Mississippi barbershop offers haircut and 'shoulder to lean on'

Jackson (United States) (AFP) – As an icebreaker, Antonio Wiggins often begins by talking sports.But the conversations between the Jackson, Mississippi, barber and his customers, African-American men, tend to turn very quickly to more weighty subjects.Wiggins, who is also Black, caters not only to his patrons’ hair but also to their well-being.He plies his trade at Trendsetters Barber College in Jackson, which is the largest city in the southern state and has a population that is 80 percent African-American.Wiggins said he tends to the grooming needs of people from all walks of life.”Everybody…

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