New Anthology: “Our Voices Our Stories”


Press Release

NEW ANTHOLOGY ADVANCES, CELEBRATES, EMBRACES AND EMPOWERS GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR.

 

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

 

 

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What The Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium


Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Meghna Bhat, Dr. Veronica Huggins and Dr. Phoneshia Wells, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color” for a discussion on women of color and healthcare disparities in the millennium and changing the narrative about healthcare for women of color.

Topics include women of color and quality healthcare, preventative care, pain and medication, understanding and questioning diagnoses, asking questions, second opinions, knowledge, research, trusting doctors, on being heard loud and clear, the importance of using your voice, childbirth, mortality rates, surgical procedures, racism, colorism and disparate treatment in the healthcare industry. Additional topics include strategies to empower women of color to take control of their health and make informed decisions.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility

Listen Live:  What The Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium

Guests

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.”


 Dr. Veronica Huggins

Dr. Huggins is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern Indiana where she has taught for three years. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She holds social work licensure in Georgia and Indiana and has experience working in both micro and macro level capacities.

Website: http://faculty.usi.edu/vchuggins

Submission: What the Health? Major Health Disparities Among Women of Color  (co-author)


Dr. Phoneshia Wells

Dr. Wells is an Assistant Professor and member of Health Services for the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana and has taught for nine years. She obtained her Doctorate of Health Education (D. H. Ed.) from A. T. Still University school of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri. In addition, she is a certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Website: http://faculty.usi.edu/pwells

Submission: What the Health? Major Health Disparities Among Women of Color  (co-author)

 

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: What the Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium

Link:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/28/what-the-health-women-of-color-and-healthcare-disparities-in-the-millennium

 

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

 

 

The Problem of the Race and Color Lines in Ferguson, Missouri


Join Dr. Culbreth and guests for a straight with no chaser discussion titled “The Problem of the Race and Color Lines in Ferguson, Missouri”. Guests: Mrs. A’mera Frieman and Mr. Martin Davis. 

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8pm EST

Listener Line:  914-338-1308

Call in to ask questions, share thoughts and/or comment

Topics

  • The problem of the race and color line
    Excessive police force
    While Black
    Ferguson and the racial divide
    Demographics and diversity
    Living in a police state
    Where in the hell is the diversity?
    Why POC must vote
    Piecing Ferguson back together
    Getting it together
    Protests
    Race relations
    We will not go back
    I too have a dream

 

Guests

Amera Mrs. A’Mera Frieman

Advocate for racial unity and diversity awareness, and first Unsung Leader and Change Agent of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc., and founder of Stopping the Madness Anti-Bullying Foundation.

Mrs. Frieman is the CEO of Breaking the Line Books, a small press publishing house dedicated to Christian, multi-cultural, and faith-based literary works.  She is also the author of three best-selling books Victoria’s BeginningVictoria’s Choice and Joy, available for purchase on Amazon. As an author, she draws upon life experiences as a Black woman from an ethnically diverse background to create dynamic characters and page turning excitement.

 

martin Mr. Martin L. Davis, CPP, CIPM 

Known Philanthropist, Community Organizer, Youth Mentor, Career Development Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Political Activist. Martin Davis brings over 25 years experience in dealing with troubled youths to the table.

His first book “Are We There Yet” / The Ultimate Challenge has generated a tremendous buzz in African American Communities throughout the country. His hopes and aspirations are that his vision for People of Color span’s globally.  Mr. Davis’ candor, insight, truthfulness, and direct down to earth delivery on providing actual solutions for the Black Man & Woman has everyone talking about this book.  Are We There Yet? The Ultimate Challenge is available for purchase on Amazon.

 

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The Problem of the Race and Color Lines in Ferguson, Missouri


Join Dr. Culbreth for a straight with no chaser commentary titled ” The Problem of the Race and Color Lines in Ferguson, Missouri”.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8pm EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio.

Listener Line: 914-338-1308 Call to ask questions or comment

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Topics

  • The problem of the race and color line
  • Excessive police force
  • While Black
  • Ferguson and the racial divide
  • Demographics and diversity
  • Living in a police state
  • Where in the hell is the diversity?
  • Why POC must vote
  • Piecing Ferguson back together
  • Getting it together
  • Protests
  • Race relations
  • We will not go back
  • I too have a dream

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio.

When You Just Can’t Handle the Truth: The Needed Dialogue on Racism and Colorism


Join Dr. Culbreth for a interesting commentary titled

When You Just Can’t Handle the Truth: The Needed Dialogue on Racism and Colorism 

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8pm EST

on

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

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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