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RushCard To Create 'Multi-Million Dollar' Fund To Help CustomersRushCard, a pre-paid debit card system backed by hip-hop mogul Russel Simmons will create a 'multi-million dollar' fund to help cover costs for thousands of users.
RushCard Members Furious After Not Being Able To Access Prepaid Debit Card AccountsThe company declared a fee holiday, but it might not be enough to keep disgruntled customers from leaving.
Russell Simmons: NYC's Horse Carriages Like HolocaustHip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York City's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust.
Protesters At City Hall Demand Change In Police PoliciesProtesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision rallied outside City Hall Wednesday, demanding action against what they called brutality and racial disparities in policing.
Russell Simmons, LL Cool J Give Pep Talk At Rikers IslandA 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.
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.”
De Blasio Announces Star-Studded Inaugural CommitteeGabrielle 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.
Hartnett: MCA And Beastie Boys Will Never Be DuplicatedAdam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away Friday but left behind a standard for young artists to strive toward.
'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Hold 'Millionaires March' On The Upper East SideChanting “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.
Some Business Owners Ramp Up Distaste For 'Occupy Wall Street' ProtestersOn 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.
Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization HearingRep. 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.
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.
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