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Russell Simmons Inks HBO Deal To Develop TV Programming

The Source | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices

Music mogul Russell Simmons and his latest venture, All Def Digital, a multi-platform media company, signed a deal with premium television network HB...

Rush: Russell Simmons Family Supporting the Arts in New York

Jim Luce | Posted 07.22.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

With Alana Galloway. I first met Russell Simmons several years ago at the United Nations. We chatted about meditation and the earthquake in Haiti. I ...

The Girls Matter Too: Addressing the Girls' Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.09.2015 | Crime
Russell Simmons

We must see what is happening to our girls at the intersection of race, gender and poverty. The terrible truth is that if you are a poor Black or Brown girl who is victimized by sexual or physical violence and trauma, your suffering is denied. Instead, you are punished for it.

Russell Simmons: Kim Kardashian Would Be A Better President Than Donald Trump

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump has been "a good friend" of Russell Simmons' for "many, many years," but the Def Jam founder vehemently hopes the newly-announced GOP can...

'The World Would Be A Better Place If Everyone Meditated'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons didn't find meditation -- meditation found him. What started as a yoga practice for the sake of meeting wom...

Breaking Down the Extremist Barriers to Tolerance and Understanding

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Russell Simmons

Racism and bigotry can infect the fabric of a community, leading to a slow erosion of its democratic values and ideals. But what factors contribute to the rise of these judgments of character in the first place?

Loud Speakers Network Is Making Noise

Azeem Khan | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

By any meaning of the word, Chris Morrow has had an extremely successful career. He co-authored several New York Times Best Sellers with Russell Simmons, Rev Run, and Tyrese.

Governor Cuomo, We've Had Enough!

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Russell Simmons

I am beyond disbelief that even though there is a glaring problem with the policies of policing in New York City, coupled with an inherently flawed justice system, not one new law has been passed since a father of four was choked out on a hot, summer day last July in Staten Island.

6 Savvy Life Hacks From The World's Most Successful Leaders

| Zoe Henry | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business

While it's true that everyone works differently, the world's most successful leaders often have one thing in common: Their days are marked by certain ...

Russell Simmons Set To Produce New Broadway Hip-Hop Musical

Associated Press | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Music mogul Russell Simmons is producing a brand new stage musical that will celebrate three generations of hip-hop, from Run DMC to ...

Russell Simmons Discusses His Argyleculture Fall 2015 Collection

Darby Radcliff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Style
Darby Radcliff

Russell Simmons created Argyleculture with the Urban Graduate in mind -- a term coined by its founder that defines an emerged male and female consumer born and bred in the hip-hop culture, now mature and successful in his or her own right.

Meditation Myth Number 1: 'I'm Not the Type'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Meditation is, in fact, resting in inner silence, and as that silence gradually percolates into the rest of your day, it becomes the state of unshakable happiness and peace that sometimes goes by names like nirvana or enlightenment.

Black History Salute to Russell Simmons, the Yogi

Janice Brown | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Janice Brown

Now, I like hip-hop, but I don't love it. I mean, I like hip-hop lite. I don't remember how I ended up with a Russell Simmons audiobook, but it was divine. Surprisingly, Simmons spoke about his journey into yoga and meditation.

Russell Simmons Hits Back At Geraldo Rivera Over Criticism Of Hip Hop

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons has some strong words for Fox News' Geraldo Rivera and his comments about hip hop damaging the lives of bla...

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

Geraldo Rivera: Hip-Hop Has Damaged Black People More Than Racism In Last 10 Years

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

Geraldo Rivera doesn't exactly seem like a pre-eminent authority on rap culture, but he has some very interesting thoughts about hip-hop, which he sha...

Je Suis Charlie, but Can We Have a World of Respect?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Last week, I sat next to a French production executive at the Reality TV Awards. Our discussion centered around the attack a couple weeks earlier at the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the world outpouring thereafter for free speech.

Open Letter to Young Black Hollywood: Ending Segregation

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

As the minority-majority population becomes more of a reality, Hollywood has to go through a metamorphosis. I would guess that most smart executives know this and are looking for the kinds of partnerships that will keep them relevant. We must seize this opportunity and break down the tough walls of segregation in Hollywood.

Dear Governor Cuomo, Fix Our Justice System Now!

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The change we are asking for will inevitably happen. The only question is when. And for that we turn to you. Governor Cuomo, the floor is yours.

Hip-Hop Moguls Urge NY Governor To Reform Justice System

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop moguls Jay Z and Russell Simmons and rapper-actor Common on Wednesday pressed for changes to the state's criminal justice sy...

Christopher Mathias

Eric Garner Said ‘I Can't Breathe' 11 Times -- Now Activists Are Making 11 Demands In His Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- It’s been more than a week since a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Ga...

Bill O'Reilly Spars With Russell Simmons Over Crime In Black Communities

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.11.2014 | Media

Bill O'Reilly got in a heated argument with hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons Wednesday night over the recent decisions by grand juries in the United St...

Starve the Vulture: An Interview With Jason Carney

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"People tend to deny their own bravery. Although we clamor for it secretly, everyone wants to be the center of attention for the right reasons. Most people do not believe they have it in them."

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...