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

 

 

Celebrating Women of Color Writers

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

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…

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Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

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

Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8:00 Pm EST.

Listen live or call to ask questions, comment or share:  323-642-1562.

Description:

This episode of Teen Talk will focus on answering the questions: How are we preparing our girls for brilliant futures? Topics include: education, learning, knowledge, skills and abilities, student success, studying, summer activities, defying negative stereotypes, college/career preparation, personal time, racial bias in school discipline, families, reality, marginalization, school and discipline, volunteering, etc.

Guests: 

Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis  and students form the  AYA Educational Institute

Link to listen live: Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures 

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Call for Submissions (Anthology) Girls and Women of Color

The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. is holding open submissions for personal stories, poems, essays and other short stories to be featured in an upcoming anthology, Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. Editors, Dr. Julie Jung and Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth.

This anthology is a fundraiser of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., with all proceeds from the anthology going to the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. It is through these submissions that we hope to bring awareness, courage, empowerment, and greater solidarity for girls and women of color.

Submission Guidelines

  • No work may be more than 2500 words. Word Count: Essays and short stories, 500-2500 words and poems should not be more than 50 lines. Please watch your word count.  Submissions over the word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be written in English, include a cover letter containing word count and writing credits.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works.
  • Works must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced.

Author Bios

Submissions should include author biographies not to exceed five single spaced lines and may include links to personal websites.

Submission Timeline

May 15, 2017 through September 30, 2017 (midnight) with a targeted publication date of January 2018.

Submissions

Submit documents to: Anthology@ngwcc.org

On behalf of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., thank you for your support and submissions.

Call for Submissions: Race and Color in Education

Journal of Colorism Studies

 Reopened

Deadline: September 30, 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
HBCUs
Predominately white colleges and universities
White privilege on campus
Faculty of color on campus
Faculty of color and leadership
White faculty and HBCUs
White privilege
Tenure and faculty of color
Sisters in the Academy

Surviving in Academia
College completion
Common Core
No Child Left Behind
Separate and unequal
For-profit schools and students of…

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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
HBCU’s
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
Students…

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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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Order in time for the Holidays! Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color!

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

Christmas shopping – Order in time for the Holidays!

Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color!

Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color is a new book by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth that focuses on women of color transitioning into and living life in their fifties as they re-balance and embrace their psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being. The fabulous fifties is a time for women of color to celebrate, rejuvenate, enhance, and empower themselves to begin living life fabulous!

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About the book

Filled with positive affirmations designed to help every woman of color transitioning into and living life in their fifties think, believe, and practice positive thoughts! As you read this book, prepare for an awesome change in the way that you think about everything!  The power is within!

Focus on re-balancing your personal, psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being and status because…

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Order in time for the Holidays! Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color: A book that every girl, pre-teen and teen must own!

Christmas shopping – Order in time for the Holidays!

Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color: A book that every girl, pre-teen and teen must own!

Buy your copy of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color today!

Windsor Mill, MDLive Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is a new book written by the founders of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. (IAB). It is the first book to equip girls of color with the Foundation Elements of Beautiful (self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect); encouraging words in the form of positive affirmations, and a concept to live life beautiful. The book contains 250 positive affirmations and explanations written specifically for girls of color as a self-help/motivational guide to live life beautiful.

According to co-author, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, “The most important focus for girls of color is to believe, with every fiber of their being, that the color of their skin is not a determining factor of what they can or will achieve in life. The power to live life beautiful is within all girls of color. If they think it and believe it, they will achieve it!”

Dr. Culbreth also noted, “We live in a society where we often hear stories of how girls of color are negatively labeled, stereotyped, often ignored, and treated disparately both consciously and unconsciously. Such treatment can and does affect their psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being.

Live life Beautiful

Affirmation topics include colorism, hair, standards of beauty, cultural identity, cultural pride, diversity, ethnicity, education, friendship, making good choices, self-love, self-esteem, self-respect, self-pride, self-identity, bullying, and STEM among other topics. By thinking, believing, and applying positive thought processes, the lives of girls of color will be transformed and as their inner beauty begins to radiate on the outside, they will live life beautiful.

According to Dr. Julie Jung-Kim, co-author, “It is important to build a society where girls of color are valued. In today’s culture, everywhere that girls of color turn, they see inaccurate depictions of themselves in the media, are told how they do not fit the ideal beauty standard, and face different forms of discrimination.”

Ada Elizabeth Culbreth, co-author, noted how the book encourages girls of color to embrace, love themselves and to reach for the stars. She says, “Believing in themselves and their ability to reach higher ground in life is paramount for every girl of color throughout the world.” Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color encourages girls of color to learn, embrace, believe, think, practice, and apply positive thought processes to change self-perceptions, attitudes and behaviors.

The paperback edition of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is available for purchase through Complexity Publishing, LLC. The e-book version is available at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and Goodreads as well as other e-book websites.

About the IAB Team/ Authors:

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth is the Chief Executive Officer of IAB and believes in empowering girls and women of color to reach higher ground in life. She focuses on encouraging them to embrace being beautiful on the inside and outside, the importance of positive thought processes, embracing diversity, to live life beautiful by focusing on the foundation elements of beautiful, to dream in color as they reach for the stars, and to believe in themselves. She focuses on girls and women of color defying negative stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls of color. Dr. Culbreth is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Colorism Studies, author of Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color, and founder and president of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

Dr. Julie Jung-Kim currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and believes that IAB recognizes the negative impacts that girls are facing on a daily basis and believes it is vital to walk with them to redefine beauty for themselves – on their own terms. Through this type of mentorship, IAB hopes that girls of color will know how truly BEAUTIFUL they are. Dr. Jung-Kim is also Editor of the Journal of Colorism Studies and Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color.

Ada Elizabeth Culbreth is the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. She believes in empowering girls and women to reach higher ground by building a solid foundation for life-long learning.

The authors are available for motivational speaking engagements, interviews, media appearances, presentations, workshops, and/or book-signings. Contact Complexity Publishing, LLC at publicity@complexitypublishing.com.

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