Englewood barber fights back against violence with free haircuts

Sunni Ali Powell didn’t allow the fatal shooting that occurred at his barbershop in Englewood in May (2016) force him to close the doors. The clientele has dropped and members of the community exclaim not to feel safe, but Powell’s Barbershop on 63rd Racine remains open. This weekend Powell launched a ceasefire movement to reduce violence in Englewood by giving out free haircuts.

“Barbers have to stand up and start speaking to the kids that are in our chairs,” Powell said.

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