Sheryl Lee Ralph accepts her Emmy Award and answers Koku Tona’s question during press session. (Image via Koku Tona/BlackFilm.com)

Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Win Is a Tribute to Doubtful Immigrant Parents Everywhere

How I learned to appreciate the past and the culture around me

I was talking to my mom on the phone in the wake of this year’s parade. I don’t know how long it’s been since she attended, but I’d guess a couple decades. The Labor Day Parade is a young person’s affair: you dress up, and you dance…

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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.