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.



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).



PACE Mentoring Program


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.



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.


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


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


We are all members…

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In 2018, “Be The Change That You Wish To See In The World” (Gandhi).  

Keep Rising to the Top!

There is something about the end of each year, regardless of how good or bad the year began or ended that makes me pause and reflect upon my life and this reflection always leaves me with an array of emotions. I learned a long time ago to embrace “whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul” (Spafford). I must admit that I am at peace with the hand of cards that 2017 dealt to me. Would I change anything if I could? Of course, I would change several things except the entire month of December. For some cosmic reason December blew me away in so many awesome and breathtaking ways as my creativity blossomed in vivid color, I re-connected with a dear friend on Christmas day, and I just felt so damn good about everything. I could not have been…

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