Friday, April 16, 2010

The new "World's largest Yacht"

The 557-foot Eclipse reportedly comes with features including two helipads, a submarine, multiple hot tubs, a pool and a missile-detection system. Another story has Eclipse with "two swimming pools -- the larger of which converts into a dance floor when drained -- bullet-proof glass, 6ft home cinema screens in every guest cabin and a master cabin where the roof opens to allow Abramovich and his girlfriend Daria Zhukova to sleep under the stars. An anti-paparazzi electronic "shield" will take care of their privacy while on board."

RIP, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks

Benjamin Hooks is seen here in a 2004 photo. The civil rights leader, lawyer, judge and Baptist preacher died in Memphis, Thursday,  at the age of 85.
He grew up working at his father's photography store on one of black America's most important streets, Memphis' famed Beale Street, and later recalled believing the best job would be a few blocks away at the whites-only Peabody because of the access it would provide to a world of privilege and wealth that little Benny Hooks could only imagine.
By the end of his life, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks would be invited to the White House by President George W. Bush to receive the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and months later would visit with a black presidential candidate named Barack Obama on his condominium balcony with a majestic view of the Mississippi River.
The article here... Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks