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 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.


  • 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

Girls and Women of Color Embracing and Celebrating Each Other

We are interested in speaking with girls/women of color who have formed friendships, etc. with other girls/women of color who possess either a lighter or darker skin color. We are hosting a show on the Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8pm EST on the topic and would like to show the world that girls/women of color can and do form bonds/friendships with other girls/women of color who may possess either lighter or darker skin. The purpose of the show is to defy the negativity being portrayed by the media that girls/women of color continue to fight, dislike, and treat each other disparately because of skin color (lighter or darker skin).

If you or someone than you know meet the guest criteria (either light, medium, or dark skinned and is friends with another girl/woman of color with skin color that is lighter/darker), please ask them to contact us at We would like to speak with them about being a guest on the show. If they cannot be guests, they can submit their story to us via the above e-mail address and we will read and discuss live on the air. The show is going to be the marker for a positive movement focusing on relationship building for girls/women of color.

As many of you know, our mission and goal is to bring together women of color from all walks of life in unity. Our focus is on girls/women of color celebrating and embracing each other, setting the record straight for those who continue to send the message that girls/women of color constantly fight, argue, treat each other disparately, are jealous of each other, and participate in colorism acts on a regular basis. If we do not take a stand, we will continue to see reality television shows, documentaries, magazines, etc. displaying women of color in a negative light and at odds with each other. We are so much more than we are portrayed as being and in 2015, we intend to make sure that the world is enlightened as we move to embrace and celebrate each other in all that we do.

This is a new year and time for movements that are grounded in positivity with a focus on positive ideas, positive relationship building, positive energy, positive thoughts, and positive action. This is the year for women of color to break down the barriers of negativity that we are so often associated with.

Thank you for your help and for sharing this posting.

Living Life Beautiful!
Dr. Culbreth & Dr. Jung-Kim

Survey on Multiracial Identity in the Millennium

The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

The following survey titled “Multiracial Identity in the Millennium” is being conducted by The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. The results of the study will be shared live on the air on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio.

Directions and Informed Consent

Title of Study:                         Multiracial Identity in the Millennium

Principal Researchers:           Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth and Dr. Julie Jung-Kim


Survey link:                              Multiracial Identity in the Millennium

 Description of the Study:

The survey consists of 50 questions focused on multiracial people of color and identity issues. The term multiracial is used to describe people of mixed race and biracial heritage.

Participants must be 18 years of age and older and of multiracial heritage. If you are interested in participating in this survey and are under 18 years of age, you are required to obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian before completing the survey.

You will be asked to answer 50 survey questions anonymously.  The questions pertain to personal demographic information, skin color, and identity concerns of multiracial people of color.

Risks/Benefits to the Participant:

There are no known risks associated with participating in this anonymous survey. The following is a link to the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology: In the event that you would like to talk about any issues, you can use the above link to find a doctor in your area.


The People of Color Skin Color Identification Chart (POCSCIC) consists of Light, Medium and Dark skin colors. Colors will vary depending on the screen resolution/monitor.


The Survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and must be completed at one time. You will not be able to return to a partially completed questionnaire. By proceeding to the survey questions, you agree that you have read and understand this information and agree to participate.

Thank you for Participating.

The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

Twitter: @ColorismProject

Twitter Hashtag:  #PoCIdentity