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Members of Generation X and Y remember rap princess Eve as one of the pioneering female emcees of the 1990s whose attitude and lyrical skills came at you like a coiled cobra. New Millennials recall Eve as the sassy, around-the-way, trash-talking tress trimmer who starred opposite Ice Cube and Michael Ealy in the hit comedy Barbershop. …

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Lawsuit!!!!! #YusafMack beats up Internet troll in Philly barbershop pic.twitter.com/CSq2LJACPp — Chop Shop (@ChopShop702) February 20, 2017 In 2015, professional boxer Yusaf Mack admitted that he appeared in a gay porn film, shocking many in the boxing community. At first, Mack stated he was drugged and woke up on a train with cash in his…

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Sometimes choosing a career as a preacher means you also have to have a side hustle. For Bishop William Marshall, pastor of City of Life Worship and Deliverance Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that meant owning a barbershop. Honest work to pay the bills, but Marshall apparently was not paying the electricity bill. It has been…

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It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin (Ice Cube) and his longtime crew, including Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes.  Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed.  The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to…

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Bronner Brothers is known for its big hair battle featuring some of the top stylists from around the nation, but in recent years barbers have made waves at the mega hair convention. Andis, an industry leader in hair grooming accessories, got in on the action with the Total Look Competition featuring 35 of the top…

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Photo credit: Melanie L. Brown for Steed Media Service Kenny Williams is the co-owner of Silk N Classy Barber College, along with his wife, Toni. The couple founded the school in 1999, but Kenny opened his first salon in 1991 in Riverdale, Illinois, and later opened a second salon in 1997 in Dolton, Illinois. Kenny holds both a cosmetology license…

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Off the Hook Barber Shop is one of Atlanta’s most heralded businesses when it comes to grooming Black men and some women. Off the Hook, located close to downtown in the bustling Castleberry Hill corridor in Atlanta, offers a familiar and simultaneously different experience for clients. It is a key component of Off the Hook’s success that they make sure each…

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When you think of barbershops it is very clean cut. Go in. Get a cut. Get out. Boom! Plain and simple. But there’s more to it, shaved bare you’ll find that there are layers and complexity. When you are the one owning the business, there is a lot more one has to think about. There…

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Tony Roberts, is the owner and operator of Tony’s Barber Studio. If you are looking for a professional barber studio, Roberts is the one to see. Tony’s Barber Studio is located in the Colony Square building on Peachtree. You can enjoy the luxury of parking in climate-controlled secure facility for up to two hours with…

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At the 86th Annual Academy Awards, a dream came true for producer and screenwriter John Ridley. The Milwaukee-born griot wins an Oscar, Best Adapted Screenplay, for 12 Years a Slave. Here are 5 facts about Ridley, a former stand-up comic and sitcom writer, for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Martin,” that you probably didn’t know.…

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Happy 34th Birthday Gbenga Akinnagbe! Akinnagbe was born in Silver Springs, MD to Nigerian parents and is the oldest of 6 children. He’s best know for his stand out role as Chris Partlow on HBO’s television show, “The Wire”. His first role was as Ben Ellis on the show, “Numb3rs”. Akinnagbe attended Bucknell University on a wrestling scholarship, majoring in Political Science and English. Wale…

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Writer, director and producer George Tillman, Jr. is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago. He became inspired to make films on his own after seeing Cooley High and Taxi Driver. In 1994, Tillman wrote and directed his first feature film, Scenes for the Soul. Shot entirely in Chicago using local talent and resources, the film caught the attention of Doug McHenry and…

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