Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bsi 2,090.23 +7.51 +.36%

The pending retirement of Justice Souter will provide President Obama with his first opportunity to nominate someone to the Supreme Court.  Word out of Washington is that he's looking at women and minority candidates to whom he owes political favors.  Hmmm... Judge Oprah.

So what if she's not a lawyer, right?  


Black Voters (AAV) 19.65 +6.59 +33.54%

The numbers are in and the 2008 election erased the gap traditionally seen between the number of whites and blacks who vote .

Keep an eye on this one, though.  As the Supreme Court has its eyes set on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


The Idea that Blacks Aren't Serial Killers (BNOSK) 0.00 -1.73 -100%

If Wayne Williams didn't put an end to this idea, the arrest of John Thomas Jr. certainly should. 

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bsi 2,082.72 -19.8 -.94

Roughly half of yesterday's gains are erased on news that the current black unemployment rate among individuals with four year degrees is twice that of their white counterparts and significantly greater than Asians and Hispanics as well.

Almost makes me feel guilty for having two jobs.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bsi 2,102.52 +38.16 +1.81

The Index surges forward on news that the number of blacks who view race relations as good has doubled since last July.  Analysts here feel there's no better time to be black in America.  Which perhaps explains the culture's overall lack of interest in time machines (well, everyone but Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Dave Chappelle, that is).

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bsi 2,064.36 -16.43 -.79%

Two wars, an economic collapse, the Taliban in Pakistan and now swine flu.  Almost makes a President want to say "What the fuck?"

Swine flu?  You're kidding, right?


Dap (a/k/a "Terrorist Fist Jabs")

The first black president introduces the world at large to the long-standing urban greeting just months before the looming threat of swine flu sends people looking for hellos more sanitary than handshakes and kissing on the cheek.



"Kobe Doin' Work"

This Spike Lee/Kobe Bryant joint looks more like a puff pieces designed to reclaim the aloof, polarizing super-star.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bsi 2,080.79 0.0 0%

In theory analysts should be overjoyed that a non-Tyler Perry movie starring Stringer Bell topped the weekend box office at nearly $30 million, but the films stirring lack of quality leaves the Market unmoved -- literally.

What recession?  Negroes be going to the movies, that's for sure.