I work for an equitable future.

Founder of Rich Mag Digital, a media company focused on telling timeless, diverse, and enriching stories. As well as, Rich Publishing Studio, a publishing company elevating the voices of authors through dedicated service and enriching connections. And two nonprofit organizations: Rich Reaches Out and Black Media Association.

A culture strategist dedicated to true and authentic storytelling; he explores personal and interpersonal connections—focused on marginalized identities to advance socioeconomic equity and build strong communities.

Shayler began his journey in storytelling at Eastern Michigan University as a reporter, writer, and editor for the university publication. He graduated with a degree in journalism and marketing and is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in public administration at North Carolina Central University.

With his deep respect for culture and intersectionality, he pushes the boundaries to create a world where all people feel seen, supported, and protected.

A natural leader who intentionally channels his passion for equity into his writing to bring about positive change. He has worked on-air for radio and television—and he continues to organize, advocate, and strategize. 

- Shayler Richmond Barnes Jr.


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