Biography

Derrick Jaxn(Jackson) is an American poet, philanthropist, and entrepreneur born in Yonkers, NY and raised in Enterprise, AL. What began as a small personal blog at derrickjaxn.com has now grown to over one million social media followers that he reaches daily with his positive messages, books, and various merchandise offerings at shopderrickjaxn.com.

Jaxn is best known for his videos dealing with dating for urban millennials that have garnered tens of millions of views and been translated into several languages worldwide. His topics range from gender-based doubled standards to the dwindling aspirations for marriage and true love. While having a racially diverse group of fans, his unapologetic focus on issues that specifically pertain to African American women is what sets him apart from other prominent voices on relationships. In addition, his witty humor, politically incorrect verbiage, and common sense approach make his advice easy to listen to and even more practical to apply in real life. 12Derrick Jaxn has authored and self-published a total of five books; two romance fiction novels, poetry, and two self-help affirmation books dealing with love and motivation. He also donates thousands of dollars per month to small black owned business via his social media initiative #blackownedandshoppingblack that lends his platform to smaller businesses as he personally patronizes them and reviews their products/services. He's currently contributing to his childhood friend T. J. Barnes of the Kansas City Chiefs' charity, Illuminating Faces which awards shopping sprees to winners of an essay contest every year around Christmas to incentivize children from his hometown to work hard at their literary proficiency and talk about the hero in their lives.

Derrick Jaxn can be contacted for business at contactshopderrickjaxn.com or @DerrickJaxn on Instagram.

 

 

38 Comments

  1. Hello Derrick I am very impress by your story and happy for your successful. I am a mother of three young men that i raised by myself with God’s help as i worked 2/3 jobs to make ends meet. My youngest son has his mind set to become a football player, and is doing nothing about it. i sometimes wish i can find someone to mentor him. I mentioned to him that you must practice and study this sport he is lazy. As a young man yourself how can i convince him to make a move for college and to plan for his career as a player. He will be 21 on the 11th of feb. I want the best for him

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    • The clock is ticking, if he’s not in a school where there’s a football program then the first step is to get him there. But you can’t make a man do anything, you can only help him if that’s already his ambition. He’s not a little boy any more, he has to wear his big boy britches and make something happen

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      • Very true…True for most people but most true for men.

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  2. Can u talk to my son? He is in 11th grade and he is brilliant and yet he thinks going to college and get on basketball team doesn’t require a good Education. I am a single mom and I tried to get his dad to step up a plate. Would it be possible that u give him a call. I am an educated Deaf single mother.

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  3. You have strong will and big heart 😉

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  4. Your bio is impressive. It says you are located in NC now. Do you do any public speaking for schools? I’m a school counselor and I think our students would benefit from listening to you.

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  5. Enjoyed reading you BIO. Even though it’s too late for my marriage…..I am guilty of falling for those men who fit a certain description. With that being said, I have often ended up with men whom are disrespectful, abusers, haven’t grown up (mommas boys), users, PS3 all day player, doesn’t want responsibility etc. (list goes on). I had all those features in one man alone. So, I can attest to getting the wrong men. Keep speaking and bringing forth your words. We can use more men of your caliber in society. You will definitely be elevated to higher depths.

    Thanks-

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  6. I would like to thank you for putting your word to the world. You put a woman’s perspective in such beautiful words…………much thanks and appreciation!!

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  7. God needs more men like you to show the youth of today, all races, that hard work and focus powered by morals and a strong will can take you anywhere in life! I have a 6’2″, 305lb 15 year old that is AMAZING at football but lacks drive in the classroom with 2 of his classes. I have tried everything. On my knees everyday for his lightbulb to go off. Has dreams but lacks determination. He has already been chosen and played on a state and NATIONAL level. Still its like nothing reaches deep enough. I know that he is very introverted and battles with himself over his dad never wanting to be a part of his life. I can only do so much. Any suggestions. He is listed on FB as GrizzlyBlakeHall. Again, this world needs more strong men like you, thanks for being here!

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    • He has to view those classes as something necessary to make his dreams come true. Outside of playing in the NFL, find out what it is, and make that connection

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  8. Derrick Jaxn, you’re AMAZING. I love your blogs. You truly have inspired Us

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  9. Derrick, as you are encouraging single mothers and young men, I want to take this time out to encourage you. God is favoring your mission. Keep depositing in the lives of others and watch God grant you that increase.. Stay up young brother

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    • That means a lot George, people rarely say things like that. Thank you and I sure will

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  10. Greetings, Derrick. I was referred by a peer executive coach to take a look at your blog. As a coach, I encounter many people from all walks of life, and from various cultural configuration. As it relates to some of your posts, I’m interested if there are – from your perspective- nuances, discrepancies how to interpret or even apply some of the principles, suggestions and advice provided. I’d love to connect and see we can exchange information and network (i.e., speaking engagements, conferences, appearances, maybe an editorial) Let me know if and how we can start a dialog. I hope today is the best day of your choice.

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  11. Hello Derrick
    I look forward to your blog everyday…for someone so young you are well informed and knowledgeable of matters of the heart and of life in general….Your encouragement means a lot to so many people..including me…I too was a single mother raising four children..well, actually I was divorced when My oldest two children were ready to graduate from high school..So I was a single mother yes….What I did learn from my own experience was that instead of saying and thinking what will I do about my male children..who will mentor them?..What I learned was, ME…yes, me…God allowed them to be in my presence for a reason..not to push them off on someone else to help me raise them..so what their dad was not there..why would I make that an issue for them…that was my issue not theirs…all I could do was give them the best of myself..and teach them that they too had a lot to offer this world..that they are very important…and that yes, we were still a family…Just because one apple feel from the tree does not mean the tree stops growing…I love my children who are all adults now..and are doing just fine..I never spoke a bad word about their dad to them..that was and is their father…just because he and I did not work out, does not mean they would not work out…So my word to other mothers..what you do when it is just you?…you carry on..you be the best that you can be and teach them to do the same…thanks again Derrick Jackson for your awesome post on facebook…

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  12. I just want to say from the Enterprise-Elba Area, I am so proud of what you are doing here. God has blessed you to bless others and I am glad to say that I know someone that has made it! Keep your head up and continue to move forward!

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    • I appreciate that support. I haven’t made it yet but I’m trying my best. lol God bless.

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  13. Just came across your page on FB and wanted to visit your blog. Being a Bama girl myself I just have to let you know you have my support. Keep doing your thing. Be Blessed.

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  14. Hi Derrick

    I want to tell you I am very proud of you. God is doing great things in your life and I know He is just getting started. Keep looking to Him. We love you …

    Your DCF FAMILY

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    • Thank you Ebony, I appreciate you. I love you all as well, keep me in prayer!

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  15. I just finished your book and I can’t even find the words to describe how amazing it was. I’m sure women all over the world are losing sleep like I did just to stay awake to keep reading. It gave me so much insight into why guys do the things they do and it helped me to further heal the wounds I’ve been working towards healing each day. It takes an exceptional author to be able to make the readers feel what the characters are feeling from having your heart drop to wanting to get it on lol. (There should be a warning label telling women to not read the book if they don’t have a man around.) I’ve gone from wanting Edward to Christian Grey and now I would like a Shawn. I’d take a Derrick too. :) I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next book, too many unanswered questions!

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  16. Greetings Derrick, as a former athlete myself I’d love to converse with you. I’m currently getting my MBA with a specialization in sports management so advice is welcomed if you’d care to share. I envision myself being a sports agent or doing something in the field of boxing or basketball. Of course since I’ve prayed on it who knows which path my journey may take. Lastly I published a book called “One Step Med.” It allows people a place to keep track of all their medical information. I’ve been brainstorming on how to take it to the next level so conversing on that is something I’d hope you’d Bless me with as well. Take care and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

    God Bless,
    Chinetha Crenshaw

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  17. “A man is as a man does; not says, hopes, or promises.”
    Far too many women don’t realize it – don’t grasp it. Praying for a way to get that message into their minds and hearts. Keep speaking, Mr. Jaxn, and be well.

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  18. Im interested in your work and the way you capture peoples interest. Im a new blogger and work from home mom and I was wondering if you could possibly give me some tips about becoming successful in this field of blogging. I am starting a new website which will cater to women and mothers, empowering them and motivating them to do anything they want with their lives. I am also going to have a relationship category, its my passion and I love doing this. What are your tips on how you got to where you are now living a life of financial freedom and success? I would appreciate it thank you.

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  19. We need more men like you in this world. You are very articulate and it’s clear God is working through your life. I just recently found you on facebook and have subscribed to your blog today. Keep speaking the truth may God continue to bless you!

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  20. As recent NCCU Law School grad, it is nice to see more and more motivated Black males in society. There are so many negative images of Black males in our society that are disheartening and overwhelming at times. Despite the negative images associated with Black males, they are making positive changes within our society. You are an absolute inspiration. Thank you for your posts and all.

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  21. So thankful I found you on youtube. Your writings are so amazing. I love to write as well.I love how you write against nature, your up for a challenge and it always comes from your heart. I have never meet a man that truly knows a woman’s heart as you do. Please keep writing. You have definitely made me see, writing can speak louder than speaking. May I ask do you do tours? Or anything to meet your audience?

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  22. As your story unfolds for me, I notice the love you put into your words and the interaction you have with your fans. This is truly what we need is to know that love lives not only in our minds and hearts (ladies), but Our counterparts as well (men). Thank you for showing and be fearless with the love you are showing…

    I am too a love, love kind of girl.

    Lisa

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  23. I want to thank you…your books are amazing…I enjoyed reading both of them…waiting on the next one D. Jaxn….I have a son currently attending Temple University on a full football scholarship and I thank the Lord for him he’s a great kid….and when reading your books it reminded me of the hard work we put in to get him there….I can’t take all the credit even being a single mother but I can say he is definitely a strong black independent man….your books have really helped me…..

    Thanks
    Diana

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  24. I just want you to know that you not only inspire and encourage those younger who are struggling with relationships, but also older women like myself. I consider myself the “grown woman status” you speak of. I’m 53, attractive, no kids, with a great and outgoing personality. I’ve always worked, and been independent, totally taking care of myself after divorce from a 12 year marriage, BUT I have done nothing but struggle with relationships. Men always realize I don’t take any mess, because I don’t entertain nonsense, and it seems now meeting that ideal one at my age is never going to happen. A lot of the women I know who DO have relationships and regular guys to date, are usually accepting these men, knowing they are not coming correct, or either just settling as my best friend did, for a man who is nowhere near on her intellectual level, who does nothing but regularly frustrate her. I’m starting to believe that men truly don’t want good women, that they want “YES women”. Women to go along with their every decision, who never point out when they are wrong…and ones who look a certain way, regardless to what kind of character they have as a person. Through it all I TRY to keep hope alive, and love listening to you inspire, and make me feel good about having standards, and knowing what I deserve. Keep inspiring…trying NOT giving up!!

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  25. Hello Mr Derrick,

    I am grateful that my best girlfriend put me on to your page/videos. You are such a breathe of fresh air in a culture that I feel in some ways has digressed in evolving ( lacking character, integrity, etc). It is nice to read your opinions that are shared by many and to be elevated/encouraged from thought provoking videos. God bless and keep up the great work. It can be exhausting pouring into others but God will continue to give you the strength and prayerfully place someone or a few to pour into you as well. Your words/encouragement are so needed and you are impacting many lives. Anyway down to the reason for my email. Do you have any male shirts that deal with colorism?? I am the single parent of a 20 yo handsome intelligent young man if I do say so myself. I was so disheartened to hear that a fellow person of color who happens to have a lighter complexion, attends an HBCU (not that it should make a difference but thought of how it was when I attended an HBCU) and is the same age stated, “I would feel as if I let my child down if they had as dark of a complexion as you.” I kept as much of my composure as I could when he told me this but the eagle/bear/wolf/lioness in me wanted to get at this young lady, but instead it invoked dialogue after I asked how he felt (he was fine of course and walks in his melanin—not because of complexion but because he was a black male I always tried to encourage him to love the skin he is in) and he informed me that this had not been the first time but just the first time he let me know. I’m still disheartened a little because we still have so much work to do…BLACK LIVES MATTER…ALL LIVES MATTER, but when we are still so divided by something as simple as complexion it is so frustrating. Anyway my apologies for the rant. Thanks in advance for your attention to my inquiry. God bless

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