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Wednesday Notes for January 10th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for January 10th, 2024
Angela Bassett

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest cultural stories of the day.

Film & Culture

One Man’s Fight to Close the Racial Wealth Gap, in “The Barber of Little Rock”

One Man’s Fight to Close the Racial Wealth Gap, in “The Barber of Little Rock”
John Hoffman and Christine Turner’s short film follows Arlo Washington as he helps members of his community escape the hazards of banking while Black.

Governors Awards: Angela Bassett Reflects on History of Black Actresses in Hollywood, Michelle Satter Dedicates Honor to Murdered Son as Oscar Hopefuls Turn Out in Droves

Governors Awards: Angela Bassett Reflects on History of Black Actresses in Hollywood, Michelle Satter Dedicates Honor to Murdered Son as Oscar Hopefuls Turn Out in Droves
Bassett, Mel Brooks and film editor Carol Littleton collected honorary Oscars, while Satter was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Sports

Sources: Heat extend Spo on record $120M deal

Sources: Heat extend Spo on record $120M deal
Erik Spoelstra agreed with the Miami Heat on an eight-year extension worth more than $120 million, the most committed money in North American coaching history, sources told ESPN.

Mohammed Kudus boost for Ghana ahead of AFCON opener as West Ham forward trains after ‘minor injury’

Kudus boost for Ghana ahead of AFCON opener
Ghana are hopeful that West Ham forward Mohammed Kudus will be fit for their Africa Cup of Nations opener against Cape Verde on Sunday. Kudus missed Ghana’s warm-up draw against Namibia on Monday with what that country’s football federation (GFA) has said was a “minor injury”…

Sneakers

StockX CMO Deena Bahri Impacted By Recent Layoffs | Nice Kicks
StockX has announced another round of layoffs which includes its CMO, Deena Bahri. Learn more about the recent layoffs on Nice Kicks.
Nike Dunk Low Premium WMNS “Lilac Bloom” FB7910-500 | Nice Kicks
Nike Dunk Low Premium WMNS “Lilac Bloom” sports a spring-ready colorway and embroidered floral motifs. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.