Posts tagged "Carter's Barber Shop"
“Hats became an instant symbol that you have arrived, that you are on your feet. The hats became more and more flamboyant because the more trinkets and adornments that you could add to your hat, you were really saying, ‘Look how God has blessed me.’” That’s author Craig Marberry talking about the tradition of black... Read more »
How can a hat take you on an emotional journey? That’s what can happen when it’s not just a hat–it’s a crown. This week, on the Barber Shop Show, we’re talking about the Goodman Theatre’s musical production, Crowns, a “celebration of song, dance, cultural history—and glamorous headwear.” African American women have long donned beautiful hats... Read more »
Young, educated, talented, ready to work. That’s how you could describe Alaa Mukahhal, our guest on last Friday’s Friday’s Barber Shop Show. Here’s one more: undocumented. Mukahhal has been part of the fight to pass the Dream Act, legislation that would allow young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to stay... Read more »
Valerie Newsome is no stranger to the employment complications caused by a criminal record. The resident of Lawndale used to be paid by a state agency to care for her mother until, after background checks became mandatory, she was let go for the nonviolent criminal conviction that stands as a constant blemish on her record.... Read more »