What a Creep Season 20, Episode 10: Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons helped create hip-hop culture as we know it. From music and videos to fashion and movies, he helped create a global audience for rap music. And he got rich doing it, making more than $300 million. He’s also a creep who has allegedly sexually assaulted 18 women that we know of. What a creep!
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Trigger warning: Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape

List of Hip Hop Nonprofits:
The Center for Hip Hop Advocacy Podcast: Hip Can Save America! https://www.hiphopadvocacy.org/podcast/

The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy
is a source of independent journalism, curating and creating articles, editorials, and multimedia pieces that help tell hip-hop’s complete story. The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy conducts original, primary research, measuring hip-hop’s impact on the arts, culture, community, education, politics, activism, philosophy, and more.

Hip Hop for Change Hip Hop For Change breaks down barriers between youth and justice issues that affect their lives and communities using Hip hop as a vehicle. Through this work, we educate, employ, and empower historically marginalized communities and inspire the next generation of leaders advocating for change!

HipHopForChange Inc (HH4C) is reclaiming hip-hop culture as a vehicle for education, empowerment, and cultural innovation to enhance opportunities for marginalized people in the Bay Area. Out of displacement and neglect, inner-city neighborhoods birthed Hip Hop as an outlet for oppressed people to address socio-economic injustices and validate their experiences through music, artistic expression, and storytelling; however, this beautiful cultural art form has been co-opted.

Ladies of Hip Hop: Ladies of Hip-Hop (LOHH)
is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in Hip-Hop culture. Through female-powered workshops, performances, public talks, and professional development training, LOHH educates and cultivates Hip-Hop’s next generation of female leaders.

Rihanna Global Scholarship Program
Rihanna has recently launched her global scholarship program that will grant funding to international students enrolling in a U.S. university through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to students who are natives of Barbados, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, Jamaica, Grenada, and Guyana. The foundation was founded to pay respects to Rihanna’s grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.