Know Your Worth


Keep Rising to the Top!

In your life’s blueprint should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your own worth, and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you are nobody. Always feels that you count, always feel that you have worth and always feel that your life has ultimate significance. (King, 1967)

Knowing your worth as you continue your journey is the most valuable form of self-empowerment you can own. You become aware of all that you are and realize you are more than enough. In addition, knowing your worth boosts your psychological, emotional, physical, and overall well- being to such a degree that you become the best version of yourself possible.

When you know your worth, you are not just capable of bringing something to the table, you also possess the ability to serve what you bring to the table with great confidence and finesse. It is knowing…

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Colorism Awareness Month


In September of 2022, the Colorism Project, Inc. declared August of each year as “Colorism Awareness Month” and registered with national registries. During the month of August, we will host events designed to bring awareness to the public of the psychological, emotional, physical, social and well-being impact colorism has on individuals, in society, the workplace, education, health industry, and other business and industry sectors.

The Colorism Project is planning to host a Virtual Conference on Colorism during the month of August 2023.  If you are interested in serving on a conference committee, please complete the form located at the following link: Conference on Colorism Committees.

Check the Colorism Project’s website and the Colorism Project’s Blog regularly for updates including event schedules, the call for conference proposals, and other activities hosted by the Colorism Project for Colorism Awareness Month.

Continued Success!

The Colorism Project, Inc.

Call for Submissions


Journal of Colorism Studies: New Call for Submissions focusing on diversity, anti-racism, race, colorism, inclusion, and equity.

https://journalofcolorismstudies.wordpress.com/2022/08/12/call-for-submissions-4/

Journal of Colorism Studies

Due: December 31, 2022

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions for a thematic issue focusing on “Diversity, Anti-Racism, Race, Colorism, Inclusion, and Equity” in education, the workplace and society. We are specifically interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the following:

  • Allyship
  • Anti-racism (Asian Americans, Black Americans, and Latino/Hispanic Americans)
  • Authenticity
  • Closing equity gaps
  • Colorism and PTSD
  • Colorism in the millennium
  • Communities of color
  • Conflict
  • Counteracting biases and stereotypes
  • Criminal justice
  • Critical race theory (CRT)
  • Culture
  • Discrimination
  • Diversity theories
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Equity
  • Ethnicity
  • Generational diversity
  • Higher education
  • Historical perspectives
  • Immigration and people of color
  • Impact of racism/colorism on children/teens of color
  • Inclusion
  • Interracial diversity
  • Intersectionality theory
  • Intraracial conflict
  • Intraracial diversity
  • Invisibility and visibility
  • Law
  • Media
  • Mental health in communities of color
  • Microaggressions
  • Mixed-race identity
  • Police and communities of color
  • Privilege
  • Racial and ethnic diversity
  • Racism and PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Religious practices
  • Silencing of voices
  • Social class
  • Sports
  • Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination
  • The…

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Journal of Colorism Studies Publication


On behalf of the Editorial Team of the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS), we are proud to announce publication of Vol 4 No 1 (2022): Journal of Colorism Studies.

Access and read the new issue at https://jocsonline.org/

You will be required to register and create an account if you have not subscribed to the journal. Access is free.

Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Julie Jung, Editor
Dr. Shannan Moore, Assistant Editor

Call for Anthology Submissions


Journal of Colorism Studies

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

                        Extended Submission Deadline:  December 31, 2022

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…

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The Costs of Colorism


Join Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth for a presentation titled “The Costs of Colorism” on April 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The presentation is sponsored by the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute of Anne Arundel County Community College.

Register today

Contact Information:

Dr. Reynaldo Evangelista at raevangelista@aacc.edu

Dr. Darian Senn-Carter at dtsenncarter@aacc.edu.

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

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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

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