Famous Black celebrities with mental illness

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr. (official Congressional Photo)
Jesse Jackson Jr. (official Congressional Photo)

In 2012, US Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois abruptly left Congressional office during a major political scandal and pending criminal charges. It was revealed later that Jackson was suffering from bipolar disorder and major depression. The son of Civil Rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson was later convicted of one count of wire and mail fraud and sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

 

 

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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