Russell Simmons And Community Activist Erica Ford To Host NY Peace Week Conference…
Leading anti-violence activist Erica Ford, Founder and CEO of LIFE Camp, has announced that January 15 – 22, 2012 marks the 3rd annual New York Peace Week, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s efforts of non-violence.
Erica Ford and the NY Peace Week committee will hold its annual press conference at City Hall this Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:00 noon.
Join Russell Simmons in taking the My Fellow American pledge:
“Muslims are our fellow Americans. They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us. I pledge to spread this message, and affirm our country’s principles of liberty and justice for all.”
Take the pledge http://www.myfellowamerican.us/pledge
It’s no secret that Russell Simmons and Bill Cosby have been feuding publicly regarding Cosby’s State Of Emergency campaign regarding the state of hip-hop and its cultural messages. Simmons took to his blog where he says he tried to end the feud when he ran into Cosby at the Jackie Robinson Annual Awards dinner last week – and lets just say it didn’t go too well.
Anyhow, I love Bill. His next move was straight up old school pre b-boy hood shit. He walked by me and bumped me with his shoulder as I walked off stage after presenting my award to Sean, just like the cool ass character in “Let’s Do It Again.” I then loved him even more. He’s from the same hood I’m from, just got a lucky break like me, cause I am those suffering men. And after that elbow I knew he was too.
Let’s all discuss the real causes of the suffering and not point our finger at a few poets who are mere reflections of a reality that needs all of our attention.