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WNYC News

Hip Hop Elite Get Cuomo's Ear on Police Reform

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The governor has met with Jay-Z and Russell Simmons, among others, who are calling for a special prosecutor in potential police misconduct cases.

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The Empire

Simmons and Clinton Back Rivals in NY-14

Friday, September 10, 2010

Reshma Saujani announced she was endorsed by Russell Simmons, the hip-hop mogul from Queens. Minutes later, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the congresswoman that Saujani is trying to unseat, emailed supporters a letter from her high-profile supporter: Bill Clinton.

Clinton wrote, "Decades from now, we will all still be reaping the benefits of Carolyn’s extraordinary work. She is one of the very best 'how' politicians serving in the United States House of Representatives today."

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The Empire

Mosque Move 'Would Have Been Okay Until It Was Politicized'

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rap mogul Russell Simmons takes a hard-line defense of the mosque near Ground Zero:

"If you're blaming Muslims for the attack on 9/11, then you need to change your mind. Do we blame Christians [for] the first World Trade attack?"

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"Now, the idea of moving it might have been okay until it was politicized. But now, since the Imam is there, and talking about it, we should make every effort not to move it."

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