Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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8 Black Celebrities Living with Bipolar Disorder

Chris Brown R&B/pop singer Chris Brown was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in 2014 following a string of high-profile incidents that had the...

Death of Black Prosecutor Found On Florida...

The death of a Florida prosecutor whose body was found on a Hollywood beach earlier this year has been ruled a suicide, the Hollywood...

Pioneering Black Female Judge Took Own Life,...

After a months-long investigation, the New York City medical examiner's office determined Wednesday, July 26, that the mysterious death of trailblazing justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam,...

The Stigma of Mental Illness Often Prevents...

In 2009, Garren Fain moved from Columbia, S.C., where a new job opportunity awaited his mom in Atlanta, Ga. He was in seventh grade...

Texas Gov. Signs ‘Sandra Bland Act’ That Doesn’t...

Two years after the death of Sandra Bland, a Black women arrested in Texas during a routine traffic stop who died days later in...

Suicide Among African-Americans Is on the Rise and...

A Georgia pastor is on a mission to raise awareness of suicide in the Black community and its connection to the church. How's he doing...

Widow of Uber Engineer Who Killed Himself...

It was last August that Zecole Thomas found her husband, self-taught computer engineer Joseph Thomas, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Now, she's suing...

How a Hip-Hop Album Shined a Much-Needed...

Days after releasing his No. 1 album, "I Decided" last month, Big Sean went on the “Breakfast Club” to open up about his most...

Kanye West Hospitalized for Psychiatric Evaluation Right...

Kanye West has been hospitalized and put under psychiatric evaluation after he was said to be acting "erratically" at his trainer's house in Los...

Why Many Black Women, Men Suffer in...

Approximately 2.8 million American adults suffer from binge eating disorders — a common mental illness characterized by recurring episodes of overeating where the sufferer...

This Baltimore Elementary School Swaps Detention for...

It's common practice for schools to discipline unruly students by placing them in timeout or sending them to detention. But a Baltimore elementary school...

Frequent Exposure to Shootings of Black People...

Graphic footage of Terence Crutcher's final moments have been on a constant loop since his ill-fated encounter with police, playing over and over again...

Is Racism to Blame for Rise in...

African-Americans were once thought to be shielded from suicide. Cultural and religious traditions forbade the act, and the mental health conditions that often lead...

African-American Non-Profit Raises Awareness About Autism in...

  An African-American woman has established a non-profit dedicated to educating those in the Black community about autism. After her son Ari was diagnosed with Autism...

Everyday Racism, Other Stress Makes Black People...

Are you sick of racism on the job, or from the police, or in other areas of daily life?  If you are Black in...

Saving Our Children: Two Recent Teen Suicides...

Tragedy has touched the Cincinnati public school system, as officials announced Thursday that two students committed suicide since the start of the year.  The...

New Study Says Black Teens Suffer from...

A new study reveals that Black adolescents experience more stress due to poor sleep, which leads to academic, behavioral and health issues.  The findings...

Roanoke Shooting: Did Workplace Racism and the...

Vester Lee Flanagan, II, known by his on-air name Bryce Williams, was a Black journalist who fatally shot a white TV anchor and a...

Even If Sandra Bland and Kimberlee Randall-King...

The New York Times’ Charles Blow wrote eloquently about the alleged suicides of Sandra Bland and Kindra Darnell Chapman. Bland allegedly took her own...