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Monday Notes: America's Family Secret, Affirmative Action, Juvenile's Tiny Desk

Monday Notes: America's Family Secret, Affirmative Action, Juvenile's Tiny Desk
Ancestral Connections: Political elite’s ties to slavery revealed

With End of Affirmative Action, a Push for a New Tool: Adversity Scores

To build a diverse class of students, the medical school at U.C. Davis ranks applicants by the disadvantages they have faced. Can it work nationally?

With End of Affirmative Action, a Push for a New Tool: Adversity Scores
To build a diverse class of students, the medical school at U.C. Davis ranks applicants by the disadvantages they have faced. Can it work nationally?

Video of the day: Juvenile Tiny Desk Concert

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  • NPR Music celebrated Black Music Month with various brand new Tiny Desk concerts.
  • Mannie Fresh: "'Back that Azz up the greatest love song Ever."

Ancestral Connections: Political elite’s ties to slavery revealed

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  • More than 100 U.S. leaders – lawmakers, presidents, governors, and justices – have slaveholding ancestors, a Reuters examination found. Few are willing to talk about their ties to America's “original sin.”
More than 100 U.S. political elites have family links to slavery
Reuters explores what the ancestral connections to slavery mean to presidents, governors, members of Congress and Supreme Court justices -- and to Americans themselves.
Ancestral Connections: Political elite’s ties to slavery revealed - New York Amsterdam News
Recent research conducted by Reuters has shed light on the genealogies of America’s political elite, revealing that a significant portion of members of Congress, living presidents, Supreme Court justices, and governors are direct descendants of ancestors who enslaved Black people.

Twitter Limits the Number of Posts Users Can Read

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  • To address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits,” Musk tweeted.

The social-media platform began limiting how many posts users can read, an unusual move that came as owner Elon Musk says he is fighting companies trying to use its data for developing artificial intelligence programs.

Twitter Limits Number of Posts Users Can Read, Prompting Disruptions for Some
The social-media platform began limiting how many posts users can read, an unusual move that came as owner Elon Musk says he is fighting companies trying to use its data for developing artificial intelligence programs.
Musk Says Twitter Is Limiting Number of Posts Users Can Read
The change on Saturday came as thousands of users complained about getting an error message that they had “exceeded” their “rate limit.”

What it Means: Biden's new student debt relief plan after Supreme Court Ruling

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  • Hours after the U.S.Supreme Court struck down the White House's student debt relief program Friday, President Biden announced that he's taking a pair of steps to provide student debt relief for millions of borrowers  under the Higher Education Act, which allows the secretary of education to "compromise, waive, or release loans under certain circumstances."
  • As Biden cautioned, the process will take time: It could take a year to complete, overlapping with the 2024 election, Kevin Carey, vice president of education policy at the New America think tank, told Semafor.
  • But education policy experts said that the route Biden is taking neutralizes the threat of a lawsuit for the time being. "You can't sue to stop a rule until the rule itself has been finalized," Carey said. "So what this effectively does is put the inevitable process of having another lawsuit past the national election."
What it means: Biden’s new student debt relief plan after Supreme Court ruling | Semafor
Biden said the new plan is “going to take longer, but in my view it’s the best path that remains.”

Paul Graham: How to do great work

How to Do Great Work

Lightspeed makes first investment in Africa, backing Ghana’s Berry Health.

Lightspeed makes first investment in Africa, backing Ghana’s Berry Health
Berry Health wants to democratize access to healthcare in Africa, starting out with mental health, sexual health and dermatology.

NBA Free Agency Updates

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  • Dame Lillard requests a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Fred VanVleet signing with the Rockets
  • Kyrie Irving remaining with the Mavs
  • Bruce Brown to the Pacers

Damian Lillard and the Consequences of Loyalty

Damian Lillard and the Consequences of Loyalty
Dame gave everything he had to the Portland Trail Blazers for a decade-plus. But that doesn’t mean the franchise will do everything to fulfill his trade request.
Ten Takeaways From the Start of 2023 NBA Free Agency
Kyrie Irving’s new contract might as well be a middle finger to common sense. Plus, my thoughts on Fred VanVleet and Bruce Brown getting paid, the Bulls and Pistons continuing to depress, and the Warriors living to fight another day.

2024 Sneaker Releases

Jul
12
STÜSSY & NIKE LD-1000 Collection

STÜSSY & NIKE LD-1000 Collection

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Jul
12
Friday Notes for July 12th, 2024

Friday Notes for July 12th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, July 12th, 2024
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Jul
11
Thursday Notes for July 11th, 2024

Thursday Notes for July 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, July 11th, 2024
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Jul
10
Wednesday Notes for July 10th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for July 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
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Jul
02
Tuesday Notes for July 2nd, 2024

Tuesday Notes for July 2nd, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
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Jul
01
Monday Notes for July 1st, 2024

Monday Notes for July 1st, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, July 1st, 2024
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Jun
28
Friday Notes for June 28th, 2024

Friday Notes for June 28th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 28th, 2024
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Jun
27
Thursday Notes for June 27th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 27th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 27th, 2024
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Jun
26
Wednesday Notes for June 26th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 26th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
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Jun
25
Tuesday Notes for June 25th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 25th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 27th, 2024
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Jun
20

Thursday Notes for June 20th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 20th, 2024 featuring Kendrick Lamar.
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Jun
19
Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 19th, 2024.
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Jun
18
Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 18th, 2024. Boston Celtics win the 2024 NBA Finals.
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Jun
17
Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 17th, 2024.
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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