Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bsi 1,982.39 -37.51 -1.86%

President Obama's budget woes send the Index reeling.


Lisa Jackson (LJAX) 9.12 +1.25 +13.7%

The first African-American head of the Environmental Protection Agency leads the effort to bring more blacks to the cause of environmentalism.


Donte Stallworth (DS18) .03 -1.77 -98.33%

Word that Stallworth had a blood alcohol content as high as .16 when he struck and killed a man with his car sends the troubled reciever's value plummeting.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bsi 2,018.9 -2.5 -.12%

Kanye West formally gets charged with assault following an altercation with paparazzi last September.  West faces up to two and a half years in prison should he be convicted.

Kanye caught a charge... he caught a charge?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bsi 2,021.4 -9.6 -.47%

The Market reacts to the death of Anne Brown, Gershwin's original Bess from the classic Broadway musical "Porgy and Bess".

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bsi 2,031.00 +12.39 +.61%

The Index gains behind the American celebration of a centuries old tradition of culture.

Is there any better day for Thin Lizzy... okay, every day's a good day for Thin Lizzy.

Here's hoping that there'll come a day when African-American cultural celebrations and universally celebrated with such vigor... and, well, vomit.  We figure all Juneteenth needs is a drink to associate it with.




Before Bad Brains, before the Gories, before Living Colour -- there was Death.

A recent New York Times article and the release of their 1975 demo is finally bringing their story and music to light.


Analysts here are against censorship of all kinds -- particularly self-censorship.  Just say/write "shit" people -- you're not fooling anyone.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bsi 2,018.61 +11.29 +.56%

Followers of this Index know that analysts here have been tough on the NAACP.  Which is why it's a pleasant surprise to see them using their media clout to spotlight bank lending practices that steered black borrowers toward higher risk loans, even if they qualified for better ones.

The facts will bear out whether or not this is a case of institutional racism or just business opportunism -- still, it's good to see the problem coming to light.