Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bsi 2,094.51 +7.43 +.35%

It's hard to believe that just months ago this was a president whose agenda was struggling.


Microsoft (MSFT) .29 +.09 +31.03%

Kudos to the software giant for investing in South Africa.

Microsoft is to invest half a billion rands in small black-owned software development firms in South Africa, the company said Friday.

The deal falls under South Africa's black economic empowerment policies introduced in 2003, to redress apartheid-era laws which barred most black people from any meaningful economic activity.


Nicki Minaj (NMJ) 0.0 0.0 NA

We're sorry, maybe we've been asleep at the wheel or too busy doing grown-up shit, but who the hell is Nicki Minaj? Seriously? Why is she popping up everywhere? Is there like a song or something -- or is she just some scandalous black Paris Hilton type?

Cause when you google her, pretty much everything BUT music comes up. I'm just saying...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bsi 2,087.08 +10.2 +.49%

Judge Ann Clare Williams has made the short list again for Supreme Court nominees. While we'd consider her a bit of a long shot this time out because of the political climate, we have a feeling sooner or later sister's gonna make the SCOTUS.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bsi 2,076.88 +6.53 +.31%

You know a politician's job is in trouble when they start speaking the truth. Michael Steele's answer when asked why blacks should vote Republican:

"You really don't have a reason to, to be honest -- we haven't done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True," Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told 200 DePaul University students Tuesday night.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bsi 2,070.35 -8.89 -.43%

The Index mourns the loss of Dorothy Height and Guru.


Pure Hell


Isiah Thomas

Add the way he comes off in the the divine HBO documentary Magic and Bird to the career gaffes. Yikes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bsi 2,079.24 +4.19 +.2%

It may be a long-shot, but we here at the Index love an underdog and applaud Georgia Democrat Michael Thurmond for throwing his hat into the ring for a Senate seat.