The co-founder of Def Jam sat down with Reuters to talk about how he went from a modest boyhood in New York City to becoming a master of all trades.
Russell Simmons reflects on success and entrepreneurship
Scene at the 2nd Annual AKA Denim & White Day Affair
The ladies of the Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted the event to raise funds for Ethnic-Minority Scholarships and other annual contributions.
Center City Partners wants to make Charlotte a destination for live music
The group most associated with uptown business development believes more live music can be an engine for economic growth.
North Carolina Central professor competes on NBC endurance challenge
Jodie Fleming, who joined the NCCU staff in 2012 as a breast cancer researcher, is part of a five-person team called the Little Giants.
Sean Combs ousts Taylor Swift as hight-paid global entertainer
Guess who’s No. 2.
Teddy McDaniel named president and CEO of Urban League of Central Carolinas
McDaniel comes to Charlotte after a long career in the financial services industry and leading the Urban League in Austin, Texas, for the past five years.
Gallery: Scene at the Kickin it with Cam! Kickball Tournament
The event, which benefits children through the Cam Newton Foundation, was attended by a handful of his Panthers teammate and even some of his NFL rivals.
Witnie Martinez joins Gantt Center staff as development director
On the Move: As director of development, Martinez will focus largely on fundraising.
Kimberly Harrington joins Livingstone College public relations team
On the Move: A veteran journalist who worked at a number of community newspapers in North and South Carolina is now assistant director of public relations at Livingstone College.
Morehouse College interim president dies unexpectedly
William Taggart, the newly appointed interim president of Morehouse College died suddenly Wednesday at his Atlanta home, the school has confirmed. He was 55 years-old.
Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down
Plescia, who heads the Mecklenburg County Health Department, faced growing criticism after it was revealed that county health clinics had mishandled test results for nearly 200 women who were screened for cervical cancer.
Cosby said pills would ‘relax’ her, accuser tells jury
Kelly Johnson told the jury that she lost consciousness after taking the pill and woke up semi-clothed in bed with actor-comedian Bill Cosby.
After much lead up, Bill Cosby trial begins today
The 79-year-old actor and comedian is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University women’s basketball player at his home in 2004.
Photo Gallery: Muhsin Muhammad is featured guest at BLKTechCLT event
The former Carolina Panthers wide receiver is now managing director at private equity firm Axum Capital Partners, responsible for investment selection, and portfolio management.
Former NASA astronaut Joan Higginbotham: preparation and hard work were keys to success
She became the third African-American woman to travel into space. Now retired from NASA, Joan Higginbotham continues to blaze new career paths.