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Uristocrat Notes: HBCU Donations, Albums from Jidenna and Armani White, Sports roundup and more

Uristocrat Notes: HBCU Donations, Albums from Jidenna and Armani White, Sports roundup and more
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Welcome to your Cinco De Mayo edition of Uristocrat Notes. Today's headlines:

  • HBCUs get donations 178 times lower than Ivy League
  • Music Release Day: Jidenna, Armani White, YKB, and Ed Sheeran all release albums
  • Sports Roundup: Klay Thompson vs. the Lakers, NBA Playoffs, Lamar Jackson, and more
  • Earnings Roundup featuring Apple, Warner Bros Discovery, Paramount
  • Food featuring Chef Kwame Onwuachi, New York's Best Bar

HBCUs get donations 178 times lower than Ivy League: study

The average historically Black college and university received 178 times less funding from foundations than the average Ivy League school in 2019, according to a new report on the underfunding of HBCUs released Tuesday.

The study by the philanthropic research group Candid and ABFE, a nonprofit that advocates for investments in Black communities, found that the eight Ivy League schools received $5.5 billion from the 1,000 largest U.S. foundations compared to $45 million for the 99 HBCUs in 2019.

HBCUs get donations 178 times lower than Ivy League: study - New York Amsterdam News
The average historically Black college and university received 178 times less funding from foundations than the average Ivy League school in 2019, according to a new report on the underfunding of HBCUs released Tuesday.

Music

Release Day: Jidenna, Armani White, YKB and Ed Sheeran all release albums

Release Day: Jidenna, Armani White, YKB and Ed Sheeran all release albums
Album: Jidenna “ME YOU & GOD” Album: Armani White “Road to CASABLANCO” Album: Ed Sheeran ”- (Deluxe)” EP: YKB “YUSFUL MUSIC”

Jury finds Ed Sheeran didn’t copy Marvin Gaye classic

Jury finds Ed Sheeran didn’t copy Marvin Gaye classic - New York Amsterdam News
A jury concluded Thursday that British singer Ed Sheeran didn’t steal key components of Marvin Gaye’s classic 1970s tune “Let’s Get It On” when he created his hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”

Sports

Sports Roundup: Klay Thompson vs. the Lakers, NBA Playoffs, Lamar Jackson and more

Sports Roundup: Klay Thompson vs. the Lakers, NBA Playoffs, Lamar Jackson and more
Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (1): Thompson torches Lakers, Warriors even series Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors May 4, 2023 Game SummaryLos Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors May 4, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game informationNBA Logo LeBro…

Food

Chef Kwame Onwuachi wants everyone to have a seat at his table

Every dish tells a story for the award-winning New York chef, who creates menus inspired by his Nigerian, creole and South Bronx roots.

Chef Kwame Onwuachi wants everyone to have a seat at his table
Every dish tells a story for the award-winning New York chef, who creates menus inspired by his Nigerian, creole and South Bronx roots.

The Best Bar in North America is Double Chicken Please in New York City

The Best Bar in North America is Double Chicken Please in New York City
New York bars took home the most spots on the list of 50 best bars on the continent with 12, followed by Mexico City with eight.

Economy

April Jobs Report Shows Hiring Remained Robust in a Slowing Economy

Hiring picked up as employers added 253,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 3.4%. The share of Americans in their prime working years, ages 25 to 54, who are employed or seeking jobs has climbed over the past year. The influx of job seekers is helping restaurants, bars and hotels snap up workers, after they struggled with acute labor shortages for much of the pandemic. Healthcare providers are also staffing up, replacing workers who quit or retired early.

April Jobs Report Shows Hiring Remained Robust in a Slowing Economy
Hiring picked up as employers added 253,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 3.4%.

Earnings Roundup

Apple Connects Through Economic Jitters

Apple Connects Through Economic Jitters
Resilient iPhone sales helped an otherwise weak quarter at the company.

Paramount Shares Drop 28% as Streaming Costs Mount

Paramount Shares Drop 28% as Streaming Costs Mount
The media company cuts its dividend and restarts the process to sell book publisher Simon & Schuster.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming business set to become profitable in 2023

Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming business set to become profitable in 2023
Warner Bros. Discovery said that its streaming business will turn a profit in 2023, adding 1.6M subs and generating $50M in adjusted EBITDA.

Technology

The White House is trying to persuade AI firms to be more ethical

White House Pushes Tech C.E.O.s to Limit Risks of A.I.
In the White House’s first gathering of A.I. companies, Vice President Kamala Harris told the leaders of major tech companies they had a “moral” obligation to keep products safe.

Black Tech Twitter, trans users and more marginalized groups flock to Bluesky

Black Tech Twitter, trans users and more marginalized groups flock to Bluesky
As Twitter becomes more inhospitable to marginalized communities, they hope to shape Bluesky’s culture early — with their voices at the center.

Is Temu the Future of Buying Things?

Imagine if Amazon and TikTok had a baby.

Is Temu the Future of Buying Things?
Imagine if Amazon and TikTok had a baby.

Therapy apps are still failing their privacy checkups

Mozilla research says many of the top mental health and therapy apps still have subpar privacy and security practices.

Therapy apps are still failing their privacy checkups
Analysis reveals top mental health apps have a lot to work on.

2024 Sneaker Releases

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