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Entertainers and Faith Leaders Stand with American Muslims (VIDEO)
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Aware of the symbolism behind having someone like Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel leading the march, Dr. King knew something that we must emulate today, in our efforts to end Islamophobia in America.

‘All-American Muslim’ Controversy Inspires Lowe’s Commercial Parody (Video)
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by Jethro Nededog (from The Hollywood Reporter)

The video imagines what the retail home improvement company may not want the Florida Family Association to see.

Russell Simmons Buys ‘All-American Muslim’ Ad Space, Protests Lowes
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After Lowes created some open ad time, Russell Simmons filled it in a high profile way. The music legend and entrepreneur tweeted on Monday that he bought all the remaining ad space on “All-American Muslim,” the TLC reality show that has been at the center of a recent media buy controversy.

Let’s Face it: It’s the Radical Right, not Islam, that is the Greatest Threat to the American Way
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Imagine if a major American advertiser were to pull its ads off of Jersey Shore because they received objections that the show while portraying a group of Italian-Americans, made the glaring error of excluding Mafiosi.

Daniel Tutt: Russell Simmons Pledges Support for American Muslims (VIDEO)
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With the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 less than a month away, Simmons has again pledged his support for the American Muslim community. This time he has created a video that calls upon Americans to support the new online campaign, “My Fellow American.”

New York rally condemns King hearings
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Celebrities from boxing legend Mike Tyson to reality show darling Kim Kardashian added their support online. “We are bigger than Charlie Sheen – we are the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter,” hip-hop icon Russell Simmons told the rain-drenched crowd.

March 6: Russell Simmons to Lead “I am a Muslim, Too” Rally
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On March 6, Russell Simmons plans to lead over 75 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental and civil liberties groups in a rally that supports Muslim rights within the U.S. The gathering, an apparent response to Congressional hearings by Peter King (R-LI), aims to show a united American community with full cooperation amongst various religions.

Russell Simmons: Reflections and Hope for Religious Harmony Around the World
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As the end of the year rapidly approaches, there will be many moments when I step back from what I’m doing, reflect on the people who I have been fortunate to surround myself with, and take time to reflect on our accomplishments together.

Islam Center’s Builder Is Only at Square One
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Sharif el-Gamal is a relative newcomer to the New York City real estate business. He got his broker’s license in 2002. He is developing two condominium projects: turning a building in TriBeCa into six lofts, and planning apartments on what is now a West Side parking lot.