Dear Black Men, Your Lives Matter

Too many times, since the 2020 riots started, I’ve heard “we/they are yelling black lives matter, but we/they are killing each other”. No shit! Black Lives Matter is a term that can be used across the board. We are not only talking to white people and cops, but it is also a message to our brothers… YOUR LIFE MATTERS! As a black youth I was conditioned to believe that embracing our culture was worthless. Not only worthless, but even damning. I was taught that success looked like a white man…

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…

#BlackMentalHealthMatters: Coping With Race-based Traumatic Stress

By now we’ve probably all heard about the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the international protests that followed. I think it’s safe to say that most of us are hurt but not surprised. Their stories are only recent additions to America’s long history of violence against African Americans.  The first viral case of police brutality that I was old enough to actually process was Trayvon Martin in 2012. The news reports paralyzed me. I walked around with this heavy feeling in my chest, I couldn’t control…

Somebody Kill Rona! This Heffa is Making Me Fat!

For the love of God, please kill Corona. Not only has she turned life upside down, but this heffa has the nerve to make me fat too! OMG the emotional eating is real over here bruh! I might as well have opened the newest soul food restaurant in my house serving all the fried, smothered in gravy, cornbread filled meals, equipped with the best full service bakery in town! But this has to stop TODAY!!! If not, I’m going to fall into the land of no return!!   Emotional Eating is the devil!!!!! But there is…

Black Parent Chronicles, Chapter 1: An Open Letter to My Daughters

Dear Harper and Harlow, Firstly, Daddy loves you beyond the end of time. I am and will always support both of you, for you two are my greatest creation and inspiration, and because of this, I have a reason to live and a purpose to live for. OK, now we got that sentimental shit out the way, let’s address the reason why I felt compelled to share this letter to you. Well, because, as you read this some day, I’m sure one or both of you will ask, “You doing…