Tag Archives: Russell Simmons

Social Entrepreneur Reframes The Perception of Black Men

New York, N.Y. Black Men: America’s Great, Underappreciated Assets. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about black males in the United States? That’s the question social entrepreneur Trabian Shorters would like more Americans to ask themselves. “I’d follow that question with another: Is it good? – Because too often, the […]

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RUSH: Russell Simmons Family Supporting the Arts in New York

With Alana Galloway. New York, N.Y.  I first met Russell Simmons several years ago at the United Nations. We chatted about meditation and the earthquake in Haiti. I was inspired by his work and honored to be invited to his Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon last spring at the Plaza on Fifth Avenue with one of […]

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Russell Simmons Calls Out NYC Mayor de Blasio re: Police Problems

New York, N.Y.  Russell Simmons reportedly used some colorful language on a radio show June 18 to describe New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. According to Capital New York, the hip-hop mogul and activist called de Blasio a “bitch” for failing to stand up to the city’s police commissioner, William Bratton, and governor, Andrew […]

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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Rush HeARTS Luncheon

New York, N.Y.  Russell Simmons, Cynthia Nixon, Kenneth Cole, Cynthia Rowley, and Angela Simmons were just a few of the many attendees at this week’s Rush HeARTS Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel, hosted by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Danny Simmons, Angela Simmons and Russell Simmons. Photo Getty Images. Cynthia Nixon served as the host of […]

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Living in Color – Art for Life

East Hampton, New York.   Russell Simmons along with his former wife, and honorary chair of the event, Kimora Lee and brother Danny Simmons delivered a star-studded event in the Hamptons with performances by Anita Baker, Diggy Simmons and Salt-N-Pepa,  The event shows the true Heart of Hip Hop. The Proceeds from Art for Life […]

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Henry Buhl’s 20-Year Help to Homeless Celebrated at Sotheby’s

New York, N.Y.  Twenty years ago, a man begged Henry Buhl for $20 on the streets of New York. Henry recognized the man as a former street sweeper who had worked near his office. Henry discovered the man had been fired for sleeping on the job and decided to look into the situation. Local stores […]

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TM Meets Medicine, Bridges Difference

By Ralph DePalo, Ph.D. New York, N.Y.  Leaders of the David Lynch Foundation (DLF), the Global Stress Initiative (GSI), and The Water Initiative met recently at the home of business leader and philanthropist Kevin McGovern to highlight the remarkable successes of these charitable organizations to overcome traumatic stress among at-risk youth, veterans and abused women and girls – […]

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French Artist & Legend CharlElie Couture in New York City

New York, N.Y.  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 impressed John Lee and me as a tremendous thought leader in the arts – as well as a very global citizen. We wanted to learn more about this legendary singer, […]

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