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Solange Knowles, Missy Elliott And Others Send Love To Michelle Williams Following Depression Battle

"As human beings let’s keep the ones who are openly dealing with it uplifted & be encouraging to them," Missy said.  

It's been one day since Destiny's Child star, Michelle Williams, announced that she has indefinitely checked herself into a mental health facility.

Though the 37-year-old has previously disclosed that she has been battling mental health issues since she age 13, this is she has admittedly sought professional help.

"For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing," she wrote in a message to her followers. “I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of healthier professionals.”

Following the announcement, friends, family and fans swarmed Williams with well wishes on twitter and IG alike.

Among the innumerable messages are comments from Tina Knowles, Solange Knowles, LaTavia Roberson, William's fiancé (@chadjohnson77) and others.

In addition to the various comments, Missy Elliot also took to twitter to send Williams and other sufferers her love and support.

When a fan responded to the tweet, confirming the grim realities of the situation, Elliott offered her two cents one last time.

"I’m glad people are making it ok to talk about because It’s so many out here dealing with it and have been embarrassed to admit they going through it" she added to the thread.

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Talib Kweli Says New Black Star Album Is Almost Done

Talib Kweli made a major announcement about the forthcoming Black Star album with Yasiin Bey (a.k.a Mos Def) during Wednesday’s (June 3) episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Kweli appeared on the late night talks show to discuss social justice topics such as activism, racism, reparations, and police brutality.

In between discussing current events and his solo album, the Brooklyn native dropped a few details about the progress of the Black Star project.

“A lot of people have been hitting me up like 'We need that Black Star album, we need that Black Star album.' Me and Mos Def are in the final stages of the Black Star album,” he revealed. “It's produced completely by Madlib, so shoutout to Madlib and everybody at Oxnard. The new Black Star album is dealing with a lot of this subject matter. I'm working hard to get it out to the people."

The album will be the long-awaited follow-up to the hip-hop duo’s critically acclaimed 1998 debut LP, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star.  This isn't the first time that Black Star has made mention of the album. In 2018, Yasiin announced that the album was “coming soon.”

Watch Talib’s full interview below.

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Kanye West Attends Protest For George Floyd Following $2 Million Donation

Kanye West popped up at a “Justice for George Floyd” rally in Chicago, hours after his $2 million donation to the families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery was announced. West was spotted marching alongside demonstrators on the city’s South Side on Thursday (June 4).

The Chicago native contacted organizers with GoodKids MadCity to participate in the march, USA Today reports.

Yeezy didn’t stay for very long but he attempted to remain lowkey in a black mask and hoodie. According to reports, the peaceful march became somewhat chaotic as the press swarmed his black SUV.

In addition to showing support for the protest and donating money to cover legal bills and other expenses for Taylor, Arbery's and Floyd's families, the Grammy-winning rapper created a college fund for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter.

See photos and video of West below.

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— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 6, 2020

Not only did Kanye West donate $2 million, he also joined protests today in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/bTeFPFNAGz

— Talking Rap ✊🏾 (@talking_rap) June 5, 2020

Kanye West joins Protest in Chicago pic.twitter.com/174MwBuN8h

— Kollege Kidd (@KollegeKidd) June 5, 2020

“I am one with the people.” pic.twitter.com/1h2deUAov2

— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 5, 2020

Kanye at a protest on the South Side of Chicago tonight. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/8qZVOumvPa

— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 5, 2020

 

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BET Invites Donald Trump And Joe Biden To Appear In Juneteenth Special

BET wants Donald Trump and Joe Biden to participate in an upcoming forum set to air on Juneteenth, the network announced on Tuesday (June 2). The POTUS and presidential hopeful are invited to appear on an episode of, Justice Now: A BET News Special, where they will “directly address the concerns of Black America” and share their plans to move the country forward.

Trump and Biden would be interviewed separately for the “Presidential Forum.” They will be asked to “address a range of critical issues, including the institutional racism that has led to disparities” in housing, health, income, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system.

“We stand in steadfast solidarity with George Floyd’s family, the many victims of racist brutality, and those who are using their voices and platforms to challenge it,” said President of BET, Scott Mills. “There are no easy solutions for these systemic issues of racism, injustice, and trauma. BET is leveraging every platform and resource at our disposal to support and inform our community and help identify strategies and viable solutions in this time of crisis.”

Hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, the first installment of Justice Now, debuted on Tuesday night and featured conversations with George Floyd’s family, former NBA player Stephen Jackson (who was friends with Floyd), John Legend, T.I, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, activist Tamika Mallory, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Senator Cory Booker and more.

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