"A Good Week for Blacks in Popular Culture":
Over at BlackProf, my colleague Paul Butler has a very interesting post noting black achievement in popular culture right now:
Three of the top five movies feature predominately African-American casts. Three of the top five songs are by black artists (and the remaining two artists- Fergie and Nelly Furtado - would be nowhere without African-American producers). Barack Obama has the best selling hardcover non-fiction book in the country. Three of the top ten paperback non-fiction best sellers are by blacks (and a fourth- the Freedom Writers Diary - is an anthology that prominently features African-American writers). And two African-American coaches are going to the Big Dance.
  And perhaps most interesting of all, most of these achievements aren't considered newsworthy.