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Waka Flocka, Russell Simmons And Mya Talk Going Vegan

What do Waka Flocka Flame, Russell Simmons, and Mya have in common? Not only are they some of the biggest names in music, they’re also part of the growing vegan movement that’s sweeping up everyone from RZA to Ne-Yo and Jhené Aiko to Raury. And in a new PETA video shot at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles, Waka, Russell, and Mýa discuss the many different reasons why they ditched animal and dairy “products” for good. Health was Waka’s inspiration after his weight ballooned in 2014. “I was fat. I had stretch marks. . . . I just got tired of it,” he says. But the “Round of Applause” hitmaker slimmed down after trying vegan meals, and he says, “I got on stage, I felt better. My attitude was better. Like, everything ...

Waka Flocka, Russell Simmons And Mya Talk Going Vegan

What do Waka Flocka Flame, Russell Simmons, and Mya have in common? Not only are they some of the biggest names in music, they’re also part of the growing vegan movement that’s sweeping up everyone from RZA to Ne-Yo and Jhené Aiko to Raury. And in a new PETA video shot at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles, Waka, Russell, and Mýa discuss the many different reasons why they ditched animal and dairy “products” for good. Health was Waka’s inspiration after his weight ballooned in 2014. “I was fat. I had stretch marks. . . . I just got tired of it,” he says. But the “Round of Applause” hitmaker slimmed down after trying vegan meals, and he says, “I got on stage, I felt better. My attitude was better. Like, everything ...

Spotlight: PETA’s Celebrity Supporters

Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and defending the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. PETA educates policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promotes kind treatment of animals. PETA’s animal protection work brings together members of the scientific, judicial, and legislative communities to stop abusive practices. Aided by thorough investigative work, congressional involvement, consumer boycotts, and international media coverage, PETA achieves long-term changes that improve the quality of life for, and prevent the deaths of, countless animals. How you can help Check out the Action Center on PETA’s home page to find out what you can do to help ...

Spotlight: GLAAD’s Celebrity Supporters

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Celebrity supporters GLAAD has 65 known supporters, including Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Simmons, and Oprah Areas of work Civil RightsLGBT Support Read more about GLAAD's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Grey's Anatomy Star Says No To Proposition 8Look To The Stars Talks to Kim StolzDrew Barrymore To Be Honored By Gay And Lesbian AllianceAdam Lambert To Perform At GLAAD AwardsCybill Shepherd And Lady Gaga Honored At GLAAD Media Awards Explore celebrities by social reach, cause, location, field and more with Insider Access &r...

Russell Simmons Praises Mayor Lumumba For Rising To Vegan Challenge

After hearing from PETA that Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has taken Pamela Anderson up on her proposition to go vegan for a month to set a healthy example for Jackson — which just nabbed the top spot on a list of the “Fattest Cities in America” — longtime vegan Russell Simmons thanked the mayor for giving the African-American community food for thought about animal-free eating. In a letter sent today, Simmons writes, "I admire your involvement in the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and applaud your recent decision to embrace a healthy vegan diet for a month. I went vegan more than 15 years ago because cruelty is cruelty, whether it’s to blacks, whites, children, the elderly, dogs, cats, pigs, or chickens. The health benefits are a bonus: African Americans are ...

Spotlight: Tony Hawk Foundation’s Celebrity Supporters

The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Through special events, grants, and technical assistance, the Foundation supports recreational programs with a focus on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities. The Foundation favors programs that clearly demonstrate that funds received will produce tangible, ongoing, positive results. Celebrity supporters Tony Hawk Foundation has 37 known supporters, including Russell Simmons, Miley Cyrus, and Pamela Anderson Areas of work At-Risk/Disadvantaged YouthsSports Read more about Tony Hawk Foundation's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Stars Keep In Time For CharityStand Up For Skateparks With Tony HawkTony Hawk Raises $1 Millio...

Pamela Anderson Offers Mayor Free Lunches If He Goes Vegan To Help Slim Down Jackson

Jackson may have just landed the number one spot on a list of the “Fattest Cities in America” — but “fit at 50” Pamela Anderson has a solution. After Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba pledged to make Jackson “the most radical city on the planet,” the Baywatch icon and PETA honorary director offered him free lunches if he goes vegan for a month to set an example of healthier eating. “As an admirer of your work on the Mississippi Human Rights Collective, I want to congratulate you on your new role as mayor. I support your pledge to make Jackson the most radical city on the planet,” wrote Anderson. "With this in mind, I’m writing today with an idea that would further allow you to serve as a role model to the community: Since Jackson was...

Bid Now In Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life Gala Auction

On the heels of their annual Art For Life Gala event, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons) has launched an online auction to support their mission of providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. This year’s auction, hosted by partners at Charitybuzz, offers exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences unable to be found elsewhere. Now up for bid are items such as: • Meet Russell Simmons and Experience a 1-Week Internship at All Def Digital • Meet will.i.am with a Tour of His Creative Studio in Hollywood • Meet The Roots with 2 Tickets to “The Tonight Show wit...

Bid Now In Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life Gala Auction

On the heels of their annual Art For Life Gala event, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons) has launched an online auction to support their mission of providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. This year’s auction, hosted by partners at Charitybuzz, offers exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences unable to be found elsewhere. Now up for bid are items such as: • Meet Russell Simmons and Experience a 1-Week Internship at All Def Digital • Meet will.i.am with a Tour of His Creative Studio in Hollywood • Meet The Roots with 2 Tickets to “The Tonight Show wit...

Russell Simmons’ 2017 Art For Life Benefit Raises Over $1.1 Million

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) raised over $1.1 million at its annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 15th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. Chuck D and Russell SimmonsCredit/Copyright: Getty Images for Rush Philanthropic Arts FoundationProceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which have directly served tens of thousands of inner-city youth over the past 20 years. The private gala, themed “Midnight at the Oasis,” was hosted by Soledad O'Brien. The evening honored Former President Consumer Beauty Division, Coty Inc., Esi Eggleston Bracey; rapper, author and producer, Chuck D; Chief Brand Officer, Uber, Bozoma Saint John; former President of Programming, BET Stephen G. Hill, and 2017 Featured Artist, Sa...

Russell Simmons’ 2017 Art For Life Benefit Raises Over $1.1 Million

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) raised over $1.1 million at its annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 15th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. Chuck D and Russell SimmonsCredit/Copyright: Getty Images for Rush Philanthropic Arts FoundationProceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which have directly served tens of thousands of inner-city youth over the past 20 years. The private gala, themed “Midnight at the Oasis,” was hosted by Soledad O'Brien. The evening honored Former President Consumer Beauty Division, Coty Inc., Esi Eggleston Bracey; rapper, author and producer, Chuck D; Chief Brand Officer, Uber, Bozoma Saint John; former President of Programming, BET Stephen G. Hill, and 2017 Featured Artist, Sa...

Join Russell And Danny Simmons For 2017 ART FOR LIFE Benefit

Russell Simmons, and Danny Simmons will host Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation the 2017 ART FOR LIFE benefit on July 15. The evening will honor Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D, Bozoma Saint John, Stephen G. Hill and 2017 Featured Artist, Sanford Biggers for their support of the arts, career achievements, and overall commitment to our communities. The evening, themed “Midnight at the Oasis” will feature a performance by TONY and GRAMMY Winner Cynthia Erivo as well as other surprise performances. Honorary Chairs include Darlene & Jorge Perez, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tim Leissner, Xin Li and Lyor Cohen. Event Chairs include Shannon Curtin, Kimberley Hatchett, Kelli Richardson Lawson, and Racquel Oden. Luxury Auction Chairs include Coppy Holzman, Chloe Flower, and Camilla Olsso...

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