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 

 

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The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families


Visibility 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Mini Series

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 Link to Listen Live:   The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families

Listener Line:  323-642-1562

(Listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description

 “The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibility, voices, Afro-Aesthetics Movement, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is a Tampa native and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Dr. Hordge-Freeman published her first book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families (The University of Texas Press) in 2015.  This book was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.  In 2015, she presented a TEDxUSF talk on The Color of Love and her book is slated for publication into Portuguese in April 2018. She has published journal articles in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Qualitative Research, and Ethnic & Racial Studies, several book chapters, and published a co-edited volume with Gladys Mitchell-Walthour entitled, Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the US and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Hordge-Freeman has been awarded several grants and fellowships to support her research, including a Ford Dissertation Fellowship, American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship, and Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant. In 2016, Hordge-Freeman received a Fulbright fellowship to complete data collection for a manuscript entitled, Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoptions as Modern Slavery in Brazil, which is based on over seven years of ethnographic data and interviews.

 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series


Join Visibility for “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series.”

 

March 26, 2018 – April 26, 2018

8:00 PM EST.

Listen Live: Complexity Talk Radio

Listener Line: 323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment of share

About the Mini-Series

Visibility is producing a mini-series titled “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism airing live beginning on March 26, 2018 and ending on April 26, 2018. The six-episode mini-series will focus on girls and women of color as victims of colorism and will explore the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of colorism with an emphasis on how colorism affects the self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride of girls and women of color as victims of intraracial and interracial colorism.

Topics will include the complexities of colorism, relationships, film, music, media, the workplace, superiority, inferiority, colorism complex, skin color complexes, education, colorism in Brazil, the effects of colorism on children, girls and women of color, colorism and families, status, understanding the detrimental effects of colorism, learning to embrace differences, myths, healthcare, among other relevant discussion topics.

Episodes

  • Monday, March 26, 2018, Introduction to The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini-Series, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: The Color of Love: Colorism in Brazil. Guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Colorism in Film, Music and Media, Guest: Dr. Yaba Blay
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Colorism in the Workplace, Guest:  Dr. Niambi Powell
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Colorism in Relationships, various guests
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Girls, Women of Color and Colorism. Guests Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and other guests.

Episodes will air live via: Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Links for each episode will be shared via Twitter: @Visibility_live, @NGWCC  #colorism #visibility

Join the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies


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 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

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Julie Jung-Kim

Editor

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 

Listener Line: 914-338-1308. Call in to ask questions, comment or share:

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

Archives of The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio episodes: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive

Celebrating & Embracing Girls/Women of Color: Rising Above Colorism & Negativity: A Movement


Join Dr. Culbreth, Dr. Jung-Kim and guests for Celebrating & Embracing Girls/Women of Color: Rising Above Colorism and Negativity.

 We started the conversation in 2013, wrote about it in 2014 and invite you to join us as we start the movement in 2015!

Be a part of the change – in unity!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Listener Line: 914-338-1308

(Call in to ask questions, comment or share)

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Topics:

  • Colorism
  • Breaking down skin color and race barriers
  • Psychic prisons
  • Defying negative stereotypes
  • Celebrating and embracing each other
  • Perceptions
  • The power within
  • You are so much more
  • Reality TV
  • Higher Ground
  • Sisters in unity
  • The Movement
  • Self-validation
  • National Girls and Women of Color Council  (NGWCC)

 

Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2015/01/23/celebrating-and-embracing-girls-and-women-of-color-rising-above-colorism

Guests:

Ms. Michele Beller

Racial Identity and a Colorblind Society


Join Dr. Culbreth for Racial Identity and a Colorblind Society.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Topics include:

  • Colorism
  • Racial Pride
  • Racial identity
  • The right to self-identify
  • Denying ancestry and heritage
  •  “I am not African American I am an American”
  • African American or Black American
  • Historical view of “African American”
  • When racial categories offend
  • DNA Testing
  • A Colorblind Society?

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Dissertation study on colorism and African American women in corporate America (participants needed)


My name is Mary Torres and I am a doctoral candidate at Argosy University, San Diego campus. I am doing a qualitative study on the how colorism affects African American women in corporate America.  I am looking for African American women that would be willing to volunteer to be interviewed for my study.  I am seeking to interview African American women in various positions in corporate America.  All participant information will be strictly confidential.  Each participant will be interviewed about their experiences with colorism and how they dealt with these situations.  All participants’ responses will be audio taped for later transcription by this researcher.

I can be contacted by phone or text at (619) 253-2236.  I can be reached by email at metorres49@stu.argosy.edu.

Thank you for your assistance,

 

Mary Torres

Filmmakers Kimberly James and Michael Cooke to discuss their film “Across the Tracks” (a film about colorism)


Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr.Julie Jung-Kim for a discussion and interview with Ms. Kimberly James, Co-Writer & Producer and Mr. Michael Cooke, Co-Writer and Director of Across The Tracks, a film about colorism. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST

 Kim and Mike Talk 

on

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Listener Line:  914-338-1308

Call in to ask questions or comment.

A discussion/interview that you simply cannot miss!

 

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Brief Synopsis:

“In 1960s Georgia, two sisters Ella and Tara grew up surrounded by prejudice due to their “blackness”. But Ella was born with fair skin. And when schools integrate in  their small town, she sees a chance to change her destiny. Ella decides to become white” (James and Cooke, 2014).

The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. endorses Across The Tracks

 

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

 

 

Race, Culture and Identity: Sitcoms and Stereotypes of People of Color


Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung Kim for a discussion titled Race, Culture and Identity: Sitcoms and Stereotypes of People of Color”

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST

Listener Call in Line:  914-338-1308

Question to consider: Are people of color being stereotyped in the name of diversity on sitcoms?

 

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Topics:

  • Historical Review: Stereotypes of people of color on television
  • Race, culture, and identity on television in the millennium
  • Are there set standards of behavior for people of color?
  • What does acting “Black, Asian, or Latino” really mean in the media?
  • I am not racist
  • Stereotypes in 2014 sitcoms
  • Diversity and the wrong approach
  • People of color and reality
  • But it’s still a negative approach
  • Stereotypes and misconceptions of people of color
  • The reality of it all

Read more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2014/08/01/race-culture-and-identity-sitcoms-and-stereotypes-of-people-of-color#ixzz394tXIYr5