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Tuesday Notes: HBCUs, Fear of God, Young Workers x Remote work, Harry Belafonte, Selloane Moeti, and more

Tuesday Notes: HBCUs, Fear of God, Young Workers x Remote work, Harry Belafonte, Selloane Moeti, and more


HBCUs

At many HBCUs, just 1 in 3 students are men. Here’s why that matters.

There’s a dearth of men at many of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities.

Whether it’s sociology at Claflin University or media law at North Carolina Central University, sometimes there are few to no men in the classes. The faces of the marching bands at places like Howard University are overwhelmingly female. And at Xavier University of Louisiana, all of the male freshmen fit into just one dorm. The university has two, larger dorms for women.


NBA

Sources: Houston Rockets to hire ex-Celtics coach Ime Udoka

Sources: Rockets to hire ex-Celtics coach Udoka
Former Celtics coach Ime Udoka has agreed to a deal to become the next Houston Rockets head coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.

Utah Jazz's Lauri Markkanen honored as NBA most improved

Jazz’s Markkanen honored as NBA most improved
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen capped off a stunning turnaround in his career by claiming the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award on Monday night, edging out Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Jimmy Butler's 56-special puts Milwaukee Bucks on brink

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Apr 24, 2023 Game Summary
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Apr 24, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

Should We Be Surprised By What Jimmy Butler and LeBron James Did?

Should We Be Surprised By What Jimmy Butler and LeBron James Did?
Seerat and Michael share their reactions to Jimmy Butler’s amazing performance in the Heat’s win over the Bucks on Monday night


LeBron, Lakers gut out Game 4 OT thriller

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Apr 24, 2023 Game Summary
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Apr 24, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

Bane pins OT loss on lack of 'game-plan discipline'


Kevin Durant Is Content Being a Basketball Nomad

Kevin Durant Is Content Being a Basketball Nomad
After four years of trying to build something lasting in Brooklyn, Durant has embarked on another chapter in his NBA odyssey. And with the Suns up 3-1 against the Clippers, KD is more interested in getting comfortable with his new team than revisiting his past.


Tech

Software firms across U.S. facing massive tax bills that threaten tech startup world survival

Software firms across U.S. facing massive tax bills that threaten tech startup world survival
A change in law for R&D costs blindsided software startups, and income tax bills are so big it may push tech companies under if Congress doesn’t provide a fix.

At 0.69% in Q1, the dip in funding for Black founders ‘no longer evokes an emotional response’

Black founders are also seeing a year-over-year decline in Q1 funding, according to new Crunchbase data that looked at seed, venture, private equity and corporate venture capital funding allocated to Black entrepreneurs. This might be a good time to look for alternative funding avenues, according to founders TechCrunch+ spoke with.

At 0.69% in Q1, the dip in funding for Black founders ‘no longer evokes an emotional response’
Black entrepreneurs received just 0.69% of VC dollars, which is a 75% year-over-year decline. It might be time to leave VC firms and look for alternatives.

Harry Belafonte, Calypso King Who Worked for African-American Rights, Dies at 96

Harry Belafonte, Calypso King Who Worked for African-American Rights, Dies at 96
Singer, actor, producer and activist Harry Belafonte, who spawned a calypso craze in the U.S. with his music and blazed new trails for African-American performers, has died at his Manhattan home, a…

Consumer Reports

If It’s Advertised to You Online, You Probably Shouldn’t Buy It. Here’s Why.

The new study, published online this week, confirmed the results: The targeted ads shown to another set of nearly 500 participants were pitching more expensive products from lower-quality vendors than identical products that showed up in a simple web search.

The products shown in targeted ads were, on average, roughly 10 percent more expensive than what users could find by searching online. And the products were more than twice as likely to be sold by lower-quality vendors, as measured by their Better Business Bureau ratings.

Opinion | If It’s Advertised to You Online, You Probably Shouldn’t Buy It. Here’s Why.
Surveillance-based advertising is not only destroying democracy; it also pitches us lousy, overpriced goods.
Behavioral Advertising and Consumer Welfare: An Empirical Investigation
The value that consumers derive from behavioral advertising has been more often posited than empirically demonstrated. The majority of empirical work on behavio

What Young Workers Miss Without the ‘Power of Proximity’

But remote workers may be paying a hidden professional penalty for that flexibility, according to a working paper from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the University of Iowa and Harvard. The research is among the first major studies to demonstrate the professional downside of remote work.

What Young Workers Miss Without the ‘Power of Proximity’
One of the first major studies on remote work shows a hidden penalty of flexibility: less supervision.

Art

Selloane Moeti

Selloane Moeti
Selloane Moeti is a painter and a performance artist from eMagabheni, KwaZulu-Natal. She studied Fine Arts at Durban University of Technology. Selloane Moeti’s paintings weave multiple narratives and cultural references drawn from cleansing and healing, dislocation and relocation, and her ongoing a…

Climate

Hot Outside Africa in the Face of a Worsening Climate Crisis


Fashion

Fear of God Could Grow To $1BN. For Jerry Lorenzo, That’s Not the Goal

Fear of God Could Grow To $1BN. For Jerry Lorenzo, That’s Not the Goal
Founder Jerry Lorenzo and CEO Alfred Chang unpack Fear of God’s first-ever show and articulate their hopes and plans for the brand’s second decade.


Biden Will Seek Re-election, Setting Up Possible Rematch With Trump

Live Updates: Biden Will Seek Re-election, Setting Up Possible Rematch With Trump
President Biden formally announced that he will seek a second term, pitching himself as the Democrat best positioned to keep Donald J. Trump from reclaiming the White House.


Media

Don Lemon Fired By CNN—Minutes After Tucker Carlson Out At Fox News

Don Lemon Fired By CNN—Minutes After Tucker Carlson Out At Fox News
Two of the most recognizable names in cable news were ousted in less than an hour Monday.

Sneakers

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 Jordan 5 ‘Olive’Release Date: Spring 2024

Phil Knight Uplifts Portland’s Black Community with a $400 Million Donation to the “1803 Fund”

Phil Knight Pledges $400 Million to Portland’s Black Community | Nice Kicks
Phil Knight Uplifts Portland’s Black Community with a $400 Million Donation to the “1803 Fund.” Read all about it now on Nice Kicks.

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Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

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Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

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Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

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adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

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Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

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Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

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Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

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Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

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Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

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