Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bsi 1996.46 -18.43 -.91%

If one-in-five Americans still believe Barack Obama is a Muslim I think we know the over/under on percentage of hopeless idiots in the country, too.



Antoine Dodson (TWAND) 1.39 +1.39 NA

As uncomfortable as we are with certain aspects of this meme we have to say that there hasn't been a catchier single this year. And we're not alone in thinking that as Mr. Dodson checked in with a Top 100 Single this week. We don't know if that says more about the power of the Internet or the state of the music business.

With Wezzy locked up someone had to take over, right?


Antonio Cromartie (AC31) .39 -1.01 -72.41%

Let's just say he didn't come off as Dad of the Year on the HBO series "Hard Knocks."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bsi 2,014.89 -3.46 -.17%

"Should we fact check this piece on Desiree Rogers stabbing Obama in the back by taking her new job at Johnson publishing to make sure we got everything right?"

"Why? We get this. I mean, it's not like there are TWO black Johnson media empires or anything."

And that's how they get shit wrong. Too lazy to be real.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bsi 2,018.35 +4.79 +.24%

Just so we're clear, Dr. Laura Schlessinger is resigning because she can't say "nigger" on the radio without people getting upset. Somehow she's conflated that with some sort of First Amendment infringement, but then again she's not smart so we're not surprised by any of what's transpired.

Good riddance.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bsi 2,013.56 -14.37 -.71%

Andrew Sullivan's blog has been on point lately dealing with a downright devastating statistic. From John McWhorter's review...
One of the most sobering observations made by [author Amy] Wax comes in the form of a disarmingly simple calculus presented first by Isabel Sawhill and Christopher Jencks. If you finish high school and keep a job without having children before marriage, you will almost certainly not be poor. Period. I have repeatedly felt the air go out of the room upon putting this to black audiences. No one of any political stripe can deny it. It is human truth on view. In 2004, the poverty rate among blacks who followed that formula was less than 6 percent, as opposed to the overall rate of 24.7 percent. Even after hearing the earnest musings about employers who are less interested in people with names like Tomika, no one can gainsay the simple truth of that advice. Crucially, neither bigotry nor even structural racism can explain why an individual does not live up to it.

Childish Gambino


Lance Stephenson

Born ready? Not if you're abusing your baby's mama*. Just sayin'.

*Allegedly. Due process and all.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bsi 2,027.93 -5.31 -.26%

The Index mourns the loss of vocal great Abbey Lincoln.