Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bsi 2,071.35 +3.75 +.18%

Last Market day of January. You know what that means?... Black History Mumf is just around the corner!

Get ready to see this woman...

...and/or this man a lot on your TV over the coming 28 days.


Mo'Nique (M'NQ) 7.49 +1.83 +24.43%

Vanity Fair is just one of the many to question/ponder the actress/comedian's Oscar pitch (or lack thereof). But we applaud Mo'Nique's, whose honesty exposes the fact that Hollywood award season is as much about kissing the right rings as it is talent.


Post-Racialism (PRACE) 1.52 -.75 -33.04%

We won't get on Chris Matthews for what he said the other night. We get what he was going for. But, as Ta-Nehisi Coates so eliquently put it:

Ditto for Chris Matthews. The "I forgot Obama was black" sentiment allows the speaker the comfort of accepting, even lauding, a black person without interrogating their invented truth. It allows the speaker a luxurious ignorance--you get to name people (this is what black is) even when you don't know people. In fact, Chris Matthews didn't forget Barack Obama was black. Chris Matthews forgot that Chris Matthews was white.