TACO Series: Episode 4: Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty


TACO Series: Episode 4: Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty.

TACO Series: Episode 4: Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty


TACO Series: Episode 4:

Loving My Color:  Colorism and Standards of Beauty

On Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST, join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Franchiska Garrett, Mrs. Lisa Merritt-Lee, and Dr. Natalye Pearson-Trammell for a discussion on Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty.

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Topics:

  • Standards of Beauty in America
  • Standards of Beauty for People of Color
  • The Skin Color Complex
  • Discussion on loving your skin color
  • Physical attractiveness and self-esteem
  • Skin bleaching, hair and make-up
  • Standards of Beauty in the media, music, social media, and publishing industries
  • Employment and education issues
  • Healing from the effects of colorism
  • Final focus: Where do we go from here?

 Link to the Show:  Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty

Listener Line: (914) 338-1308   Call in to share your thoughts, ideas and ask questions.

Bios of our Guests (inclusive bios will be provided during the show)

Dr. Franchiska Garrett

Dr. Garrett is a Senior Consultant at Symphony Management Consultant. She has over 20 years experience as a Business Analyst helping organizations stay ahead of technology by building and maintaining their computer networks. Dr. Garrett has conducted extensive studies on colorism and the impact on Southern African American Women. Her dissertation was titled “The Effect of Colorism on Self-Esteem and the Resiliency of Southern African American Women”. Dr. Garrett  currently serves on the Review Board for the Journal of Colorism studies and is involved with the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

Publications: (In progress) The impact of Jim Crow on Southern African Americans.

Mrs. Lisa Merritt-Lee

Mrs. Merritt-Lee is the owner, creative director, head makeup artist, hair stylist at Alluring Faces. Her love of makeup started at a young age (a true 80’s child), she was inspired by the makeup of Madonna, Jodi Watley, Lisa Lisa, Cindi Lauper and Boy George. Mrs. Merritt-Lee was licensed in 1993 after completing studies at Beauty Schools of America, Germaine de capuccini, Ca Bontanica and Derma Swiss.

Upon completion of beauty school, Mrs. Merritt-Lee opened an on location facial and makeup service called “Natural Beauty. After freelancing, she landed her first job in 1995 at Churchill’s Hair Designers in Pinecrest where she studied under the guidance of Senior Aesthetician Joan Lamb, a 20 year veteran of Elizabeth Arden spa. In 1996, Mrs. Merritt-Lee opened her own salon under the name “Players”. After closing the salon in 2004, she followed her dreams of becoming a production Makeup Artist.

After putting in the ground work for a year, working for trade, testing, and working as a marketing agent for Empress hair Care line, she launched “Alluring Faces”. Based in the beautiful city of Miami Florida, Lisa is an established and well known artist in the South Florida area. Now a 20 year veteran in the Beauty Industry, she worked with top production and cosmetic companies including the following:

Tri Star Film                   Iman Cosmetics                          Garnier Fructis

Maybelline                       Ricki Lake Show                         VH1 Basket Ball Wives

Hollywood Beauty            Betty Dain Creations                  Ceora Cosmetics

The Next Media                On Board Media                         Rhino Films

Renaissance Films            Studio Center                             University of Miami

The Miami Herald               Revlon                                       BET

Travel Channel                   Sony                                           VMA’s

Channel 7                           Tru Warrior Records                   Loreal

Guess                                 Warner Brother Records             Chanel 6

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Dr. Natalye Pearson-Trammell

Dr. Pearson-Trammell earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation focused on the impact of colorism on dark skinned African American women’s self esteem and the ways in which they developed and maintained resiliency. Dr. Pearson-Trammell specializes in treating trauma survivors and people of color suffering from the impact of internalized oppression on their self-esteem.  .  She has co-created two documentaries on colorism and African American women.  In her spare time, she facilitates workshops with psychologists, social workers and therapists on the clinical implications of internalized oppression in subjugated communities.

Multiculturalism, in particular the study of the emotional impact of internalized oppression and privilege, are of great interest to Dr. Pearson-Trammell, as she believes creating healing dialogues and psychological exploration around these issues are essential to healing prejudice.  Currently, Dr. Pearson-Trammell treats commercially sexually exploited youth in San Francisco Bay Area. She is a collaborating scholar with The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. and a member of the Review Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies.

If you have questions that you would like answered live on the air, please send them to Dr. Culbreth at taco@colorismproject.com

TACO Series: Episode 4: Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty


TACO Series: Episode 4:

Loving My Color:  Colorism and Standards of Beauty

On Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST, join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Franchiska Garrett, Mrs. Lisa Merritt-Lee, and Dr. Natalye Pearson-Trammell for a discussion on Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty.

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Topics:

  • Standards of Beauty in America
  • Standards of Beauty for People of Color
  • The Skin Color Complex
  • Discussion on loving your skin color
  • Physical attractiveness and self-esteem
  • Skin bleaching, hair and make-up
  • Standards of Beauty in the media, music, social media, and publishing industries
  • Employment and education issues
  • Healing from the effects of colorism
  • Final focus: Where do we go from here?

 Link to the Show:  Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty

Listener Line: (914) 338-1308   Call in to share your thoughts, ideas and ask questions.

Brief Bios of our Guests (inclusive bios will be provided during the show)

Dr. Franchiska Garrett is one of the collaborating scholars with the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. and member of the Review Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies and a team member of TACO Magazine. Dr. Garrett’s research focuses on colorism and Black American women.

Mrs. Lisa Merritt-Lee is the owner and Creative Director of Alluring Faces Salon located in South Florida.

Dr. Natalye Pearson-Trammell is also one of the collaborating scholars with the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. and member of the Review Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies. Her research focuses on colorism issues affecting Black American women.

If you have questions that you would like answered live on the air, please send them to Dr. Culbreth at taco@colorismproject.com

The Dynamics of Colorism: TACO Series: Episode 2 : Beginnings


Join Dr. Culbreth on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST  for a discussion titled “Beginnings” under the TACO Series. Topics of discussion will include interracial and intraracial colorism and race relations, churches, Black communities in rural New Jersey, civil rights, and colorism/racism in the millennium.

·       Guest: Dr. Walter D. Greason

Among other topics, the discussion will also focus on Dr. Greason’s new book titled Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 at  8:00 pm EST

Link to the show:  “Beginnings”

Listener Line: (914) 338-1308

About Dr. Greason

Dr. Greason is the Executive Director of the International Center for Metropolitan Growth. For the last twenty years, he has established himself as the world’s leading authority on the economics of race and metropolitan growth. Serving the world’s most prosperous metropolitan region (the Boston to Washington, D.C. corridor), Dr. Greason has advised hundreds of businesses and organizations on fiscal management, investment, and development strategies. He also currently serves as the Treasurer of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (www.sacrph.org) and is an officer on the Membership Committee of the Organization of American Historians. Recently, Dr. Greason won recognition as a Visiting Scholar at James Madison University in Virginia. He has trained numerous consultants to serve specific needs to identify and succeed in the global marketplace.

Publications:

Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey.

The Path to Freedom: Black Families in New Jersey.

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio launches The TACO Series


Beginning on August 8, 2013, The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio will begin the TACO (talking about colorism out in the open) Series. The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio airs live every Thursday at 8pm EST and is hosted by Dr. Donnamaria Culbrethand produced by the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

Episodes scheduled for August and September of 2013 include the following:

Episode 1: Thursday, August 8, 2013. Raising Children of Color in an Era Still Plagued by Racism and Colorism. Guest: Dr. Robyn Brown-Manning, author of “We Don’t Give Birth to Thugs: We Give Birth to Children”.

Episode 2: Thursday, August 15, 2013 Beginnings: Guest, Dr. Walter Greason, author of Suburban Erasure.

Episode 3: Thursday, August 22, 2013: Finding Middle Ground: Why Diversity Matters Now More than Ever. Guests: Ms. Jennifer Jacobs and Ms. Berenice Mabrey-Ojo, Founder of The Diversity Race.

Episode 4: Thursday, August 29, 2013: Loving My Color: Colorism and Standards of Beauty. Guests: Dr. Franchiska Garrett and Dr. Natalye Pearson-Trammell

Episode 5: Thursday, September 5, 2013. Colorism, Pre-Teens, Teens and Self-Esteem. Guests: Dr. Natalye Pearson-Trammell and Dr. Franchiska Garrett

Episode 6: Thursday, September 12, 2013: When Colorism Hurts.

Episode 7: Thursday, September 19, 2013: Conscious and Unconscious Colorism.

Episode 8: Thursday, September 26, 2013: Building Your Bridge and Moving On.

Raising Children in an Era Still Plagued by Racism and Colorism


Join Dr. Culbreth on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST  for a discussion on  “Raising Children of Color in an Era Still Plagued by Racism and Colorism.

Guest: Dr. Robyn Brown-Manning.

Among other topics, the discussion will also focus on Dr. Brown-Manning’s research titled “We don’t give birth to thugs; we give birth to children: The Emotional Journeys of African-American Mothers Raising Sons under American Racism” .

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at  8:00 pm EST

Link to the show:  “Raising Children of Color in an Era Still Plagued by Racism and Colorism

Listener Line: (914) 338-1308

About Dr. Brown-Manning

Dr. Brown-Manning dedicates her practice to corporate, social services and educational institutions in the areas of personal growth, parent education, leadership development, cultural diversity, and workforce management.

A licensed social worker, Dr. Brown-Manning worked for many years with the New York Foundling Hospital. While with the Foundling, she worked for two years as a line worker in their Bronx foster care office. From there, she moved on to set up and manage the Foundling’s Bronx Teen Parenting Program, which served as a model for future community based adolescent pregnancy and parenting programs. During this period, she was a co-founder of the Bronx Teen Pregnancy Network, serving as its co-chairperson for ten years. Dr. Brown-Manning also served on the New York Foundling Board of Directors for six years.

In 1986, Dr. Brown-Manning became the Foundling’s Director of Parent Education. Shortly, thereafter, she became the Director of Training and Development, a position that she maintained until leaving the Foundling, in 1993. She became an external consultant on a full-time basis, as co-founder of SCG, Inc., a New York City based consulting firm.

In 1996 with her partner Lawrence Mack, Dr. Brown-Manning co-established and became president of Kriya Associates, Inc. Through this organization and human resource development firm, using an empowerment approach, she continues to conduct sessions and provide keynote addresses throughout the state and the country. Session topics include: parent education; working with African-American families and children; cross-cultural communication; leadership development; team building; stress and time management. She provides seminars, lectures and retreats on issues pertaining to African-American women; spiritual parenting; healing and centering work for women; and managing in the multicultural workplace. Dr. Brown-Manning also provides executive and transformational life coaching. As a certified Feng Shui practitioner, she also assists clients in creating healing and centering living and workspaces.

In addition to her practice, as an adjunct assistant professor, Dr. Brown-Manning teaches Social Welfare Policy, Practice Lab and Child Welfare Policy at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Iona College, teaching Human Diversity in Social Work and Social Welfare Policy.

Dr. Brown-Manning’s research interests include the relationships between African American mothers and their sons, anti-oppressive social work practice, and the physical environments of social service settings. She is the very proud mother of a son, who is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.