Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bsi 1,201.35 +11.17 +.93%

The Index tilts upwards as we head to Denver.


Morgan Freeman (MGF) 41.73 +3.41 +8.17%

Yes, the accident was over a week ago, but reports are he's recovering nicely.  And  since he seems to be the only Negro the Man Upstairs didn't decide to take out, analysts are, to say the least, bullish about the Batman co-star.

From G...

To Gent.


The Black Television Audience  (BTVA)  4.58 -1.72        -27.3%

Yes, the world at large seems to have little respect for this holding, but news that Master P is about to start a new cable channel targeted at the black audience made us re-think our "it can't get any worse" stance.

Make 'Em Say, Uh-Uh

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bsi 1,190.18 -33.33 -2.72%

The mood among those working closely with the market, much like the Index itself, is notably down.

And for good reason.
Upshaw's drawn a lot of criticism of late, but he was a groundbreaking NFL figure both on and off the field.

Will Julius Carry III be missed?  Sho' 'Nuff!

First black congresswoman from Ohio.  She supported Hillary, but still... Damn!

Enough already!  Black people are already paranoid enough.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bsi 1,223.51 -17.47 -1.41%

The Entertainment sector, again, drags the Index down following yet another premature loss.

LeRoi Moore  helped hold it down for Dave Matthews and his band.

While most associated with the Index only casually followed the Dave Matthews Band, much respect was given for the group's rather "exceptional" line-up -- particularly for a rock band. 

It's the reason why I know this guy's name.

Hell, and this guy, too.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bsi 1,240.98 -19.97 -1.58%

Light volume as the market awaits word on Barack Obama's running mate.


Wyatt Cenac

The OTHER black guy on TDS takes a dramatic turn in Barry Jenkin's underground feature "Medicine for Melancholy".


Poverty Pimps

The street does not react kindly to news that Los Angeles career "activist" Najee Ali has been sentenced to four years in prison for attempting to bribe a witness.

In light of the continued marginalization of the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world -- the future does not look bright for those who earn a living exploiting and manipulating the very real issues of racism and poverty to their own ends.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bsi 1,260.95 31.65 +2.51%

After a tough week the Entertainment sector rebounds on the strength of Black America getting the joke.

Blackface? Yes. Minstralsy? No. Funny? Downey was. Rest of the movie? Meh.

Analysts close to this Index hope Hollywood doesn't take away the wrong lessons from the success of "Tropic Thunder".  Edgy commentary and satire can be funny...

Hateful mockery, scorn and derision isn't.

Hell, while we're at it... this isn't funny either. Not at all.