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LL Cool J on Video Showing Former Co-star Maia Campbell Begging For Drugs: ‘You Can’t Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Your Help’

LL Cool J has a word for would-be videographers seeking to exploit down-on-their-luck celebrities: Instead of pulling your phone out, try offering a hand instead. (more…)

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Adoptees Say Deportation After a Lifetime in the U.S. is Like ‘the Death Sentence’

Phillip Clay was adopted at 8 into an American family in Philadelphia. (more…)

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Replaced by Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams Under Trump Administration

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Friday he has been replaced, a little more than two years after he was confirmed under President Barack Obama. (more…)

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ICE Arrests 82 People Over 5 Days in Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 82 people from 26 nations during a five-day operation in metropolitan D.C., according to NBC owned and operated station WRC. (more…)

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WATCH: Whitney Houston’s Former Pastor, Joe Carter, Collapses at Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State Address

A prominent New Jersey pastor sitting in the front row as Gov. Chris Christie delivered his State of the State speech Tuesday collapsed about 10 minutes into the address and was carried out of the room for medical attention. (more…)

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Former Meth and Heroin Addict Shares Transformation Photos on Facebook 4 Years After She Gave Up Drugs and Surrendered Her Life to God

A 26-year-old woman has highlighted the harrowing effects of drug addiction by sharing her before and after photos on social media. (more…)

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Richard Branson Leaks U.N. Draft Policy Document on Decriminalizing Drugs

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has publicly shared an unpublished draft policy document on drugs from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that says decriminalizing drugs would be consistent with international law. (more…)

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Don Cheadle Brings Miles Davis Story to the Big Screen In Directorial Debut ‘Miles Ahead’

In his directorial debut, Don Cheadle takes on iconic jazz composer and trumpeter Miles Davis during one of the most troubled periods of his life. (more…)

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How the Black Middle Class Pushed for Harsher Drug Laws

It wasn't just white fear that drove cities to aggressive policing and harsh drug laws. In New York City, the black working- and middle class saw drugs at the heart of what was plaguing their streets. Excerpted from Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment, published

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