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Diaspora Style: Brooklyn's Black and Bearded Men

A gallery of some of the men with standout beards who we've spotted across Brooklyn.

DIASPORA—Who doesn't love a good beard?


Ok, so maybe they're not for everyone, but none can deny the splendor of well-groomed facial hair. Beards are often a key accessory for men looking to tie their look together with an effortless, organic edge. If you can't tell by now—we're fans.

No matter how a beard is worn: minimal, bushy, tapered—or maybe even braided—what matters most is owning it. We've spotted several men around the city who are doing just that.

Below, we give you a gallery of some of the standout beards we've spotted on some of our recent outings, for your viewing pleasure.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

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