Prof Emeritus Charles Omowale Simmons is the CEO and Founder of the Hush House Black Community Museum and Leadership Training Institute for Human Rights in Detroit, MI. He was a member of the UHURU youth organization and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit and the National Conference of Black Lawyers, Detroit. Prof. Simmons was a United Nations and International correspondent for Muhammad Speaks Newspaper and covered the decolonization/Liberation movements in Africa, The Middle East; international Peace and Justice movements and was a Witness for Peace in Palestine. Simmons has served in Civil Rights, Black Power, Human Rights organizations and was an Assistant to U.S. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. He taught at Howard University, Calif. State U. Los Angeles; Eastern Michigan U., and Marygrove College Graduate Program in Social Justice. He has lectured in Senegal, Belize and Ghana.

Simmons has a Juris Doctor from Georgetown U Law Center and an MS from Columbia U Graduate School of Journalism where he was an International Fellow. He has a BS from Langston U. Okla.

His late wife was Prof/Rev. Sandra Simmons of Detroit. He has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.