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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.

News Brief
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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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