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Russell Simmons | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Mr. President, I am deeply concerned about the future of urban America, specifically the plight of people of color. After listening to people's stories from across this country, this is what I have learned we need to do in order to re-build our families, our communities, our companies and our neighborhoods.


Russell Simmons | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

America is changing, the middle class and poor need support, and every politician who is not ready for this change should wake today and realize that minorities will wait in line into the early hours of the morning to vote them out of office. Forward, we go.

Russell Simmons' Aide To Chief Keef: 'I Want To Listen'

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Chief Keef, please report to the advisor's office. Thursday, the top political advisor to influential hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons said he wants ...

WATCH: A Miami-Born Push To See Every Vote Count

Posted 10.01.2012 | Miami

Russell Simmons is extremely upset about voter suppression, and he wants everyone to know about it. "It is hypocritical, it's anti-American, it de...

PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Black Voices

It was another week of eye-catching fashion moments. Gabrielle Union tops our list in a black-and-silver printed Bill Blass dress she wore to a sc...

Obama Has Worked to Curb Urban Violence

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.18.2012 | Black Voices
Russell Simmons

When more black men were killed in one year (2009) than all of the US soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to date, we must give this problem the utmost attention. We must find solutions to curb the violence.

Russell Simmons On Jay-Z Occupy Wall Street Diss: 'Right 99 Times, But This Ain't One'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

Russell Simmons has responded to rapper Jay-Z's comments about the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying that the hip-hop mogul is "right 99 times, but ...

Looking Good: Richard Gere in 'Arbitrage'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Richard Gere in Arbitrage does for Brioni what he did for Armani in American Gigolo. He looks good in a suit. On Sunday night for the new movie's East...

PHOTOS: '2 Days In New York' Premiere Brings Out Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, And More

Posted 08.09.2012 | New York

The lovely Julie Delpy ("Before Sunrise," "Before Sunset") and the always hilarious Chris Rock turned up for the premiere Wednesday of their new film,...

PHOTOS: Russell Simmons' 13th Annual 'Art for Life' Gala

Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 07.30.2012 | Black Voices

This weekend dozens of stars showed off their style and generosity at Russell Simmons 13th annual 'Art For Life' Gala in the Hamptons. Journalist ...

The Campaign: Politics as Usual

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Campaign plays the current election season for laughs. Candidates for Congress, Will Ferrell as Cam Brady and Zach Galifianakis as Marty Huggins vie for votes in a how-low-can-you-go campaign.

What Richard Branson's Mother Taught Me About Raising Entrepreneurial Kids

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.23.2012 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Much has been written about whether entrepreneurs are born or made, with no real consensus. My own opinion, which is anecdotal, is that entrepreneurs can be made -- and that parents play a central role in making them.

The NRA Ain't Gonna Punk Me!

Russell Simmons | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The time has come for our nation to face the National Rifle Association and its bullying tactics. There is no way that our forefathers envisioned twelve innocent people lying dead on the floor of a movie theater when they wrote the Second Amendment.

Mike Hogan

PHOTOS: Stars Come Out For Screening Of 'Trishna' | Mike Hogan | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

Audiences who know Michael Winterbottom as the director of such wry Brit flicks as "24 Hour Party People" and "The Trip" may be surprised by his lates...

WATCH: What It Means For Russell Simmons To Be American

Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of Independence Day, LatinoVoices and Define American bring you personal stories from all walks of life on what it means to be American. H...

What Russell Simmons Needs to Do

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

It may be painful sometimes to speak out against leaders in our own community who slip into bigotry, but it is necessary.

Farrakhan, Foxman and Falafels: Looming Issues From My Trip To Israel

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.27.2012 | Black Voices
Russell Simmons

You can always say you will never talk to someone who has attacked you or someone who disagrees with you. That is a legitimate, historic position. It is not one, however, that has ever made peace, which is our commitment.

Russell Simmons Urges Peace In Israel

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 08.21.2012 | Black Voices

To hip hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like "a rap beef" that can be resolved through dialogue and understa...

18 College Dropouts Who Made It Big

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kholi | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

Sometimes finishing college, even when you're just a few credits or even a couple weeks away, seems hopeless. That doesn't mean the good life is impos...

So A Rabbi And A Hip-Hop Mogul Go To Israel...

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Russell Simmons

This coming Sunday, Father's Day, is a day that reminds us of our responsibility as men to stand up and model for our children the right path to follow. Next week, I am taking my first trip to Israel with my partner Rabbi Marc Schneier to promote Muslim and Jewish reconciliation.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Jill Zarin Hanging With Mariah Carey? | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 06.12.2012 | Celebrity

Jill Zarin may no longer be welcome in the "Real Housewives of New York" gang, but that's okay -- this former reality star is movin' on up. Now, Zarin...

If You Think Music Videos Are Just About Women, Cars and Money, Think Again

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

Today, art and technology have collided and the beauty of that collision means that art is accessible to more people than it ever has been.

PHOTOS: Russell Simmons To Relaunch Men's Clothing Line

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices

Russell Simmons is one busy guy. When he's not practicing yoga on the beach or protesting against his fellow one percenters, he's slowly taking th...

PHOTOS: Angela Simmons' Bikini Body

Celebuzz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Celebrity

What better way to spend the afternoon than frolicking on the beach in Miami?!...

Why I Occupy...

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Our democracy has been hijacked. The corporations and special interests pay our politicians to do their bidding instead of the people's. This legal bribery has to stop.