Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bsi 2,054.88 -16.37 -.79%

Minority dealerships hit hard by the GM and Chrysler closings, minority homeowners stung by the housing crisis... something tells me this financial crisis is really not so good for black folk.


Barack Obama (BHO)  282.48 +11.39 +4.03%

President Obama's speech on torture and national security, when juxtaposed against former Vice President Cheney's, clearly illustrates why our Commander in Chief ain't the one to mess with.

You better get that weak shit out of here, Dick.  Don't make me have to spank you again.


Black TV Shows (BTV) 2.32 -.71 -23.43%

On the CW, the bastard child of former African-American programming stalwarts UPN and the WB, there are now more shows with vampire leads than black.  Not necessarily anything to lament when you consider the quality of the shows that have disappeared, but certainly something to think about.

Where did you go UPN? WB?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bsi 2,071.25 -7.41 -.36%

Hmmm... Equal opportunity for exploitation?  Competition for Buffy the Body?  An Obama-like merging of standards of beauty?  A healthy appreciation for non-fashion model physiques?  Honestly, we don't know what to make of this.

It's probably nothing more than a below average song, but it is interesting to note where we've come in the years since "Baby Got Back".

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bsi 2,078.66 -9.12 -.44%

While we don't know what exactly to say about the irony of a black man getting skin cancer (here at the Index we figure that was one of the few things Negroes didn't have to worry about), we will say that when Michael Jackson is involved anything is possible.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bsi 2,087.78 -11.14 -.53%

I think we're all taking this Obama thing a little too seriously if anyone thought that Jamie Foxx really might play Frank Sinatra in an upcoming bio-pic.  As if...

Maybe Hollywood's instituted the NFL's Rooney rule and nobody told us.



James Harrison

Harrison's logic as to why he's skipping the Steelers' White House visit shows that the Defensive Player of the Year may have had one too many concussions.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bsi 2,098.92 +5.55 +.26%

As the very good PBS documentary Flag Wars points out, there are distinct issues to be worked out between the black and gay communities.


But the idea that blacks might leave the Democratic party over it leaves out a crucial point...  The first black president is a Democrat.

Yeah, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Dems have this shit locked down for a while.