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I’m Russell Simmons. Imagine a world of happy and healthy families. Imagine a world of non-violence and peace. Here’s how we get there: Treat women and girls with respect. Join me to make a promise today to help stop violence against women. One million men making one million promises to promote equality — that can change everything.

More about Russell Simmons:
Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons has been instrumental in bringing the powerful influence of hip-hop culture to every facet of business and media since its inception in the late 1970s. Simmons, with Rick Rubin, created Def Jam Recordings in 1984. Since then, Simmons has expanded his influence to myriad industries, including, but not limited to, fashion, film and television, financial services, publishing, and jewelry. He also founded the online hip-hop portal Global Grind, with the goal of connecting young people around the world in order to become more giving, loving, and compassionate than the generation prior.

Simmons is also heavily engaged in social, political, and philanthropic causes,
Russell Simmons’ interests extend far beyond the business world, and he spends a great deal of his time and considerable energy working for social, political, driven by the belief that hip-hop is an enormously influential agent for social change, which could be responsibly and proactively utilized to fight the war on poverty and ignorance. Organizations founded by Simmons or with which he is affiliated include the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Rush Community Affairs, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, The Diamond Empowerment Fund™, and the Happy Hearts Fund.

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