Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bsi 2,027.85 +4.24 +.21

Heaven just got a little richer... or something like that -- we're not quite sure.  Reverend Ike's dead.

While we'd never wish anybody dead, there are those who won't necessarily be missed (*cough* Dick Cheney *cough*)


Jack Johnson  (JJBX) 2.24 +2.24 NA

The House of Representatives passed a resolution this week to urge President Obama to pardon the late champion.


Barack Obama (BHO) 287.18 -11.11 -3.37%

Dear President Obama,

We here at the Index are big fans.  Big fans.  But perhaps now's a time good time to say that maybe you shouldn't try to be all things to all people at all times.  Maybe, just maybe, now's the time to take your congressional majority and push through your agenda instead of DRINKING BEERS WITH TWO DUDES WHO SHOULD HAVE MOVED ON BY NOW!  Beer summit, dude?!  Beer summit?!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bsi 2,023.61 -4.17 -.21%

Yeah, Stephon Marbury... what exactly are you doing?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bsi 2,027.78 +21.64 +1.07%

Kudos to the Republicans and the Political Right for FINALLY coming out against racism.

Why is the Index up, you might ask?  Because we just love us some irony.

I have a feeling we've finally got the right people on the job.  If anything they'll put and end to racism simply be referring to any and all behavior as racist -- rendering our country's dark stain a legacy of the past.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bsi 2,006.14 -10.7 -.53%

The NFL continues to over reach their bounds by meting out their five-game Mike Vick suspension.

These punishments are the definition of arbitrary.


Blacks and the Mobile Internet

A latest Pew Report notes that blacks are the mobile internet's best customers.

African Americans are the most active users of the mobile internet – and their use of it is also growing the fastest. This means the digital divide between African Americans and white Americans diminishes when mobile use is taken into account.

  • 48% of Africans Americans have at one time used their mobile device to access the internet for information, emailing, or instant-messaging, half again the national average of 32%.
  • 29% of African Americans use the internet on their handheld on an average day, also about half again the national average of 19%.
  • Compared with 2007, when 12% of African Americans used the internet on their mobile on the average day, use of the mobile internet is up by 141%.

The high level of activity among African Americans on mobile devices helps offset lower levels of access tools that have been traditional onramps to the internet, namely desktop computers, laptops, and home broadband connections.

  • By a 59% to 45% margin, white Americans are more likely to go online using a computer on a typical day than African Americans.
  • When mobile devices are included in the mix, the gap is cut in half; 61% of whites go online on the average day when mobile access is included while 54% of African Americans do.
  • Looking across a range of digital activities – some done online typically using a computer and others being non-voice data activities on a mobile device – African American and white Americans, on average, do the same number of activities.

We got the hook up!


TBS' Are We There Yet

The bargain basement-ing of black television continues as TBS picks up the Ice Cube movie franchise to series under a similar deal that brought us Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns.

Oh, boy...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bsi 2,016.84 -5.4 -.27%

The Index reacts to the passing of author E. Lynn Harris.