Africa Jackson

Africa Jackson

Thick fish in a big pond

Freelance Writer Covering Politics, Culture, Parenting, Mental Health, and Relationships

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Gender Bias + Suicide

Gender bias goes beyond women making less money than men or girls being complimented on their body rather than their brains.

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Sexism + The Uber Problem

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Dan Conner: father of the year

I always felt a special affinity for Dan Conner...

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Dress Code Discrimination

Afro puffs + braids shouldn’t be controversial...but at schools around the country, Black students are being targeted for their hair...

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An Ode To Solange

Happy birthday Solange!

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ESSENCE | 9 Best Road Trip Songs

Successful Black women share their favorite road trip songs

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Learning About My Father's Personality Disorder Helped Me Forgive ...

"My anger was there when my father wasn’t. My anger has been reliable. Sometimes it feels like my anger taught me all the things my father should have."

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Toni Morrison's Words of Wisdom

So often we are burdened by metrics and milestones, but there are more important things in our lives. When in doubt, read anything by Toni Morrison.

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Ben Carson | Black Card Revoked

I Mix What I Like x Dr. Jared Ball

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A Call to Anger: The Lynching of Ben Keita

How far are we willing to go to protect Black lives?

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Top 10 horror movies to watch on Mother's Day

For the single mum who is also a horror film fanatic

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Q+A: Tomi Adeyemi

YA Fantasy meets Black Lives Matter

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Your Twitter Emoji Options Just Got Better

Diversity in social media

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May Maven: Elle’s Elations

Black Owned Beauty Brand | Elle's Elations