In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and the resulting unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Shaun “Lucky” Corbett wanted to do his part to ease tensions his own community. A barber in Charlotte, Shaun reached out to his local police department to explore how he could help encourage and build stronger bonds between officers and the city. Shaun teamed up with Officer Rob Dance to start a mentoring program to encourage cooperation and understanding. And, so far, the program has been successful in opening up a productive and important dialogue between the police force and the community. Watch the full video below to get a glimpse into the program & its long term impact on the youth.
The programs include:
– Cadet training
– Transparency programs
NBA’s LeBron James & Draymond Green are the lasts two we’d expect to be in the same room sharing a laugh…but ESPN made it happen courtesy of the barbershop. They share thoughts on NBA, Olympics, music & more at the gentlemen’s sanctuary aka barbershop. In the video, we also discover why LeBron’s Mom didn’t want him to go back to Cleveland. Other guests included 2Chainz, Steve Stoute and more.
I’m sure LeBron James dismisses these video after watching his rival team take a sweeping win as the new Champions. Either way, it’s got some light hearted moments we don’t when they’re on the court.
Watch as Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. discusses how the African-American community uses Twitter to discuss social issues and finds out why that communication is unique to black culture in this hilarious new segment.
Shout out to the set direction in picking a barbershop and recognizing it as a cultural landmark. Whether you’re black, white, yellow, this video is a must watch!
Nasir Sobhani aka ‘The Streets Barber’, is a true Nomad, not just of the world, but also of the mind. Growing up in Japan, attending University in Canada, volunteering his time for Youth Work in the Vanuatu and then Australia to start up his own initiative helping the homeless, Nasir has certainly lived a fruitful life. It wasn’t all smooth sailing though, with a crippling drug addiction along the way, Nasir thanks his Baha’i faith and barbering for his new found sobriety. Working six days a week cutting hair, Nasir spends his one day off hitting the streets to give free haircuts to the homeless. He calls it, ‘Clean Cut Clean Start’. [via PLGRM]
Nasir Sobhani was recently selected & featured for Kenneth Cole’s The Courageous Class campaign this past 2016. We salute you and your effort to push the barber industry forward shedding light on social issues and changing lives one day at a time.
If you weren’t able to watch this past year’s Olympics or simply sleep to the sport of fencing, chances are you’ve never heard of Michael-Chamley Watson. Standing tall at 6″4, Michael remains one of the most prolific athletes in the sport of fencing. Proclaimed as the “bad boy” of the 100+ year sport, he continues to work tirelessly to add more medals & championships to his collection as well as his crusade for the commericialization of the sport.
Take a look at the latest video above where we get a closer look into the superstar’s life:
Amuse and The Art of Shaving peer into the habits and routines that groom US Olympic fencer Miles Chamley-Watson for success. These daily rituals unfold a larger story about identity, hopes and dreams. – VICE