Black People : What did Russel Simmons do to upset the african concious people?

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  1. cursed heart

    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ok I went to African American Images to buy the 11 laws of MAAT.
    I had no idea he was there doing a book signing.
    He has a new book called do you which by the way oprah named for him.
    He's into yoga and he's a vegan and he was talking about how his book helps people reach their inner GOD.
    Helping them to accomplish their dreams.
    This one guy in the audience was like yeah I'm here waiting to see what lucifer has to say.
    He said how he can smell the boujee blacks in here.
    Than this other guy was like how are you going to help when you are exploiting your own people.
    Than russel said what did you say?
    He repeated it.
    You can tell russel was nervous.
    He already seems to be shy and timid and he has a speech impediment.
    I can imagine what he was thinking.
    Can I get some feedback on this?
     
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    The fact that Dr. Kunjufu would even let him in there shocks me!

    ...More detail please...

    KM
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Is he the owner?
    One of the guys also screamed out "no more blood diamonds"
    I'm still waiting for an answer to my question.
     
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    This might have something to do with it, Sister CursedHeart.

    NEW YORK - Human rights groups attacked Tuesday U.S. hip hop mogul Russell Simmons’ trip to an African diamond mine as a stunt to offset any possible public concern sparked by the upcoming Hollywood movie “Blood Diamond.”

    Simmons defended his nine-day trip to South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique, saying he was concerned that too much attention was being placed on the illicit “conflict diamonds” that are the focus of “Blood Diamond,” which opens Friday.

    So-called conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds, are mined in war zones and sold illicitly to fund war, insurgencies and human rights abuse. The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, shows the role of diamonds in Sierra Leone’s civil war in the 1990s.


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16062603/
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So he supports his own people killing each other over the little diamonds we have left because of the fact that the governement has been draining africa of everything?
     
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    I guess you can put it like that, being he is brushing it off like a small thing for support of a movie.

    Shame on you Mr.:dance1:Simmons!
     
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    To be more specific...
    http://www.simmonsjewelryco.com
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    He's taking from them as well?
    What did he go over there for?
    What does he have to do with the movie?
    Has he been taking from them all this time?
    Did he steal from his own to make himself richer?
    This is disgusting!
    No wonder the men at the book store were angry at him!
     
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