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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

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On The Move: Def Jam Names No I.D. Head of A&R; T.D. Bank Makes Allen Love Executive Vice President

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new promotions

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new executive leadership promotions

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Def Jam Partners With RESPECT Magazine For ’30 Days, 30 DJ’s, 30 Mixes’ Project

With iHeart Radio, you can hear history unfold

With us only four days into November, it seems that the celebration for Def Jam…

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Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons For $142M

No word from the 'Channel Orange' singer yet

Calvin Cooksey, the father of R&B singer Frank Ocean, is suing Russell Simmons’ Global Grind…

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Rick-Ross

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Empire Building & Rebranding

Rapper and entrepreneur opens up about franchising, conquering the business world

Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross opens up on conquering business world.

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

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Rihanna signs with Roc Nation label

Rihanna Leaves Def Jam, Signs with Roc Nation

Singer leaves Def Jam

Music artist Rihanna has left Def Jam and signed with Roc Nation management and label.

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PGA of America Taps Former Def Jam Executive to Head Diversity Effort

Hampton alum oversaw development at United Way of New York

Haskins led A&R group at Island Def Jam

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Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

Can Russell be successful again at HBO?

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Kevin Liles: More Than Music

Former Def Jam music man talks about the importance of expanding his brand beyond the industry and giving back by paying it forward

How the former Def Jam music man has expanded his brand beyond the industry and…

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Former Music Industry Worker Promotes Empowerment Through Fashion

Fashion entrepreneur Kissa Thompson wants African American community to love their hair, culture and selves equally

Founded by Kissa Thompson, Buttafly Unlimited is more than a T-shirt/apparel line. It promotes positive…

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6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

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WATCH: LL Cool J on his Continued Connection to Hip-Hop

Rapper turned actor LL Cool J speaks on his dual role as a hip-hop pioneer and Hollywood player

The hip-hop pioneer and star of NCIS: Los Angeles opens up about the evolution of…

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LL Cool J Decoded: The Greatest Brand of All Time

Taking home I Am Hip-Hop honors at the BET Hip-Hop Awards the entertainment veteran gets Decoded

From artist to actor to author to businessman, LL Cool J is a brand that…

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Writer Nelson George Documents the Brooklyn Renaissance Movement

The noted scribe explores the cultural impact of his Brooklyn, NY neighborhood in new film

With Brooklyn Boheme, writer Nelson George documents the creative energy and public figures of note…

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WATCH: Russell Simmons Talks Farrakhan, Success, and ‘Super Rich’

Hip-hop entrepreneur calls NOI leader his 'second father'

Music entrepreneur Russell Simmons talks to The Root about his success and how Louis Farrakhan…

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Def Jam Executive Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Def Jam executive vice president Shakir Stewart died Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Def Jam executive vice president Shakir Stewart, 34, died on Saturday, of a self-inflicted gunshot…

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Last Week in Brief — 1/4/2008

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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