Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bsi 1,834.14 +8.79 +.48%

With the election behind us the Index expects to stabilize after months of volatility.


Black Hollywood (BHWD) 8.91 +1.65 +18.52%

A lot has been made this week of the "Bradley Effect" and whether it extends to the box office.  Whether or not that's the case has yet to be determined and still every movie with more than two black people in it is treated as a referedum on wheather or not to make any more of them.  However, the Internet is changing the face of distribution and access -- and it won't be long before it changes the expectations of what appears on the big screen.

Can you imagine a network giving this the green light?  Neither could I.

Analysts here figure it won't be long before a wide array of black written and produced material is readily available outside of the bootleg DVD market.


The Creative Integrity of The Smiths  (CIFP) 1.23 -.78 -38.81%

No, not Marr and Morrisey, but Will, Jada and their son Jayden.  The three parties who, in part, will be responsible for the ruining of yet another classic, this time "The Karate Kid".

Why Jayden-san, why?

We're sure they'll make a mint from the movie and probably, in time, the movie going audience will be the real losers.
Just don't fuck with Ferris Beuller, okay?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bsi 1,825.35 +12.0 .66%

While followers of this Index could look at the fact that John McCain beat President-Elect Barack Obama by a sound 12 points for the white vote in last week's election, analysts here choose the see the class half full, and note how it's the increasing strength of the black and Hispanic vote that put him into office.

Of course, as this piece points out, no Democratic candidate since Lyndon Johnson has won the majority of the white vote -- something some see as a sort of punishment levied on the party for LBJ's support of the Civil Rights Legislation of the mid-1960's.

What?  You didn't think we'd vote for the black guy, did you?

And while talk show hosts on the right like to cite Obama's win as proof of the end of racism, here we look at it more as a sign of racism's weakening grip on the country -- as evidenced by the way younger people view and address issues of race.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bsi 1,813.35 -15.73 -.86%

The Index takes a dive as speculators fear rumors surrounding a possible Wonder Woman movie.

You're kidding... right?

While there are those who believe a superhero movie starring a black woman, of all things, would be cause for the market to celebrate, the anxiety here is a direct result of who they have in mind.  Analysts here can't think of a worse candidate. 

We stand corrected.

Uh-uh... don't even play.  Cause somebody might think that's a good idea.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bsi 1,829.08 +19.42 +1.06%

Analysts are still bullish a week after the nation's historic election.



A smart, innovative and funny forgotten band from the early 1990s that seamlessly blended hip-hop, soul and rock into it's own brand of unmistakable music. 

A black band that actually got college radio air-play -- can you believe it?


Just about everyone is trying to take claim for last week's historical achievement in politics.  Including Bill Cosby.

Hey, where Sandra at?

While the show certainly was ground-breaking, the fact that the show was an instant mega-hit throws water on the theory that America is just now ready to accept the idea of professional African-American images.

And while whites have long accepted blacks as entertainers, they're just now accepting them as politicians.

While people may have been watching Cosby, Michael Jackson and Magic Johnson in '84, they sure weren't voting for Jesse.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bsi 1,809.66 -24.58 -1.34%

As South Africa was with us in celebrating Barack Obama's victory, this Index feels that nation's loss and ends the day down.

"Mama Africa" Miriam Makeba