Happy “Frederick Douglass Said F*ck Your Independence Day” Day

On July 5th, 1852, almost 13 years before slavery was completely abolished in this country, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in the Founding Fathers’ ideals. OK, so he didn’t exactly make the speech on July 4th, but he was shitting on July 4th up and down the speech, so we celebrating the speech today, gawd dammit. The speech by the world renowned abolitionist started off somewhat cordial. He acknowledged America (even though he referred to Independence Day…

An Ode to Black Men

Truth is, I’ve been swagger jacking black men since conception. Every book you read and put down, I pick up. I linger in the memories left behind in the lasting fumes of your scent. Your sweatshirts, hoodies, sweatpants and slides will always fit better and be more comfortable to relax in. My playlists beget your varying perspectives and tastes. Even when I prepare a hot meal for you, for some reason your food tastes better.

It’s Happeninggggg! Five-star college basketball recruit Makur Maker commits to HBCU

I’m an HBCU product, through and through (Thee I Love). I love HBCUs. The pros, the cons, the ups, the downs. I love it all. Admittedly, when I first entered an HBCU, coming from a vast majority white high school, I was slightly pessimistic. Even though I grew up around the HBCU experience, with my father being a tenured professor at Jackson State University, for whatever reason, I wasn’t sold. Maybe I was brainwashed by Caucasian education, I don’t know. But that doesn’t matter, now. Because I know wusup. I…

To Us, Juneteenth Is A Celebration; To Our Ancestors, It Was Relief

I will never forgive this country’s suppression of black bodies, black souls and black minds. Never. Every year, Juneteenth reminds me to never forgive y’all. To celebrate the end of something so horrific and unimaginable. Is that really a celebration? Or is it relief? Relief that black bodies are no longer forced to legally be considered chattel. Relief that black souls are no longer forced to be driven out of the black body so that same black body can pick cotton, efficiently. Relief that the black brain is no longer…

The Creator of My Therapy Cards Sits Down With BWNC

Mental health and wellness is very important to us and is a topic that we here at Black With No Chaser are dedicated to tackling head on. In our fight to destigmatize mental health, we have come across many allies who are just as dedicated to the cause. One of those allies is Dr. Ebony Butler.Ebony Butler, PhD., a native of Mississippi, is a Licensed Psychologist and Food Relationship Strategist who has made it her mission to help women of color heal and thrive in the areas of trauma and…