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Tuesday Notes

Tuesday Notes

Music: Omah Lay: Tiny Desk Concert

Omah Lay brought a calm demeanor and a bright smile to his time at NPR headquarters. By the third song of his Tiny Desk concert, "soso," I realized that the Nigerian star was exercising lots of emotions through this set. The first two titles, "Bad Influence" and "i'm a mess," are self-explanatory, yet the message of "soso" — that he's yearning for something to take his pain away — could get lost in the song's upbeat rhythms. At any rate, Omah Lay's performance showcases a songwriter grappling with all the feels, unafraid to share them with the world.
Omah Lay: Tiny Desk Concert
The singer and songwriter made a special trip from Nigeria to the Tiny Desk for a performance of his Afro-fusion hits.

Technology: Serena Ventures backs SoLo Funds as finance platform tops 1M registered users

SoLo Funds has acquired over 1 million registered users and over 1.3 million downloads to make it “the largest and first Black-owned personal finance platform” to do so, Rodney Williams, co-founder and president of SoLo, told TechCrunch.
Serena Ventures backs SoLo Funds as finance platform tops 1M registered users
The over 1 million registered users makes SoLo Funds “the largest and first Black-owned personal finance platform” to reach that milestone, according to the company.

New York City: Proposed salary boosts would do little to help struggling EMTs, labor leaders say

One group of labor leaders isn’t cheering Mayor Eric Adams’ recent contract deal with municipal workers: the heads of the two unions representing thousands ofemergency medical technicians and paramedics.
A proposed boost to the minimum wage for city employees to $18, up from the current $15, would mean that many of these front-line emergency workers would end up near the very bottom of the city pay scale unless they get a long-sought-after raise.
Proposed salary boosts would do little to help struggling EMTs, labor leaders say - New York Amsterdam News
One group of labor leaders isn’t cheering Mayor Eric Adams’ recent contract deal with municipal workers: the heads of the two unions representing thousands of emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

New York City: NYC road sign is spelled ‘Jakie’ Robinson

New York City’s Department of Transportation swung and missed with a road sign for the Jackie Robinson Parkway that spelled the baseball Hall of Famer’s first name as “Jakie.”
The sign spotted Sunday in Queens featured a picture of Robinson, Major League Baseball’s first African American player in the modern era, over the words “Jakie Robinson Parkway.”
That’s an error: NYC road sign is spelled ‘Jakie’ Robinson - New York Amsterdam News
New York City’s Department of Transportation swung and missed with a road sign for the Jackie Robinson Parkway that spelled the baseball Hall of Famer’s first name as “Jakie.”

Nigeria: The latest on Nigeria's 2023 Presidential Election  

On Saturday 25 February, 2023 Nigeria held its pivotal presidential election, but today, the after effects are still being felt nationwide. With over ninety million registered voters, the elections this year were a welcome uptick in numbers compared to the 84 million voters of the 2019 elections. As with elections from previous years, there are still issues of election rigging and violence, and with the gubernatorial elections two weeks away, there are no indications that the collation will reach a fair conclusion anytime soon.
Everything You Need To Know About Nigeria’s Presidential Election | The NATIVE
INEC’s ineptitude, Rigged results & more

Fashion: Kith Spring 2023, Delivery I Editorial

Kith Spring 2023, Delivery I Editorial
This editorial highlights a variety of our staple silhouettes from our Spring collection on members from our Kith Tokyo team, shot in Japan.

Sports: What the NBA Can Learn From Formula 1

What the NBA Can Learn From Formula 1
Formula 1 has done an impressive job earning fans; the NBA should study it, because the pay TV bundle is slowly disintegrating

2024 Sneaker Releases

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Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

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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

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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

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29
Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

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28
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

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May
24
Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

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May
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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May
22
Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

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May
21
Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

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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

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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 style, performance,
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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's a
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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 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

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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

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2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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