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Wednesday Notes: Sports Roundup, Harlem Shake, Missy Elliot x Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Wednesday Notes: Sports Roundup, Harlem Shake, Missy Elliot x Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Sports

Sports Roundup: Embiid is MVP, NBA Playoffs, NFL Free Agency, Chelsea relegation scenarios, Lionel Messi

Sports Roundup: Embiid is MVP, NBA Playoffs, NFL Free Agency, Chelsea relegation scenarios
NBA MVP Philadelphia Sixers’ Joel Embiid wins 2022-23 Kia NBA MVP award 76ers center Joel Embiid wins 2022-23 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player awardThe Cameroon native bests fellow finalists Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo to win the award for the 1st time in his career.NBA.comAssociated Press…

Culture

Where the Milkshakes Are Served With a Celebration of Black Culture

At Harlem Shake, which continues to expand, the fun retro vibes connect to a deeper diner history. On a corner in Central Harlem, just blocks from the Apollo Theater and Marcus Garvey Park, stands Harlem Shake, a diner designed to look as though it’s been there for decades. The walls are covered with Jet magazine covers and photographs, some signed, of Black American musicians and celebrities: Regina Hall, Diddy, Maya Angelou, Questlove. Its retro diner-style menus and swivel bar stools evoke nostalgia for an era of charm — and upheaval — in American culture.

Where the Milkshakes Are Served With a Celebration of Black Culture
At Harlem Shake, which continues to expand, the fun retro vibes connect to a deeper diner history.

Education

Black parents seek schools affirming their history amid bans

Black parents seek schools affirming their history amid bans - New York Amsterdam News
Even when a topic isn’t explicitly banned, some teachers say the debates have caused them to back away from controversy. The situation has caused more Black families to leave public schools.


Finance

What to Watch at the Fed’s May Meeting

Federal Reserve officials will release a rate decision at 2 p.m. The key question is what will come next.

What to Watch at the Fed’s May Meeting
Federal Reserve officials will release a rate decision at 2 p.m. The key question is what will come next.

Music

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Reveals Class of 2023: featuring Missy Elliott,  Chaka Khan, Don Cornelius and More

Country music legend, Willie Nelson was one of seven music figures announced Wednesday morning as having been voted into the hall, along with Kate Bush, Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, George Michael and the Spinners.

There are six more inductees beyond that list, with the distinction of being selected by a select Hall of Fame committee to join the seven performers who were voted in via general balloting. These are singer Chaka Khan, instrumentalist-producer Al Kooper and lyricist Bernie Taupin, all in the “musical excellence” category; pioneering rock guitarist Link Wray and hip-hop originator DJ Kool Herc in the “musical influence” division; and “Soul Train” TV host Don Cornelius as the recipient of the annual Ahmet Ertegun Award.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Reveals Class of 2023: Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine and More
Willie Nelson just got an only slightly late 90th birthday present: an impending induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The country music legend was one of seven music figures announced W…

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Chance The Rapper Releases “Complete Edition” Of ‘Acid Rap’ Mixtape

Chance The Rapper Releases “Complete Edition” Of ‘Acid Rap’ Mixtape
Related Articles Chance the Rapper Says He ‘Probably Would’ve Died’ If He’d Kept Using Drugs Chance the Rapper got real in a recent interview about his drug use during the days of his Acid Rap mixtape. Chance the Rapper Says He ‘Probably Would’ve Died’ If He’d


Media

BuzzFeed, Gawker, and the Casualties of the Traffic Wars

BuzzFeed, Gawker, and the Casualties of the Traffic Wars
Ben Smith’s new book shows how the race for clicks spawned—then strangled—the new media.

New York City

Rent Guidelines Board Approves 2% to 5% Increase on One-Year Leases

Rent Guidelines Board Approves 2% to 5% Increase on One-Year Leases
In this preliminary vote, the board also approved 4% to 7% maximum increases on two-year leases. A final vote is coming next month.

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More Than 1 Million NYC Apartments May Face Up to 7% Rent Hikes
A city board is mulling increases for tenants in rent-stabilized buildings after costs for operating those properties soared over the past year.

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
3 min read
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
2 min read
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
2 min read
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,
2 min read
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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