Russell Simmons is 56 today.

Russell Simmons is 56 today.

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If you send up a weather vane or put your thumb up in the air every time you want to do something different, to find out what people are going to think about it, you’re going to limit yourself. That’s a very strange way to live. – Jessye Norman


Oct. 4: Actor Clifton Davis (”Amen”) is 68. Rap producer Russell Simmons is 56. Singer Jessica Benson of 3LW is 26.


Oct. 4, 1864: New Orleans Tribune, first black daily newspaper, was by Dr. Louis C. Roudanez. The newspaper, published in both English and French, started as a tri-weekly but soon became an influential daily. (Source: