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Wednesday Notes: Thundercat x Tame Impala, Sports Roundup

Wednesday Notes: Thundercat x Tame Impala, Sports Roundup

Music

Thundercat & Tame Impala Connect For “No More Lies” Single

Thundercat & Tame Impala Connect For “No More Lies” Single
Here for all of this.

How should we think about Michael Jackson's music? A new podcast explores his legacy

Journalist Leon Neyfakh and hip-hop commentator Jay Smooth explore Jackson's staying power despite allegations of child sexual abuse. They call the series a "social history" rather than a biography.

How should we think about Michael Jackson’s music? A new podcast explores his legacy
Journalist Leon Neyfakh and hip-hop commentator Jay Smooth explore Jackson’s staying power despite allegations of child sexual abuse. They call the series a “social history” rather than a biography.


Technology

Why simply learning to code isn’t enough to thrive in the digital economy.

Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.

On AI-Generated Works: What About Black Writers?

AI-generated works affect all writers. However, for the Black writers already sidelined by structural and institutional racism, the implications of AI widening the racial divide in the writers’ room are grave.

On AI-Generated Works: What About Black Writers? - AFROPUNK
With AI-generated works becoming more accessible, creators like TV/film writers and musicians have good reason to be concerned.

Hugging Face has released an open source alternative to ChatGPT

Hugging Face releases its own version of ChatGPT
Hugging Face, the AI startup, has released an open source version of ChatGPT dubbed HuggingChat.


Culture

A Dream Demurred Owner of Langston Hughes Home Opts for Quiet Dignity

For Dr. Beverly Prince — a retired surgeon who bought the brownstone in 1985 from the son of the couple who had purchased it with Hughes — the tension between individual ownership and the house’s role as what she calls “an expression of Harlem” has never gone away. Hughes lived there from 1947 until his death in 1967.

A Dream Demurred: Owner of Langston Hughes’ Home Opts for Quiet Dignity
The owner of the legendary poet’s onetime Harlem residence still wants it open to the community — and free from outside control.

African American Mayors head U.S.’s four largest cities

The African American Mayors Association held its ninth annual conference April 19-21 in Washington, D.C.  This year’s conference was historic because it, for the first time, brought together Black mayors who are now in control of the four largest cities in the United States — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, New York Mayor Eric Adams, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Chicago’s outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot (who is being replaced by Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson) were all in attendance for a “fireside chat” where they spoke about how they were able to guide their cities through the COVID-19 pandemic and have dealt with issues of crime and housing.

African American Mayors head U.S.’s four largest cities - New York Amsterdam News
The African American Mayors Association held its ninth annual conference April 19-21 in Washington, D.C. Under the conference theme “Our Mayors Our Cities: The Catalyst for Equitable and Inclusive Growth,” participants talked about the future of leadership, change, and growth in cities across Americ…

Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs, Manchester City vs. Arsenal, NFL Draft, Aaron Rodgers

Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs, Manchester City vs. Arsenal, NFL Draft, Aaron Rodgers
Soccer Man City vs. Arsenal: an analytical look at the biggest game in the Premier League season Man City vs. Arsenal: an analytical look at the biggest game in the Premier League season | PFF News & Analysis | PFFA preview of Wednesday’s match at the Etihad which is being dubbed a

So Many Ways to Communicate at Work, So Many Ways to Misfire

So Many Ways to Communicate at Work, So Many Ways to Misfire
Workplaces have become saturated with ways to talk, often breeding mistakes and misunderstandings.

2024 Sneaker Releases

Jun
20

Thursday Notes for June 20th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 20th, 2024 featuring Kendrick Lamar.
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Jun
19
Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 19th, 2024.
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Jun
18
Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 18th, 2024. Boston Celtics win the 2024 NBA Finals.
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Jun
17
Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 17th, 2024.
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Jun
14

Friday Notes for June 14th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 14th, 2024.
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Jun
13
Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 13th, 2024.
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Jun
12
Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 12th, 2024.
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Jun
11
Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.
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Jun
10
Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 10th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game 2 Recap.
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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

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
29
Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 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
28
Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 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
27
Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 27th, 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
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

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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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