Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bsi 2,036.78 +17.55 +.86%

Traditionally when black leaders call their people out on disturbing behavior it's a message confined to the community.  Particularly when these words are spoken at an NAACP event.  However, when that leader also happens to be the leader of the Free World -- well, let's just say that gets people talking.

We've been here before.  During the campaign Obama was criticized for taking on problems in the black community in a public forum.  We here at the Index though are taking the less cynical approach, for the moment, and take the president's latest comments as genuine concern from an African-American with a pulpit rather than a political gambit (fingers crossed).


Interracial Lovin' (BWL) 9.28 +4.36 +46.98%

Ladies and gentlemen a major, national commercials the explicitly features an black male and white female couple (with baby in tow so there's NO mistaking the nature of their relationship).  There's only one word for that: OBAMA!


Black Hollywood (BHWD) 5.31 -1.39 -20.75%

With the passing of writer Judi Ann Mason black Hollywood lost a true trailblazer.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bsi 2,019.23 -9.47  -.47%

The black marriage crisis hits romantic comedy heights as NBA star Richard Jefferson cancels his wedding to former New Jersey Nets dance team member Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols after committing $2 million to the extravaganza.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I'm sure her heart's broken.  But just watch her parlay this into a reality show.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bsi 2,028.7 +22.11 +1.09%

Obama's new top doc, Regina Benjamin, bouies the Index.  We only hope that she has the courage and integrity of her Clinton-era predecessor, Joycelyn Elders and we, as a nation, have matured enough to hear the truth.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bsi 2,006.59 -8.8 -.44%

So crazy-ass LaToya thinks her brother was murdered.  Sigh.  If it were someone else we might chalk it up to grief, but we have a feeling this Jackson's just trying to stay in the limelight a touch longer.

Joe... LaToya... Michael may not have been the craziest Jackson.


Kimberly Anyadike

To honor the Tuskeegee Airmen this teenager became the youngest African-American woman to fly solo across the US.

What were you doing at 15?


Martellus Bennett

The Republicans aren't the only ones to indulge in stereotypes -- as this Dallas Cowboys tight end shows us.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bsi 2,015.39 -19.27 -.95%

A powerful symbol in death, it's hard to believe that Emmett Till -- 54 years gone -- would have to suffer another indignity.