getty image: A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed the opioid painkiller oxycodone under the name of Prince’s friend to protect the musician’s privacy, according to court documents unsealed Monday that revealed nothing about how the pop superstar got the fentanyl that actually killed him. The affidavits and search […]


The President and Mrs. Obama have shown their love for black art (and artists)—from poetry and spoken word to actors and singers— throughout this most historic presidency.


POTUS shared that after his term comes to an end, he and his wife will be involved in politics at a grassroots level.


A Gambian model, who has gained notoriety for her rich, dark skin tone, came under attack on social media after a follower accused her of being a White woman in blackface.

The BET Awards 2016 was a night to remember from beginning to end. Check out the Beyonce’s water dance to “Freedom” featuring an appearance by Kendrick Lamar. Plus the artistic maturation’s of the music worlds tribute to Prince that continued all night long. Check out the videos:


The report, released by the Midwest Medical Examiner's office, shows Prince self-administered the opioid, which is allegedly fifty times more potent than heroin.

Tamron Hall was meant to fill in for Lester Holt as anchor of “NBC Nightly News” on Thursday and Friday, sources said — but the network pulled Hall from the show upon learning the medical examiner’s report on Prince’s cause of death was leaked. Hall has revealed that she and the late singer shared a […]

Plenty of folks that tuned into the Billboard Music Awards last week had not-so-favorable opinions about Madonna’s tribute to Prince, which included a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder. One very unhappy group were the folks over at BET. The network capitalized on the overall negative reception of Madonna’s tribute to promote their own upcoming awards show, airing a Prince-themed teaser […]

Prince did not leave a will to divide up or share his monetary value after his death.  He did however leave personal pieces of himself to musicians all over the world before death.  The monetary value of what he left these musicians, PRICELESS. We as fans looked at Prince as mysterious and private.  The reality is that Prince […]

Is a member of the Lyon’s den leaving?   Jussie Smollett has basically become the face of ‘Empire,’ since he sprung onto our TV screens singing and dancing just a little over a year ago. Jamal Lyon is the cornerstone of the Lyon Dynasty, and it appears the foundation may be crumbling. After a cliff […]

Gene Simmons was reported as saying that Prince’s death was “Pathetic” earlier this week and has been catching a lot of heat behind it in the media. Well his own family was upset about his comments as well, which prompted him to issue a public apology on social media. In a live interview not only […]


During Friday's edition on NewsOne Now, Jerrold Winter, Ph.D, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of New York at Buffalo spoke with Roland Martin about pain management, opioid dependence and the true meaning of addition.