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  Kanye West has accused people  of “discriminating” against him. The 41-year-old rapper was diagnosed with the mental health condition two years ago, and has likened his illness to a “sprained brain.” He’s gone on to slam critics for taking the issue and doing “everything to make it worse,” just because bipolar has a “strong…

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Kanye West is set to discuss his battle with bipolar disorder in an episode of David Letterman’s talk show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” The 41-year-old rapper will appear on season two the Netflix show — which launches on May 31 — where he will talk about his mental health, especially his struggle with bipolar,…

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In 2001, global superstar Mariah Carey reportedly had a physical and mental breakdown which led to hospitalization. In a recent interview with People magazine, Carey, 48, admits “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” after her 2001 diagnosis with bipolar II disorder and subsequent hospitalization. According…

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    Mental illness takes many forms; therefore, the issues those battling mental health face often go unseen. For some Black celebrities with mental health issues, life is often filled with tragedy and triumphs while engaging in a private and public battle. Following is a list of famous Black celebrities who have battled mental illness. Michael Jackson Megastar…

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Fox’s urban hit “Empire” has received mixed reviews from fans during the second season. While the ratings were astronomical for the first season, the numbers have consistently waned in season two, leaving viewers frustrated with over-the-top storylines, including violence, homophobia and mental illness.  Fans have collectively complained about storylines lacking development, suggesting the simple approach to complex…

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Episode four of “Empire” has been met with lukewarm reviews but one storyline that is intriguing is Lucious’ childhood flashbacks that showcase his mother’s (played by Kelly Rowland) struggle with bipolar disorder. Starting a conversation about mental illness could be Daniels’ most provocative angle yet, especially with the topic popping up in headlines everywhere from the presidents…

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On Friday, May 8, were terminated from employment following the death of Matthew Ajibade, 22, who passed away while in police custody on January 1, 2015. Cpl. Maxine Evans, Cpl. Jason Kenny, Pvt. Eric Vinson, Pvt. Abram Burns, Pvt. Christopher Reed, Pvt. Burt Ambrose, Pvt. Paul Folsome, Pvt. Frederick Burke, and Pvt. Andrew Evans-Martinez became…

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A Los Angeles judge has ordered embattled singer Chris Brown back into a rehab facility for two additional months. During a recent hearing to determine if Brown violated his parole for his part in an alleged assault of a man outside a Washington D.C. hotel,  the judge ordered Brown back to rehab until a verdict…

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TV fans were devastated in August when news spread that former Disney teen actor Lee Thompson Young shockingly committed suicide. For weeks afterwards, details about Young’s death were scarce and a specific reason for his suicide is still unknown. But now a new report offers some insight into Young’s depression as it’s been revealed that…

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Dealing with a heartbreaking illness A mother’s story of a bipolar son This Fragile Life Award-winning professor Charlotte Pierce-Baker is the mother and author of this very compelling and powerful novel.  Although this disorder does not discriminate by race or gender, African Americans are far less likely to receive treatments and diagnosis.  This is partially…

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    Melodrama Boutique, located at 5306 Almeda Road in Houston recently held its 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15, with a “Re-Grand Opening” party and fundraiser for Live Beautiful Now, an organization that aids in the battle on mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. The Re-Grand Opening is the vision of Melodrama Boutique owner Jackie Adams. The West…

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to watch a tragic and disturbing train wreck, look no further than troubled comedian Katt Williams. Over the past few months, the comedian has acted out countless violent attacks and has been arrested several times. And most recently, Williams beat an audience member with a microphone. But is Williams just…

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Fans of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” know that Lil Scrappy can be pretty wishy-washy when it comes to his love life. But Scrappy now claims that his indecisive attitude about love is due to being bipolar. Scrappy makes his bipolar claim in a short YouTube clip as he discusses his new song with singer…

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