Maybach Exelero

In the relatively short history of ultra-luxury supercars, the Maybach Exelero ($8 million) is quite an interesting footnote. Based on the Maybach 57, this one-off coupe was created by the tiremaker Fulda to show off its latest and greatest rubber, and features a turbocharged V12 good for 700 horses and a top speed of 218. It was supposed to be purchased by the rapper Birdman, but apparently Birdman is a little bird-brained with his cash,…

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Steve Jobs resigns from Apple, Cook becomes CEO

(Reuters) – Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs relinquished the reins at Apple Inc to right-hand man Tim Cook on Wednesday, after 14 years in command at a company he brought back from the brink and turned into the world’s largest technology corporation. Jobs, who fought and survived a rare form of pancreatic cancer and revolutionized the technology arena with the iPhone in 2007, is deemed the heart and soul of a company that started in…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Becomes First to Own a 2012 Fisker Karma Sports Car

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was seen hopping out of his new 2012 Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Electric Sports Car ($95,900-$108,900) in Los Angeles. Fisker is a new American automotive company based in Anaheim, California with the sole purpose of re-imagining and redefining the luxury vehicle. Leonardo is the first to own a car from Fisker, and will be followed by Former US Secretary of Defense Collin Powell and Former US Vice President Al Gore. More pics…

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Steve Harvey says Uncle Toms are Tavis Smiley and Cornel West

ThyBlackMan.com) Steve Harvey has decided to throw himself into the ring as a critic of the Poverty Tour of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West.  This week on his syndicated radio show, Harvey went in on West and Smiley in ways that turned heads. “I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” he said. “Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn’t come…

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Happy Birthday Satchmo! (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Happy Birthday Satchmo! (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to “cross over,” whose skin-color was secondary to his amazing talent in an America that was severely racially divided. It allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society that were highly restricted for a person of color. While he rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, he was privately a strong supporter of the Civil Rights…

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Harmonic Divergence: The Wealthy Are Dropping the Dalai Lama’s Name, Literally

Former President George W. Bush and the Dalai Lama. By Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg/Getty Images. It was big news last weekend when President Obama refused to let journalists into his private meeting with the Dalai Lama. The maneuver reflects increasing concerns in the U.S. that emphatic public support for the Tibetan leader will alienate Chinese officials, and in turn jeopardize our strategic interests in the world’s fastest growing economy. Like the president, a rising number of international…

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