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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.

LINK :: HT Sean Bonner


Emerging Extremism

God.

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.”

HT Cassandra Daily