I reached out, and was told by the writer as politely as possible, that the editor killed the story — because I wasn’t the “… archetypal Black entrepreneur to hang the story around”.
I’m not “Black enough” for Inc. Magazine
Brian Brackeen
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We all know what that means. lol.

Using platforms like this to offer a more realistic representation of ourselves is so refreshing.

Being free to unbox our extremely complexed identity and appreciate our varied experiences is something we’re going to have to lead from the front by telling our own stories; as you are doing.