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Loud Speakers Network Is Making Noise

Azeem Khan | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 | 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 ...

I am the Jackie Robinson of Hip Hop Graphic Design!

Brad Puet | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

It was 1987. I had just gotten off work and walked across the Kitsap Mall to Sam Goody to look for this album. I heard that it had just got out and...

Chris Rock Is a F***ing Genius -- You Already Knew That...

Russell Simmons | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

All of us are born with certain talents, but how many of us focus and develop ourselves to our greatest potential?

Miami Music Conference to Help Boys & Girls Club

Reyne Haines | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Reyne Haines

Sean Combs signing Caesarstone speakers at REVOLT Music Conference REVOLT Music Conference offered a weekend filled with entertainment and educatio...

Digging Into "The Why" of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation with Danny Simmons

Brandon Deroche | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

With this weekend being their annual Gold Rush Awards fundraiser in New York, I caught up with Danny to learn the story of how Rush began.

Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

In the state of California, we now spend $62,300 per prison inmate per year while only $9,200 to educate a child in a K-12 school. If that statistic doesn't disturb you, consider this: Since 1984, the state has built 22 state prisons while only one new University of California school.

The Most Important Man You've Never Heard of

Azeem Khan | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

In the 30 years, hip hop music has gone from a small genre of music that got no radio play to a cultural phenomenon that you can find traces of on every part of our planet.