Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bsi 1982.4 +20 +1.01%

If President Obama is right and the G20 Summit ends up being a true economic turning point then this bump in the Index is just the beginning.


Michael Vick (MV7) 3.49 +.88 +25.21%

Yes, he's bankrupt. Yes, he's currently serving a 23 month prison sentence. Still, Vick ends up in the winners column for finding a job with a criminal record, even in this tough environment.

God knows there are other, less fortunate, brothers getting out who'd just love to know how he pulled that one off.


King Magazine (KMAG) 0.00 -.91 -100%

Yes, there are those who would say that filing King Magazine -- the "Illest Men's Magazine Ever" -- under losers is redundant, but this has nothing to do with "editorial" content. Rather, the black men's magazine has been crushed beneath the wheels of the financial downturn and will hence be no more.
Time to invest in Smooth magazine, I guess.

Where do we go to now for our three page Buffy the Body fold-outs?

An anxious readership awaits word.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bsi 1,964.2 -5.16 -.26%

You know times are tough when companies are shedding their evergreen black hair-care divisions.

Yeah, I don't know what things have come to either, Madame Walker.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bsi 2,122.79 +153.43 +7.23%

Good news pushes the Index higher as DNA evidence finally frees James Marshall.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bsi 1,969.36 +3.49 +.18%

A quiet day leads to modest gains.


Chess Records

The Chicago Blues record label was home to Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and a host of others.


Cadillac Records

While we're no fans of period pieces here, analysts here finally got around to seeing the 2008 film -- one which a favorite critic put on his Top 10 list -- and were disappointed. It seemed less like a movie than an excuse for Beyonce to sing Etta James songs... and that doesn't even happen 'til an hour into the film.

Makes a better trailer than a movie.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bsi 1,965.87 -8.83 -.45%

We some of the pressures on President Obama and we're quite sure that he doesn't want to be known as "The Pot President".

But that being said, his dismissive answer regarding the fiscal benefits of legalizing, or at least decriminalizing marijuana squandered an opportunity to have an honest discussion about of failing drug policy.