drugs

For decades, as the world watched Whitney Houston crash and burn, reduced to a fraction of her former stardom because of her debilitating addiction to crack cocaine, many fans placed the blame squarely at the feet of her ex-husband Bobby Brown. But in a revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey, Whitney’s older brother, Michael Houston, admits that he […]

We all saw the heartbreaking video of actress Maia Campbell on the net. According to the clip, she was a cracked-out druggie who had been diagnosed with bi-polar/manic depression. Fast forward to 2012… Maia is back, she’s cleaned up her act and is speaking out about her past and what she’s struggling with and what […]

According to TMZ, Bonnie Pointer –a founding member of the famous Pointer Sisters singing group — was arrested in Los Angeles for possession of a controlled substance. 61-year-old Pointer was busted for felony possession of a controlled substance, booked and held on $10,000 bail. Pointer was released from custody around 4:30 AM. TMZ obtained footage […]

There are not enough drugs in the nation. Either that, or there are some seriously overmedicated Americans who are running through drugs faster than companies can make them. President Obama heard the call on mass withdrawal, and this week signed an executive order addressing a shortage in critical prescription drugs, a problem for the past […]

BALTIMORE-The creator of “The Wire,” David Simon has written a piece in Slate Magazine about the recent arrest of Felicia “Snoop Pearson.” RELATED: Black Presidents in the movie theaters First of all, Felicia’s entitled to the presumption of innocence. And I would note that a previous, but recent drug arrest that targeted her was later […]

Philadelphia, PA– A couple in custody for possession of narcotics astounded officers when they found the suspects’ adolescent children in a hotel with drug-filled backpacks. RELATED: 25 reasons we love “Love Jones” Rodney and Senya Saunders were arrested along with 3 others, and police have confiscated 9080 grams of marijuana with a street value of […]

COMPTON-Compton, California, a neighborhood once notorious for drugs, gangs and violence has seen a significant drop in crime. Yahoo News investigates why. With a huge drop in homicides in a historically crime-ridden part of Los Angeles County, longtime residents say they finally feel safe sitting on their front porches and visiting neighborhood parks. Compton, Calif., […]

New York — In an what they call “Operation Ivy League,” five Columbia University students have been charged with  selling marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy out of Columbia University dorm rooms by the NYPD. The New York Daily News reports: The undergrads sold nearly $11,000 in cocaine, LSD, marijuana, ecstasy and other drugs to undercover cops […]

VIA: ESSENCE.COM Success as the lead singer of 1980s R&B group The Gap Band catapulted Charlie Wilson to fame and fortune. But stardom didn’t keep Wilson from hitting rock bottom. After the group parted ways with their manager and split their publishing deal with him in 1986, the band, still under contract, had trouble finding […]

VIA: CNN.COM Alcohol ranks “most harmful” among a list of 20 drugs — beating out crack and heroin — according to study results released by a British medical journal. A panel of experts weighed the physical, psychological and social problems caused by the drugs and determined that alcohol was the most harmful overall, according to […]

People Magazine is reporting that Fantasia has admitted that her recent overdose was a suicide attempt. “I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out,” the American Idol winner, 26, tells VH1 in a new Behind the Music interview, airing 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, the same day her […]