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Russell Simmons, currently in Africa on an extensive fact-finding mission, took time out to recognize, and share his thoughts on, World AIDS Day (today, December 1).
“Today is World AIDS Day and I am humbled to be present in Africa where the pandemic of HIV/AIDS is a deadly reality for millions of people,” he said in a statement.
The hip-hop mogul has been branching out internationally in his philanthropic/entrepreneurial efforts. On November 26, he began a 9-day fact finding mission that has taken him to the countries of South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique.
The goal is to observe the continent’s diamond industry and how one of his businesses, Simmons Jewelry Company, can help to empower lives of the African people and communities where the diamonds are a natural resource.
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