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Friday Notes: Swizz Beatz, Fear of God, NBA Playoffs, Jalen Brunson

Friday Notes: Swizz Beatz, Fear of God, NBA Playoffs, Jalen Brunson

In a Nation Armed to the Teeth, These Tiny Missteps Led to Tragedy

A workman knocking on the wrong door. A cheerleader mistaking another car for her own. Small errors can have large consequences in a nation bristling with guns.

In a Nation Armed to the Teeth, These Tiny Missteps Led to Tragedy
A workman knocking on the wrong door. A cheerleader mistaking another car for her own. Small errors can have large consequences in a nation bristling with guns.
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Release Day: Swizz Beatz, Suté Iwar, Lloyd Banks, The Weeknd, DJ Neptune

Release Day: Swizz Beatz, Suté Iwar, Lloyd Banks, The Weeknd, DJ Neptune
Album: Swizz Beatz “Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2 - EP” Album: Lloyd Banks “The Course Of The Inevitable 3: Pieces Of My Pain” Album: Suté Iwar “ULTRALIGHT” The Weeknd “Double Fantasy” (feat. Future) DJ Neptune & Spyro “Count Your Blessings - Single” Mix: DJ Neptune “Greatness Republic, Vol. 4 (DJ Mi…

NBA Playoffs

Tyrese Maxey delivers in 4th as 76ers claim testy Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Apr 20, 2023 Game Summary
Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Apr 20, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

Curry cooks Kings for 36 as Warriors secure Game 3

Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Apr 20, 2023 Game Summary
Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Apr 20, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

Booker's 45 powers Suns past Clippers for 2-1 lead

Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers Apr 20, 2023 Game Summary
Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers Apr 20, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

Is the Lakers-Grizzlies Beef Real?

Is the Lakers-Grizzlies Beef Real?
The NBA’s newest (and maybe most heated?) rivalry has delivered plenty of theatrics this season, but it’s unclear whether there is actual animosity between these two teams. Through two first-round games, it appears the feud is still figuring itself out.

The Cavaliers Are Ruthlessly Hunting Jalen Brunson

The Cavaliers Are Ruthlessly Hunting Jalen Brunson
The Knicks star has nowhere to hide against Cleveland, which is running him ragged on the defensive end. Can New York find a way to stop the relentless bullying of its point guard?

Jalen Brunson and the father-coach connection that brought a long-sought star point guard to New York

Jalen Brunson and the father-coach connection that brought a long-sought star point guard to New York
Brunson and Tom Thibodeau might seem like the unlikeliest of pairings. History suggests otherwise.


The racial gap in US stroke deaths widened during the pandemic

Racial gap in US stroke deaths widened during pandemic - New York Amsterdam News
The longstanding racial gap in U.S. stroke death rates widened dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, government researchers said Thursday.


America Fails the Civilization Test

The true test of a civilization may be the answer to a basic question: Can it keep its children alive?

How’s the U.S. doing on the civilization test? When graded on a curve against its peer nations, it is failing. The U.S. mortality rate is much higher, at almost every age, than that of most of Europe, Japan, and Australia. That is, compared with the citizens of these nations, American infants are less likely to turn 5, American teenagers are less likely to turn 30, and American 30-somethings are less likely to survive to retirement.

America Fails the Civilization Test
The average American my age is roughly six times more likely to die in the coming year than his counterpart in Switzerland.

TV

Abbott Elementary Lets Black Kids Be Kids

‘Abbott Elementary’ Lets Black Kids Be Kids
It’s one of the show’s grandest and most moving gestures.

Fashion

Fear of God celebrates its first show in ten years

Fear of God celebrates its first show in ten years - Fucking Young!
Fear of God celebrates its first show at the famous Hollywood Bowl amphitheatre in Los Angeles, ten years after its founding.

Sneakers

Jayson Tatum’s new signature Jordan sneakers share his stories From trips to the zoo with his son to a love of pink lemonade, the Jordan Tatum 1 designs showcase the Celtics star’s on-and-off-court passions

Jayson Tatum’s new signature Jordan sneakers share his stories
Jayson Tatum has celebrated storytelling through his sneakers since signing with Jordan Brand in 2019. Leading into this month’s debut of his first signature sh…

Tech

This Nigerian EV entrepreneur hopes to go head to head with Tesla

This Nigerian EV entrepreneur hopes to go head to head with Tesla
Mustapha Gajibo started with electric retrofits of community vehicles like motorized tricycles and now aims to bring electrification to communal buses.

Cities Keep Building Luxury Apartments Almost No One Can Afford

Cities Keep Building Luxury Apartments Almost No One Can Afford
Cutting red tape and unleashing the free market was supposed to help strapped families. So far, it hasn’t worked out that way.

2024 Sneaker Releases

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
2 min read
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
3 min read
May
22
Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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

The Jordan Brand has unveiled new "Dongdan"-themed colorways for the Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90, set to
1 min read
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
3 min read
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
2 min read
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
2 min read
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
2 min read
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,
2 min read
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
2 min read
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
2 min read
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
1 min read