Call for Anthology Submissions


Anthology Title  

“We, The Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily”  

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is holding open submissions for essays to be featured in an upcoming anthology titled “We, the Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily” edited by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth.

This anthology is a fundraiser of the Journal of Colorism Studies with all proceeds supporting the Journal of Colorism Studies.

We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on how racism in America affects Black Americans. It is through these submissions that we hope to further enlighten society of the detrimental effects of racism on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being and growth of Black Americans in the millennium. Essays should also recommend strategies to address racism in America.

Selected topics are noted below

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit a letter of interest identifying the selected essay category from the attached Essay Categories List.
  • No work may be more than 3500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over the word count will be disqualified for this
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online.
  • All submissions must be written in English, include a cover letter containing word count and writing
  • Each author may submit up to two (2) unique
  • Essays must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman 12 point font and double

Author Bios

Submissions should include author biographies not to exceed one paragraph and may include links to personal websites.

Submission Deadline

December 31, 2020 by midnight)with a targeted publication date of June 2021.

Submissions

Submit documents to: Anthology@jocs.org

On behalf of the Journal of Colorism Studies, thank you for your support and submissions.

Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies

Website: jocsonline.org                                                                                   

Twitter: @ColorismJournal

Essay Categories

 Topics include but are not limited to the following:

Black Women

  • Negative stereotypes
  • Employment
  • Leadership
  • Hair
  • Body image
  • Standards of beauty
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Respect

Black Men

  • Disparate treatment
  • Incarceration
  • Racial profiling
  • Negative stereotypes
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Police brutality
  • Families
  • Opportunities

Community

  • Gang violence
  • Shootings
  • Gentrification
  • Neighborhoods
  • Segregation
  • Non-profits and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Conflict
  • Drugs (crack vs. opioids)
  • Healthy communities
  • Protests/marches

Education

  • Quality education
  • The Achievement Gap
  • K-12
  • Higher education
  • Faculty
  • Student learning
  • Advising
  • Racism on campus
  • Racist faculty
  • The purpose of education
  • Low income schools
  • College preparation
  • Student success

Employment

  • Equal employment opportunities
  • Hiring/terminations
  • Reporting racism
  • Racism
  • Disparate treatment
  • Promotions
  • Job opportunities
  • Black women in the workplace
  • Inequities in the workplace
  • Careers
  • Exclusion in the workplace
  • Diversity
  • Tolerance as a catalyst
  • Colorism

Environmental

  • Environmental racism
  • Air quality
  • Neighborhood contamination
  • Inner cities
  • Flint and the water crisis

Family

  • Extended families
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Saving the children
  • Children/teens
  • Conversations with Black boys/Black girls
  • Family structure
  • Black girls/boys – unique needs/challenges and traumas

Government

  • Federal
  • State
  • Local
  • Job training programs
  • Opportunities

Healthcare

  • Healthcare disparities
  • Black women and healthcare
  • Pregnancies and death rates
  • Black men and healthcare
  • COVID-19

Historical  (relate to issues in the millennium)

  • Post-slavery
  • Reparations?
  • 400 years
  • Racism in America
  • Reconstruction
  • Civil War
  • Jim Crow
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Black Power Movement
  • The Deacons of Defense
  • The Black Panthers
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Racism in the millennium
  • Lynching/murders
  • Emmitt Till in the millennium
  • Boycotts

Leadership

  • What would DuBois and Booker T. Washington Do?
  • What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X Do?
  • Community leaders
  • The opportunists
  • Game changers
  • Leading change

Legal/Criminal Justice

  • Criminal justice system
  • Prisons/Incarceration
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Sentencing of Black boys/men/girls/women
  • Jury bias
  • Justice delayed is justice denied

Media

  • Perpetuating racism
  • Unconscious racism
  • Stereotypes
  • Reporting/news

Mentoring

  • The lack of inner-city programs
  • Recreational vs. Intellectual programs for inner city Black children
  • Mentoring Black girls/boys

Personal

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-love
  • Self-respect
  • Self-identity
  • Self-pride
  • Culture
  • Anger
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Acceptance
  • Trauma/challenges
  • Trauma (psychological, physical, emotional and social)
  • Burdens of our children
  • Deferred dreams
  • Hope/diminished hope
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Colorism
  • Healing
  • Rising to the top

Police and the Community

  • Racial profiling
  • Police and racism
  • Policing black bodies
  • Murder of Black men/boys/women/girls
  • Protests
  • Civil rights
  • Incarceration
  • Prosecuting police officers
  • Conflict and differences
  • Police brutality
  • Police calls (false reporting of Black Americans for unsubstantiated reasons)
  • Colorism
  • Detaining Black men
  • “You fit the description”

Political

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Voting
  • Pandering for the Black vote
  • Promises
  • Agendas

Racism/Institutional Racism

  • Speaking truth to power
  • Racial prejudice
  • Racial disparities
  • Negative stereotypes
  • Prejudice
  • Biasnesses
  • Racial perception gap
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Employment
  • Financial industry
  • White privilege
  • Racial divide
  • Conscious and unconscious racism
  • Intentional and unintentional racism
  • Overt racism
  • Covert racism
  • Critical race theories
  • Strategies
  • Voices
  • Why we can’t wait
  • Enough

Social

  • Relationships
  • Interracial platonic and romantic relationships
  • Value of Black lives
  • Jim Crow in the Millennium
  • Organizations (NAACP, Urban League, etc.)
  • Unity
  • Solidarity
  • Psychic prisons
  • Interracial colorism
  • Voices and being heard
  • Taking a stand
  • Strategies

Social Media

  • Online Platforms
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Socioeconomic

  • Income disparities
  • Small businesses
  • Opportunities
  • Financial
  • Credit
  • Home ownership
  • Mortgages
  • Neighborhoods
  • Housing
  • Black Wall Street in the Millennium

The Black Church

Call for Submissions


Journal of Colorism Studies

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Deadline: March 30, 2020 at 12 noon EST

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Colorism and a plethora of issues continue to affect communities of color psychologically, emotionally, physically, and socially. The mission of JOCS is to bridge the gap between academia and communities of color on issues/topics relative to colorism, diversity, girls and women of color, mixed race identity, identity issues, race, and societal ills affecting people of color.

We believe in bridging the gap through collaborating, educating, enlightening, discussing, reporting and sharing information. It is our belief that absent sharing research with the masses as well as failing to include the masses…

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New Anthology: “Our Voices Our Stories”


Press Release

NEW ANTHOLOGY ADVANCES, CELEBRATES, EMBRACES AND EMPOWERS GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR.

 

NEW JERSEY. September 1, 2019.  The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC),  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the publication of their first anthology, “Our Voices Ours Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” The edited anthology contains biographies, essays, poems, short stories and other writings authored by girls, teens, women and men of color. The editorial team included Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, editor, and Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. Lisa Maria Culbreth, assistant editors.

The diverse national and international voices represented in the anthology focus on the psychological, emotional, physical and social issues, traumas and challenges experienced by girls, teens and women of color. The writings will encourage society to understand what it means to be a girl, teen and woman of color living in a society that does not always listen to hear their voices or their stories.

According to Dr. Culbreth, “we are trailblazing a path as torchbearers to change the narrative about the value and importance of the voices and stories of girls, teens and women of color by advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering them. We are celebrating their lives, their dreams, their aspirations, their voices, their stories, and their will to keep rising to the top despite enduring unique challenges. When we celebrate girls, teens and women of color, we are embracing them and that embrace empowers them to advance and reach for the stars.”

In celebration of the publication of the anthology, NGWCC hosted the “Our Voices Our Stories” talk radio mini-series on Visibility, the official talk radio program of NGWCC. The mini-series consisted of five episodes focusing on the theme of the anthology and guests included authors who contributed to the anthology. The archive of the mini-series is available on NGWCC’s website.

“Our Voices Our Stories” is a fundraiser of NGWCC and is available for purchase on the website of NGWCC

 

 

What The Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium


Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Meghna Bhat, Dr. Veronica Huggins and Dr. Phoneshia Wells, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color” for a discussion on women of color and healthcare disparities in the millennium and changing the narrative about healthcare for women of color.

Topics include women of color and quality healthcare, preventative care, pain and medication, understanding and questioning diagnoses, asking questions, second opinions, knowledge, research, trusting doctors, on being heard loud and clear, the importance of using your voice, childbirth, mortality rates, surgical procedures, racism, colorism and disparate treatment in the healthcare industry. Additional topics include strategies to empower women of color to take control of their health and make informed decisions.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility

Listen Live:  What The Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium

Guests

Dr. Meghna Bhat

Dr. Bhat holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in Gender and Women Studies. She is a proud South Asian woman and first-generation immigrant from India, and her experiences growing up in India and having lived in the US for 14 years motivated her to become an outspoken advocate for gender equality. Meghna currently lives in Sacramento, CA and is an independent consultant, scholar, speaker, and volunteer.

Submission: “My Experiences with Colorism as a South Asian Immigrant Woman:  How I Learned to Celebrate and Embrace my Skin Color.”


 Dr. Veronica Huggins

Dr. Huggins is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern Indiana where she has taught for three years. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She holds social work licensure in Georgia and Indiana and has experience working in both micro and macro level capacities.

Website: http://faculty.usi.edu/vchuggins

Submission: What the Health? Major Health Disparities Among Women of Color  (co-author)


Dr. Phoneshia Wells

Dr. Wells is an Assistant Professor and member of Health Services for the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana and has taught for nine years. She obtained her Doctorate of Health Education (D. H. Ed.) from A. T. Still University school of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri. In addition, she is a certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Website: http://faculty.usi.edu/pwells

Submission: What the Health? Major Health Disparities Among Women of Color  (co-author)

 

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 27, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

Link to Listen Live: What the Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium

Link:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/28/what-the-health-women-of-color-and-healthcare-disparities-in-the-millennium

 

The Power Within


Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Meghna Bhat and Ms. Alicia Thompson, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color,” for “The Power Within, Episode 4 of the “Our Voices Our Stories Mini-Series.” This episode will focus on the empowerment of girls and women of color personally, academically and professionally. Topics will include how we can empower girls and women of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Additional discussion topics will include realizing the power within, self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride, colorism, race,  hair, body image, inner beauty, words of wisdom, self-validation, on being original, defining yourself for yourself, standards of beauty, setting high standards and expectations among other topics.  The episode will also focus on how women of color can inspire, set examples and empower girls and teens of color and the development of coping strategies to deal with race, color and disparate treatment issues.

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility

Listen Live:  The Power Within

Guests

Ms. Alicia Thompson

 Is an international thespian and writer from Jamaica.  She is the founder of Artistry is Ministry (AIM) and known for customized performances of one woman shows and folklore.  Alicia uses artistry to uplift and impact girls and young women to help them deal with issues such as self-image, self-worth and self-realization.  She is an alumni of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), Parents Supporting Excellence in Education (SEE), and a past recipient of the Bridgeport Parent Leadership Award.

Submission: “Words of Wisdom from Mother Wise on Beauty and Self-acceptance.”


Dr. Meghna Bhat

Dr. Bhat holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in Gender and Women Studies. She is a proud South Asian woman and first-generation immigrant from India, and her experiences growing up in India and having lived in the US for 14 years motivated her to become an outspoken advocate for gender equality. Meghna currently lives in Sacramento, CA and is an independent consultant, scholar, speaker, and volunteer.

Submission: “My Experiences with Colorism as a South Asian Immigrant Woman:  How I Learned to Celebrate and Embrace my Skin Color.”

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

 

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 27, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

 

Link to Listen Live:The Power Within

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/26/the-power-within 

 

On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper


National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 3:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Ms. Bethany Loper and Dr. Alexanderia Smith, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color” for a discussion on embracing girls and women of color. This episode will focus on how women of color act, react and interact with other, embrace each other and move within and around each other personally, academically and professionally.  Topics include: jealously, being envious,  race and color, mixed race identity, unity, on loving our sisters, supporting each other through the good, bad and ugly moments, interracial and intraracial unity among women of color, the need to protect, the evil eye, glares, negativity, issues experienced by women of color in the workplace, and the reasons why we embrace girls and women of color, etc.

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Celebrating Women of Color Writers


Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 2:  Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Join Dr Culbreth and guests, Ms. Crystal D. Mayo, Mrs. Loretta Moore and Ms Kim-Marie Walker, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” Discussion topics will focus on how the voices of girls and women of color are celebrated through poetry, essays, plays, novels, fiction, non-fiction, short stories and other writings. Topics also include the healing power of the written word, finding your voice and yourself through writing, passion, purpose, and encouraging girls and teens to write.

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility 

Listen Live:  Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Guests:

Ms. Crystal D. Mayo

Ms. Mayo is a writer, actress, educator and teaching artist.  She is a Native New Yorker whose literary works are rooted  in the African American experience. Her memoir, “Evolution of Me” is a literary collection of snapshots that chronicle growing up in the South Bronx during the 1970’s. Her performance piece “Laugh” highlights her mother’s tumultuous journey through her diagnosis of breast cancer. Crystal hopes her readers will read her memoirs and connect to their essence, the human experience. She is the founder of My Daughter My Legacy, an arts and education company that empowers youth to explore their voice and vision through literacy and the arts.

Submission: Ms. Heriot and Remembering Ma Bea


Mrs. Loretta Moore

Mrs. Moore is a multi-published, African American female writer of novels, poetry, essays and short story collections. To name some published works: From A Narrow Path, The Light Of Day, The Color Of Murder, Saving Grace And Love, The Way Of Love, Bottom Tales And Others. Ghostwriting is another area as a writer she has  enjoyed. Several plays  she has written that have been productions are: Down The Way With Calvin And Boogie, Sharin’ The Spirit, Gossamer’s People, I Been Blest, Churchtime In New Orleans, Riding A Peacock.  She hold a degree in English and  has been applauded for theatrical presentations and as well for successful prose endeavors-I maintain affiliations with theatre and literary organizations.  Mrs. Moore also volunteers in her community and church.

Submission: The Bottom In My Time


 Ms. Kim-Marie Walker 

Ms. Walker is an author of nonfiction and fiction works. She is an alum of VONA/Voices, Rhode Island Writers Colony, and Wildacres Writing Retreat. Her in-progress travel memoir, Truth’s Place, Part I, chronicles her 2016 solo pilgrimage to historic U.S. transatlantic slave trade ports, honoring America’s first Africans of the Middle Passage.

 Submission:  Ruminoni’s La Luz

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

 

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 20, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

 

Link to Listen Live: Celebrating Women of Color  Writers

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/19/celebrating-women-of-color-writers