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Friday Notes: Beyonce, KAYTRANADA, New Music Friday and more

Friday Notes: Beyonce, KAYTRANADA, New Music Friday and more

Beyonce Checks-In With Surprise Release ‘My House’ to Celebrate Release of ‘Renaissance’ Concert Film

Set to a cracking trap beat and bold, brassy tones, “My House” (via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia) is both an early Christmas present and a gift from the superstar U.S. singer to kick-off the opening weekend of her Renaissance concert film.

Beyonce Checks-In With Surprise Release ‘My House’: Stream It Now
“My House” is accompanied with eye-catching artwork — and a parental warning.
Taylor Swift Supports Beyoncé at ‘Renaissance’ Film London Premiere | THR News
Taylor Swift stepped out in London to support Beyoncé at her ‘RENAISSANCE’ film premiere. The “Cruel Summer” singer looked like a “mirrorball” in silver sequ…

Sickle Cell Disease cure with CRISPR might kickstart the next big patent battle

The first CRISPR cure might kickstart the next big patent battle
Vertex Pharmaceuticals plans to sell a gene-editing treatment for sickle-cell disease. A patent on CRISPR could stand in the way.

Related

We’re Living the Reality of the Pandemic’s Simplest Math
Sick season will be worse from now on.

New Music

KAYTRANADA, Rochelle Jordan & Channel Tres - Lover/Friend - EP

Lover/Friend - EP by KAYTRANADA, Rochelle Jordan & Channel Tres
Album · 2023 · 4 Songs

The Philly Specials - A Philly Special Christmas Special

A Philly Special Christmas Special by The Philly Specials
Album · 2023 · 11 Songs


Fashion

BKc x Life of Kings

BKc x Life of Kings
Inspired by the cool sophistication of the late 1950s jazz pioneer, (Miles Davis) poet (Langston Hughes) and writer (Ralph Ellison). Life Of Kings is an American men’s clothing brand founded by Rob Heights (Roberto Hernandez) in Brooklyn, New York. It started as a music blog that became a lifestyle

Surf’s Up: Inside Pharrell’s Sophomore Show for Louis Vuitton Men’s

Surf’s Up: Inside Pharrell’s Sophomore Show for Louis Vuitton Men’s
In Hong Kong, the hitmaker is riding the wave of a lifetime.

Events

Awake NY x Alicia Keys NYC Popup

Awake NY x Alicia Keys NYC Popup
Join Awake NY this Friday & Saturday at the Awake NY flagship as they celebrate the one and only Alicia Keys & her album “The Diary of Alicia Keys 20.” An exclusive, collaborative capsule + vinyls and prints will be available in store only. Pop-up opens at our NY store Friday, December 1st

Fear of God Athletics: The 2023-2024 Atmosphere - NYC Edition

Fear of God Athletics: The 2023-2024 Atmosphere - NYC Edition
Experience the immersive campaign and shop the opening season of Fear of God Athletics Atmosphere in New York. NEW YORK Brooklyn, New York December 3, 2023 - December 6, 2023 73 West St 11am - 7pm Fear of God Athletics: The 2023-2024 SeasonFear of God Athletics extends the preexisting spirit

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Jerry Lorenzo on Fear of God’s Long-Awaited adidas Line
Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo speaks in interview about Fear of God, FOG Essentials & Athletics, his new adidas collaboration.

Technology

Programs Supporting Founders (December 2023 Edition)

Programs Supporting Founders (December 2023 Edition)
The FinTech Innovation Lab is accepting applications for its 2024 cohort. The program is open to both early- and growth stage startups with solutions for financial institutions and insurance companies. Areas of specific interest include generative AI, cybersecurity, payments, and enterprise operatio…

Introducing the Pumpernickel Club - Black Parents Financial Haven

Introducing the Pumpernickel Club - Black Parents Financial Haven
Bryant Owens is developing an online community called the Pumpernickel Club. An organization that is bringing together Black professional parents with children under 18 on the journey to financial independence, providing a supportive, non-judgemental space to learn and grow together, so that they c…

2023 Was Bad for Startups With Bankruptcies, Lower Valuations

2023 Was Bad for Startups With Bankruptcies, Lower Valuations
It’s been a brutal year for startups, with more companies struggling to raise money and hundreds shutting down altogether, according to new data.

Making an image with generative AI uses as much energy as charging your phone

Making an image with generative AI uses as much energy as charging your phone
This is the first time the carbon emissions caused by using an AI model for different tasks have been calculated.

Sports

The NBA’s Biggest Surprises and Disappointments So Far, Plus an In-Season Tournament Preview

The NBA’s Biggest Surprises and Disappointments So Far, Plus an In-Season Tournament Preview
The guys also discuss KOC’s article detailing the need for the Warriors to reinvent themselves around Steph Curry

Report: LeBron's manager bet with illegal bookie

Report: LeBron’s manager bet with illegal bookie
Maverick Carter, LeBron James’ manager, told federal agents in 2021 that he bet on NBA games with an illegal bookmaker, The Washington Post reported.

Culture

Congressional leaders advocate for Rosa Parks Day federal holiday

Congressional leaders advocate for Rosa Parks Day federal holiday - New York Amsterdam News
As the nation approaches the 68th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic arrest, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama’s 7th District, along with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Steven Horsford and Representative Joyce Beatty, held a press conference on Capitol Hill to rally support for H.R. 308,…

More States Now Require Financial Literacy Classes in High Schools

More States Now Require Financial Literacy Classes in High Schools
The surge in offerings is a response to the pandemic, which revealed glaring income inequality, as well as inflation and the resumption of student loan payments, an expert said.

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