Africa Jackson is a politics and culture writer from the Bible Belt. She works as a part time editor for Taji Magazine and Resist Media. You can also find her work at The Tempest, The Establishment, and Black Girl Dangerous. Africa spends her free time whistling at construction workers and calling white people the "C" word (it's ok, her best friend is white). Follow her on Twitter, IG, + FB: @AfricaJwrites.
I have to accept the fact that Black men are not allowed to deal with their mental health issues — specifically personality and schizoaffective disorders. The man I considered a deadbeat dad for most of my life is a victim too.