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William E. Ketchum III

William E. Ketchum III is a multimedia journalist with 14 years of experience covering music, TV/film, pop culture, race, mental health, and social justice. His writings have been featured in Billboard, Complex, Okayplayer, Guardian, NPR, MTV, and Ebony. He has also provided commentary on NPR and BBC radio. He is currently deputy editor at VIBE.

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