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George Zimmerman Arrested: Trayvon Martin’s Killer Charged With Second-Degree Murder

A month and a half after he was shot to death while walking home with a Snapple and a bag of Skittles, 17-year-old Florida teen Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, has officially been charged with second-degree murder.

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Russell Simmons, Milk Ban: Mogul Wants to ‘Pull the Plug’ on Drink

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Music mogul Russell Simmons wants New York's governor to pull the plug on milk from cows.

The hip-hop impresario writes in a letter to Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) that milk shoul

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Queen Latifah Congratulates Beyonce, Jay-Z on Blue Ivy

As the celeb world took to Twitter yesterday to congratulate Beyonce and Jay-Z on the birth of their baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, one regal well wisher was notably absent. Busy promoting 'Joyful Noise,' her new film with Dolly Parton, Qu

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Russell Simmons Blasts Lowe’s, Supports ‘All-American Muslim’

After blasting hardware retailer Lowe's for pulling its ads from 'All-American Muslim,' a TLC reality series that has drawn flack from conservative groups, Russell Simmons took his fight a step further yesterday.

"I am putting my money where my mouth is," the hip-hop mogul tweeted, revealing plans to buy up all of

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Russell Simmons Appears on PETA Postage Stamp

Russell Simmons has become the first member of the hip-hop community to appear on a postage stamp.

On Tuesday (Nov. 29), Animal rights advocacy group PETA released a series of stamps, featuring the 20 most influential vegetarians, and Rush, a 13-year vegan, has been chosen, along with Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, Morrissey and historic figures like Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy and Pythagoras.

"These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that t

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Russell Simmons Backs Constitutional Amendment

Hip-hop mogul and Occupy protest supporter Russell Simmons was in Boston yesterday to introduce a constitutional amendment he says would keep corporations from interfering in American politics.

Authored by an anonymous "leading senior congressman,

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Def Jam to Publish 300-Page Label History

Seminal rap label Def Jam is preparing to publish a memoir of its own storied history, with the humbly-titled 'Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label.'

The 304-page tome is written by hip-hop legend Bill Adler and writer Dan Charnas, with prefaces by Def Jam titans Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohe

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Diddy Sued Over 2010 Shooting at Atlanta Restaurant

Music executive and aspiring rapper Tony Austin aka "Mr. Make it Happen" has filed suit against hip-hop mogul Diddy over a 2010 shooting that occurred outside of his Atlanta, Ga. restaurant Justin's.

Though neither were critically injured in the incident, Austin was rushed to

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Russell Simmons Interviews Bow Wow About New Daughter

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Following Bow Wow's recent confession that he fathered a daughter with ex-girlfriend Joie Chavis, hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons took it upon himself to speak with the 24-year-old rapper-turned-actor about the impact his announcement has made on the lives of his fans and fellow artists

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Questlove, Game + More Tweet About Osama bin Laden’s Death

"Tonight I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda," President Barack Obama told the American public Sunday (May 1) night

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