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Thursday Notes: The State of the Black Press

Thursday Notes: The State of the Black Press

The State of the Black Press

The State of the Black Press - New York Amsterdam News
The New Black View

How Black Journalists Forced the NFL’s Hand on Integration

In 1933, NFL owners secretly banned Black players from the league. Thirteen years later, four Black men—Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Bill Willis, and Marion Motley—reintegrated pro football. The Forgotten Four broke the race barrier in professional football one year before Jackie Robinson’s historic and widely recognized debut in Major League Baseball.

In Blackballed, a new four-part audio documentary on the Ringer NFL Show feed, we’re telling their story and exploring how it can help us understand the league’s complicated relationship with race in the present day. Below is an excerpt of Episode 2, “Kenny, Woody, Bill, and Marion.” Listen to Episode 1 here, and check back on Tuesday for Episode 3 and next Thursday for the series finale.

How Black Journalists Forced the NFL’s Hand on Integration
In Episode 2 of our new audio documentary ‘Blackballed,’ we look at the four men who reintegrated the NFL, starting with two larger-than-life figures in Los Angeles

Finance x Technology: The Great Digital Divide: Panic at Twitter Speed, Respond at AOL Speed

In The New Madness of Crowds I argued that SVB failed because “Greater transparency and lower transaction costs have intensified the madness of the masses and expanded their reach.” A piece by Miao, Zuckerman and Eisen in the WSJ now adds to to the other side of the problem. Depositors were working on twitter time, the regulatory apparatus was not.

The Great Digital Divide: Panic at Twitter Speed, Respond at AOL Speed - Marginal REVOLUTION
In The New Madness of Crowds I argued that SVB failed because “Greater transparency and lower transaction costs have intensified the madness of the masses and expanded their reach.” A piece by Miao, Zuckerman and Eisen in the WSJ now adds to to the other side of the problem. Depositors were working…

Wilma Rudolph: A legacy of overcoming odds

Wilma Rudolph: A legacy of overcoming odds - New York Amsterdam News
In commemorating Women’s Heritage Month, we reflect on the legacy of world-renowned sprinter Wilma Glodean Rudolph. By the time she was a teenager. she had overcome more challenges than many people do in an entire lifetime.

Podcast: The Independents - Episode 1 - Ghana

Celebrate the history of Africa via The Independents, a new MoCADA podcast produced by Mamoussa (@MOUSSA__FOFANA) that explores the regional events that sparked revolutions, to the conversations, political speeches, and music that activated the pursuit for freedom.

The Independents: A Podcast About Freedom
Celebrate the history of Africa via “The Independents”, a new MoCADA podcast produced by Mamoussa that explores the regional events that sparked revolutions, to the conversations, political speeches, and music that activated the pursuit for freedom. Tune in.

FCC chair proposes ban on deceptive “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports” fees

A new proposal targeting hidden fees charged by cable and satellite companies could force TV providers to clearly list their "all-in" prices.

The proposal announced today by Federal Communications CommissionChairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel would require cable and direct-broadcast satellite providers to "state the total cost of video programming service clearly and prominently, including broadcast retransmission consent, regional sports programming, and other programming-related fees, as a prominent single line item on subscribers' bills and in promotional materials."

FCC chair proposes ban on deceptive “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports” fees
Comcast and others would have to advertise “all-in” TV price if FCC adopts plan.

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Arts: Cozyshrt is Curating Freedom & Community in Accra

Cozyshrt is Curating Freedom & Community in Accra
The Ghanaian photographer who snapped Kendrick Lamar when he visited the country last year has become a leading curator of the local cultural landscape.

NYC: Seven of the Best Black-Owned Cocktail Bars in NYC

Seven of the Best Black-Owned Cocktail Bars in NYC
One of NYC’s first Black-owned cocktail bars opened in the 1840s. Now, a handful exist, creating some of the city’s best craft cocktails.

Sneakers: Sotheby’s is Auctioning 8 Pairs of the Futura Laboratories x Virgil Abloh x Nike Dunk Low

Sotheby’s is set to open a global online auction of the Futura Laboratories x Virgil Abloh x Nike Dunk Low at the beginning of April. A total of eight pairs and two different colorways will be available for bidding. The auction benefits the Virgil Abloh Foundation.

Sotheby’s Auctions the Virgil Abloh x Nike Dunk Low | Nice Kicks
Sotheby’s Auctioning 8 Pairs of Futura Laboratories x Virgil Abloh x Nike Dunk Low. Check it out now on Nice Kicks and follow for updates.

Sly Stone’s Memoir Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) to Be Published via Questlove’s New Imprint

Sly Stone’s memoir Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) to be published via Questlove’s new imprint
It will be the first book published on Questlove’s AUWA Books imprint.

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2024 Sneaker Releases

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STÜSSY & NIKE LD-1000 Collection

STÜSSY & NIKE LD-1000 Collection

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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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Thursday Notes for July 11th, 2024

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Wednesday Notes for July 10th, 2024

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Tuesday Notes for July 2nd, 2024

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Monday Notes for July 1st, 2024

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Friday Notes for June 28th, 2024

Friday Notes for June 28th, 2024

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Thursday Notes for June 27th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 27th, 2024

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Wednesday Notes for June 26th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 26th, 2024

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Tuesday Notes for June 25th, 2024

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Thursday Notes for June 20th, 2024

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

Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 19th, 2024.
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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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Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

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The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 17th, 2024.
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Friday Notes for June 14th, 2024

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

Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

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

Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

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

Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.
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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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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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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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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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Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

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Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

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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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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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23

Thursday Notes for May 23rd, 2024

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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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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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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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20
Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

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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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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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