Willie Lee Morrow, Barber Who Popularized the Afro Pick, Dies at 82
He built an empire around hair care products aimed at African American consumers, including a softener that inspired the Jheri curl. LINK
15 rules for blogging, and my current streak
From Matt Block. A couple of favorites:
- Only write what’s in my head at that exact moment. It’s 10x faster.
- Titles should be descriptive and have the flavour of the post. And rewrite the lede once the post is done so the whole thing gets to the point faster.
Following the deadly mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, investigators – professional and otherwise – turned to the internet in search of answers. What they found was a troubling trail of digital activity, from memes to TikToks to music videos, that traced back to the suspect. The 21-year-old, who performed as a rapper under the stage name “Awake,” had a notable YouTube presence and more than 16,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. He also hosted a Discord server (which is essentially a chat room) on which he shared nihilistic political memes. According to NPR, “extremism researchers say his digital footprint fits into a new and emerging extremist profile.”