Editorial Review Board Invitation

Editorial Review Board Invitation.


NGWCC is Seeking Board Members and Task Force Committee Chairpersons  

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

The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.  (NGWCC) is seeking volunteers to serve in the following positions:

Members, Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors will advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) in support of the organization’s mission and needs.

Task Force Committee Chairpersons

Chairpersons will manage and lead committees for specific task forces (listed below).  Chairpersons are expected to form committees, address assigned tasks, develop policies, procedures, and processes for committee tasks, assign duties to committee members, prepare agendas, schedule and chair meetings, and submit minutes of meetings and written reports.

National Girls and Women of Color Task Force Committees

  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Education    (K-12)
  • Education (Higher Education)
  • Fundraising
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Mentoring
  • NGWCC Writer’s Guild
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Planning
  • Professional Development
  • Research and Public Policy
  • STEM


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Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color: Call for Submissions

In 2015, we are celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color by launching the National Girls and Women of Color Council (NGWCC) (July 2015).  Accordingly, in collaboration with I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and NGWCC, the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is inviting leaders and members of organizations for girls and women of color, authors, bloggers, scholars, and writers, etc., to submit essays for a special themed issue of JOCS titled Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color (publication in July 2015).

Join us in celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color. The special issue of JOCS will also be available for purchase in print through Complexity Publishing, LLC. 


Call for Submissions 

Deadline: Extended to May 1, 2015

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS)  is accepting essays for a special thematic issue Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color for publication in Volume 1, Issue 2 (July 2015). We are particularly interested in essays that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Trailblazers and torchbearers
  • Change agents
  • Unsung girls and women of color
  • Believing in you
  • Faith
  • Self-validation
  • Girls of color
  • Women of color
  • The marginalization of girls of color
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Specialized glass ceilings for women of color
  • Living life beautiful
  • Self-love
  • Self-pride
  • Self-respect
  • Self-identity
  • Self-pride
  • Standards of beauty
  • Hair
  • Colorism
  • The Color Complex
  • Understanding biases
  • Embracing diversity within the race
  • Health
  • Making good choices
  • Media
  • Relationships
  • Mental health
  • Education
  • Sexuality
  • Music industry
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Communities of color
  • Religion
  • Employment
  • The criminal justice system
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Teen issues
  • Gangs and girls of color
  • Stereotypes
  • Family values
  • Career choices
  • Marketing
  • Racism
  • Prejudice
  • Identity
  • Interracial diversity
  • Intraracial diversity
  • STEM
  • One size does not fit all
  • Love
  • Being original
  • Breaking down skin color and race barriers
  • Racism
  • Sisters in unity
  • Skin color dynamics
  • The perpetuation of colorism by people of color
  • Multiculturalism
  • Multiracialism
  • Identity and racial pride
  • Loving my skin
  • Power
  • Sports


We will also accept book reviews (books about girls and women of color).

To submit manuscripts for review, please register at http://jocsonline.org (you will be required to create a user name and password). Review the Submission Guidelines and then submit your manuscript.

We are looking forward to your submissions. If you have any questions, please contact us at submissions@jocsonline.org


Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth


Journal of Colorism Studies

ISSN: 2329-3187

The Hidden Prejudice in Education

Understanding How Colorism, Prejudice, Racism and Stereotypes Can Affect the Dreams of Students of Color!

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio has a new name:  Complexity Talk Radio (Complexity Live) featuring hosts Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth and Dr. Julie Jung-Kim.  We will continue to feature a monthly segment titled The Dynamics of Colorism.

Join Dr. Culbreth & Dr. Jung-Kim for a discussion on The Hidden Prejudice in Education: Understanding How Colorism, Prejudice, Racism and Stereotypes Can Affect the Dreams of Students of Color!

Thursday, February 19, 2014

8:00 pm EST

Complexity Talk Radio 

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Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2015/02/20/the-hidden-prejudice-in-education

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Editorial Review Board Invitation

The Editorial Team of the Journal of Colorism Studies invites applications for Editorial Review Board members. Working with members of the Editorial Advisory Board, members of the Editorial Review Board will review journal submissions and ensure that the journal responds timely to submissions.

The Editorial Review Board will consist of members willing to commit to reviewing articles two times each year. Successful candidates will become members of the board beginning in 2015 for three years.  Editorial Review Board members are responsible for reviewing submissions for accuracy, clarity, and research rigor; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of submissions; providing detailed comments on reviewed submissions, and providing recommendations for accepting or rejecting manuscripts for publication.  Note: Members will perform functions virtually.

We are also interested in applications from Guest Reviewers to review submissions for our special issue Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color, scheduled for publication in July 2015.

Being a member of the Editorial Review Board means being professionally associated with the Journal of Colorism Studies. The names of members will be included in each issue, listed on the journal’s web page, and included on the website of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

Composition of the Editorial Review Board will include a wide variety of members representing the community, including organizational leaders, change agents, and educators from all sectors including scholars consisting of early career through senior academics. Members should possess a master’s and/or doctorate in topics published by the journal and have equivalent experience in a relevant subject.  We invite and encourage graduate students to submit applications.


Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth


Dr. Julie Jung-Kim