A message from the Admin of OTV
As a close friend to DPM I am bestowed with the responsibility to inform the present 400-500 ever so loyal daily readers and lurkers of OTV that the most admirable and sincere Don't Push Me aka "The Blackest Black Man Ever" aka "dpm" aka "Deepium" aka "The DPMystic," is dead. The demise of DPM is the result of his own personal inner discovery of self. And as he would see it: NEW LIFE.
At this moment I'm torn with emotions of happiness and sadness due to my personal acquaintance with Deepium. I loved him like a brother. Despite his foibles, he was a great couragoeus person focused on the topic of Black Love. I know he sees his death as a triumphant one and he wants you to see it that way as well. Furthermore, DPM had alluded to his death to me before. He called it an epiphenomenality. Deepium eventually came to this realization that OTV was more than a blog. It was an unexpected journey. A cathartic process to peel away at the layers of pain, insensitivity, numbness, frustration and questions regarding the intimate relations of Black people and himself.
Unbeknownst to Deepium himself, he embarked on the journey of OTV which consequently and painfully shed some of his best friends. However he would encounter new friends that would redifine "friendship" in such a way that his exploration of self became a life changing experience...
Lastly, Deepiums trip to Puerto Rico was the last known place of his steps and breaths of DPizM. Before DEEPIUM left, he told me, he wasn't, "...on the verge anymore." And as I sift through dpm's belongings, I've found DPM's last posts:
As the caretaker of the OTV estate I will timely release the last posts of DPM's Puerto Rican Crossroad.