JT's Cutz owner James Carter

February 15, 2010 | 5:00 p.m. CST
Cory Dawkins gets a haircut from JT'S Cutz owner James Carter on Feb. 5. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, shops owned by black people are not common in Columbia. Results from the most recent available survey data of Boone County show the number of businesses owned by black people in the county is too low to be reported statistically.