Call for Submissions (Reopened) Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color

Journal of Colorism Studies

Due: April 30, 2016

The Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies has decided to reopen the Call for Submissions for the thematic issue, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. We are particularly interested in submissions that are positive, celebratory, empowering and embrace girls and women of color.  Submissions may include  book reviews, commentaries, essays, interviews, and film/movie reviews.  The submission deadline is April 30, 2016 with publication in the fall of 2016. Submissions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Trailblazers and torchbearers
  • Change agents
  • Unsung girls and women of color
  • Faith
  • Self-validation
  • Girls of color
  • Women of color
  • The marginalization of girls of color
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Specialized glass ceilings for women of color
  • Living life beautiful
  • Self-love
  • Self-pride
  • Self-respect
  • Self-identity
  • Self-pride
  • Standards of beauty
  • Hair
  • Colorism
  • Understanding biases
  • Embracing diversity within the race
  • Health
  • Making good choices
  • Media

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Call for Submissions: Race and Color in Education

Journal of Colorism Studies

 Due:  February 28, 2016

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions for a thematic issue titled Race and Color in Education. We are specifically interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the following:

The Achievement Gap
Students of color and success
Students of color and retention
Students of color and achievement
Students of color and special education
Quality education and students of color
Curriculum and Black history
Mixed race identity
Race and color in the classroom
Student loans/student debt
Black males and education
Diversity on campus/in the classroom
Full-time Faculty/Adjunct faculty of color
Predominately white colleges and universities
White privilege on campus
Faculty of color on campus
Faculty of color and leadership
White faculty and HBCU’s
White privilege
Tenure and Black faculty
Women of color
Men of color
College completion
Common Core
No Child Left Behind
Separate and unequal
For-profit schools and students of color

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Preparing for Great Accomplishments in 2016

Women of Color Living Life Fabulous at Fifty

On December 10, 2015, I hosted an episode of Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live titled Refusing to Settle: Setting High Standards and Expectations. The episode was part of the Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color Talk Radio Series (in celebration of the launch of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.). Ms. Sonia Renee Brown and I discussed the importance of refusing to settle, setting high standards and high expectations along three dimensions: personal, professional and social and their relativity to psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being and growth. It was during that show that I decided to write this post with a focus on great accomplishments in 2016. Listen to the episode:Refusing to Settle.

Was 2015 a good year for you personally, professionally and socially? Did you achieve your goals? Is your job or career fulfilling? Are the people…

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