Russell Simmons is one of the most influential figures in the black community. He’s the co-founder of Def Jam and the posterboy of the “hustle” business ethic. He’s also a well-respected philanthropist.
He met with New York governor Andrew Cuomo to talk about how the New York police department can better handle their interactions with people of color.
He’s also an outspoken advocate against police brutality and a number of other issues affecting black people.