However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo.
Simmons, the founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and CEO of Rush Communications, released a statement on Thursday after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of forcing her to have sex with him in She detailed the encounter in a guest column published by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize.
The voices of the voiceless, those who have been hurt or shamed, deserve and need to be heard.
As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don't want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded. The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward.
I will convert the studio for yogic science into a not-for-profit center of learning and healing.
As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening.
As a woman of color, I cannot express how wrenching it is to write this about a successful man of color. A woman quoted in the story said Ratner and Simmons were "in it together. Run" Simmons' hip-hop group, Run-D. The group is widely hailed as an early pioneer of hip hop music.
Some of the biggest names in hip hop have at one point or another been signed to the label: But it's not just music that helped make Simmons a household name.
He went on to create several successful clothing lines, including Phat Farm, Argyleculture and Tantris. Under his company Rush Communications Inc. Inhe and his brothers, Rev. Run and Danny Simmons, co-founded the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, which helps expose inner city youth to the arts.
Simmons was named a Goodwill Ambassador to the UN in and has also been a strong supporter of gay rights and animal rights. In recent years, Simmons has been very vocal about his spirituality, calling himself a "Christian yogi.
Simmons joins a long list of Hollywood power players who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the last two months. Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. Since then, some of media's biggest names, including Kevin Spacey, Louis C. CNN reached out to Simmons' representatives for comment who directed us to Simmons' official statement.The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum.
As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies in the wake of an accusation of harassment and sexual assault.
Simmons, the founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam. Facts about hip-hop and prison for profit The people who own the media are the same people who own private prisons, the EXACT same people, and using one to promote the other is (or "would be," depending on your analysis) very lucrative.
Dec 13, · Williams-Blach, who was 18 at the time, said she extricated herself from the situation by telling Simmons that she needed to go to study hall at UCLA, where she was a freshman. Taking the subculture of hip hop as a case study, three contexts are explored — Morganics in Australia, “Russell Simmons: Philanthropist” in the USA and Emile “XY?” Jansen of the South African hip hop crew Black Noise.
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