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Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

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[leadplayer_vid id=”539F75845CC89″]   Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons have gathered a coalition of supporters from various walks of life to stand together to correct the serious injustices of the prison industrial complex.  Rehabilitation and even punishment are acceptable in themselves, but when a nation builds an entire economy around the unjust incarceration of millions of its citizens, that nation is serving as a tool for its own demise.  Families…

Bill O’Reilly and Russell Simmons Clash over a Beyoncé Video

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  Bill O’Reilly and Russell Simmons Clash over a Beyoncé Video In the music video for the Beyoncé song “Partition,” there’s some incredibly raunchy imagery, including car sex and a lyric reference to Monica Lewinsky. Bill O’Reilly was fired up about this Monday night, confronting hip hop mogul Russell Simmons over what kind of message that sends to young black girls when such behavior is glorified by one of their…

Is Kimora Lee Simmons Married Or Dating Tim Leissner? Russell Simmons Answers

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons took to Twitter to clear the air about the marital status of his ex-wife, who among various reports was said to be dating the rapper Birdman. Simmons may have had good intentions when he tweeted of his ex, Kimora Lee Simmons, “She is happily married” under the hashtag “#gossipcop.” Turns out that was news to most everyone else, setting Twitter gossip…

Russell Simmons And Jennifer Hudson Want To Protect Dolphins

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Russell Simmons has teamed up with Jennifer Hudson in an effort to save dolphins from being slaughtered in the fishing town of Taiji in Japan. Simmons and Hudson along with other activists are asking President Obama not to sign an international trade agreement until Japan stops their dolphin killing. Other celebrities have joined the cause such as Sean Penn, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, and William Shatner,…

Jamie Foxx Stands Strong for the Family of Trayvon Martin

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Actor Jaimie Fox held a celebrity fundraiser at his home this past weekend in the honor of Trayvon Martin. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Martin’s parents, attended the gathering. There were many celebrities at the event including the famous Harry Belafonte, Russell Simmons, Tyrese and many more.  Extra reported that Harry Belafonte gave a speech at the party. Russell Simmons delivered a big six-figure check to Martin’s parents that will…

Russell Simmons on the Harriet Tubman Tape: They Tried to Paula Deen Me

Russell Simmons on the Harriet Tubman Tape: They Tried to Paula Deen Me

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Russell Simmons took a lot of heat for that Harriet Tubman s-x tape, which he probably wishes he’d never allowed into the public eye.  He didn’t make the tape, but it was his job to stop his comedians from putting it out.  But right after the backlash happened, he apologized, but that wasn’t enough for the feminists, who were sick and tired of him anyway.  But Russell keeps fighting back,…

Wafeeq Sabir El-Amin is an aspiring rapper who attempted to kill his friend as a sacrifice to join the illuminati and become famous.

Aspiring Rapper Attempted to Murder Friend to Join Illuminati

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It appears as if the conversation about mainstream celebrities such as Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye, Beyoncé, etc. having to join an evil secret society to become rich and famous is taking a toll on aspiring artists. For years, conspiracy theorists have predicted that celebrities have sacrificed loved ones to attain all of the riches of the world by joining the Illuminati. Although hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has come forward and said…

After 5 Years Kimora & Djimon Call A Quits

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Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou have called it quits. A rep for the actor confirmed the split to People magazine, saying the two “have officially separated after 5½ years.” Though Simmons, 37, and Hounsou, 48, never wed, they have one child together: 3 ½-year-old son Kenzo Lee Hounsou. The couple first met in 2007 following Simmons’ split from husband Russell Simmons. “I have a lot of hang-ups in life…

Ishmael Shakur Is A Vegan Who Refers to Soul Food As 'Destroying Souls'

African American Vegetarian Refers To Soul Food As ‘Destroying Souls’

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Ishmael Shakur is a 38-year-old has been a vegetarian for six years. He becomes upset when soul food — comprised of barbecued ribs, fried chicken and pork chops, ham, black-eyed peas and green beans with ham hocks, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and a delectable list of desserts — is labeled traditional African American food. “A lot of people think a real good, wholesome meal is when you sit back…

Obama’s ‘Wish List’ of Celebrity Endorsers Includes Some Of Music’s Top Names

Obama’s ‘Wish List’ of Celebrity Endorsers Includes Some Of Music’s Top Names

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    Much like his 2008 campaign, Obama is tapping Hollywood heavyweights to support his re-election. According to The Tennessean , the president has made a “wish list” of celebrity endorsers that include big names such as Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, John Legend, Janelle Monáe, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, India.Arie, Laila Ali, the Roots and MANY more. We’re guessing Obama’s strategy is something like “if ain’t not broke, don’t fix it.” His 2008…

Kimora Lee Is OK With Russell’s New Boo

Kimora Lee Is OK With Russell’s New Boo

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    Kimora Lee Simmons approves of her ex’s new flame. A source in St. Barth tells us that the feisty fashion designer and her husband, two-time Oscar nominated actor Djimon Hounsou, were hanging out with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and his date, Australian actress Melissa George, at the BBQ that producer Lawrence Bender and businessman Amir Benesh threw on the exclusive island. Kimora, 36, who was married to Simmons…

Russell Simmons Buys ‘All-American Muslim’ Ad Space, Protests Lowes

Russell Simmons Buys ‘All-American Muslim’ Ad Space, Protests Lowes

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    After Lowes created some open ad time, Russell Simmons filled it in a high profile way. The music legend and entrepreneur tweeted on Monday that he bought all the remaining ad space on “All-American Muslim,” the TLC reality show that has been at the center of a recent media buy controversy. “Just purchased remaining spots for #allamericanmuslim for next week,” he wrote. “The show is now sold out!…

Russell Simmons Hires Civil Rights Icon To Assist In Occupy Wall Street Movement

Russell Simmons Hires Civil Rights Icon To Assist In Occupy Wall Street Movement

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    Russell Simmons has just hired civil rights icon Dr. Ben Chavis to help coordinate his efforts for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Russell has brought on Dr. Chavis, the man who put together the Million Man March,  in hopes of bringing the black clergy and its congregation together with union support, in order to amplify his efforts to get the money out of Washington. Read More.

Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

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    Despite the blows for Occupy Wall Street protestors, Russell Simmons and his industry counterpart Jay Z think they can either profit from or influence the movement one way or another. The two are talking about a concert. “We are definitely discussing [a concert,]” Simmons told Billboard.biz. “We’re definitely looking to make a huge impact. We’re actively working for permits. We’ll have one in our hands soon.” Read More.

Ryan Mack: Russell Simmons Can Help Occupy Wall Street, but Not with His Rush Card in Hand

Ryan Mack: Russell Simmons Can Help Occupy Wall Street, but Not with His Rush Card in Hand

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    Written By Ryan Mack, President of The Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment, Inc. – Your Black World I have been a long admirer of you Uncle Rush (Russell Simmons). The Godfather of Hip Hop that brought me “Krush Groovin”, the serial entrepreneur whose success and drive inspired me to start my own business, and the community activist who places a strong emphasis on giving therefore motivating me to…