Russell Simmons issued an apology over his YouTube company’s “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape.” The apology is below: In the whole history of Def Comedy Jam, I’ve never taken down a controversial comedian. When my buddies from the NAACP called and asked me to take down the Harriet Tubman video from the All Def Digital YouTube […]

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons (pictured) announced his support for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in the N.Y.C. mayoral race in a new ad that debuted Monday. RELATED: Chirlane McCray Speaks About Falling In Love With A Man After Being A Lesbian In the ad, Simmons explains why de Blasio is his top pick, “Bill de […]

  On Monday, digital media company Interactive One, which is the parent company of NewsOne, announced a partnership with businessman and hip-hop icon Russell Simmons, founder of GlobalGrind and NARRATIVE: The Culture Lab. Interactive One Studios will oversee the management of both GlobalGrind, the self-described “hip-pop” website, and NARRATIVE, “a digital marketing, entertainment and technology […]

In the aftermath of Lowe’s pulling their ads from television broadcasts of TLC’s “All American Muslim,” hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons attempted to buy ad time for the show.

Businessman and activist, Russell Simmons has criticized hardware company, Lowe’s for pulling their ads from the TLC show, “American Muslim.” Lowes pulled the ads after receiving complaints about the show. “American Muslim” follows five Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan. Entertainment Weekly reports: “This can’t happen in America; [Lowe’s] needs to fix this immediately,” Simmons said, […]

Noting the increasing rise in electronic bill payment and communications, the U.S. Postal Service is continuing with plans to end next-day services and sought approval to eliminate 28,000 jobs,  Reuters reports. Still, the nation’s second largest employer is rolling out commemorative stamps for the nostalgic and collectors including a new Kwanzaa stamp, and a series […]

After facing some criticism for being involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement despite his capitalist credentials, including his debit card, The Rush Card, Russell Simmons has defended himself in an open letter to The Huffington Post. Simmons had been criticized by NewsOne blogger, Ryan Mack who called him “officially part of the 1%” and […]

One of the first Black celebrities openly supporting the Occupy Wall St. movement was Russell Simmons. Unlike some celebs who stopped by the movement for a rebellious photo opportunity, Russell appears sincere to staying the course. Rich as he may be Russell recently told The Huffington Post : “It’s part of human kindness and I […]

I have been a long admirer of 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 do more for the benefit of serving others. […]

TALLAHASSEE — Russell Simmons’ RushCard, a pre-paid debit card targeted at urban working class people is being investigated by the Florida Attorney General’s Office over alleged hidden fees. MyBankTracker reports: The Florida Attorney General’s Office has issued subpoenas against five prepaid debit card companies claiming they may be forcing consumers to pay hidden fees each […]

Roland Martin talks with Russell Simmons about his new book, Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All. Russell Simmons–rap impresario and founder of Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, and the Hip-Hop Summit, and with Morrow coauthor of Do You!–explores what it means to be truly rich and fulfilled through two tenets. The twin paths […]

Dear Senator Feinstein and Senator Hatch, Societies are judged on how they treat their elderly, their sick and their children.  For far too long we have failed all three.  The two of you have the opportunity and the responsibility to take a step in changing this course by passing the Youth PROMISE Act.  I write […]