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Dr. Willie Morrow, Black Media Pioneer and Creator of the “Afro-Pick,” Passes at 82

Dr. Willie Morrow, publisher emeritus of the San Diego Monitor and creator of one of the most well-known symbols of Black pride, the Afro...

San Diego’s Old Globe Highlights Racial Inequities in HAIR

By A.L. Haynes | Contributing Writer This summer, San Diego’s Old Globe has resurrected the classic 1960s musical, HAIR. Even those too young to have...

Ban on ‘Soul Cap’ Spotlights Lack of Diversity in Swimming

By Jenna Fryer, Associated Press Alice Dearing has an afro, a voluminous puff nearly impossible to protect in most swimming caps. Her hair shrinks if...

How One Salon Owner Is Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

By Chida Rebecca Across the country, barbers and hairstylists are feeling the effects of COVID-19. In the Black community, the impact is even more severe....

Gentry’s Barber Shop Offers Much More Than a Haircut

By Brian Goodin Photos by Brian Goodin There are more than a few experiences from one’s childhood that can be looked back on with vivid detail....