04 January 2011

Russell Simmons - Peace Advocate

Russell Simmons is a pioneering hip-hop mogul, turned creator of the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, ArgyleCulture, and American Classics. Russell Simmons is the third richest figure in hip-hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million. He is all these things but now an inspirational book author, practicing Yogi, peace advocate, and strong believer in animal liberation, Russell Simmons is a man I look up to.

As a successful entrepreneur he is an advocate of many things. He was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Slavery Memorial at the United Nations to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, Simmons joined 29 other top executives in the apparel and home fashions industry to form Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc. to unify the apparel and home fashions industry to donate new products to help needy individuals and families who fell victim to one of the USA's worst natural disasters. This organization now helps others year round. They have also helped support the Haiti disaster as well. Fashion Delivers has distributed over $55 million in product donations since 2005. That's a lot of clothing to help people in need.

Russell Simmons wants to empower individuals all over the world with his books and talks about meditation and the power we have within us.

I love this video. There are so many truths in it.

I have recently joined the world of meditation and I love it. It makes my days so much brighter and vibrant and clear. It also makes my moods stay higher, where I want them to be. Read here about why Russell Simmons is a proud supporter of meditation. Russell Simmons is also a supporter of the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has provided scholarships for over 100,000 at-risk school children (and at-risk teens and adults and elderly people) to learn to meditate.

If you can't tell by now, I think very highly of Russell Simmons and I support anything that he supports because I know he lives a life of non-violence and peace for all creatures of our planet.

Peace, Love, Wealth
Kimra Diggs
The Progressive Mama

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