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The Most Important Man You've Never Heard of

Azeem Khan | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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.

World Exclusive: The 2014 Revolt Music Conference

Azeem Khan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Last year, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, a man who needs little introduction, decided to launch a music-oriented digital television network, REVOLT TV, dedicated to offering music videos, entertainment, and pop culture news.

The Ferguson Solution

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Police in general get a bad rap, and the vast majority are good, loyal souls. But their training and the institutional mentality they come from often leads to a warped perspective of how they function within communities that they do not live in.

For My Daughter and Other African-American Kids

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Russell Simmons

Most people think of me as the "godfather of hip-hop," and believe me, I'm proud of that title, but I know that one of my most important contribution in business has been providing a financial service for millions of Americans.

Jae Jin's House of Cards

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin Meekhof

In May of 2013, Jae Jin was a 28-year-old doing community outreach for a Baltimore non-profit agency when a friend encouraged him to audition for a sm...

Rapper Warren G: Judge Performers By Their Music, Not Their Sexuality

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.24.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.

Suze Orman Nixes Her Prepaid Debit Card; It Appears Her Dream of Helping Millions to Establish and Build Credit Is Dead

Curtis Arnold | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Despite the closure of the Approved card, Orman deserves to be commended for her noble attempt to make positive changes to the credit reporting system.

Russell Simmons On The Connection Between Yoga And Success

OWN | Posted 06.13.2014 | OWN

For decades, Russell Simmons has been a busy man building an empire, from co-founding Def Jam Recordings to creating the Phat Farm fashion line. But ...

Art Through The Eyes Of A Legend: Danny Simmons

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 08.12.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The Simmons family has shown us firsthand that art, literature, music (even rap), business and politics can co-exist with the proper support system.

Celebrating Our Oprah: The Queen of Consciousness

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Russell Simmons

Like it or not, celebrities have some of the loudest voices in this country. And if only a fraction of them could use their voices to articulate the power of consciousness, tolerance and compassion the way Oprah has, then we could truly begin to realize our collective potential.

5 Questions for Russell Simmons

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

It may surprise some that hip-hop luminary (founder of Def Jam records and Phat Farm clothing) Russell Simmons is also a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.

7 Women Who Helped Take Their Men To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

The late great Jackie Robinson once wisely wrote, “It’s an old saying -- but a true one -- that behind every successful man there is usually a wom...

17 Days Left to Change the World!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Barack Obama, our president, put his entire presidency on the line during his first year in office to reform our broken health care system. After a long, hard-fought battle, he delivered on his campaign promise to create affordable health care that would give every American a chance to live a healthy and productive life.

Hip-Hop Mogul Aims To Bring Meditation To Chicago Schools

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons had a surprising message for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during his Thursday appearance on HuffPost Live. Simmons, who...

Russell Simmons Shares His Secret To Lasting Happiness

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Morning meditation and late-night drinking are pretty much on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to de-stressing, but entrepreneur and autho...

Kimora Lee Simmons Is Married Again, According To Her Ex-Husband Russell Simmons

Posted 02.21.2014 | Celebrity

So apparently, Kimora Lee Simmons is married again, and the news has been announced by none other than her ex-husband, Russell Simmons. He spilled the...

Hip-Hop Icon: I'll Be 'Rooting' For Michael Sam In The NFL

Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Hip-hop icon Russell Simmons has joined the ever-growing list of celebrities and public figures to praise college football player and NFL prospect Mic...

WATCH: Russell Simmons Talks NY Peace Week

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

January 15 marked the beginning of this year's edition of NY Peace Week, a seven-day effort to tame violence on New York City streets in honor of the ...

Mike Bloomberg Delivered for New York City

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I certainly had my fair share of differences, both publicly and privately, with Mayor Bloomberg. But, through it all, I remained a loyal supporter, because I respected his independence and I knew his heart was in the right place.

Governor Cuomo, the Animal Rights Community Is Counting On You!

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.26.2014 | New York
Russell Simmons

With only a few days left in the legislative session, we urgently need Governor Cuomo to sign a game-changing bill that gives local governments and citizens more ability to regulate puppy mills in their communities.

Barack the Polls! Obama Keep Raising Hell!

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

History will judge this president not just for being the first black president, but for being the president that began our nation's course toward a more progressive union.

Ted Cruz Was Right, for Once

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

As the only United States senator to attend yesterday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, he did the right thing. Showing respect to one of the great men this world has ever witnessed, Senator Cruz understands the importance of history.

Kanye West Is A Genius, And Here's Proof

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Kanye West hasn't been shy about lauding his own professional accomplishments, regularly calling himself a genius and comparing himself to the likes o...

All the Fake Democrats Please Take a Seat!

Russell Simmons | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I thought I knew where most Democrats stood. I thought they stood on the side of the poor, the elderly, the disenfranchised, and all of those struggling to stay afloat during some very difficult economic times. But, then came a website.

Whoa New York Times, You Need to Hold Your Horses!

Russell Simmons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

My question for you, New York Times, is how can you allow such strong voices such as corporations that promote war, destroy the environment, lobby for assault weapons, etc., and yet take issue when those that fight for animals give them a voice?