New Anthology: “Our Voices Our Stories”

Press Release



NEW JERSEY. September 1, 2019.  The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC),  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the publication of their first anthology, “Our Voices Ours Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” The edited anthology contains biographies, essays, poems, short stories and other writings authored by girls, teens, women and men of color. The editorial team included Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, editor, and Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. Lisa Maria Culbreth, assistant editors.

The diverse national and international voices represented in the anthology focus on the psychological, emotional, physical and social issues, traumas and challenges experienced by girls, teens and women of color. The writings will encourage society to understand what it means to be a girl, teen and woman of color living in a society that does not always listen to hear their voices or their stories.

According to Dr. Culbreth, “we are trailblazing a path as torchbearers to change the narrative about the value and importance of the voices and stories of girls, teens and women of color by advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering them. We are celebrating their lives, their dreams, their aspirations, their voices, their stories, and their will to keep rising to the top despite enduring unique challenges. When we celebrate girls, teens and women of color, we are embracing them and that embrace empowers them to advance and reach for the stars.”

In celebration of the publication of the anthology, NGWCC hosted the “Our Voices Our Stories” talk radio mini-series on Visibility, the official talk radio program of NGWCC. The mini-series consisted of five episodes focusing on the theme of the anthology and guests included authors who contributed to the anthology. The archive of the mini-series is available on NGWCC’s website.

“Our Voices Our Stories” is a fundraiser of NGWCC and is available for purchase on the website of NGWCC



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


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 


Call for Submissions: Race and Color in Education

Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS)

Call for Submissions

Corrected Due Date:  February 28, 2016

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions for a thematic issue titled Race and Color in Education. We are specifically interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the following:

The Achievement Gap

Students of color and success

Students of color and retention

Students of color and achievement

Students of color and special education

Quality education and students of color

Curriculum and Black history

Mixed race identity

Race and color in the classroom

Student loans/student debt

Black males and education

Diversity on campus/in the classroom

Full-time Faculty/Adjunct faculty of color


Predominately white colleges and universities

White privilege on campus

Faculty of color on campus

Faculty of color and leadership

White faculty and HBCU’s

White privilege

Tenure and Black faculty

Women of color

Men of color

College completion

Common Core

No Child Left Behind

Separate and unequal

For-profit schools and students of color

Students of color and STEM

Stereotypes and students of color

College level writing skills



College/university committees and racism



Standards of excellence

Learning styles (kinesthetic, auditory, visual)

White teachers and students of color

The classroom to prison pipeline

Girls of color and disparate treatment

Students of color and gender bias

Colorism in higher education

African/African-American programs

Community colleges

Black Studies

Black intellectuals

Intellectuals of color


Racism on campus

Colorism on campus

Sororities/fraternities/social clubs


The effects of racism on students of color

The effects of colorism on students of color

Student organizations

The hidden prejudice in education

Interracial colorism/Intraracial colorism

Racism and faculty tenure

Colorism and faculty tenure

Students of color and learning environments

The education system and students of color

Racist student organizations on campus

Athletes of color at predominately white

colleges and universities

The purpose of education

Public schools/charter schools

Campus violence/violence in schools

Twenty-first century workforce ready degree   programs

Submissions Accepted

Articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, and film/movie reviews, unpublished blogs and commentaries.

Submission/Author Guidelines

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Submissions should be single-spaced, using 1 inch margins for the top, bottom and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages. Lines should be left-justified and words should not be divided at the end of a line. Submissions (including notes, references, and tables) should not exceed 25 pages.


JOCS only accepts online submissions. Registration and login are required to submit items online. To submit manuscripts for review, please register at (you will be required to create a user id and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

We are looking forward to your submission. If you have any questions, please contact JOCS at


Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth


Journal of Colorism Studies






Journal of Colorism Studies


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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Archives of The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio episodes:

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?




  • 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:

Race, Color and the Power of Words


Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim for a discussion titled “Race, Color and the Power of Words: When words referencing race and color can be offensive!”

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8pm EST

on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio


The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio


  • The Power of Words
  • Racial terms that hurt
  • Color terms that hurt
  • Words used to identify, describe, and insult people of color
  • Intentional use of triggers
  • Actions and reactions – be prepared
  • Sugar coating
  • Sensitivity and insensitivity
  • But you said it
  • Thinking before you speak
  • The meaning behind it all
  • Intentions
  • Denial
  • Overkill

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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The Complexity of Race, Color and Identity

Join hosts, Dr. Culbreth & Dr. Jung-Kim for a discussion titled “The Complexity of Race, Color and Identity. Tonight at 8pm EST
Slide1Topics include:
• New show format
• Racism
• Colorism
• Media and Art
• Identity Issues

  • Skin Color Complexes
  • Racial Superiority

• The Facebook message and posting attacking Black women possessing dark skin
• Staying in your lane
• Complexity Magazine

Join us at 8pm EST on February 6, 2014