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Monday Notes: Mississippi Blues, The Oscars...

Monday Notes: Mississippi Blues, The Oscars...


Culture: Mississippi is home of the blues and key to civil rights past. Locals tell the story

The Mississippi Delta is world famous as the home of the blues. But less publicized is the fact that the region is also integral to America's civil rights story. Now some are hoping to tell both stories in a fuller way.

Mississippi is home of the blues and key to civil rights past. Locals tell the story
With pandemic restrictions lifted, tourists are returning to Mississippi’s famous Blues Trail. Civil rights leaders are noticing some are now hungry for more context about the music’s origins.

Technology x Finance: U.S. Steps In to Protect All Deposits at Silicon Valley Bank

U.S. authorities, invoking rarely used regulatory authority, took action late Sunday to contain the damage from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, a once-obscure lender that focused on business customers, including start-ups throughout the tech sector.

Officials announced that depositors with money at the California bank, which was closed by state regulators on Friday, would be paid back in full and be able to start accessing their money on Monday morning. They also disclosed that another lender, Signature Bank, had been shuttered by New York regulators and that its depositors would also be made whole.

Live Updates: U.S. Steps In to Protect All Deposits at Silicon Valley Bank
Markets wobbled as regulators tried to contain the damage, closing another bank — Signature Bank in New York — and opening an emergency lending program. HSBC agreed to buy Silicon Valley Bank’s British subsidiary.
HSBC to Buy Silicon Valley Bank’s British Subsidiary
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the country’s financial system was in good health and would not suffer from the demise of Silicon Valley Bank.
Stock Market Today: Regional Bank Shares Tumble After Regulators Announce Silicon Valley Bank Plan
Live updates of what’s moving markets, including the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite.

Film: Ruth Carter becomes 1st Black woman to win two Oscars The costume designer made history at the Academy Awards

Ruth Carter becomes 1st Black woman to win two Oscars
The costume designer made history at the Academy Awards


Music: TG Omori & The Evolving Relevance of Music Videos

TG Omori & The Evolving Relevance of Music Videos | The NATIVE
In light of the recent debates about director royalties

PHOTOS: Black celebrities at the Academy Awards

PHOTOS: Black celebrities at the Academy Awards - New York Amsterdam News
Check out the fashions of the Black celebrities at the Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Music: Central Cee, Britain’s Hip-Hop Ambassador

Central Cee, Britain’s Hip-Hop Ambassador
Central Cee brings Americans on a tour of British hip-hop.

Culture: ‘This Is the American Dream’

The Oscars have a lot to navigate this year, between their ongoing struggles to increase diversity and atone for last year’s most shocking moment. But the 95th ceremony began with two powerful wins, which in turn delivered two powerful speeches. Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis—both nominated for the first time—won Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, for their work in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

‘This Is the American Dream’
Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis’s affecting Oscars speeches underscored just how much each actor deserved a happy ending.
Oscars 2023 Winners: The Complete List
The list of winners for the 95th Academy Awards.

The founder of the best-selling Black-owned spirit brand shares why she prefers to work with individual investors over VC firms and how they helped her reach $100 million in sales

The founder of the best-selling Black-owned spirit brand shares why she prefers to work with individual investors over VC firms and how they helped her reach $100 million in sales
Fawn Weaver has a network of 100 individual investors who’ve helped get Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey into 25,000 locations.

The Golden Era of Celebrity Beauty Brands Is Ending

The bubble is bursting as shoppers increasingly favor quality over star power

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2023-celebrity-beauty-brands-makeup-skincare/

The Present and Future of Police Reform

The Present and Future of Police Reform
Bakari Sellers is joined by criminal justice scholar Paul Butler

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Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

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

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Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

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adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

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Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

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Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

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

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

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Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

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Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

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