Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bsi 2,025.67 +3.49 +.17%

Gotta say, after all the stories of broke ex-ball players, it's nice to read about someone who's doing well after retirement.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bsi 2,022.18 -16.43 -.81%

Okay, we've been silent on the whole Bishop Eddie Long thing -- respecting due process and all -- but the more we read about this the more we think if it's not this horrible mess, then something else is certainly amiss in the black church.

Y'all know something's up when Soledad O'Brien's on the case.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bsi 2,038.61 +11.55 +.57%

Maybe that myth about crabs in a barrel is just that... a myth.

"Affluent Blacks More Charitable, Feel Greater Responsibility to Provide Financial Support to Family Than Non-Blacks, Northern Trust "Wealth in Black America" Survey Shows"

Of course the article goes on to say that too few have wills or estate transfer plans, but we'll take the good news, cause good Lord knows we can use it.

BUY



SELL


Jay-Z takes a shot at Hammer and what's he gonna do about that, Hammer?


We must admit... this was our jam.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bsi 2,027.06 +6.37 +.32

Lil' Wayne celebrates his 28th birthday by releasing an album that shoots to the top of iTunes -- while in jail. What'd you do today?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bsi 2,020.69 +0.0 0.0%

We at the Index apologize for the timing of our posts, but it's been a long week of moving and work. Normal posting will resume Monday.


WINNERS

LeBron James (LBJ6) 17.48 +2.39 +13.67%


You've probably heard about his plummeting Q rating (the industry standard for measuring an athlete's familiarity and appeal). According to The Q Scores Co., for non-blacks, LeBron's positive Q rating went from 18 percent in January to 10 percent in September and, more telling, his negative Q rating went from 24 percent to 44. Nearly half of the non-blacks in this country don't like the dude. Meanwhile, LeBron's positive Q rating among blacks went from 52 percent in January to 39 -- a noticeable drop -- but his negative Q rating barely budged, going from 14 percent to 15. Among African-Americans, says The Q Scores Co. executive vice president Henry Schafer, the shift in opinion was mostly to neutral.

LOSERS

Bishop Eddie Long (BEL) 3.59 -4.59 -56.11%


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bsi 2,020.69 +4.28 +.21%

Mad Men gets a black woman this weekend, the rising star Naturi Naughton.