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Russell Simmons Leads 'I Am A Muslim Too' Rally in New York

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.19.2017 | Entertainment

Happening now: @UncleRUSH addresses hundreds of New Yorkers at the #IAmMuslimToo rally in Times Square.

Celebrities And Activists Share Letters #ToImmigrantsWithLove On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.14.2017 | Latino Voices

Dozens of people on Twitter are writing digital and handwritten love letters for Valentine’s Day, and they’re signing them with #ToImmigrantsWithL...

After A Tumultuous Year, The Time To Recommit To Kids Is Now!

Russell Simmons | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We, as a nation, stand at the crossroads of major change and it is important that we use our collective energy to fight for a better tomorrow, because our young people are watching and they deserve our attention.

Donald Trump + EPA = A Potential Natural Disaster For The Environment

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Russell Simmons

A general who doesn't believe in North Korea's threat. A Federal Reserve chairman who doesn't believe in recessions. A surgeon general who doesn't believe in germs. Those are almost as bad as an Environmental Protection Agency transition head who doesn't believe in science. Meet Myron Ebell.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Before the Flood: Our Last Best Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.22.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood, a documentary exploring this critical historic moment when we can actually do something about climate change pre...

Russell Simmons Reveals Trump Said 'Racist,' 'Anti-Semitic' Things To Him

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics

Media mogul Russell Simmons, who has been friends with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for 30 years, recently opened up about their relat...

Russell Simmons: Trump Is The Epitome Of White Supremacy

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices

Russell Simmons has something to say about his former “amazing friend” of “30-plus years,” Donald Trump. During a CNNMoney Facebook Live on Th...

Russell Simmons Says 'Hollywood Is Segregated,' And It's 'Costing Money'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices

Lack of diversity is costing Hollywood money according to Russell Simmons. In a new interview with LinkedIn, the music mogul offered his two cents on ...

Russell Simmons: 'My Greatest Fear' For America Isn't A Trump Presidency

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.03.2016 | Black Voices

Russell Simmons is determined to educate Americans about the Muslim community and he’s also speaking out against GOP presidential candidate Donald T...

How We Fund Our Criminal Justice System

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.25.2016 | 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 01.20.2017 | 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.