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Product Feature

Just recently a new product came across my desk called Blackbird; a new Safety Razor being introduced to the world of men’s grooming. Blackbird is machined crafted from solid stainless steel and the cool part is that it’s manufactured right here in the United States. The image of Blackbird was

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Hair Care

In the 60’s parts were a standard hair essential for the grooming gents. Now in 2015 we are starting to see the rise of parts again in black culture. It’s also great to see black men are starting to grow out their hair a bit for a natural, managed look. Keeping

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Journal

Growing up my birth father was never around and my step father was in the house, but to be frank with you; we weren’t very close. I never really learned the things that most young boys were suppose to learn from another male in the house. I didn’t have someone

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Brand Feature

LUSH, the natural, organic and vegan friendly product brand from Poole, England, launched their first international store in Vancouver in 1996. Lush is known for their fresh ingredients, vibrant scents and the smells always hit my nose the minute I walk through the door. Even though I know Lush may

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Skin Care

Health and grooming are two topics that the modern men of color need to discussion in everyday life. With the month of June being men’s health month, why not take the time and talk about 3 ways to not only stay healthy, but 3 ways to stay well groomed and

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Videos

Many times we see the homeless around the city and many people think of ways to change their day by giving a dollar or some food. Mark Bustos did not give them either, he gave them a long lasting memory. Mark, The New York Barber, gave the homeless men hair

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Interviews

In 2015, EMPIRE gave viewers an in depth look into the behind the scene of family, music and entertainment politics. We follow the Lyon’s, a fictional billionaire family who went from famous to legendary status, as they take their brand and management company public. The new hit show on FOX

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News

Just last month a new hot spot launched in Philadelphia, PA located on 1106 Chestnut Street. By the looks and feel of Lapstone & Hammer I’m sure it will bring a fresh new shopping opportunity to the city. The new location focuses on Premium Sportswear, Streetwear and Menswear while keeping a firm eye

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Videos

The final Bevel Classics installment is here and it showcases “Trends.” This last video highlights the Mohawk, Burst Fade and South of France. Each video in this series was top notch and as an artist myself, I tip my hat off to Bevel. Good stuff, good stuff. For more information: Website: www.bevelcode.com IG: @bevel    

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The Culture

Many times I have written about the major changes within the fastly growing men’s grooming industry. About a year ago after seeing these changes I took the young Ruggedlygroomed brand across the pond, via the internet, in search of some new outlets and of course info to post on. That

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