Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bsi 1,788.66 +11.74 +.66%

The week ends on a positive note as the end of the Bush Era draws tantalizing near.


NAACP (NAACP) 31.49 +4.23 +13.43%

By crying racism in the Roland Burris incident the century old organization proved that it can still prey on white guilt -- or at least the Democrats.

Let's see, it went from Blagojevich is a stain on the party to you're a racists if you don't seat his appointment.  Way to stay on message Harry.


The Black Community and The Cops 3.91 -.87 -18.2%

We're less than two weeks from inaugurating the country's first black president and innocent, unarmed black men in the country are still being shot by cops.

First there was the shooting of Robbie Tolan, son of former St. Louis Cardinal Bobby Tolan, outside of Houston, TX.  Tolan, a promising baseball prospect, was shot by police  in his parent's own driveway after being "suspected" of stealing the car he was driving.  Then came the January 1 murder of Oscar Grant III in Oakland by transit police.

We can chalk these incidents up to things unlikely to change even with a black guy in the White House.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bsi 1,776.92 +9.46 +.53%

Trillion-dollar deficit forecasts, a conflict in the Middle East and the deepening financial crisis all make it so President-Elect Barack Obama will have his work cut out for him.

However, the television networks, including cable outlets such as HBO, are placing bets that at least Obama's star power will carry over into the new year.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bsi 1,767.46 -13.54 -.76%

The Roland Burris circus sends the Index down for the day.

Analysts here believe Mr. Burris may very well be qualified to be a U.S. Senator, but even he has to know he made a deal with the devil by agreeing to be appointed by Illinois Governor Blagojevich.

To then cry "racism" does a disservice to him as a potential appointee and to those who have to combat actual instances of racism.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bsi 1,781 +13.67 +.77%

A Detroit New Year Eve dispute between comics Katt Williams and Steve Harvey goes public.

And while the market isn't quite sure if it's good, old fashioned, entertaining beef...

...Or the bad, someone ends up getting shot variety...

...the Index ends up as analysts here lean toward the former.


ZZ Packer

Packer's 2003 collection of short stories, "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere", launched the Yale grad onto the literary scene.  Analysts here look forward to her debut novel, said to be about the migration of blacks to the West following the Civil War. 


Governor Barkley

Charles Barkley has repeated remarked on how one day intends to run for Governor of Alabama.  And while George W. Bush will be the first to tell you that a DUI won't necessarily keep you from elected office, we all know things aren't equal for everyone.

FYI: this isn't this first mugshot.  Yeah, that'll play in Alabama.

And while it may be his propensity for speaking his mind whenever and wherever that eventually costs him the Alabama state house, last week's arrest certainly won't help matters.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bsi 1,767.33 -39.24 -2.17%

The market takes a day to catch up on all the losses sustained over the past couple of weeks.