On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 3:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Ms. Bethany Loper and Dr. Alexanderia Smith, 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 embracing girls and women of color. This episode will focus on how women of color act, react and interact with other, embrace each other and move within and around each other personally, academically and professionally.  Topics include: jealously, being envious,  race and color, mixed race identity, unity, on loving our sisters, supporting each other through the good, bad and ugly moments, interracial and intraracial unity among women of color, the need to protect, the evil eye, glares, negativity, issues experienced by women of color in the workplace, and the reasons why we embrace girls and women of color, etc.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

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

Listen Live:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Guests:

Dr. Alexanderia Smith

Dr. Smith is the South Carolina State Counseling Coordinator for Webster University. She earned a Master of Education Degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia in 2001 and earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 2007.  Dr. Smith is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed professional counselor, as well as a licensed addiction counselor.

Submission:  Black Girl Glare


 Ms. Bethany Loper

Is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and currently resides in New Castle, Delaware with her family. She is an award-winning poet and author and is currently working on her first novel and poetry book.

Submissions:

  • Makidada “Little Sister”
  • Healing Prayer
  • Unfillable Spaces

 

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 20, 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: On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/21/on-being-our-sisters-keeper

Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 2:  Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Join Dr Culbreth and guests, Ms. Crystal D. Mayo, Mrs. Loretta Moore and Ms Kim-Marie Walker, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” Discussion topics will focus on how the voices of girls and women of color are celebrated through poetry, essays, plays, novels, fiction, non-fiction, short stories and other writings. Topics also include the healing power of the written word, finding your voice and yourself through writing, passion, purpose, and encouraging girls and teens to write.

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

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

Listen Live:  Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Guests:

Ms. Crystal D. Mayo

Ms. Mayo is a writer, actress, educator and teaching artist.  She is a Native New Yorker whose literary works are rooted  in the African American experience. Her memoir, “Evolution of Me” is a literary collection of snapshots that chronicle growing up in the South Bronx during the 1970’s. Her performance piece “Laugh” highlights her mother’s tumultuous journey through her diagnosis of breast cancer. Crystal hopes her readers will read her memoirs and connect to their essence, the human experience. She is the founder of My Daughter My Legacy, an arts and education company that empowers youth to explore their voice and vision through literacy and the arts.

Submission: Ms. Heriot and Remembering Ma Bea


Mrs. Loretta Moore

Mrs. Moore is a multi-published, African American female writer of novels, poetry, essays and short story collections. To name some published works: From A Narrow Path, The Light Of Day, The Color Of Murder, Saving Grace And Love, The Way Of Love, Bottom Tales And Others. Ghostwriting is another area as a writer she has  enjoyed. Several plays  she has written that have been productions are: Down The Way With Calvin And Boogie, Sharin’ The Spirit, Gossamer’s People, I Been Blest, Churchtime In New Orleans, Riding A Peacock.  She hold a degree in English and  has been applauded for theatrical presentations and as well for successful prose endeavors-I maintain affiliations with theatre and literary organizations.  Mrs. Moore also volunteers in her community and church.

Submission: The Bottom In My Time


 Ms. Kim-Marie Walker 

Ms. Walker is an author of nonfiction and fiction works. She is an alum of VONA/Voices, Rhode Island Writers Colony, and Wildacres Writing Retreat. Her in-progress travel memoir, Truth’s Place, Part I, chronicles her 2016 solo pilgrimage to historic U.S. transatlantic slave trade ports, honoring America’s first Africans of the Middle Passage.

 Submission:  Ruminoni’s La Luz

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 20, 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: Celebrating Women of Color  Writers

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/19/celebrating-women-of-color-writers

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

Our Voices Our Stories

Mini Series

March 6, 2019 – March 27, 2019

Join the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. in celebration of the March 2019 publication of their first anthology titled “Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.”

To celebrate the publication of the anthology and in celebration of Women’s History Month, Visibility, a monthly segment of Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s Complexity Live talk radio program will host the “Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series.” Hosted by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, the mini-series will begin on March 6, 2019 and end on March 27, 2019.

“Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series” will consist of topics relative to the theme of the anthology (advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color) and guests will include authors of the poems, essays, short stories and other writings contained in the anthology.

Episodes will air live and listeners will be able to call the Listener Line to ask questions, comment or share. The names of guests will be updated weekly.

 

Episodes

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Time 8:00 PM EST

 Topic:      Advancing Girls and Women of Color

Episode:   Celebrating “Our Voices Our Stories” and Women’s History Month


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Time 8:00 PM EST

 Topic:       Celebrating Girls and Women of Color

Episode:   Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Guests:     Mrs. Loretta Moore , Ms. Crystal Mayo, Dr. Lata Murti  and Miss Aivia Cochran-Murti


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -Time 8:00 PM EST

Topic:      Embracing Girls and Women of Color

Episode:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Guests:    Dr. Alexandria Smith and Ms. Bethany Loper


Monday, March 25, 2019 -Time 8:00 PM EST

Topic:      Empowering Girls and Women of Color

Episode:   The Power Within

Guests:     Ms. Alicia Thompson


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Time 8:00 PM EST

 Topic:     Empowering Girls and Women of Color

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

Guests:    Dr. Veronica Huggins and Dr. Phoneshia R. Wells

“Our Voices Our Stories” is a fundraiser of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. Notice will be posted when the anthology is available for purchase (March 2019).

 

NEW MENTORING PROGRAM FOR TEENS AND YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR 

PACE Mentoring Program

NEW MENTORING PROGRAM FOR TEENS AND YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR 

New Jersey, May 17, 2018.  The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC),  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the launch of the application acceptance period for the PACE Mentoring Program. PACE is a unique, high quality, curriculum-based one-on-one, group and e-mentoring program created using a holistic approach to address the unique needs, challenges and issues of teens (ages 13 through 17 ) and young women of color (18 and up) from underserved communities.

According to executive director and founder of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, “we developed the PACE Mentoring Program using four distinct pathways (1) Personal Enrichment, (2) Academic Success, (3) Career Exploration and Preparation and (4) Extracurricular Interests, based on community assessments, research and best practices identified by Mentor.org. Each pathway is essential in building life-long…

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Dementia and Black Americans: Caregiving & Loving While Living With Dementia

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

8:00 PM EST

Listen Live:  Dementia and Black Americans

Listener Line: 323-642-1562  Call to ask questions, comment or share

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Fayron Epps, Faith Village Connections and Assistant Professor at Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and affiliate faculty with the Gerontology Institute and Partnership for Urban Health Research.  Ms. Mia Chester, Volunteer & Outreach Manager,Alzheimers Association, Ms. Tonya Miller, CFO, Sage Navigator, Ms. Jacque Thornton, Sr. Vice President, Leading Age Georgiaand Board Chair, Sage Navigator for a discussion on how Dementia affects the Black community.  

Episode Description 

Dementia is a disease that is considered a “silent epidemic” in the Black community with Black Americans being “two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning”…

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Black is Beautiful: Defining Yourself for Yourself Authentically and Unapologetically

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, Dr. Jeanette Walley-Jean and Dr. Christina Grange on Visibility for “Black is Beautiful: Defining Yourself for Yourself Authentically and Unapologetically.”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at  8:00 pm EST

Listen Live

Listener Line: 323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment or share.

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Description

Black is Beautiful focuses on Black women being their authentic selves unapologetically. The manner in which we choose to express our Blackness individually is a personal choice and one that should not be open to ridicule, criticism, shaming or gossip. Topics will include one size does not fit all, the authentic you, leave my hair alone, identity, career choices, lifestyles, hobbies, social circles, Black pride, interests, interracial dating, etc. Additional topics include learning to authentically define yourself for yourself in your pursuit of happiness and embracing the uniqueness and diversity of Black women. The discussion will also focus on Black girls.

Guest Bios

 

Dr. Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Dr. Butler-Barnes has expertise and scholarly work on African American personal and cultural assets (e.g., racial identity and self-efficacy beliefs) and achievement outcomes.

The two lines of her research agenda include 1) Strengths-Based Assets of Black Adolescents Project which explores how Black youth draw on personal and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from structural racism; and, 2) Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls Project which focuses on advancing equity for women and girls of color by creating culturally responsive programming that promotes resiliency.

Dr. Butler-Barnes is one of the directors of the Brown School’s Collaboration on Race, Inequalities, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) and a Faculty Fellow with the Institute for School Partnership, and co-chair of the MSW/MAEd program at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Dr. Christina Grange

Dr. Grange is a clinical psychologist at Pathways Unlimited, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia), and an associate professor of Psychology at Clayton State University.  Her clinical training focused on the well-being and optimal development of young people in the context of their families, particularly Black families.  That work continues and has expanded to focus on helping women to obtain desired life outcomes by assessing their worldview, social contexts, and perceptions of personal power.  Her ultimate goal is to empower all clients to recognize, understand, and adaptively manage life’s challenges and opportunities in the context of a larger culture that often contributes to feelings of powerlessness.   Her recent research involved the evaluation of community-based programs and service-driven teaching strategies.

 

Dr. J. Celeste Walley-Jean

Dr. Walley-Jean (Ph.D., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, B.A., Spelman College) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Clayton State University. She has clinical experience working with women, men, and adolescents who have experienced violence in their relationships. In addition Dr. Walley-Jean’s area of research investigates women’s use and experience of violence in their relationships, especially African American college women’s interpersonal aggression. She has published articles concerning African American college women’s use of interpersonal aggression and perceptions of African American women’s anger. Dr. Walley-Jean teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in topics such as abnormal psychology/psychopathology and human sexuality.

 

 

Love, Intimacy, Sexuality and Black Women, Part I

oin Dr. Culbreth and guest, Dr. Kat Smith on Visibility for Episode 2, “Love, Intimacy and Black Women, Part I” of the Black History Month mini series “We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers.” 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Listener Line:  323-642-1562 

Call to ask questions, comment or share.

Description

This show will focus on Black women in love and loving, platonic and romantic relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Topics will include loving and nurturing relationships, choices, soul mates, friends with benefits, intimacy, sex, compassion, stereotypes, voices, loving with great passion, emotions, passion, satisfaction, gratification, expressing needs, wants, and desires, etc.

Guest: Dr. Kat Smith, Intimacy Expert

Bio

Dr. Kat is an engaging expert and speaker who has appeared on Good Morning America, Huff Post Live, Good Morning Texas, Daybreak, Fox4, and CW33. She created INTIMATE4PLAY, a romantic card game for couples along with other romantic products, books and programs including 69 Tips to Enrich Intimacy, Romantic Retreats in Texas, among others.

Dr. Kat is a doctor of human sexuality (sexologist), certified loveologist and certified by the American College of Sexologists. She is a speaker and former co-host of a four-year syndicated morning radio show at ABC Radio Networks, Inc. As a speaker, Dr. Kat’s topics  focus on intimacy enrichment and love and life enhancement. She helps clients to learn to re-parent themselves, rejuvenate and re-purpose their lives. She has authored several books including the ABC’s of Intimacy, I’m Tall You’re Not, Love the Vicious Cycle, and Seeds from Mama’s Garden. In addition, Dr. Kat  has created  programs, games and products. When she is not doing what she loves, you can find Dr. Kat enjoying traveling, cooking, dancing and being the occasional karaoke star.  

 

Link to Episode 2: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2018/02/16/love-intimacy-sexuality-and-the-black-woman  


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