Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bsi 2,106.15 -3.43 -.16%

Hey, guess what really likes black people.  Swine Flu!  Maybe Mama should keep "cooking the breakfast with no hog".


Black Hair  (BHR)  5.17 +2.19 +42.36%

A Chris Rock documentary and a New York Times article?  Black Hair is ready for its close up.


Michael Steele  (MSRNC) 4.29 -1.62 -27.41%

I feel bad for kicking a man while he's down, but Michael Steele, the-black-guy-head-of-the-Republican-Party-so-it-doesn't-seem-like-the-GOP-is-racist-when-they-attack-Obama, was for medicare and the right to chose before it became politically expedient for him to be against it.

There's nothing quite so ugly as a racial opportunist.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bsi 2,109.58 +8.88 +.42%

Why would Microsoft photoshopping in a white head on a black man for a Polish ad raise the Index? Cause we think it's funny.

The Original...

And the Polish version.

Racism? Probably not. It's just marketing (it's not like there are a lot of black folk in Poland). But it is a hilariously bad idea. And if there's anything that can be learned from all this it's if you're a company with Microsoft's power and reach, you might just want to go ahead and spring for the cost of another photoshoot.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bsi 2,100.7 -3.87 -.18%

Chris Brown -- probation.  Plaxico Burress -- jail.  Dr. Conrad Murray -- looking like he's in trouble, too.  Seems like there's a lot of black celebrity legal issues going on right now.

I know I could use a break.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bsi 2,104.57 +16.47 +.78%

Roxanne Shante getting Warner Brothers to pay for her Ph.D at Cornell is the kind of badass gangsta shit I want to see from more of our rappers.


The Cleveland Show*

Potential controversies aside -- the shit is gonna be funny.

Oh yeah, there'll be some black folk that'll hate it.  But when have Negroes agreed on anything?


Jayson Blair

The new life coach's first piece of advice: don't plagiarize.

*Author admits to a professional bias in this assessment

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bsi 2,088.1 +4.17 +.2%

New Yorkers, did you see Passing Strange, yet?  If you missed it on the stage now's your chance to see the film version in the theater or on Video On Demand (where we increasingly believe a good portion of black films worth a damn will end up, for better or for worse).


August 23, 1989

Bsi 491.45 -31.21 -5.97%

Yusef Hawkins is murdered in Bensonhurst.