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Baltimore rapper Caddy Da Don grew up on the east side of the city and claims an amazing amount of hometown pride for the place of undiscovered story-tellers.  With abandoned buildings and crowded corners in abundance, Caddy found himself drawn to a lavish lifestyle of money, cars, women and business attainable by only the toughest on the streets.  In […]

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 […]

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 […]

An affirmation is a great way to start training your mind toward a positive way of thinking. Coupled with other positive thinking exercises, a positive affirmation will help you overcome any obstacle that is put in front of you. The object of these positive thinking exercises is to ensure that you train the most powerful […]

It is wonderful that Yoga is continuing to gain popularity as a resource for healing in the black community, from celebrities to inmates.  According to TMZ.com, Hollywood star Wesley Snipes requested Yoga Mats to teach other inmates the benefits during his time in prison. Here is the picture that TMZ put up, It is obviously […]

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 […]