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Friday Notes: Joel Embiid, Music Release Day and more

Friday Notes: Joel Embiid, Music Release Day and more

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid understands the challenge of becoming a champion The All-Star center is putting away the MVP talk and is focused on an NBA title. ‘I’m going to do whatever it takes to win.’

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid understands the challenge of becoming a champion
It wasn’t that long ago that an oft-injured Joel Embiid was telling everyone who would listen to trust the process. The process played out quite…

All 5 NY Winter Teams in the Playoffs for the First Time Since ’94

All 5 NY Winter Teams in the Playoffs for the First Time Since ’94
Plus, Alan Hahn previews Knicks-Cavs and reflects on Jalen Brunson’s impressive first season in New York

Music: Release Day: Daniel Caesar, Dinner Party, Black Thought, Joeboy and more

Release Day: Daniel Caesar, Dinner Party, Black Thought, Joeboy
Daniel Caesar “Never Enough (Bonus Version)” Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington) “Enigmatic Society” El Michels Affair, Black Thought “Glorious Game” SZA and Doja Cat “Kill Bill” Remix Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj “Princess Diana” Remix Joeboy “Duffle Bag”

Culture: Women are earning more money. But they're still picking up a heavier load at home

Women are earning more money. But they’re still picking up a heavier load at home
A new Pew Research Center report finds that in opposite-sex marriages in the U.S., women’s financial contributions have grown, but they’re still doing a larger share of housework and caregiving.


Art: Who is Joseph Kojo Hoggar

Joseph Kojo Hoggar
Joseph Kojo Hoggar was born in Ghana in 1999, and freshly graduated in Visual Arts from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); he is one of the most brilliant elements of his generation. The Vanities exhibition reveals his work around the great classic works of art history

Music: Queen Latifah and Super Mario Bros. make history in National Recording Registry debut

Queen Latifah and Super Mario Bros. make history in National Recording Registry debut
Every year, the Librarian of Congress announces 25 sound recordings to be preserved for posterity. Picks for 2023 include music by Queen Latifah, Daddy Yankee, John Lennon, Mariah Carey and more.

Music: Daddy Yankee's 'Gasolina' is the National Recording Registry's first reggaeton song

On Wednesday, April 12th, 2023, the mega-hit single became the first reggaeton song to be inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

Daddy Yankee’s ‘Gasolina’ is the National Recording Registry’s first reggaeton song
On Wednesday, the mega-hit single became the first reggaeton song to be inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard's unexpected path into the opera house

Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s unexpected path into the opera house
The five-time Grammy winner has mounted two operas at the Metropolitan Opera, which until 2021 had never staged a work by a Black composer. Hear him discuss the future of opera with Lara Downes.

Film: Netflix is Expanding its Operations in Africa

The streaming powerhouse Netflix announced that it would be expanding its operations on the African continent.

In a statement announcing the update, the company shared that since 2016, it has invested about €160 million in film content production across the African continent. According to the statement, this investment has bolstered the economies of the African countries involved and generated around 12,000 jobs in big markets like Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya.

"The expansion of our operations here is a good thing for Netflix," the company said in a report.

Netflix is Expanding its Operations in Africa
On Wednesday, streaming powerhouse Netflix announced that it is expanding the scope of its operations in Africa.

2024 Sneaker Releases

Jun
14

Friday Notes for June 14th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 14th, 2024.
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Jun
13
Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 13th, 2024.
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Jun
12
Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 12th, 2024.
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Jun
11
Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.
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Jun
10
Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 10th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game 2 Recap.
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Jun
07
Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 7th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game Recaps and new music from Tems and Kaytranada.
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Jun
06
Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 5th, 2024. A Look at Kendrick Lamar's Juneteenth, NBA Finals preview and more.
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Jun
05
Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 4th, 2024. A Look at Angel Reese, NPR Music.
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Jun
04
Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

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Jun
04
Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 3rd, 2024. A Look at Justin Jefferson, Fearless Funds court injunction, Zach Fox and more.
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Jun
03
Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
31
Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
30
Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
29
Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
28
Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
27
Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
24
Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
23

Thursday Notes for May 23rd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
22
Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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May
22
Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
21
Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
21
Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Key Takeaways * Tyshawn Jones has launched his second signature sneaker with Adidas, the Tyshawn Low. * The sneaker is designed to
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May
20
Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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Apr
08
adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

Lionel Messi's collaboration with Adidas Sambas, inspired by his time with Inter Miami, presents a captivating blend of style, performance,
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Apr
08
Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

The latest collaboration between Bode and Nike centered around the re-release of the Astro Grabber, a shoe with a rich
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Feb
08
Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

The Bodega x Saucony Jaunt Woven is a testament to the fusion of aesthetic appeal and functional design. It's a
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Jan
29
Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

The Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail" colorways are slated for release in the Spring and
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Jan
25
Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

View this post on Instagram A post shared by zSneakerHeadz (@zsneakerheadz) Sneaker culture is excited as the iconic Air Jordan
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Jan
22
Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Apr
25
Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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