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How We Fund Our Criminal Justice System

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Russell Simmons

How are your local courts and jails funded? If your community is like most of America, chances are the criminal justice system itself has become a revenue collection service - with problematic results.

Cow Poop: An Open Letter To Pope Francis

Russell Simmons | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Please use your powerful voice to help the public understand that the animals born into suffering and who have only known suffering from the moment of their birth until the second of their slaughter is the worst Karmic disaster in the history of the world. Their suffering is senseless and unholy.

5 Reasons I Left a Six Figure Salary to Start My Business

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

On Monday the countdown began - four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled was no way to live and so I did what they tell you never to do. I quit. And here's why.

Badass for a Good Cause: Def Jam Co-Founder, Author and Vegan, Russell Simmons

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Minute for minute, my discussion with Russell Simmons, the business mogul and philanthropist who co-founded Def Jam Records and created Phat Farm fash...

The King Of Keeping It Real: Taxstone

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Photo Credit: Sebastian Sayegh & Camille Best We live in a hyper politically correct society where people do not say what they mean. Even fewer peopl...

Reconciliation Cannot Mean Turning a Blind Eye to Farrakhan's Anti-Semitism

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

In the name of working to ensure equality, however, we are unwilling to give a pass to anti-Semitism and hate as exhibited by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Russell Simmons' "The Happy Vegan," Plus Yoga and Meditation Tips

Erika Santos | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Erika Santos

For someone like me who is into meditation and yoga and who is now slowly transitioning into the vegan lifestyle I found Russell Simmons' new book "Th...

Bernie Sanders, Animal Agribusiness Stooge?

Jay Shooster | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Jay Shooster

Bernie seems to take a fairly common -- and deceptive -- route these days when it comes to animal agriculture: he criticizes the boogeyman of "factory farming" while leaving his favorite "family farms" untouched.

Why I Support Hillary Clinton for President

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Secretary Clinton is my choice for President because her idealism combined with pragmatism is absolutely essential to winning the election in November. Donald Trump can brag all day about his deal-making, but it's Hillary, working in government, who's proved to be a champion negotiator.

10 Black Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were Vegan

The Huffington Post | Shonitria Anthony | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices

Veganism, a diet that consists of zero animal products, is everywhere lately. Vegan cookbooks and products are sprouting up all over and even Ben & Je...

Russell Simmons' All Def Digital Partners With Fusion To Broadcast Movie Awards On Same Night As Oscars

IndieWire | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices

All Def Digital (ADD) and Fusion have agreed to a multi-year strategic partnership to broadcast the All Def Movie Awards. Fusion will be the exclusive...

Why Russell Simmons Defines Success As Finding Stillness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Before he was an outspoken advocate of meditation, yoga and veganism, Russell Simmons was one of the founding fathers of hip hop -- a music-industry m...

Russell Simmons Refutes Every Anti-Vegan Argument In 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living

"How do you get enough protein?" "How can you even LIVE without bacon?" "How can you afford to eat all of that bougie plant-based stuff?" These are ju...

Russell Simmons Joins Pledge To Provide One Million Water Bottles To Flint

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices

Russell Simmons, who last week called for the prosecution of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, is contributing to the recovery effort in Flint. On Monday, Si...

Russell Simmons Calls Out 'Environmental Racism' In Flint

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

Russell Simmons has made it known that the factors that contributed to Flint’s lead-tainted water supply are beyond atrocious. In a preview clip fr...

On the 'A' With Souleo: Visual Artists Are 'Pushing Buttons' in More Ways Than One

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

"Buttoned Up Cloud" represents the 2300-mile journey between my small, rural hometown in eastern Washington to an equally small suburb in western Pennsylvania.

Top CEOs Reveal The Most Important Habit For Success

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

The secret to success may be as simple as taking deep breaths and focusing on your inner voice, according to leading CEOs such as Rush Communications'...

Why Russell Simmons Wants Trump To Win The GOP Nomination

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.18.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons wants Donald Trump to win the GOP nomination, but that doesn't mean he dreams of seeing The Donald in the White Hou...

Boomers vs. Millennials -- The New Star Wars

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Lauren DeLisa

Competition is part of the American way. Who's better, who's tougher, who smarter, and...who's got more money. We may think about such competition on an individual or corporate level but now it seems to be deepening even on the age demographic level.

Russell Simmons To Trump: 'Stop The Bullsh*t'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices

It appears Donald Trump has lost a famous friend following his controversial comments calling for the ban of all Muslims from entering the United Stat...

Russell Simmons: RushCard Crash Was 'One Of The Most Devastating Times In My Adult Life'

HipHopDX | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

By all accounts, the past month has been the worst in RushCard history, the pre-paid debit card company founded by Hip Hop pioneer, Russell Simmons. T...

Celebrity Has No Value Unless It Can Support Uplifting Others

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Up against a corrupt political machine, that is still well-oiled by corporate greed and shady lobbyists, the commitment to the work is more critical today than its ever been.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Heading to Philadelphia

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The walls at Rush Arts Galleries are expanding beyond New York City and into Philadelphia, PA. The news was delivered during the fourth annual Gold Rush Awards.

Russell Simmons' RushCard Creates Fund To Help Customers

ABC News | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.29.2015 | Black Voices

RushCard, the pre-paid debit card backed by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, will create a "multi-million dollar" fund to help cover the costs that its ...

Russell Simmons Says His Debit RushCards ‘Working’ After Lawsuit, Federal Investigation

The Wrap | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.26.2015 | Black Voices

Russell Simmons said this weekend that technical issues plaguing his pre-paid debit cards – called RushCard – have been resolved. But the news did...