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Thursday Notes: Bodega, Wizkid, Black Thought, and more

Thursdays notes features Bodega x Nike Air Jordan 1, Black Thought, Wizkid and more.
Thursday Notes: Bodega, Wizkid, Black Thought, and more

Sneakers: Bodega presents Air Jordan Skyline with Youth Service

Bodega and Jordan Brand are teaming up to release a special edition Air Jordan 1 High OG "Skyline"

Bodega presents Air Jordan Skyline with Youth Service
The sneaker world that we know today would be a very different place if it weren’t for the fateful partnership between a young Michael Jordan and the small Beaverton sneaker company formally known as Blue Ribbon Sports. Leading to one of the most recognizable and historical sports franchises to ever…

Video: Wizkid - Money and Love

Wizkid's "Money and Love" video is a visual feast showcasing Wizkid's charisma and star power.


Fashion: Bristol Studio and Dreamville Unveil a Hoops-Inspired Apparel Collaboration

Dreamville Festival 2023 is set to go down in Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend which will feature a star-studded music lineup that includes J. Cole, Usher, Drake, Summer Walker and more. And in celebration of the two-day concert, the platinum no features rapper has teamed up with multiple brands to produce special merch, one of which is Bristol Studio.

Bristol Studio and Dreamville Unveil a Hoops-Inspired Apparel Collaboration
The LA streetwear label lends its touch to a range of jerseys, hoodies and sweatpants.

Sneakers: First Look: Nike KD 15 ‘What The’

First Look: Nike KD 15 ‘What The’
Nike KD 15 What The FN8011-500 in Action Grape/White-Black-Pink Foam, is releasing in 2023. See the release date and where to buy.

Music: Black Thought x El Michels Affair - I'm Still Somehow


Culture: Erykah Badu on Right-Wingers Co-Opting “Woke”: “I Think They Mean ‘Black'”

Erykah Badu on right-wingers co-opting “woke”: “I think they mean ‘Black’”
In a new MSNBC interview, the singer -- who popularized the term with her song “Master Teacher” -- slammed the GOP’s use of it.

Charleston church attack survivors push for hate crime bill

Charleston church attack survivors push for hate crime bill - New York Amsterdam News
Two survivors of a 2015 racist massacre that killed nine of their friends at a Charleston church told a group of state senators Tuesday that South Carolina’s lack of a hate crimes law is an insult to what they suffered through at their Bible study.

Reparations for Black Californians Could Cost $800 Billion

Reparations for Black Californians Could Cost $800 Billion
Reparations for Black residents of California could cost the state $800 billion, says California’s reparations task force.

Music: Shatta Wale featuring Vybez Kartel - Mansa Musa Money


Video: 6lack - Preach


Watch: Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Trailer

Asteroid City takes place in the 1950s, in a tiny desert town off the freeway where Jason Schwartzman and his kids find themselves stranded, after their car literally explodes. (Jake Ryan, who previously collaborated with Anderson on Moonrise Kingdom and Isle of Dogs, plays Schwartzman’s son.) Schwartzman must call his father-in-law—played by Anderson newcomer Tom Hanks—for help. The sun-bathed trailer unfolds like a series of mid century vacation posters, even as the town endures a paranormal event that lands them in quarantine.

Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Trailer Is Space-Race Perfection
The candy-colored film brings a typically stacked cast into the 1950s, where Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Carell, and more cross paths with aliens (?!).

Sneakers: Ghana and Sierra Leone Inspire the IDK x Nike Air Max 97 “Free Coast” F&F

IDK x Nike Air Max 97 “Free Coast” F&F | Nice Kicks
Check out the friends & family pair of IDK’s Nike Air Max 97 “Free Coast.” Follow Nice Kicks for more sneaker news and updates.

Finance: The Fed’s Fight Against Inflation Could Cost Black Workers The Most

The Fed’s Fight Against Inflation Could Cost Black Workers The Most
When the world grinded to a halt back in March 2020, one of the most tried and true rules of the U.S. economy once again reared its ugly head: When the economy …

Sports: The NFL’s Racial Progress Has Been Slow and Incomplete. What Needs to Change?

The NFL’s Racial Progress Has Been Slow and Incomplete. What Needs to Change?
In the conclusion to ‘Blackballed,’ we look at the evolution of race in pro football and ask: How can the league fix the systemic issues that have plagued it for nearly a century?

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
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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

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
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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
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
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