Call for Anthology Submissions

Anthology Title  

“We, The Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily”  

                       

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is holding open submissions for essays to be featured in an upcoming anthology titled “We, the Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily” edited by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth.

This anthology is a fundraiser of the Journal of Colorism Studies with all proceeds supporting the Journal of Colorism Studies.

We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on how racism in America affects Black Americans. It is through these submissions that we hope to further enlighten society of the detrimental effects of racism on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being and growth of Black Americans in the millennium. Essays should also recommend strategies to address racism in America.

Selected topics are noted below

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit a letter of interest identifying the selected essay category from the attached Essay Categories List.
  • No work may be more than 3500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over the word count will be disqualified for this
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online.
  • All submissions must be written in English, include a cover letter containing word count and writing
  • Each author may submit up to two (2) unique
  • Essays must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman 12 point font and double

Author Bios

Submissions should include author biographies not to exceed one paragraph and may include links to personal websites.

 

Submission Deadline

December 31, 2020 by midnight)with a targeted publication date of June 2021.

 

Submissions

Submit documents to: Anthology@jocs.org

 

On behalf of the Journal of Colorism Studies, thank you for your support and submissions.

 

Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies

Website: jocsonline.org

Twitter: @ColorismJournal

Essay Categories

 Topics include but are not limited to the following:

 

Black Women

  • Negative stereotypes
  • Employment
  • Leadership
  • Hair
  • Body image
  • Standards of beauty
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Respect

 

Black Men

  • Disparate treatment
  • Incarceration
  • Racial profiling
  • Negative stereotypes
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Police brutality
  • Families
  • Opportunities

 

Community

  • Gang violence
  • Shootings
  • Gentrification
  • Neighborhoods
  • Segregation
  • Non-profits and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Conflict
  • Drugs (crack vs. opioids)
  • Healthy communities
  • Protests/marches

 

Education

  • Quality education
  • The Achievement Gap
  • K-12
  • Higher education
  • Faculty
  • Student learning
  • Advising
  • Racism on campus
  • Racist faculty
  • The purpose of education
  • Low income schools
  • College preparation
  • Student success

 

Employment

  • Equal employment opportunities
  • Hiring/terminations
  • Reporting racism
  • Racism
  • Disparate treatment
  • Promotions
  • Job opportunities
  • Black women in the workplace
  • Inequities in the workplace
  • Careers
  • Exclusion in the workplace
  • Diversity
  • Tolerance as a catalyst
  • Colorism

 

Environmental

  • Environmental racism
  • Air quality
  • Neighborhood contamination
  • Inner cities
  • Flint and the water crisis

 

 Family

  • Extended families
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Saving the children
  • Children/teens
  • Conversations with Black boys/Black girls
  • Family structure
  • Black girls/boys – unique needs/challenges and traumas

 

Government

  • Federal
  • State
  • Local
  • Job training programs
  • Opportunities

 

 Healthcare

  • Healthcare disparities
  • Black women and healthcare
  • Pregnancies and death rates
  • Black men and healthcare
  • COVID-19

 

Historical  (relate to issues in the millennium)

  • Post-slavery
  • Reparations?
  • 400 years
  • Racism in America
  • Reconstruction
  • Civil War
  • Jim Crow
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Black Power Movement
  • The Deacons of Defense
  • The Black Panthers
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Racism in the millennium
  • Lynching/murders
  • Emmitt Till in the millennium
  • Boycotts

 

Leadership

  • What would DuBois and Booker T. Washington Do?
  • What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X Do?
  • Community leaders
  • The opportunists
  • Game changers
  • Leading change

 

Legal/Criminal Justice

  • Criminal justice system
  • Prisons/Incarceration
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Sentencing of Black boys/men/girls/women
  • Jury bias
  • Justice delayed is justice denied

 

 Media

  • Perpetuating racism
  • Unconscious racism
  • Stereotypes
  • Reporting/news

 

Mentoring

  • The lack of inner-city programs
  • Recreational vs. Intellectual programs for inner city Black children
  • Mentoring Black girls/boys

 

Personal

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-love
  • Self-respect
  • Self-identity
  • Self-pride
  • Culture
  • Anger
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Acceptance
  • Trauma/challenges
  • Trauma (psychological, physical, emotional and social)
  • Burdens of our children
  • Deferred dreams
  • Hope/diminished hope
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Colorism
  • Healing
  • Rising to the top

 

Police and the Community

  • Racial profiling
  • Police and racism
  • Policing black bodies
  • Murder of Black men/boys/women/girls
  • Protests
  • Civil rights
  • Incarceration
  • Prosecuting police officers
  • Conflict and differences
  • Police brutality
  • Police calls (false reporting of Black Americans for unsubstantiated reasons)
  • Colorism
  • Detaining Black men
  • “You fit the description”

 

 Political

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Voting
  • Pandering for the Black vote
  • Promises
  • Agendas

 

 Racism/Institutional Racism

  • Speaking truth to power
  • Racial prejudice
  • Racial disparities
  • Negative stereotypes
  • Prejudice
  • Biasnesses
  • Racial perception gap
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Employment
  • Financial industry
  • White privilege
  • Racial divide
  • Conscious and unconscious racism
  • Intentional and unintentional racism
  • Overt racism
  • Covert racism
  • Critical race theories
  • Strategies
  • Voices
  • Why we can’t wait
  • Enough

 

Social

  • Relationships
  • Interracial platonic and romantic relationships
  • Value of Black lives
  • Jim Crow in the Millennium
  • Organizations (NAACP, Urban League, etc.)
  • Unity
  • Solidarity
  • Psychic prisons
  • Interracial colorism
  • Voices and being heard
  • Taking a stand
  • Strategies

 

Social Media

  • Online Platforms
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

 

Socioeconomic

  • Income disparities
  • Small businesses
  • Opportunities
  • Financial
  • Credit
  • Home ownership
  • Mortgages
  • Neighborhoods
  • Housing
  • Black Wall Street in the Millennium

 

 The Black Church

 

 

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

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…

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

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

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…

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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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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  


Sponsored by Complexity Publishing, Inc.

 We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium

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

Because your voices are important and must be heard!

 We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium

 Black History Month Talk Radio Mini Series

February 7, 2018 – February 28, 2018

Join the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and Complexity Talk Radio, Inc. for the launch of their new talk radio show Visibility.  

Visibility will launch on February 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm EST onComplexity Talk Radio, Inc. beginning with a mini series titled “We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium.”  Mark you calendars and join us live on the following dates. 

 Episode Titles

All episodes air at 8:00 pm EST.

Date:                February 7, 2018          

Show Title:     We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers

Description

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Keep Rising to the Top!

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