Cecil Brown

Brown, a novelist and professor at UC Berkeley, was recruited by Judith Moore to write for the Reader.

Articles by Cecil Brown

San Diego's Black Orchids

The Nickelodeon Cinema, I Street, Chula Vista. Ten o’clock Friday night. "Hello,” I say to three Chicana girls as we come away from the ticket “Are you going to see Mi Vida Loca? They nod. ...

How to find a good black barbershop in San Diego

My hair isn't just woolly, it's nappy too and thick and wiry and stubborn

Many methods have been developed, including straightening the hair with harsh chemicals, such as lye, or pressing it with a hot iron. But the most effective is to comb it out and clip it with scissors.