Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bsi 2,036.13 +5.17 +.4%

The first full week of April ends with five consecutive days of gains for the Index.


Black Gays in Iowa (BGI) 1.17 +1.17 NA

Yeah, that's right, both of you.  Congratulations.  Let's hope the other states follow suit.

Wanda's right, you know.


Affirmative Action (AAAA) 29.26 -7.62 -20.66%

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be hearing a reverse discrimination case brought by Connecticut firefighters.  In the case the city of New Haven threw out a firefighters' liutenents exam after no blacks passed the test.

Thirty-two percent of New Haven firefighters are black.  So you know brothers can do the job.

The lesson should have been, "study harder next time, brothers".  Instead a conservative leaning court could deal another blow to a policy that promotes inclusion into otherwise closed areas of opportunity.  Affirmative Action works.  Analysts here strongly believe that.  What doesn't is quota systems (there's a difference). 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bsi 2,030.96 +8.67 +.43%

New polling shows that in the wake of her trip to the United Kingdom for the G20 Summit, Americans feel that First Lady Michelle Obama, inaccurately considered a liability on the campaign trail, has boosted the image of the country abroad.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bsi 2,022.29 +18.53 +.92%

The Index moves higher on the news of the Congressional Black Caucus' visit with Fidel and Raul Castro in Cuba.

Perhaps now the United States can look toward ending its short-sighted, hypocritical and wholly political boycott of our island neighbor.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bsi 2,003.76 +7.43 +.37%

Modest gains push the Index back over 2000.


Chrissy Zebby Tembo

Mid-1970s Nigerian rock. Need we say more.



The history is there -- Graceland, Stax, Sun, Hi, The new Civil Rights Museum, Beale Street -- but recently analyst visits have found the place to be a virtual ghost town.

Y'all can have it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bsi 1,996.33 +13.93 +.7%

Finally, the Kings of Rock make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.