Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bsi 2,062.04 +6.71 +.33%

We're Number 2! We're Number 2!*

An Associated Press-Univision Poll found that 61 percent of people overall said Hispanics face significant discrimination, compared with 52 percent who said blacks do and 50 percent who said women.

The survey also underscored how perceptions of prejudice can vary by ethnicity. While 81 percent of Latinos said Hispanics confront a lot or some discrimination, a smaller but still substantial 59 percent of non-Hispanics said so.


Bill Cosby (COS) 51.56 +7.13 +13.83%

He may be a bit of loose cannon, but he's also one of the greatest story tellers and comics this country has ever produced and a national treasure. Good to see him doing what he do again.


Malawi (MLWI) .73 -.69 -48.59%

As much confusion and lack of dialogue as there is in this country regarding the black community and homosexuality, it could be a lot worse.

Malawi’s first openly gay couple was ordered to serve a 14-year jail term, the maximum punishment allowed under a law that forbids homosexuality in the country.

*At least according to this, we're sure, very scientific poll that measures victimhood.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bsi 2,055.33 -2.13 -.1%

Former Washington Bullets center Manute Bol was hospitalized in Northern Virginia with kidney failure and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome last week, according to a friend and associate.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bsi 2,057.46 +4.83 +.23%

Hey, did you hear Tyson Gay broke a 44-year-old 200m record positioning himself as a potential rival to track-and-field superstar Usain Bolt? You didn't? Is that because it's a sports related story that has nothing to do with LeBron James? Yeah, that's gotta be it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bsi 2,052.63 -5.11 -.25%

Lest we forget that America is broken.

Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy released a report that found that the wealth gap between white and African-American families more than quadrupled in the last quarter century. In 1984, the median value of financial assets for white families in America — not including home equity — amounted to $22,000. The median value for African-American families was $2,000.

Hmmm... We wonder why.

According to the Pew Economic Mobility Project, the vast majority of federal deductions and benefits to enhance upward mobility ended up in the hands of the wealthiest Americans. For instance, between 72 percent and 98 percent of deductions for retirement savings, health insurance, home mortgages, self-employed health insurance, and preferential rates on capital gains in 2006 went to the top 20 percent of income-earning Americans.

Oh yeah, that's right. Well, let's keep on truckin' to that plutocracy. What could go wrong, right?


Didier Drogba

Having lead Chelsea to the FA Cup and Barclay's Premiere League double and named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people on the planet, and with the first World Cup to be played in Africa on the way, you'd be well served to get to know this Ivory Coast superstar.


Network Television Comedy Diversity

If you've checked out the new schedules you'd think it was the 1950s. So much for the Obama Effect.

We want some brothers on the wall, right Buggin' Out?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bsi 2,057.74 -19.43 -.94%

For those keeping score, it's still okay to shoot innocent, unarmed black men in their own drive-ways in Houston and kill little girls so long as you have a no-knock warrant in Detroit.

And still people ask why law-abiding black folk don't trust the cops.