DGT Started (click dot)
Founder, M'Bwebe Ishangi started putting his thoughts on paper and submitted to several major national "Black" publicationz. The negative response he received inspired him to develop a newsletter, Ghetto Tymz. The first issue was 5 pages on green paper with one staple in the upper left corner. The next 7 issues were in different colorz.
Da Ghetto Tymz magazine debuts as a national publication, called 'DGT' for short. With the help of Tai Griffin (& Kinko's), 1000 copies are sold in first month, creating immediate street buzz. Next issue DGT beginz accepting subscriberz.
Issue #117 First Inner-view
First Inner-view with KRS-One & Channel Live. We received a call from the brother responsible for M'Bwebe Ishangi's reawakening to consciousness, KRS-One, to interview the new group, Channel Live.
Iss#19 - Browder Inner-view
This was the beginning of a now 20 year relationship with Master Historian and Author, Anthony Browder.
Began speaking lectures
Having done underground study for 4 yearz and writing for 2, M'Bwebe Ishangi began sharing his message at speaking engagements in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New York.
Iss#22 - Sister Souljah
Inner-view with Sister Souljah
Iss#25 - Dr. Naim Akbar
Inner-view with Dr. Naim Akbar
Iss#29 - Steve Cokely
After attending a few of his lectures, DGT was granted an Inner-view with Master Futurologist and Boule' Buster, Steve Cokely, "Check!"
Iss#33 - DGTs First Series
DGTs First Series written by M'Bwebe Aja Ishangi -- 'Iz YT Hueman? or Mutant!' Ever wondered how we all got here? Think we're all Godz children?? You may not be so sure after readin' this piece.
DGTs 'WWW' Premiere
DaGhettoTymz.com's premiered on the internet this day as not only one of the first print and online platformz, but likely the first Afrikan-centered publication and website to be viewed on the internet.
Iss#35 - Boule' Series
This topic took DGT into the field of conspiratorial organizationz founded by non-Afrikanz for Afrikan people in a deliberate attempt to "whitewash" and control as puppeteerz, the mindset of the so-called "Talented 10th". What we found were very wicked roots, turning this into our most talked about series.
Started DGT Outlet.Store
DGT started making subscriptionz, Back issues of DGT, CDs, DVDs, Books written by M'Bwebe Ishangi, and other DGT related content available for purchase.
Iss#50 - DGTs 50th Iss
DGTs 50th issue comprised of XX pages and was our first change to glossy cover layout as well as first double-issue.
Iss#57 - 'IZ Islam 4 Afrikanz?'
The article 'IZ Islam 4 Afrikanz?' is released proving to be one of our most controversial pieces on man-made religion. The response was so intense, it even sparked our first cyber debate with a member of the Moorish Science Temple of America!
Birth of DGT NTR-Prizes
NTR-Prizes was created on this date, which is where all projects fall under including DGT, DGTv, Nebulution Studios, and M'Bwebe Ishangi's lectures.
Iss#75 - Moved to newspaper
To meet our increasing subscription plan, we decided to move to a more "green" eco-friendly recycled newspaper format.
Iss#84 - 9/11 Series debuts
9/11 Terrorist Factory 6-Part Series debuts. This series took conspiracy to another level offering insight on the metaphysical connection to September 11, 2001. In 2011, M'Bwebe turned the series into his 2nd book.
DGT Back Issues on CD
Stayin' on the edge of technological ingenuity, DGT becomes one of the first publicationz to offer Back Issues on CD where guests can read past DGTs electronically. This worked especially for those early issues of DGT no longer in print.
First DVD Lecture Released
M'Bwebe Ishangi's first full-length DVD: 'The Metaphysical Repercussionz to the World Trade Center Bombing' released.
Iss#99 - Frequencies Series
Having gained a reputation as a premiere source on secret societies, DGT took an esoteric route, into the inner depth of metaphysical questionz with the first piece from our Frequencies Series, 'What Frequency R U On?'
DGTs 10th Year/100th Issue
A feat rarely achieved by an entirely Afrikan-owned publication that is not bought-off and dictated by white advertiserz, DGT celebrated its first decade and 100th issue! To commemorate the moment, DGT held 'A Night of Expression' event in Brooklyn, NY that showcased ConsciousHiphop Artists, Afrikan-owned Vendorz, and the creation of our Interactive CD Project.
DGT D'Zynz changed to Nebulution Studios. Many may not know that M'Bwebe Ishangi is a graphic designer/web developer by trade. All the designz, magazine layout, and websites of DGT are created by DGT D'Zynz who changed to Nebulution Studios on this date with Ishangi serving as lead designer.
DVD: 'Afrikan Spirituality Released
Nebulution Studios releases M'Bwebe Ishangi's 2nd full-length DVD: 'Afrikan Spirituality: the Microcozm of the Macrocozm', taking you on a visual journey into yourself and purpose.
DGTv Season 1
Extending its pledge to find new wayz to spread our Afrikan legacy, DGT created one of the first .tv sites, DGTv, where one can point, click, and watch instead of reading. Season 1 of DGTv debuted with 4 VAs (Video Articles): 'Secret In the City', 'The Secret Behind the Truth About Cigarettes', 'The God Complex', and 'The Biochip' along with the first of a series of DGT commercialz.
Iss#114 - Last DGT in print
Last print edition of DGT. DGT Digital beginz August 1, 2008.
Began DGT eBlasts
We caught wind of the emerging mass email boom and began sending eBlasts of our Brand to our global supporterz.
M'Bwebe Ishangi publishes and releases his first book, 'Analitikul Cogitationz'. The first section, 'Deja Vu', is a short biographical of his experience with spiritual encounterz in the dayz before he was a writer, which led to the (re)connection with Afrikan consciousness and the birth of DGT. The second part of 'Analitikul' is a compilation of articles written by M'Bwebe from 1993-2006.
DGTv Season 2
DGTv Season 2 released with VAs: 'The Riddle of Her Em Akhet', 'Canola Oil: A Drop of Death', and 'White Sugar: The Mark of Cane'. Season 1&2 was later released on DVD.
With DGTs emphasis on maintaining its cutting-edge stance in delivering Afrikan-centered information, with the help of Nebulution Studios, Analitikul Cogitationz audiobook version is recorded and released on DGTs 15th Anniversary.
Forecasting the grip of the 2007 Recession, DGT discontinued it's print edition in 2006. Twenty months later, DGT Digital debuts as a web-friendly flip-page magazine. DGT Digital relaunched Spring 2013.
DGTv Season 3
DGTv Season 3 released with VAs: 'T.I.M.E.: The Inner Mind's Eye', 'White Sugar2: Killin' You Sweetly', 'Numerical Mystereez', and 'The Classified Origin of D.C.'
Versus Series debuts. Pitting HIS-story against OUR-story, this series was created to give a historical comparison to thingz, beliefs, cities, and urban legendz, that actually have an Afrikan root.
Hoping to get people talking about our heritage, DGT created DGTeez, a line of t-shirts that embrace the Pan-Afrikan/Nile Valley lifestyle. Today we have nearly 50 designs in over 100 styles—and counting!
Following the success of his 6-part series, 'The Terrorist Factory', we added new info and released M'Bwebe Ishangi's 2nd book under the same title.
In an effort to increase literacy and cultural awareness among Afrikan people, at the end of each summer DGT created R.E.A.D. (Restore Education of the Afrikan Diaspora) by reading an article every day for the month of September; "30 Days, 30 Articles".
Burial Ground eBook
Keeping our pulse on creativity, teaming up with Nebulution Studios, we released M'Bwebe Ishangi's 3rd book and first eBook, 'Urban Unrest - Remnants of Slavery in New York'.
DGT celebrates 20th Anniversary
M'Bwebe's 4th Book
Slated release of M'Bwebe Ishangi's 4th book, 'The Unknown-Known: Enduring the Seldom Quest of Questionz', a book going deeper on the topicís spirituality and metaphysics.
DGT 20th Anniversary Timeline: A 20 Year Chronicle Journey of Da Ghetto Tymz In celebration of 20 yearz, take a virtual look at DGTs past through the yearz, from DGTs inception as a 5-page green papered newsletter to where we are today, digital magazine and app. Click the dots and walk down memory lane with us! (iPad & Android tablet userz, click dot twice)
› Also download a free DGT 20th Anniversary Timeline poster here.