Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Bsi 1,453.76 +13.51 +.93%

Another day of gains as analysts see the GOP post-convention bounce all but disappear.

Gerard Phelan... Sarah Palin... close enough.  Bombs away.


The Existence of White Privilege (EWP) 17.82 +3.16 +17.73

EWP sees its biggest gains since the election of George W. Bush in 2000 after professional contrarian John Stossel sparked an Internet meme.

Of course Stossel, in over six hundred words, missed a critical point Chris Rock was able to make in just a paragraph.
"But let's keep it fucking real, OK?  A black C student can't run no fucking company.  A black C student can't even be the manager of Burger King.  Meanwhile, a white C student just happens to be president of the United States of America!"


Josh Howard  (JH5) 9.28 -3.31 -26.35%

Howard's indifference to the national anthem has been all over the Internet this week (and both he and his owner, Mark Cuban, have had to endure the disproportionate and sometimes ugly outrage).  But the bad news for the NBA star inadvertently helped boost the stock of our weekly winner by drawing into juxtaposition the reactions between black words and white actions.

Black basketball player doesn't honor the national anthem = Traitor

White Vice Presidential candidate and husband associate with successionist movement = Misunderstood.

BET  (BET) 21.47 -7.82 -26.7%

It's been a bad couple of weeks for Black Entertainment Television.  First Reginald Hudlin, brought in to bring the network up to the standard of its cable television competition, leaves with his mission unfulfilled.  Then it premieres the first scripted show in the network's three decade history to little fanfare (the ambitious Somebodies.  A show with potential, but missing a professional touch).  Then, this week, their news department gives R. Kelly -- child molester -- a hero's welcome in a magazine piece.

I'm sorry, did you just say 'Ali'?  As in, Muhammad Ali?

The network could stand to take their own advice and say to itself, 'We got to do Better."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bsi 1,440.25 +31.76 +2.21%

A calming influence comes over the market as analysts forecast stability in the coming months.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bsi 1,408.49 +14.85 +1.05%

The Black Market defies world-wide trends behind modest gains based, in part, on football's return to America's first Historically Black college -- Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.  

Okay, so they're not very good right now.  That'll change, though.

With football comes increased alumni support and the re-establishment of university institutions.



Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bsi 1,393.64 +16.91 +1.20%

The Index all but makes up the previous days losses as election talking points turn from Sarah Palin to the economy.

What does politics come down to?  C.R.E.A.M.


TV on the Radio

It's not 'Wolf Like Me', but the new TVotR single is catchy and has a video that reminds analysts of adventurists artists of years past.

Kate Bush is the truth people.  For real.



While certainly not the only homophobes out there (see: The Daily Show's 'Rapper or Republican) no one wears it like a badge quite like hip-hop culture.

Vote 'no' on California Proposition 8 in November.

Of all people, black folk should know enough to be on the right side of civil rights issues.  Enough already.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bsi 1,393.64 -17.35 -1.23%

As markets around the world get pummeled on this Black... er, "African-American" Monday, the Index takes a hit behind news that Saturday Night Live, desperate to find a black comedienne to play Michelle Obama, was hoping to lure back Maya Rudolph.  Analysts here don't believe the venerable, yet long in the tooth series looked all that hard.

Saturday Night Live... the only thing that ignores black women more than black men.  What?  Okay, I couldn't help myself.