John Witherspoon: The Power of Laughter

Now I know everyone has seen Friday, the movie that has one of my favorite comedians John Witherspoon. His wit and crude humor had my family and me laughing for years, making tough times good and good times better, which is a divine act. For me, laughter is the medicine for depression and many other health issues. Witherspoon knows better than anybody the power of laughing at whatever life throws at you, including an Internet death.

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Billy Ocean: “My Mother’s Death Transformed My Life”

The soulful lyrics of Trinidadian-born and British-bred R&B legend Billy Ocean have touched millions across Europe, as well the rest of the world, especially at the height of his career during the 1970s and 80s with hits like “Caribbean Queen” and the timeless ballad “Suddenly.” Now in his early 60s, Ocean is still making music and touring the world, in large part because of his decision to go vegetarian more than 20 years ago.

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 Mary J. Blige: Dropping Dead Weight

Mary J. Blige, the legendary superstar who won six Grammys, has gone through tremendous hardships throughout her life. Even though she went from rags to riches with her divine musical gift, the violence and poverty of her childhood home negatively influenced the people around her, therefore influencing her. Carrying those experiences with her throughout her life greatly factored in her once notorious temper tantrums, depression, alcohol abuse and cocaine use in her adult life.

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 Bob Marley: A King & His Crown

In history, wearing dreadlocks symbolized many things. It was a personal display of power for warriors in Africa; in India they was worn among adherents of Shiva (in India it was called Jata instead of dreadlocks); and in Jamaica it was the rejection of the Western mainstream beauty standards and the suffering that people build when confronted and negatively criticized for showing their true natural self.

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J. Cole Gets 100 Percent Control Of His Life

Depression is a serious problem that will worsen over time if not treated. I mean, anything that negatively affects your brain needs to be eradicated because it affects your whole outlook on life. They always tell us that the first step towards solving a problem is admitting that you have one, right? But, what if we do not know? Depression can sneak up on any one of us with no warning and without us even realizing. Even hip hop artist J. Cole, whose latest album 2014 Forest Hills Drive has been certified Gold, has dealt with this issue. The difference between J. Cole and other hip hop artists is that he opens up about it.

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Tatyana Ali: “I Just Want To Be Healthy”

Her name is Tatyana Ali, but everybody knows her as “Ashley” from the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Now, here is something that will make some of you all feel old: the bubbly, young girl who acted alongside Will Smith turns 36 years old on January 24th. She has aged gracefully into a beautiful woman, but she admits that maintaining her slim body size has not been easy and that it came with struggle.

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 Music Q&A Questlove

Questlove’s Quest For Health

You know him, but just may know his name. Drummer, afro, afro pick with the black fist. He and his bandmates are the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon house band. That’s right: Questlove, whose real name is Ahmir Khalib Thompson, is best known for his role in The Roots band as drummer extraordianaire. He is also a DJ, record producer and a music journalist. Impressively, he balances all of this with a healthy lifestyle. When one realizes the importance of great health, there is always time for it!

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Steve Harvey Takes Healthy Living To Primetime TV

Steve Harvey has a long and illustrious career as a comedian, television host, radio personality, actor and author. One of his ongoing accomplishments is being the host of his own show, Steve Harvey . On his show, he discusses numerous health and fitness regimens – invaluable information that you missed if you were not watching. The following information can change your life for the better. Read on!

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