His young sons remember waving goodbye as he boarded a bus from Queens to see Martin Luther King Jr. They stood with him on picket lines and visited his class on radical politics, and they were watching when he lay down in front of a bulldozer to protest a segregated construction site. Now adults, they say their father’s activism showed them how to get involved in the world outside themselves. He knew what was right and what was fair, and he demanded that kind of justice,” says Russell Simmons of his father. What I did is I wrote a book that’s simple…I wrote a simple book that you can digest the idea.
He worked as a New York City school-attendance superintendent by day and taught a college course on black history by night.It is a story about nine American families, including the Simmons family, who all saw their children go on to achieve unlikely levels of success.Not all kids from tough neighborhoods make it out.On January 7, 2012, Beyonce gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter.On February 1, 2017, Beyonce announced she was expecting twins with a revealing picture on Instagram.Def Comedy Jam recently had a 25th anniversary special on Netflix.