Russell Simmons spoke with Vanessa E. Jones of the Boston Globe about the recent flak Eminem received over a tape that emerged from his teenage days, where he made racial remarks about black women. “I think he’s honest when he makes his apology,” Simmons says of Eminem. “He’s made donations, some anonymously, to organizations that support African-American women! No one’s aware of that. Do you tell them that? Is that a good excuse, a better indicator of who I am?” Read more.