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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.
Derrick 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.