It’s not everyday you get to sit down and talk with someone so profound it makes you rethink what you are doing in your life—or with it—for that matter. They say it is never too late to make a change, and no one knows this better than Demetrius “D. Nash” Nash!
Hosted by popular Atlanta blogger and media personality, Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, Kontrol Magazine got the chance to pick the brain of this truly “woke” and magnificent man recently during one of our increasingly popular “Kontrol Live” interviews. We chose to speak with D. Nash thanks to the timeliness and relevancy of his work. As you may already know his claim to fame took place when he marched from Chicago to Washington, D.C., in protest of police brutality, gun violence, and racial inequality in our country on the tail end of the unjust killing of Laquan McDonald.
The power and inspiration of that march not only surprised and inspired millions, but opened eyes to the severity of tragedies and dangers of being Black in America. One would think that in the 21st Century, racism would be a thing of the past; but people of color know this to be a fallacy. In his interview, D. Nash points out not only the blatant racism and racial profiling African-Americans are wrought with, but systematic oppression as well as his own origins.
We were surprised to hear about his past as virtual drug lord, but even more impressed that after an eight year long sentence he reintegrated back into society and is now making a huge difference in the life others by using his own experience and enlightenment to inspire the masses.
Times are indeed as hard as ever as we question what it means to be Black in America and the ongoing fight for equality and self-sufficiency. There really can be a Wakanda when we cast down our buckets where we stand!