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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Peace by Shepard Fairey

Happy New Year! 2024 feels special. Peace and Love - Edwin

Technology

AI-created “virtual influencers” are stealing business from humans

AI-created “virtual influencers” are stealing business from humans
Brands are turning to hyper-realistic, AI-generated influencers for promotions.

Sports Headlines

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is an MVP favorite with an underdog mentality

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is an MVP favorite with an underdog mentality
What happens when the underdog becomes the favorite? When the chip on the shoulder dissolves? How do you keep the underdog mentality when you’re no …

PGA Tour and Saudi-Backed LIV Extend Deadline to Finalize Deal

PGA Tour and Saudi-Backed LIV Extend Deadline to Finalize Deal
The tentative deal for the men’s golf circuits to join forces had a Dec. 31 deadline, but significant questions remained.

City Headlines: New York

He Was One of the Central Park Five. Now He’s Councilman Yusef Salaam.

He Was One of the Central Park Five. Now He’s Councilman Yusef Salaam.
Mr. Salaam will take office 34 years after a wrongful prosecution for rape led to his spending nearly seven years in prison.

The Empire State rings in the new year with a pay bump for minimum-wage workers

The Empire State rings in the new year with a pay bump for minimum-wage workers
New York’s minimum-wage workers had more than just the new year to celebrate Monday, with a pay bump kicking in as the clock ticked over to 2024.

Sneakers

Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan Spring 2024 Releases | Nice Kicks
Jordan Brand has a litany of releases for Spring 2024. Take a detailed look at every upcoming release on Nice Kicks.

Eclectic Corner

Mickey Mouse enters public domain

Mickey Mouse Will Soon Belong to You and Me — With Some Caveats
The 1928 short ‘Steamboat Willie,’ featuring both Mickey and Minnie Mouse, will become public domain in 2024.

2024 Elections

Biden campaign still lagging in African American support
The White House is eager to showcase the unprecedented accomplishments of the Biden-Harris administration, particularly in economic growth and equity.


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