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Russell Simmons

The Sacred Ground of Deep Seated Hate

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Now that we have politicized Park51 and the world is watching, there can be no wavering of our support of the First Amendment and, in turn, the proposed community center. Build it.

America In The Twilight Zone: I Can't Believe We Are Even Discussing This

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

As the right continues to preach that they are the ones who are on god's side, with the "Ground Zero Mosque," they're behaving in quite the opposite manner.

Ground Zero Mosque: Digging a Hole in the Soul of America

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

We are a pluralistic society and this means we welcome all religions. Islam did not attack the World Trade Center on 9/11, sick and twisted men did. They did not only hijack four airplanes, but also hijacked a religion.

Mr. President, If You Don't Come Out Fighting, You'll Not Only Lose Elections, But Respectfully, Also Your Soul

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

For the sake of the legacy of one of our nation's greatest attributes -- its tolerance of diversity -- it is now the time to put the security of our nation first over the intolerance of others and re-instate Lt. Choi to his National Guard duties.

PHOTOS: Kimora Lee Sells Mansion For $13.9 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This ten-bedroom palace gives "living life in the fab lane" new meaning. The former digs of now-divorced couple Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee has ...

Russell Simmons Hosts Special Screening Of New Independent Film On The Animal Liberation Movement

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stefanie Iris Weiss

Russell Simmons, music mogul, entrepreneur, and vegan animal advocate will host the New York premiere of the independent feature film Bold Native in New York City.

Re-Hire Shirley Sherrod Immediately.

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Shirley Sherrod, who has helped countless farmers keep their land, was accused by Fox of racism based on manipulative editing of a tape of a speech she gave about how she learned that race should never matter in helping the poor.

Russell Simmons' Former Apartment For Sale

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Russell Simmons moved out of this condo in 1996, but like a fine wine, the apartment seems to have gotten better with age. Simmons sold the place for ...

The Death of a Generation

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

I feel a renewed commitment to bringing yoga to kids throughout the New York City public school system and throughout the country.

French Contemporary Artist and Legend CharlElie Couture in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

We first met French Contemporary Artist CharlElie Couture at the French Embassy in New York for the Wynton Marsalis ceremony in the fall of 2009. He ...

Social Media Is the New Hip-Hop

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Russell Simmons

Social media is the new hip hop, the new rock and roll, the new equalizer, giving voice to the previously voiceless, the sound and thunder for social justice.

Democrats, Don't Do This to the Poor!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

No one has yet been able to tell me how Sen. Durbin's amendment will keep the under-served from being hurt by higher fees for the very basic service that debit cards provide.

I Am Fed Up!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

I was inspired to fund the Peacekeepers -- an initiative that seeks to deter crime in unstable neighborhoods -- after the wave of youth violence that has engulfed our nation. I, like so many community members, am fed up.

Senator Durbin: Don't Dump on the Poor And Call It Rain

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I am extremely concerned about the potential impact that the "Durbin Amendment" will have on the ability of community banks and credit unions to provide card services at affordable rates to poor Americans.

The Ugly Head of America

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The hatred and anger towards Muslims in this country and around the world has gone beyond the tipping point. This is not acceptable. We have to cleanse ourselves of this horrible disease.

Lock Em' up and Throw Away the Key

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We cannot accept the fact that for the first time in the history of the United States more than one in every 100 adults is locked up in jail or prison.

'Shrek Forever After' Premiere: Hot Cameron Diaz & Lots Of Celebrity Kids (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Shrek Forever After' had its premiere on Sunday in LA, and along with the movie's stars, a lot of celebrities came out with their whole families. T...

Rev. Run and Justine Simmons on 'Raising Kids' (VIDEO)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Hip Hop icon, Rev. Run and his beautiful wife, Justine gave me the pleasure of meeting them in New York city to sit down with me and chat. I found ...

Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed "Diplomatic Viewpoint"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first "Diplomatic Viewpoint" for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched tw...

Ric O'Barry: The Performance of a Lifetime

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

It was a weekend of celebration for Ric O'Barry and his lifelong movement to save dolphins. With an Oscar for The Cove, the Japanese government has to take note, and change is on its way.

The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Russell Simmons

There is a well-documented history of Blacks and Jews standing together on civil rights. But not as much has been said about the creative alliances in business between these two groups.

Why I Meditate

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Simmons

Two years ago, I visited a school in South Africa where all the students practiced Transcendental Meditation. It has changed my experiences in meditation and therefore my experiences in life.

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."