Acclaimed musician Wynton Marsalis hits all the right notes as the leader of the impeccably dressed jazz at Lincoln center orchestra. Here, he sits down with writer Darrell Hartman to talk about jazz as a uniquely American art form and share his own style improvisations. Read more.
Whether you love him or hate him, Colin Kaepernich has made a difference. He took a knee and protested that aspect of America that most folks don’t want to talk about, much less acknowledge – especially during a football game. Yet the point he was trying to make hasn’t been lost in the anger that it generated not just among some fans but also, apparently, some team owners as well. Other players are joining his protest and demanding that his protest be heard. To learn more on how the Kaepernick revolution is growing, click here.
Not all Tight Ends are made equal, and the Kansas City Chief’s Travis Kelce is definitely know exception to this rule. He has been described as “raw”, “spontaneous”, “uncontrollable” and, well, “fun.” Despite his quirky personality has has quickly risen to be considered one of the best tight ends in the league. Read how this eccentric football player defines himself and his success, click here.
Last week, I took my 14-year-old son to the barbershop. As an adult, my visits with Troy at Derby Supply are for me a simple pleasure to which I think most men can relate. But for a 14-year-old boy, in the twilight zone of adolescence, it can be a strange and maybe even intimidating experience. […]
Haircuts can be a complex problem for a guy. Nay, you say? Yay, I say — if you’re a man of color. Not all barbers can cut “our kind” of hair. It’s one of America’s darker secrets. If one has curly, sometimes called “kinky” hair, barbers are befuddled and sometimes nervous. White barbers. Fellas used to […]
A YOUNG actor settles into a chair and tells the barber he is nervous: he has an audition for the part of “a strong, black man”. The barber laughs and tells him he is overqualified, but the actor is convinced that he won’t fit their notion of masculinity: he doesn’t know what the description entails. The barber asks what his father thinks. “Never really knew him” comes the reply; there were no uncles or other male role models, only his mother. “Jesus” mutters the barber. “No, not him either.”
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