The Shadow
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The Shadow

How I Write “Black” for Brands. Hire Me to Find Out.

Around seven years ago, companies started paying for AAVE points. That’s weird.

The only one in the room who talks like you *and* you.

I’m reading a book called Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour that’s rightly brilliant. It’s about a young Black man named Darren Vender who lives in Brooklyn with his mother after graduating at the top of his class from a specialized high school…

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Andrew Ricketts

Andrew Ricketts

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I’m a Caribbean and American writer from New York. My stories are about coming-of-age, learning how to relate, and family. It’s a living, breathing memoir.