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Tuesday Notes: Ralph Yarl, Jalen Hurts, NBA Playoffs Recap, Sakhile Mhlongo

Tuesday Notes: Ralph Yarl, Jalen Hurts, NBA Playoffs Recap, Sakhile Mhlongo
Brightness by Sakhile Mhlongo

Ralph Yarl: 85-Year-Old Shoots Black Teenager Who Went to Wrong House

Ralph Yarl: 85-Year-Old Shoots Black Teenager Who Went to Wrong House
A 16-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, Ralph Yarl, mistakenly went to the wrong address while attempting to pick up his brothers from a friend’s house. The teenager, Ralph Yarl, 16, was hospitalized with two gunshot wounds, including one to the head, according to his family and their lawyers, af…

Meet Ariel D. Smith, ‘The Food Truck Scholar’ Her work examines why Black food trucks are important in their communities

Meet Ariel D. Smith, ‘The Food Truck Scholar’
On a warm April day last year, Ariel D. Smith was once again cruising her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, in her blue Kia Forte sedan, windows down. That car —…

In a Growing Share of U.S. Marriages, Husbands and Wives Earn About the Same

Even when earnings are similar, husbands spend more time on paid work and leisure, while wives devote more time to caregiving and housework

In a Growing Share of U.S. Marriages, Husbands and Wives Earn About the Same
Among married couples in the U.S., women’s financial contributions have grown steadily over the last half century. Even when earnings are similar, husbands spend more time on paid work and leisure, while wives devote more time to caregiving and housework.

Philadelphia Sports: Jalen Hurts agrees to a five-year, $255 million extension with the Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Sports: Jalen Hurts agrees to a five-year, $255 million extension with the Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday, April 17th, that Quarterback Jalen Hurts has agreed to a five-year extension with the team. The announcement did not include financial terms, but multiple reports peg the total value at $255 million with $179.304 million in guaranteed money making Hurts t…

Art: Sakhile Mhlongo

Sakhile Mhlongo
South African painter Sakhile Mhlongo specializes in portraiture painted on fabric and canvas using acrylic and oil. Over the years, he has painted large-scale realistic portraits, using found fabrics or jacquard cotton as canvases. The fabrics used as canvases were usually discards of curtains, so…

Hip-Hop’s Right-Wing Turn is Really an Angry Male Problem

DJ Akademiks and Hip-Hop’s Angry Male Problem
Bloggers like DJ Akademiks are a sign of deep-rooted misogyny in rap media, made more apparent by his move to a right-wing media platform.

NBA Playoffs

Green ejected for Sabonis stomp; Dubs down 0-2

Sacramento finishes on a 12-5 run to secure Game 2 as De'Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis score 24 points apiece.

Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings Apr 17, 2023 Game Summary
Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings Apr 17, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information
Green ejected for Sabonis stomp; Dubs down 0-2
Warriors forward Draymond Green was ejected in the fourth quarter Monday night after stomping on the chest of Kings forward Domantas Sabonis during a 114-106 loss that put the defending NBA champions in an 0-2 hole.

Doc River's talk prompts 'unbelievable' Sixers response

Philadelphia leads 2-0 after erasing an early deficit and dominating the 2nd half behind 33 points from Tyrese Maxey.

Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Apr 17, 2023 Game Summary
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Apr 17, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information
Doc’s talk prompts ‘unbelievable’ Sixers response
Doc Rivers wasn’t a fan of his team’s play in the first half Monday night -- “I thought we wasted the whole first half. Literally just running random [stuff], not trusting our sets” -- but commended it for “unbelievable” execution after the break.

Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson second-youngest DPOY winner

Grizzlies’ Jackson second-youngest DPOY winner
Memphis Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. was one of four players in NBA history to have averaged at least three blocks and one steal per game for a top-five defense during the DPOY era.

Giannis MRI clean; Bucks optimistic about status

Giannis MRI clean; Bucks optimistic about status
The Bucks will continue to monitor Giannis Antetokounmpo’s back injury, but Mike Budenholzer said that an MRI came back clean and that the two-time MVP is making “progress.”

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
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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 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

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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