Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Russell Wendell Simmons is an American entrepreneur and author. The Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Russell Simmons has eight videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Call-In as a Co-Founder for the Def Jam Recordings. The year with the most videos was 2001 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2005 with an average of 2,285 views per program. Most appearances with Al Sharpton Jr. (3), Dick Gregory (2), Kweisi Mfume (2). Most common tags: African Americans, Voters & Registration.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2006 - Present Chairman, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Videos: 2 c. August 25, 2000 - Present Co-Founder, Def Jam Recordings Videos: 5 c. January 26, 2003 - Present Chairman, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Saturday Book and Author Luncheon

    Saturday Book and Author Luncheon

    During the Saturday book and author luncheon, a panel of authors talked about political, cultural and social changes. Mr.…

  • Genocide in Darfur

    Genocide in Darfur

    A rally was held on the National Mall before the U.S. Capitol to raise public awareness of genocide in the Darfur region of…

  • Millions More Movement, Afternoon

    Millions More Movement, Afternoon

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and…

  • Youth Voter Registration Drive

    Youth Voter Registration Drive

    Representatives of youth-oriented groups announced their youth voter registration drive, saying they also will encourage…

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