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Controversy over 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards Artist of the Year Winner

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Megan thee Stallion was listed in the category for a reason, but I personally think that Lil Baby should’ve taken that award home. Megan works hard and is amazing at what she does, but an award such as ‘Artist of the Year’ has to be given to an artist with major numbers behind them. 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards

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BarberTime – Cut a Drop

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Cut a Drop and hear it on #BarberTimeRADIO or see it on #BarberTimeTV! If you’re a barbershop or salon owner cut your drop and listen in to BarberTime RADIO. Hit music to help you harness your shop or salon. Or “Watch” BarberTime TV. The collective voice for the grooming professional! Industry Education – Public Awareness – Entrepreneurial Resources

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Significance of Verzuz TV

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Between the 1980’s and early 2000’s artists actually got together and battled out to see who was the best. That competitive spirit has been somewhat fractured by today’s Soundcloud rap era, in which an artist doesn’t necessarily need to display his or her ability to rap in order to remain relevant.

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Boston Strikes Back for Barbershops and Salons in the city!

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker took one big step in their relationship with the Barbershop and Salon owners this week. While Charlie’s trip to a local Boston favorite was great for the optics, Marty’s insistent reference to hearing their concerns stood out clearly.

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Helping Hands Grants

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We have lost 100% of our source of income and we need relief now. The real concern of these customer complaints will get louder!

The State and Federal resources, information, contributions and relief are too broad and are tailored to employee-based businesses, leaving the majority of the self-employed barber/stylists & owners in the dark, with minimum or no relief.

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Consumer Concerns Act

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We have lost 100% of our source of income and we need relief now. The real concern of these customer complaints will get louder!

The State and Federal resources, information, contributions and relief are too broad and are tailored to employee-based businesses, leaving the majority of the self-employed barber/stylists & owners in the dark, with minimum or no relief.

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For immediate release: (Political Gains) BarberTime to Host Localized Political Ads in Select Neighborhoods

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Politicians can now resource these “gems in the hood’ to create a groundswell of new voters and educate those on the fence.
With current installations taking place in Atlanta, Baltimore, Columbus, Philadelphia, and the continuing of the BarberTime Microsoft Stores Tour, people are taking notice.
Hair and beauty business owners are some of the finest communicators and offer…

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Series Premiere: OBC Live Barber Battle this Wednesday @ 2pm Eastern

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Barbers will battle each other from their own city, in their own barber station for a chance to move forward and compete again. With the winner being crowned OBC – Grand Champion!

Tune in every other week for a different battle from a different part of the map. Contestants are judged on the cut, technique, mic skills and showmanship.

Available LIVE airings at members locations (listed below) and online at BarberTime Media

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Claim Your Fame review with picture

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Claim your Fame review
Back for their second rendition of the Boston areas current largest barbering event, Starlines and partners brought in some tough competitors.

In the building we’re a few of BarberTime’s own, Marvelous Cuts – Starlines – Sodade’s, and others battling for trophies and prize money.

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Do Celebrities Really Rock the Vote?

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With the 2016 Presidential election just around the corner, one of the most publicized elections in the history of the U.S., many people have made firm stands on who their candidate is, and celebrities are no different.
It’s no secret that celebrities and members of the entertainment field hold a great amount of influence in this country and across the globe, and often times can start a trend or motivate people to get into a cause just by saying they (the celebrity) endorse it. But how does that work for government? Does a celebrity endorsement really change peoples perception of a candidate and make them lean one way or the other?
In 2008, Oprah gave a verbal endorsement of Barack Obama as President, and according to a Northwestern University and University of Maryland study found that more than 1 million votes went President Obama’s way just because of Oprah’s endorsement.
But that’s the power of Oprah. Do other celebs hold the same power? Most political analysts think not. In a recent article from Fox News, Larry Sabato, the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said that there is not such an impact from a single celebrity, or group of celebrities, during this election. Furthermore, many analysts believe that a celebrity endorsement of a candidate might actual harm their public favor and decrease their fan base. Still, it is funny to see the amount of celebrities stating their moving to Canada if Trump wins. Nonetheless, it has been a very public race, and it will be interesting to see what the outcome is come Tuesday night.

Big Business for Barbers

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In today’s society, jobs are hard to come by, and careers are almost going out of style. One thing that’s not going out of style, however, is peoples desire to look good and be, well, stylish.
For that reason alone, it should be no surprise that one of the industry’s currently thriving is the world of beauty and beauty care: barber shops, salon, personal grooming and styling products. These stores, products and services are in high demand, and in all likelihood will continue to be so.
In January of this year, an article was published on complex.com indicating the vast amount of money the men’s grooming industry was set to bring in this year, estimating it at over $21 billion. In September, statisticbrain.com released analytics on the barber industry in the U.S. There are over 400 thousand barbers in the U.S., bringing it a combined total of $1.8 million.
With statistics like that, it’s easy to see that the world of beauty care is not limited to women alone, and is a thriving, booming and growing industry, and one that is surely to be that way for years to come.