Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons and LL Cool J. (Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Russell Simmons, LL Cool J Give Pep Talk At Rikers Island

A group of young people at the Rikers Island jail complex received some words of encouragement Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.

07/31/2014

Al Sharpton

Sharpton, Other Civil Rights Leaders Launch Fight Against ‘Knockout Game’

The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have launched a social media campaign in an effort to stop the violent “knockout game.”

12/04/2013

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio gives his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Star-Studded Inaugural Committee

Gabrielle Fialkoff was named the inauguration chairwoman. Fialkoff, the president of a jewelry company, served as finance chairwoman for de Blasio’s successful runs for public advocate and mayor.

11/30/2013

Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of the Beastie Boys has died May 4, 2012 after battling cancer. He was 47. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Hartnett: MCA And Beastie Boys Will Never Be Duplicated

Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away Friday but left behind a standard for young artists to strive toward.

CBS New York–05/04/2012

Demonstrators with "Occupy Wall Street" on Oct. 11, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Hold ‘Millionaires March’ On The Upper East Side

Chanting “We are the 99 percent!” they raised their voices, raised their signs and raised a ruckus as they marched through the land of the ladies who lunch.

10/11/2011

Occupy Wall Street (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Some Business Owners Ramp Up Distaste For ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters

On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “Occupy Wall Street” protesters can stay and have their say as along as they’re law-abiding. But also expressing themselves were the business owners around Zuccotti Park, who are angered.

10/10/2011

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., center, the only Muslin in Congress, becomes emotional as he testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on the extent of the radicalization of American Muslims, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization Hearing

Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.

03/10/2011

Rep. Peter King  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rep. King: Islamic Radicalization Hearings Will Be Fair

“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.

03/09/2011

Rep. Peter King  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Interfaith Rally Protests Rep. King’s Hearings On US Muslims

A coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit and governmental organizations plans to rally in New York City against a planned congressional hearing on Muslims’ role in homegrown terrorism.

03/06/2011

Handguns

New Yorkers March, Rally In Effort To Stop Gun Violence

The smiling faces of loved ones lost to gun violence decorated signs, shirts and buttons as the crowd marched to Times Square.

02/27/2011

Handguns

Russell Simmons, Politicians Push for Gun Laws During Peace Week

This week has been designated as “Peace Week” and entertainers are teaming up with politicians to push for stricter gun laws.

01/19/2011

President Barack Obama makes a final get-out-the-vote push for Democratic candidates, Attorney General Dick Blumenthal, running for U.S. Senate, left, and Rep. Jim Himes, D-Ct., right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama Makes Get-Out-The-Vote Push At Conn. Rally

President Barack Obama told voters in Bridgeport that in three days they could set the direction of Connecticut and the nation for years to come.

10/30/2010

Musician Sean 'Diddy' Combs arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. "Lottery Ticket" at the Grauman?s Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles August 12, 2010.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK

L.I. Woman Accuses Sean Combs Of Age Discrimination

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/ AP) – A Long Island woman has sued Sean “Diddy” Combs, saying the rapper-producer fired her two decades after she helped launch his career. Francesca Spero, of Malverne, filed the age discrimination […]

09/02/2010

Ground zero mosque site (file)

Hip-Hop Mogul Shows Support For Ground Zero Mosque

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is making his support for a proposed mosque near Ground Zero crystal clear through the windows of his apartment overlooking the World Trade Center site.

08/25/2010

Photo/Steve Sandberg

Contents Of Russell, Kimora Lee’s Ex-Saddle River Home On Sale

Buyers are checking out the contents of the New Jersey estate once owned by Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons. Just bring lots of cash.

1010 WINS–08/06/2010

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