Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bsi 1,978.25 -16.52 -.83%

The unwanted Michael Jackson money grab, er... comeback concerts, sends the Index lower for the day.


Craig Robinson (CROSU) 4.26 +1.98 +46.48%

No, not the super funny guy from The Office and all those Judd Apatow movies.

But the First Brother-In-Law and head coach at Oregon State University who this week who joked on ESPN radio about using the POTUS's influence in recruiting.

"I think the President has the right to call any citizen that he feels like calling any time he wants. I haven't had to use him yet, but I think I ought to petition the NCAA to see what the ruling will be on that before I do it."

Yeah, methinks that might just help recruit a few players to Corvallis.


Black Folk and the Sea (BH2O) 1.29 -.75 -36.76%

If the tragic disappearance at sea of NFL players Corey Smith and Marquis Cooper illustrates one thing, it's that black folk and the sea do not get along.

Perhaps it had something to do with how we got here.

And we don't like camping much either.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bsi 1,994.77 -13.47 -.67%

Apparently in wont of networks to destroy, Bob Johnson's taken time from backtracking on his early Barack Obama stance to worm his way back into the cable TV business with Urban Television.

Just when we thought he was out, he's pulled back in.

Johnson kicks off his triumphant return by entering into a pissing war with TV One president Alfred Liggins over a FCC filing.  What's particularly vexing about this whole ordeal is that Johnson, while probably being the person most responsible for the still-born status of black original programming on cable television, happens, in this instance, to be right.

Why the black on black crime, folk?

We have no illusions that Urban Television will be anything more than another opportunity for Johnson to reap huge profits at the expense of an under-served market, but that doesn't change the fact that it has a right to exist.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bsi 2,008.24 -17.35 -.86%

Got to give it up to Politico magazine, which went out of its way to notice that the POTUS is, indeed, black.

They go a step further, though, saying that he benefits from "dog whistle politics" -- a phenomenon which they say leads to black and whites hearing different things from him -- and get their panties all in a bunch over a recent Obama exchange at a black business in D.C.

Nah, we straight...

Once again the media establishment doesn't give Obama or the whites who voted for him enough credit -- making it seem as though exchanges such as the one above are calculated to be beyond the frequency of white Americans.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bsi 2,025.59 -63.72 -3.05%

As much as we'd all like to move beyond the mess W. left behind, it's becoming quite clear that there'll be more housekeeping than anticipated in Obama's first term.

Ye gods... at this rate who knows if he'll get a second.


Trey Ellis' influential comic 1988 novel still shines.

Remember reading... could become popular again the way things are going.


Racist Pornography

Seriously, America... we have issues.

Hat tip to

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bsi 2,089.31 -13.59 -.65%

Tavis Smiley's 10th annual State of the Black Union brought together the old guard (Sharpton, West, Waters, Dyson) and the new (Michael Steele and Barack Obama, via video) to tell us what we already knew: there's a black president and people are scared about the economy.

Consider it the black intellectual freaknik.