The Mediocre Gatekeepers of White Supremacy Are at it Again

In June President Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday effectively granting federal employees paid time off indefinitely (well…at least until the next Lawry’s in the face looking demagogue wins the next election).

The announcement of this new holiday was met…

When Self-Sabotage is also Self-Preservation

Is this just a silly game
That forces you to act this way?
Forces you to scream my name
Then pretend that you can’t stay - Lauryn Hill, Ex-Factor

He was 6’4, with a firm ass and ashy knuckles. In my eyes, a man’s man.

The kind of man who…

How Haitian Independence Day Became Whitewashed

Once a year Haitians around the globe comb through the aisles of their local grocers to collect the key ingredients to a 200-year-old tradition. On the days leading up to January 1st, decorations and noise makers barely take priority on the shopping list until the hunt for the perfect calabaza…


“Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing” is an African American colloquialism often used when one feels that they are being provoked to defend themselves in response to a verbal or physical action of another. UrbanDictionary.Com …

An Open Letter to the Patriarchy

The FDR drive is a parkway which runs 9 miles along the east side of Manhattan. An estimated 175,000 vehicles drive through it every day. …

It has been 20 years since the Columbine High School Massacre and since then, those in charge of running America’s schools have adopted security measures to ensure the safety and security of staff and students. …

Why social media’s meltdown about the Hollises Divorce announcement is toxic.

The only silver lining that came out of 2017 was getting offered a six-figure salary doing something I loved. …

Geraldine Toussaint

Geraldine is a Newark-based corporate real estate professional and writer. Her writing covers millenial parenting, personal development and social justice.

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