

BTSD: Black-American Traumatic Stress Disorder

I am suffering from Black-American Traumatic Stress Disorder. No, I didn’t mean Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You can’t label an event “post” when it is continually happening. BTSD is not a diagnosable disorder, meaning it has not been validated by any governing body of psychological medical conditions. While I did make it up, this is me searching for a label to describe how I feel with every triggering reminder that Black people are still oppressed in this country. There have been several reminders in the last two weeks: the new…

Interview with the Bonnet

By now, most of us have either watched or have been made aware of relationship scammer, I mean “guru” Derrick Jaxn and his extramarital affair that sent shockwaves throughout the Black Social Media-verse. And I’m sure most are also aware of the damage control done by Mr. Jaxn when he brought along his wife to convince his fans and (laughably) the internet that he was a reformed person. Well, while the damage control did lead to reasonable questions about whether Mrs. Jaxn got on live voluntarily or not, one thing…

What are White People going to buy with their Stimulus Checks?

Black folks call it Stimmy, Lil Stimmy, Lil Stemmy, Young Stezzy, Big Guwap, or simply the “Here you go, n*gga, Damn” Act. And we’ve seen meme after meme, post after post of what Black people will do with their Young Stimmy Vert check, but no one has checked into how D’Wights Schrutes will spend their “Stimulus” (Ok, now re-read “Stimulus” but say it in your yt news anchor voice) check. Well, let’s figure it out. 1.) Vinyl Records: Nothing, and I mean nothing makes a yt person happier than searching…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: The Real Interview

By now, most of us either watched or have been made aware of Oprah interviewing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. A lot was said. A lot was revealed. But did we get the real version of the interview? Or only the edited version? Well, the zealous team at Black With No Chaser managed to uncover the real, unedited version of the worldwide, televised interview. And it was a lot, to say the least. Oprah: Did you know what you were getting into? Meghan: Of course. I mean, it’s the royal…