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CNN’s Don Lemon responds to online criticism: ‘Attack the problem, not the messenger’

CNN anchor Don Lemon responded to some of the criticism surrounding his July 2013 remarks regarding young African-American men and their wardrobe choices on Saturday — specifically an open letter from entrepreneur Russell Simmons. “It shouldn’t matter if someone is Black, white, brown, purple, green, Democrat or Republican,” Lemon said.…

Russell Simmons planning ‘Occupy Wall Street’ concert

Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons says every good movement needs a soundtrack, and he’s doing his part to bring the music to “Occupy Wall Street.” The recording magnate told former Raw Story reporter Brad Jacobson, in a piece for Billboard, that he is in the process of putting together a concert…

Kanye West makes silent stand with ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Occupy Wall Street received an unexpected visit Monday afternoon by music star Kanye West. Accompanied by hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, the rapper made his way to Zuccotti Park to have a first-hand view of the demonstrations. He declined to take questions from the media, letting the former head of Def…

Russell Simmons says Occupy Wall St. goal is simple: Power to the people

Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons said Monday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that despite frequent criticism that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement had no specific purpose or grievances, the goal of the demonstration was quite simple. “They’re at Wall Street because Wall Street runs our government and they’d like to,”…

Russell Simmons: I will bring hundreds of thousands to ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Hip hop magnate Russell Simmons said Thursday on MSNBC that he planned on joining the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” in lower Manhattan. Simmons, who has an estimated net-worth of $340 million, noted that all his employees paid more taxes than he did. “Last time I got involved in a protest…

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