The questions now becomes what are the qualifications one need to head up the NAACP? If Russell is qualified than so is Sean Combs being that he has done damn near everything Russell has done and been more successful at it in many ways plus he has helped Russell in all of his activism. After all it was P-Diddy that started the Vote or Die. He ran the marathon to get school supplies. I nominate P-Diddy!
I do not think Russell Simmons is the least bit qualified to headup an organization like the NAACP. I find it hard to believe that the NAACP could not find any other Black men or women to head this organization. I think Russell Simmons refusal to condemn Eminem racist lyrics is exemplary of what we can expect from him in regards to how he see hiphop which is one of the biggest proliferators of filth in our community.
Like Ebony I believe there are plenty of other Black entrpreneurs and educators if not Politicians that are more suited for the position of President of the NAACP.