Journal of Colorism Studies

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 1, October 10

A Metasynthesis: Theory Used to Ground Research concerning Black Women in Entrepreneurship
IntroductionThe body of knowledge regarding black female entrepreneurs has seen an increase in recent years largely in response to the rising number of businesses owned by black women. Since 1997, the number of business owned by black women has increased...
A Phenomenal Woman of Color
What is NGWCC?NGWCC is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status, formed to be a council for educators, administrators, business leaders, parents/guardians, students, community leaders, and community organizations to address and discuss historical...
A Profound Way to Say Goodbye: Celebrating the Life of My Mother and Her Empowering Embrace
When Death Comes KnockingOn September 20, 2016, my mother passed away suddenly and my heart broke into a million pieces. The shock, disbelief, and pain were a heavy burden to bear especially so, because I was not ready to say goodbye, not ready to plan...
Celebrating Our Gardens: Using an Endarkened Feminist Pedagogy to Transform Public Insults into Social Transformation
IntroductionThere are timeless narratives that speak to the struggles of Black female teachers to promote educational equity in the United States. Their stories have often recognized the classroom as fertile grounds to facilitate social transformation....
Greetings from the Editor-in-Chief
Greetings,On behalf of the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS), we are happy to publish this thematic issue "Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color" in collaboration with the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and...
Reclaiming My Black Womanhood: Lessons My Daughter Taught Me
"Hello, my name is Charlie and I am a recovering Black woman." My stereotypical masculine name means "free man" which I facetiously laud as a good thing because I have grown up in a society that has often denied my black womanhood. Over the past three...
Tailoring Our Own Business Suits: What I Learned about Women of Color in the Workplace
My first time on the radio was speaking as part of the Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color Talk Radio Series of Complexity Talk Radio, specifically "Episode 5: Breaking Down Race and Color Barriers" (Culbreth, Halliburton,...
Unapologetically: The Cost and Calling of Black Women's Authenticity in the Academy
Speak freely.We want to hear your opinion.Your insights are critical and of value.This is what some liberals in educational systems across our country would likely espouse as their fundamental beliefs regarding the ideas, thoughts, and values of Black...
Women of Color and the Fabulous Fifties: Embracing Your Psychological, Emotional, Physical and Social Well-Being
On my fiftieth birthday, I looked in the mirror and realized that my inner beauty was radiating as I embraced being in my prime. As I began to write a new chapter in the book of my life, I felt rejuvenated and re-balanced as I began my journey in style...
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