Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bsi 1,891.98 +80 +4.23%

Dr. King would have turned 80 yesterday and on Tuesday the nation will inaugurate its first African-American president.

Hardly seems like a coincidence.


Chocolate City 17.49 +3.57 +20.41%

The last time CC made the news was down in New Orleans, post-Katrina.

Now, though, the original Chocolate City is preparing to host as many as two million people who are in town for the inauguration.  Now if we can just do something about that whole, taxation without representation thing.


The Black President Comedy Bit .27 -6.94 -96.26%

A long-time staple of black comics everywhere.  RIP.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bsi 1,811.98 -5.75 -.32%

Analysts here believe the Los Angeles Police Department chose a poor time to dismiss a report denying racial bias in its policing.  Particularly in light of the Oscar Grant case in Oakland.

There are a lot of black or Hispanic bad guys, analysts here aren't naive.

A cheap joke, I know... but it's early.

But we're not talking about inconvienent Driving While Black traffic stops here...

When innocent, unarmed men from New York to Long Beach get beaten or killed it's nearly always someone of color.  If that isn't some sort of profiling... we don't know what is.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bsi 1,817.73 +11.94 +.66%

While the newest slate of Sundance films feature a goodly amount of movies produced, directed or starring African-Americans, analysts here recommend checking out a selection from last year's competition, "The Order of Myths".

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bsi 1,805.79 -7.26 -.4%

The market reacts to the retirement of Tony Dungy with slight losses.

The only black head coach to win a Super Bowl... He'll be missed.


Bad Brains "Banned in D.C."

Music to inaugurate a president to...


The South Rising Again

Russian scholar Igor Paranin predicts the dissolution of the  United States to occur sometime in the next 24 months.  That's not the crazy part, though.  Mr. Paranin believes that when that happens different U.S. regions will either become part of or fall under the protection of various nations from China to Canada to the European Union -- with the American south falling under the influence or becoming part of... Mexico.

Analysts here take very seriously the economic crisis confronting us and realize why a fantastic story like Paranin's prediction has been getting play.  But that he thinks the Red State south is ready to bow to the influences of another country, let alone Mexico, shows how little time Paranin has spent in this country.

And you thought the south fought Reconstruction...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bsi 1,813.05 +24.39 +1.35%

The Index surges  as with less than a week before what analysts here are calling "Is It Black Enough For You Weekend", preparations begin in earnest for the inauguration.

What happened to color blind casting?