‘Queen Sugar’ star wants black people to focus on mental health issues


24-year-old Kofi Siriboe, one of the stars of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Queen Sugar,” talked to the Huffington Post recently in the wake of a short documentary he made for them called “WTF is Mental Health?”

Specifically, Siriboe is focusing on the invisibility of the African-American struggle with mental health issues.

“I feel like with mental health, people always react negatively. We kinda have a lot of stigma in our community and in society┬áin general,” Siriboe told the Huffington Post. “I feel like that space wasn’t really created for us.”

African-Americans are much more likely to live in areas without the quality of life that people take for granted as being in desirable communities, everything from peace and quiet to less overcrowding — all the way to healthy dietary…

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