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Legally Blind Boston Barber Awarded $100K for Wrongful Termination

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Tony Morales, the barber shop’s owner, contests Nixon’s story and claims Nixon, who was an independent contractor with the shop, was operating without a barber’s license, and “couldn’t carry his weight” at the shop, according to the Herald. “It’s sad that people like Joel try to take advantage of their situation and create false accusations,” he added.

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Killer Mike Discusses Barbershops, Bernie Sanders on ‘Colbert’

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Would-be Georgia gubernatorial candidate and all-around civic activist Killer Mike made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he discussed his stylish sweatsuit, why Bernie Sanders is a politician in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of non-violence, and whether he uses the name “Killer Mike” for leverage in parent-teacher conferences. Watch it here, and check out Foals’ weighty, melancholic performance of What Went Down cut “Mountain at My Gates.”

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NFL Playoff Seeding

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1ST SEED
BRONCOS
12-4-0
2ND SEED
PATRIOTS
12-4-0
6TH SEED
STEELERS
10-6-0
3RD SEED
BENGALS
12-4-0
5TH SEED
CHIEFS
11-5-0
4TH SEED
TEXANS
9-7-0
1ST SEED
PANTHERS
15-1-0
2ND SEED
CARDINALS
13-3-0
6TH SEED
SEAHAWKS
10-6-0
3RD SEED
VIKINGS
11-5-0
5TH SEED
PACKERS
10-6-0
4TH SEED
REDSKINS
9-7-0
NFL PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

Akron barbershop owner confronts man openly carrying gun

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Akron is abuzz over a man carrying a rifle on his back through busy sections of the city Monday.
Deone Slater, owner of Kangaroo Kutz on East Exchange Street, did not to want to let Kovacevic in front of his shop Thursday morning. Kovacevic called police.
“He was a threat to my community,” Slater said. “If I can prevent him from shooting up the city, I would. I won’t condone it. Somebody’s got to stand up.”

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Free holiday haircuts for Hoosiers

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Photo credit Kenny's Academy of BarberingINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 18, 2015) – Know someone that needs a haircut? Want to get a fresh cut before the holidays? Kenny’s Academy of Barbering wants to help you out!

They are offering free barbering services on December 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is called “Holiday Haircuts for Hoosiers” and it’s only at their west side location at 2150 North Lafayette Road.

For details call 317-635-5900 or 317-478-0163.

 

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Sport Clips Haircuts soars to #16 in Entrepreneur “Franchise 500”

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Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, soared 20 spots to land 16th overall in the annual Entrepreneur”Franchise 500″ rankings, the largest move by any hair care concept. Sport Clips rose from 36th in the 2015 report to the top 20 spot. Entrepreneur bases its ranking on franchises’ financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

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No face-time here!

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No terror zone

As a media company, BarberTime has an obligation to present you with the realest stories and on the edge perspective.

In light of the terrorist plots organizing around our world, BarberTime has chosen NOT to give the issue ANY face-time. Although this is a matter of utmost importance, BarberTime will choose not to engage in opinions nor the rhetoric established in the general media.

BarberTime will support all efforts of those whom oppose terror and provide an environment of positive #barberlove

God Bless San Bernardino, Paris, Chicago and our schools ravished by senseless violence!

Barbers, stylists disagree on who can display a barber pole

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Joel and Lisa Martin pose outside their barber shop and salon in Rosemount, Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Friendly arguments aren’t hard to find in a barbershop, but try cutting in on a hallowed symbol — that red, white and blue barber pole — and it may be time to hide the scissors.

Steeped in history and symbolism, the iconic cylinders spinning on storefronts across America are an increasing source of friction between barbers and beauticians.

Minnesota, Michigan and North Carolina are the latest fronts in a spreading legislative campaign to reserve the poles for barbers. The proposals, which often include fines for offenders, are driving a new wedge in a trade where gender lines have long run deep.

“The barber pole is the oldest sign in town besides the cross. It should not be displayed where there is not a licensed barber,” says Charles Kirkpatrick of Arkansas, a barber since 1959 who keeps tabs on such legislation for the National Association of Barber Boards of America.

For many, the only real difference between a barber and hairstylist is the clientele they serve. But barbers say the tools of their trade and unique services they provide make them different, and laws are needed to prevent beauty parlors, salons and other establishments from passing themselves off as barbershops, including chain shops that use the barber name and logo but don’t have a licensed barber on site.

Cosmetologists argue that haircuts are haircuts, and say the protective efforts are silly and chauvinist.

“They’re still trying to hang onto the vestiges that say they’re special. I can cut a man’s hair. Why shouldn’t I be able to put a barber pole up?” says Jeanie Thompson, owner of a

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By Brian Bakst, Associated Press

BTM Buzz with Mr. Peter Parker

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BTM: Who were your influences BEFORE becoming a disk jockey?

PP: I always looked up to Ed Lover & Dr. Dre from Yo! MTV Raps when I was a kid. I connected with Ed on a personality tip, but the silver and black flight cases that held Dre’s turntables were so cool to me.. I looked up to Funkmaster Flex, Kid Carpi, Ron G, Doo Wop and most of the big Mixtape DJs from the 90’s. The Fresh Prince of Bell air

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Barbers’ pay dispute with Modern Man

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A familiar argument flared up recently in a labor fight between Oregon officials and Uber, the ride-service company whose business model depends on contracted workers.

The dispute over what defines an employee versus an independent contractorpops up regularly across the U.S. economy as employers of all sizes seek to trim labor costs and workers try to gain more flexibility and control over their schedules and working conditions.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 3

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Check out the BarberTime Online Barber Championships and win 2 tickets to Super Bowl 50!

BarberTime Sports…

Week 3 proved the contenders from the pretenders! The Jets fall from the sky as the Broncos race to take their place. The Patriots remain on top with a 51-17 romping over the Jags while Green Bay and Arizona stay hot on their trail.

WK3 power rankings SQUARE

Only one thing left to do!

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This is the NFL’s “Golden” Super Bowl Season and Tom Brady is known as the Golden Boy. As you get older, competitive juices can begin to fade but the league and people around the world have ensured Brady’s already big chip on his shoulder feel like it did back in Michigan.

To Brady’s defense I ask why can’t the simplest answer to the whole deflate-gate be just what was said. Jastremski just went to the bathroom! Occam’s Razor…

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What is the New Normal in Dating?

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Thanks to reality television where the women are out of control, settling for blatant cheating men, arguing over dumb stuff, physical altercations with their fellow sistahs, and side chicks stepping to main chicks as if it’s their right. It seems we now live in a world where a lady, one who exudes confidence and carries herself with self-respect, dignity, and class, are now abnormal. I don’t consider these

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BTM Buzz with Leedz Edutainment

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Ned Wellbery a.k.a. Leedz was Born in Lynn, MA and raised in transit between northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. He was subjected to music as soon as he was born. His Grandfather was a Jazz drummer and would play constantly in front him. His mother was a big fan of folk music and taught him the importance of lyrics through the music of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen. But as a teenager, he fell victim of a broken home when his dad disappeared when he was only 11 years old, leaving him

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