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Crashing Fashion Week: The Final Day

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

I arrive at the New York Public Library. As I climb the icy steps with the other fashionistas, I hear one of them scoff, "This show is a joke; anyone can get in." Um, not Lindsay Lohan apparently.

The Banks Are Bullying the Poor and I'm Not Having It!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Russell Simmons

Banks seem to spend way too much time trying to gouge our communities and not enough time doing the basic things you'd expect a bank to do. I am ready to do everything I can to drive these sorts of banks out of our neighborhoods.

Donna Karan, Mary J. Blige, and Andre Harrell: For the Love of Haiti

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

The Hope Help & Relief Haiti benefit on Monday followed Donna Karan's lead: "Let's join together as a community to help the Haitians rebuild their communities. Dreams can come true."

They Overcame Slavery, They Will Overcome This

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russell Simmons

The Haitian people were the first to be free of slavery, but they have been paying a price ever since. We, as a nation, have drained this beautiful island, but now we have the chance to repair the past.

The Hypocrisy Of The Media

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

I am amazed at the hypocrisy of the international media's attack on Beyonce for her performance at Nikki Beach in St. Barts over the holidays.

The Indictment of America

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I'm really afraid that our beloved country, America, is standing on its last wobbly legs. I'm worried that the karmic effects of our negative actions will finally come home to roost.

Will Athletes Answer the Bell For Haitian Relief?

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Will athletes rise up to meet the challenge again for our neighbor in the Caribbean like they did with Katrina?

The New Old Face of Racism

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Rush Limbaugh, in discussing "the black frame of mind," is using Tiger Woods as an Obama surrogate, using Tiger as a way to say that these men cannot be trusted.

A Message For the New Decade

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Now more than ever, the 89 percent of this country that is not black is thirsting to buy our products and follow our lead. I don't want to address just 11 percent of the population, I want to speak to 100 percent of America.

The Content of Senator Reid's Character

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

It is important that we do not judge Senator Reid solely by his words, but more importantly, by the content of his character.

True Patriots Are Not Silent. They Speak Out.

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We need more people to speak out and to stand publicly with President Obama. Millions who voted are now way too silent, too passive and too willing to be patient with injustice.

Take the First Step and Support the President

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We are left with a bill that neither side is incredibly happy about, but from experience, I know it means that it is a good piece of legislation.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

Hate For Sale

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russell Simmons

I am concerned that the words of Ahmadinejad will continue to influence young people. But I fear that online hate groups will have much greater influence than one isolated leader.

Ashley Dupre Invited, Then Uninvited To Tommy Hilfiger Party | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's bros before hos for buddies Russell Simmons and Tommy Hilfiger. After Hilfiger told the Def Jam founder that Russell's new pal Ashley Dupre was u...

Vote Every Time, NYC: Join Russell, Vote Yassky Tomorrow

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sara Haile-Mariam

Last Thursday, Russell Simmons announced his support of David Yassky for New York City Comptroller.

French Baller Kicks to Photog at Y-3

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

At Y-3, the bags, clutches and purses were divine. The shorts were great, and so were the tux-inspired overcoats.

Ashley Dupre, Spitzer Call Girl, Lashes Out At Critics, Book Publishers

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ashley Dupre, the call girl entangled in former-Gov. Eliot Spitzer's sex scandal, lashes out at critics and the media in a new blog post on Global Gri...

David Paterson, The Accidental Governor?

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

In a year where every single Governor is under fire, and other governors have simply quit (Mrs. Palin?), Governor Paterson is working hard to weather the storm during this difficult economic time.

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Simmons

I believe that when leading men of faith get in a room to discuss tolerance and respect, it's easy to make great progress. The hard part is getting them in the room.

An Open Letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Remember the Poor

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

We respect the city's interest in servicing the tourists and more affluent New Yorkers and we recognize these programs, in some way, benefit the entire city. However, the poor do not benefit enough.

The Healing Has Begun... U.S. Senate Apologizes For Slavery

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The effects of slavery on our communities have been devastating. The devastation does not stop because of the apology; however these are words that we all needed to hear.

What Do Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Tila Tequila Have in Common?

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Russell Simmons

Last week marks a shift in human consciousness. We are finally, after years of going head to head with the fur industry, changing the way the world views fur.

Russell Simmons, Terrence Howard Offer Obama Date Night Ideas

Politico | Patrick Gavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Barack and Michelle Obama are keeping up their date nights, despite their busy schedules. They've been to Citronelle, the Kennedy Center, Broadway and...

Cleansing the Hatred From Within

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Let yesterday's attack be a wake-up call: racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are alive and well in America. But like every tragedy, there is always a lesson to be learned: we must change ourselves.