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

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 Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium

Guests

Dr. Meghna Bhat

 

Dr. Bhat holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in Gender and Women Studies. She is a proud South Asian woman and first-generation immigrant from India, and her experiences growing up in India and having lived in the US for 14 years motivated her to become an outspoken advocate for gender equality. Meghna currently lives in Sacramento, CA and is an independent consultant, scholar, speaker, and volunteer.

Submission: “My Experiences with Colorism as a South Asian Immigrant Woman:  How I Learned to Celebrate and Embrace my Skin Color.”


 Dr. Veronica Huggins

Dr. Huggins is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern Indiana where she has taught for three years. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She holds social work licensure in Georgia and Indiana and has experience working in both micro and macro level capacities.

Website: http://faculty.usi.edu/vchuggins

Submission: What the Health? Major Health Disparities Among Women of Color  (co-author)


Dr. Phoneshia Wells

Dr. Wells is an Assistant Professor and member of Health Services for the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana and has taught for nine years. She obtained her Doctorate of Health Education (D. H. Ed.) from A. T. Still University school of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri. In addition, she is a certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Website: http://faculty.usi.edu/pwells

Submission: What the Health? Major Health Disparities Among Women of Color  (co-author)

 

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 27, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

Link to Listen Live: What the Health? Women of Color and Healthcare Disparities in the Millennium

Link:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/28/what-the-health-women-of-color-and-healthcare-disparities-in-the-millennium

 

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The Power Within

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Meghna Bhat and Ms. Alicia Thompson, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color,” for “The Power Within, Episode 4 of the “Our Voices Our Stories Mini-Series.” This episode will focus on the empowerment of girls and women of color personally, academically and professionally. Topics will include how we can empower girls and women of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Additional discussion topics will include realizing the power within, self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride, colorism, race,  hair, body image, inner beauty, words of wisdom, self-validation, on being original, defining yourself for yourself, standards of beauty, setting high standards and expectations among other topics.  The episode will also focus on how women of color can inspire, set examples and empower girls and teens of color and the development of coping strategies to deal with race, color and disparate treatment issues.

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility

Listen Live:  The Power Within

Guests

Ms. Alicia Thompson

 Is an international thespian and writer from Jamaica.  She is the founder of Artistry is Ministry (AIM) and known for customized performances of one woman shows and folklore.  Alicia uses artistry to uplift and impact girls and young women to help them deal with issues such as self-image, self-worth and self-realization.  She is an alumni of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), Parents Supporting Excellence in Education (SEE), and a past recipient of the Bridgeport Parent Leadership Award.

Submission: “Words of Wisdom from Mother Wise on Beauty and Self-acceptance.”


Dr. Meghna Bhat

Dr. Bhat holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in Gender and Women Studies. She is a proud South Asian woman and first-generation immigrant from India, and her experiences growing up in India and having lived in the US for 14 years motivated her to become an outspoken advocate for gender equality. Meghna currently lives in Sacramento, CA and is an independent consultant, scholar, speaker, and volunteer.

Submission: “My Experiences with Colorism as a South Asian Immigrant Woman:  How I Learned to Celebrate and Embrace my Skin Color.”

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

 

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 27, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

 

Link to Listen Live:The Power Within

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/26/the-power-within 

 

On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 3:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Ms. Bethany Loper and Dr. Alexanderia Smith, 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 embracing girls and women of color. This episode will focus on how women of color act, react and interact with other, embrace each other and move within and around each other personally, academically and professionally.  Topics include: jealously, being envious,  race and color, mixed race identity, unity, on loving our sisters, supporting each other through the good, bad and ugly moments, interracial and intraracial unity among women of color, the need to protect, the evil eye, glares, negativity, issues experienced by women of color in the workplace, and the reasons why we embrace girls and women of color, etc.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility 

Listen Live:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Guests:

Dr. Alexanderia Smith

Dr. Smith is the South Carolina State Counseling Coordinator for Webster University. She earned a Master of Education Degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia in 2001 and earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 2007.  Dr. Smith is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed professional counselor, as well as a licensed addiction counselor.

Submission:  Black Girl Glare


 Ms. Bethany Loper

Is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and currently resides in New Castle, Delaware with her family. She is an award-winning poet and author and is currently working on her first novel and poetry book.

Submissions:

  • Makidada “Little Sister”
  • Healing Prayer
  • Unfillable Spaces

 

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

 

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 20, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

 

Link to Listen Live: On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/21/on-being-our-sisters-keeper

Celebrating Women of Color Writers

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 works are rooted  in the African American experience. Her memoir, “Evolution of Me” is a literary collection of snapshots that chronicle growing up in the South Bronx during the 1970’s. Her performance piece “Laugh” highlights her mother’s tumultuous journey through her diagnosis of breast cancer. Crystal hopes her readers will read her memoirs and connect to their essence, the human experience. She is the founder of My Daughter My Legacy, an arts and education company that empowers youth to explore their voice and vision through literacy and the arts.

Submission: Ms. Heriot and Remembering Ma Bea


Mrs. Loretta Moore

Mrs. Moore is a multi-published, African American female writer of novels, poetry, essays and short story collections. To name some published works: From A Narrow Path, The Light Of Day, The Color Of Murder, Saving Grace And Love, The Way Of Love, Bottom Tales And Others. Ghostwriting is another area as a writer she has  enjoyed. Several plays  she has written that have been productions are: Down The Way With Calvin And Boogie, Sharin’ The Spirit, Gossamer’s People, I Been Blest, Churchtime In New Orleans, Riding A Peacock.  She hold a degree in English and  has been applauded for theatrical presentations and as well for successful prose endeavors-I maintain affiliations with theatre and literary organizations.  Mrs. Moore also volunteers in her community and church.

Submission: The Bottom In My Time


 Ms. Kim-Marie Walker 

Ms. Walker is an author of nonfiction and fiction works. She is an alum of VONA/Voices, Rhode Island Writers Colony, and Wildacres Writing Retreat. Her in-progress travel memoir, Truth’s Place, Part I, chronicles her 2016 solo pilgrimage to historic U.S. transatlantic slave trade ports, honoring America’s first Africans of the Middle Passage.

 Submission:  Ruminoni’s La Luz

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

 

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 20, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

 

Link to Listen Live: Celebrating Women of Color  Writers

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/19/celebrating-women-of-color-writers

America’s Visibly Invisible Civil War: Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois and Black America Then and Now

Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Dr. Clifford F. Buttram, Jr., author of “America’s Visibly Invisible Civil War: The Battle Between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois” for a discussion focusing on the intensely ideological and philosophical debate between arguably the two most sociologically and psychologically prolific American Black men: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. Topics include:

Integration versus assimilation, racism, racial tensions then and now, a country divided in the millennium, unity, the similarities and differences between Booker T. Washington and W.E. B. DuBois, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton; the status of Black America in the millennium, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black church, Black men, women and children, the traumas of slavery, injustices and racism and PTSD in the Black community, education, and the future of Black America.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm EST

Listen Live:  

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America’s Visibly Invisible Civil War: Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois and Black America Then and Now

Listener Line: 1-323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment or share your thoughts.

 

Guest:  Dr. Clifford F. Buttram, Jr.

 

Dr. Clifford F. Buttram, Jr. is a retired U.S. Army officer whose interests in American history and politics are tempered by the realities of how the former always shapes the latter. Currently residing in Fort Wayne, In, he was born in Washington, D.C. and is a 1988 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he started his Army career as a scholarship ROTC student in 1985. He earned a Masters of Business Administration (2004) and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy (2013) from Baker College in Flint, MI and Norwich University in Northfield, VT, respectively. He earned his Doctor of Business Administration (2011) from the University of Phoenix. His dissertation focused on the Leadership and Management of the African Union.

Following his Army retirement in 2008 that culminated in serving as the Professor of Military Science and Leadership at Eastern Michigan University and as an Army ROTC Regional Liaison at the University of Michigan, he has worked in the post-secondary education field as a School Program Chair, and Academic Dean for ITT Technical Institute in South Bend, IN, Flint, MI, and Fort Wayne. He also worked in the Fort Wayne Community Schools as an English Language Learner Assistant for Burmese students and as a Rehabilitation Services Provider, Manager, and Rehabilitation Skills Coach for the Bowen Center for Human Services.

He is currently serving as the MBA Program Director and Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne and is active in the community with church, non-profit, and veterans’ organizations.

Dr. Buttram is the author of:

America’s Visibly Invisible Civil War:: The Battle Between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois (History) (Volume 2)

America's Visibly Invisible Civil War:: The Battle Between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois (History) (Volume 2)

 

The African Union: An Organizational Leadership and Management Phenomenological Study

 

Link to listen live:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/02/28/americas-visibly-invisible-civil-war-washington-dubois-and-black-america  

Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

 

Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM EST.

 

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

Description:

Join Dr. Culbreth for  “Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures.” Topics include: The unique needs and challenges of girls of color, negative stereotypes, support, mentoring, education, learning, knowledge, skills and abilities, student success, studying, summer activities, college/career preparation, personal time, racial bias in school discipline, families, reality, marginalization, communities, support and higher ground.

     Link:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2018/05/17/preparing-girls-of-color-for-brilliant-futures

 

      

 

 

Dementia and Black Americans: Caregiving & Loving While Living With Dementia

 

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 Georgia and 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” (Ellis, 2018).  In addition, Black Americans have a higher rate of vascular dementia. (Alzheimer’s Association).

The discussion will focus on defining and diagnosing dementia, symptoms, stress, types of dementia, warning signs, causes, medical trials, treatment, and how Black Americans, especially Black women are affected by Dementia. The discussion will also focus on racism (including environmental racism), poverty, and traumas, quality medical care, the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being of Black Americans living with Dementia, their caregivers, and family members.

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 Georgia and Board Chair, Sage Navigator will share strategies focusing on moving from “caregiving to care loving” along with her groundbreaking research on equipping faith communities to become “Dementia Friendly Faith Villages.”