Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bsi 2,053.13 +6.73 +.33%

The closer we get to realizing that the election of Barack Obama was more about him as a candidate than him being an African-American, the better. And it's clear, in the wake of a couple recent elections, that the Washington Post isn't there yet...

Eighteen months after Barack Obama's presidential win seemed to usher in a new era in racial politics, a different reality has emerged: Black candidates in races around the country are struggling so much that the number of African Americans in major statewide offices is likely to drop from the already paltry three.


...And once again, Ta-Nehisi Coates is way ahead of us.
It's worth noting that the "racist black voter" meme works two ways--when blacks didn't support Obama early on, they were practicing an insidious intra-racism in which the labeled Obama "not black enough." When blacks swung his way in major numbers, they were blank-mindedly supporting him because, lo and behold, he was black, That black folks, a group who were summarily deprived of voting rights for much of their time in this country, might actually vote on issues is inconceivable. Or here's a more pedestrian notion--human beings want a champion who think can win.

WINNERS

Henrietta Lacks (HLKS) 6.86 +1.43 +20.85%

A woman whose story is finally being told gets a headstone on her previously unmarked grave.


LOSERS

Major League Baseball (MLB) 17.63 -4.53 -20.44%

Baseball loses one of its greats, and perhaps one of the last big African-American players.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bsi 2,046.4 -14.53 -.71%

More cheery news from the Dirty Dirty as a new study finds blacks being excluded from jury participation.
A study conducted by the Equal Justice Initiative has found that Blacks' exclusion from sitting on southern juries is a practice that remains in vogue and unchecked...

While jury makeup varies widely by jurisdiction, the organization, which studied eight Southern states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee — found areas in all of them where significant problems persist. In Alabama, courts have found racially discriminatory jury selection in 25 death penalty cases since 1987, and there are counties where more than 75 percent of black jury pool members have been struck in death penalty cases.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bsi 2,060.93 +9.46 +.46%

Donald Glover as Spiderman... why not*?


*Okay, there are probably as many reasons why not as there are millions of people asking "who's Donald Glover?" We care not... for now.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bsi 2,051.47 +8.67 +.42%

We've got no love for debt collectors and the tactics they employ so it does our heart good to see them pay -- literally.



BUY

Todd Bridges

Last Man Standing.

SELL

CNN

It's seemingly obsessed with race nowadays, so you wouldn't expect them to make this mistake, would you?

CNN aired a story about a 103-year-old African American lady who is still cruising around in her Cadillac Coupe De Ville. The only problem was that they played a song by Coolio, when she entered her car and it contained an racist obscenity.