Jessica is undoubtedly the one to beat in the competition, and if one of the whiny boys beats her, there really is no justice in the world.
Disasters bring out the best in Americans. They dig in their pockets to help. It also brings out the worst in people wanting to make a quick buck.
The comedic gags with spilled ashes and a dancing corpse are one thing. They are meant to be humorous. However, we should remember the ethic of respecting the dead.
The country has been accustomed to Nancy's ofttimes senseless yelling and screaming about every topic she covers. This time, Grace went too far with her speculations that Whitney Houston might have been murdered.
The photographer David LaChapelle needs little introduction. Since Andy Warhol offered him his first job at Interview magazine back in 1984 he has bec...
At what point in our public discourse does good taste factor? Do reasonable persons determine good taste only after our desires for the sensational have irretrievably crossed the moral line? Maybe poor taste is an oversimplification.
Each culture grieves different losses. How and to whom we attach ourselves varies from one culture to another.
As a person in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, I've watched Whitney's roller coaster ride with bated breath since long before I acknowledged that I myself had a problem. I couldn't deny that I related to her struggle.
I went to hear a dear friend, writer, and activist Kevin Powell speak to a sexual assault group at Stanford University this week. We have known each ...
The concept of women being required, as a matter of faith and faithfulness, "to submit" to their husbands in all things is the pervasive normative gospel preached in churches across racial, denominational and geographical lines.
In light of the continuing controversy surrounding Whitney Houston's death, here is a look at the science behind the central and often misunderstood concept of self-medication in addiction and recovery. My interest in this is personal. My sister Rita died of a multiple drug cocktail at age 38.
I must admit, I was no big Whitney Houston fan as a Philadelphian teenager in the mid 1980s. I loved Anita Baker so much, that when Whitney Houston popped up on the scene with plenty of fanfare and won a ton of music awards over Anita, I cried foul.
In this sense, poverty itself is what singles a pregnant woman out for persecution. It is no coincidence that the main focus for drug prosecutions for pregnant women in the United States is crack cocaine, a drug almost exclusively used by the resource-poor.
Unfortunately, Whitney Houston was just one in a long list of talented Americans who have died in the past several decades due to some connection with drug abuse. What is it that makes so many people among us seek a substance?
I can't remember being so moved by a live performance, and I knew I was forever changed by what I'd witnessed when I first saw Whitney Houston perform, many years ago. She would do two shows that evening. One at eight, another at ten. I stayed for both.
Many frivolously argue they are 'social drinkers' who only consume one or two drinks. Every alcoholic began as a social drinker and never set out with an intention to become an alcoholic.