Life long free speech and liberty activist. Newspaper publisher and editor.
I use "Rich Garvey Banton" as my pen name, not as a disguise but because it represents three important people and influences in my life.
The reason that getting a pen-name carried so much weight is that there are MANY people named "Ryan Thompson", but few if not none for "Rich Garvey Banton".
Rich = My father Richard Glen Thompson
Garvey = Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Banton = Buju Banton AKA Marcus Myrie
These people are all very significant influences to me, and if you want to learn more about them you can either ask me, or google their names.