Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bsi 2,144.31 +7.67 +.36%

Rihanna's interview with Diane Sawyer seems to be a good first step helping shine a light on domestic abuse the the stigmas attached to it.

“No kid goes around and lets people know their parents fight. Teenage girls can’t tell their parents that their boyfriend beat them up. You don’t dare let your neighbor know that you fight. It’s one of the things we [women] will hide, because it’s embarrassing. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that.”


Oprah Winfrey (HARPO)  182.92 +15.39 +8.41%

The Queen of Daytime takes her biggest risk yet by leaving the confines of her syndicated network gig and taking her show to her own cable network.  And I wouldn't bet against her.*


Essence (ESMG) 2.69 -1.37 -33.74%

The magazine recently laid off the majority of its online staff in yet another example of the shrinking of black media during this recession.

*We'd put up a picture, but c'mon, we all know what Oprah looks like.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bsi 2,136.64 +1 +.05%

Despite what you may be hearing in the media about it being a referendum on the state of Obama's presidency, the only national implication to come from Tuesday's election results is that the Democrats picked up a seat in the House. That is all.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bsi 2,135.64 +21.93 +1.03%

On this day, one year ago, history.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bsi 2,113.71 +3.0 +.14%

We cannot recommend the ESPN series 30 For 30 enough.  Tonight, the single greatest reason why we've yet to try cocaine -- Len Bias.


Amy LaCour

L.A. singer-songwriter.


Bill Thompson

Let's just say we don't have a good feeling about this one.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bsi 2,110.71 +6.43 +.3%

Meb Keflezighi brought the New York City Marathon title back home.

Sure, he was born in the east African marathoning hot-bed of Eritrea, but he's been a US citizen since '98 and we're gonna claim underachieving Freddy Adu you better believe we're gonna give Keflezighi his props.