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Richard S. Brookshire, III is a queer Haitian-American writer and political commentator whose work focuses on race and identity politics. A former combat medic and Army Veteran, he is a magna cum laude graduate of Fordham University and holds an M.P.A. in urban politics and governance from Columbia University. Currently, Richard oversees membership and external engagement for the Council of Urban Professionals – an organization dedicated to racial and gender parity at the highest levels of leadership in corporate America.
Richard is the producer and co-host of the independent podcast project Reparations – a popular bi-weekly show featuring leading black influencers in conversation, deconstructing racial pathology in American popular culture. Currently, Richard is working on a storytelling project centered on amplifying the black American experience. His writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, theGrio and Complex Magazine and other publications.