Complexity Magazine Staff

Complexity Magazine is the official magazine of The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. Founded in 2013, Complexity Magazine will focus on colorism, diversity, identity, mixed race, multiculturalism, race, social justice, societal issues, and unity.

We will publish quality content and explore new perspectives in colorism, diversity, identity, mixed race, multiculturalism, race, social justice, societal issues and unity. Content will include art, articles, essays, poetry, commentaries, interview summaries, book reviews and special thematic issues.

We are seeking staff for this start-up magazine that will be published online in a digital format with a special print edition published in 2015. Staff will be expected to attend virtual staff meetings (via Skype or conference call) as needed.  Please note that all positions listed below are unpaid at this time.

Associate Editor:The editor is in charge of setting editorial policy and is responsible for the editorial content of the magazine. Guides writers, holds weekly virtual meetings with the team designer, photographer, and writers. Responsible for monitoring  all stages of content development before publication.

Managing Editor:
Schedules and coordinates the editorial, art and production departments to make sure that the magazine is published on time.

Features Assistant Editor: Plans and assigns stories for certain sections/corners of the magazine and may assist in general planning and assignments. The position will work with writers, photographers, designers and illustrators. This position may also be responsible for covering events and writing regular features.

Art Director: The Art Director is responsible for the visual appeal of the magazine (photography and illustrations) and supervises the magazine layout. Duties also include setting the design and format of the magazine.

Photographers: Responsible for photography.

Promotion Manager: Handles all public relations duties and will help publicize the magazine by arranging interviews, contacting and securing sponsors and/or other events.

Contest Manager: Responsible for developing, writing, and overseeing all contest related content, notices, policies, and submissions.

Marketing: Responsible for marketing and advertisements in each magazine.

Section/Column Writers: Responsible for writing subject matter specific content, conducting interviews, verifying information, writing drafts of articles and coordinating content with other staff.

We are interested in innovative ideas and creative styles. If you are interested, please forward your resume and writing/work sample to


Content Sections

  • Art/Music/Media Corner
  • College Corner
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Economics and Wealth Corner
  • Education Corner
  • Ethnic Cooking
  • Family Corner (will include children)
  • Global Issues
  • Health/Beauty/Fitness Corner
  • Men’s Corner
  • Political Corner
  • Race Relations
  • Teen Connection
  • The Workplace
  • Unity Corner
  • Women’s Corner


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Journal of Colorism Studies

As a result of the peer review process, we have decided to re-open the call for submissions.  We are looking for quality submissions that are rich in content and focus. The new submission deadline is July 30, 2014.

We are also seeking an Assistant Editor to join JOCS by June 1, 2014.

Please share with colleagues, colleges, universities and professional associations, etc.

Call for Submissions

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is an open access, online journal and the official quarterly publication of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

JOCS will present high-quality research in a forum that is informative to broad audiences including those outside as well as inside academia and those not immediately conversant with the subject matter of submissions.

JOCS is accepting submissions that contain rigorous quality research, develop theory, and explore new perspectives on colorism and race issues in society. Content includes theoretical essays, empirical research, practice-oriented papers, book reviews, and general essays.

Specific areas of interest relative to colorism and race include but are not limited to:

Personal  Family values

Dating and marriage

Physical attractiveness

Generational goal attainment

Platonic and romantic relationships


SociologicalClubs and associations

Church membership

Neighborhoods and communities




Mixed race identity



Jim Crow

Civil Rights Era

Black Power Movement

The Millennium

Colorism tests



Education Academic achievement

Colorism on campus

HBCU/Non-HBCU issues

Higher education administration

Faculty issues

Colorism in the classroom



Identity issues







Intraracial diversity

Interracial diversity



Employment/CareerCareer choices


Hiring  practices

Work environments

Job duties

Blue collar/White collar


Private /Public sector




Music industry

Media industry


Special themes



Manuscripts should be submitted in current APA format and must not exceed 25 pages in length including title page, abstract, tables, figures, and references. Additional submission guidelines are posted on the journal’s website:

Submit manuscripts online at: Journal of Colorism Studies


Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Journal of Colorism Studies

The Politics of Hair in the Black Community

Join Dr. Culbreth for a thought-provoking discussion on “The Politics of Hair in the Black Community

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8pm EST on  The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Dr. Culbreth will talk about hair issues and share comments from recent speaking engagements and presentations – Black women’s opinions about hair and colorism.

Interesting and by all means thought-provoking at its best!

Listener call in line:  914-338-1308 Call in to ask questions or comment



  • The alleged war on hair
  • Natural vs. straight
  • Opinions
  • The media hype
  • The lazy stereotype
  • Dominican, African and Black hair salons
  • Hair in the workplace
  • Hair survey results
  • Being you

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio


The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio will resume shows on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST with the topic ” Colorism and the War on Hair in the Black Community”. I have been extremely busy working on projects but have adjusted my schedule.

Looking forward to you listening next week.
Continued Success!
Dr. Culbreth