The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families

Visibility 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Mini Series

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 Link to Listen Live:   The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families

Listener Line:  323-642-1562

(Listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description

 “The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibility, voices, Afro-Aesthetics Movement, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is a Tampa native and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Dr. Hordge-Freeman published her first book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families (The University of Texas Press) in 2015.  This book was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.  In 2015, she presented a TEDxUSF talk on The Color of Love and her book is slated for publication into Portuguese in April 2018. She has published journal articles in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Qualitative Research, and Ethnic & Racial Studies, several book chapters, and published a co-edited volume with Gladys Mitchell-Walthour entitled, Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the US and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Hordge-Freeman has been awarded several grants and fellowships to support her research, including a Ford Dissertation Fellowship, American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship, and Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant. In 2016, Hordge-Freeman received a Fulbright fellowship to complete data collection for a manuscript entitled, Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoptions as Modern Slavery in Brazil, which is based on over seven years of ethnographic data and interviews.

 

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The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series

Join Visibility for “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series.”

 

March 26, 2018 – April 26, 2018

8:00 PM EST

Listen Live: Complexity Talk Radio

Listener Line: 323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment of share

About the Mini-Series

Visibility is producing a mini-series titled “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism airing live beginning on March 26, 2018 and ending on April 26, 2018. The six-episode mini-series will focus on girls and women of color as victims of colorism and will explore the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of colorism with an emphasis on how colorism affects the self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride of girls and women of color as victims of intraracial and interracial colorism.

Topics will include the complexities of colorism, relationships, film, music, media, the workplace, superiority, inferiority, colorism complex, skin color complexes, education, colorism in Brazil, the effects of colorism on children, girls and women of color, colorism and families, status, understanding the detrimental effects of colorism, learning to embrace differences, myths, healthcare, among other relevant discussion topics.

Episodes

  • Monday, March 26, 2018, Introduction to The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini-Series, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: The Color of Love: Colorism in Brazil. Guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Colorism in Film, Music and Media, Guest: Dr. Yaba Blay
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Colorism in the Workplace, Guest:  Dr. Niambi Powell
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Colorism in Relationships, Dr. Cassandra Chaney
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Girls, Women of Color and Colorism. Guests Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and other guests.

 

Episodes will air live via: Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

 

Links for each episode will be shared via Twitter: @Visibility_live, @NGWCC  #colorism #visibility

   Embracing Our Differences: Girls of Color and Physical Differences 

Visibility is a program of Complexity Talk Radio,Inc.

 

 

         Because your voices are important and must be heard!

 

  Date:                          Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  Time:                          8:00 PM EST

Show Title:                 Embracing Our Differences: Girls of Color and Physical Differences                                         

 

Listener Line:            323-642-1562  (listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description:

 It is paramount that girls, pre-teens and teens of color with physical differences and disabilities are embraced psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially with a focus on their well-being and growth.

Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Ms. Brenda Scott-Coleman, author of Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks and The Girl With Many Faces for a discussion on how physical differences and disabilities affect children psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. Topics include how being treated differently by other children can affect self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride; love and nurturing, teachers, family, community members, medical care, adversity, race and color, paper dolls, creating your world, bookmarks, faith, prayer,  making friends, and inner beauty, among other topics. The discussion will also focus on Ms. Scott-Coleman’s best-selling books The Girl With Many Faces, a children’s book about a little girl with physical differences and Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks. Learn how Bren-Dee survived “school days that were hell and hospitals that became heaven.”

 

Ms.Benda Scott-Coleman

Bio

Ms. Brenda Scott-Coleman is a retired international trade specialist and a designed of CHANGE-A-LETS, a unique earring for women who cannot wear traditional earrings. She is also the author of Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks, a story about the challenges she faced as a child with facial differences and how she fought that adversity. Her latest book The Girl With Many Faces was written for children who have difficulty making friends. Her most important goal in life now is to reach out o children with differences, praying that her stories will be an inspiration to them. She also hopes that her stories will teach children that we are all difference in our own way.

 

 

 

 

Episode Link:           

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2018/03/15/embracing-our-differences-girls-of-color-and-physical-differences

 

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

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Description

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

Join 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 

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Description

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

Bio

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  


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We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium

Visibility

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 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 on Complexity 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

Description

We are all members of the village and play certain roles through various customs, practices, beliefs, etc. Roles include ensuring that girls and woman are supported across the board, psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially – to ensure the growth and well-being of each other on various dimensions. Girls and women of the village possess unique talents which are used to provide support, nurturing, protection, guidance, and help, to advance, celebrate, embrace, empower, inspire, motivate, etc. girls and women as they travel on their journeys. Historically Black women have embraced the sisters’ keeper philosophy through slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era and into the Millennium.

Join us for a discussion on how Black women and girls, as their sisters’ keepers can work together to maintain the village, build relationships with each other through support, nurturing, sharing, guidance, etc. to ensure that the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth of all girls and women of the village are addressed. Topics include historical perspectives, voices, visibility, unity, being unbreakable, traumas, race, colorism, education, perseverance, psychic prisons, socioeconomic issues, homelessness, poverty, higher ground, health, and abuse among other topics.


Date:                February 15, 2018 

Show Title:      Love, Intimacy, Sexuality and the Black Woman, Part I

Description

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


Date:             February 21, 2018

Show Title:  To Be Young Gifted and Black

Description

This episode focuses on girls, pre-teens and teens and the love, support, nurturing, and guidance needed as they grow into young women. Topics include self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-pride, and self-respect (Foundation of I Am Beautiful Global) and the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s Pillars of Character for Girls, Pre-Teens, and Teens. Additional topics include quality education, nutrition, health, race, color, disparate treatment of black girls, racism, colorism, defying negative stereotypes, bullying, peer pressure, family, friends, dating, community service and the role the Village plays in their psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth.


Date:               February 22, 2018

Show Title:     Black is Beautiful: Defining Yourself for Yourself Authentically                            

                            and Unapologetically

Description

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.


Date:                February 24, 2018  (Saturday at 10:00 am EST)

Show Title:      Love, Intimacy, Sexuality and the Black Woman, Part I

Description

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.


Date:                February 28, 2018

Show Title:     Unity Among Us, For Us and By Us

(Black Women and Girls Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Each Other in the Millennium)

Description

The discussion will focus on how Black women can advance, celebrate, embrace and empower each other professionally, academically and personally in the millennium. Topics will include unity, jealousy, understanding what is a stake, why unity among us, for us and by us can make the difference, understanding why we must focus on lifting each other through various measures including friendship, social circles, professional organizations, church, community. The discussion will also focus on how we can encourage and teach young black girls, pre-teens and teens to advance, celebrate, embrace and empower their peers.


Listeners will be able to listen live and call in to ask questions, comment or share.

If you are interested in appearing as a guest, please complete the form below and we will contact you.

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Sexual Harassment, Assault, Molestation and Girls and Women of Color: Victims, Visibility, Voices, and Silence

Join Dr. Donamaria Culbreth, Dr. Julie Jung and guests for a poignant discussion focusing on the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual molestation, etc. experienced by girls and women of color. Topics also include victims’ visibility, voices and silence.

Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm EST
Listen to the show live at: Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live
Listener Line:  Call in to listen to the show, ask questions, share or comment by dialing 323-642-1562

Guests include:

Dr.  Nakisha Castillo

Dr. Castillo, a native Jamaican, is an educator who earned a BS in Social Work, MS in Marital and Family Therapy, and a Doctorate of Marital and Family Therapy (DMFT). Employment experiences include serving as a therapist for a transitional housing shelter in Loma Linda, CA, a clinical coordinator of a foster care program for Riverside County Department of Education and Loma Linda University,  a clinical therapist for the Riverside County Department of Mental Health, and teaches in the Department of Counseling and Family Science at LLU. Currently Dr. Castillo teaches in the School of Arts and Science and directs three psychology campus programs at Brandman University.

In addition to being a published scholar, a prolific writer, a diligent teacher, and a powerful leader, Dr. Castillo is a licensed Marital and Family Therapy (LMFT) Therapist who specializes in working with the unserved and underserved population. In addition, she enjoys working with the homeless population.

Dr. Castillo’s research focuses on community mental health and interventions for the severely mentally ill. In addition, to developing training programs for clinical providers, her interests also include providing the best form of mental health services to the minority population, working with the severely mentally ill on issues of spirituality in the therapy room, training future clinicians to serve, and student success in higher education.

Dr. Castillo enjoys teaching and conducting presentations that provide education to the public on the difference between mental health and illness. She is passionate about educating individuals on how to decrease suffering and increase hope. Her motto is E2=hope.


Dr. Michele Meservie-Montecalvo

Michele Meservie Montecalvo is a Health Educator by academic training and a born urban educator. Raised by a single mother, Michele has always understood the price women pay for equality. Her mother, Rosemary has continued to be her most memorable mentor and muse. It took her Mother over thirty years to complete her undergraduate degree, with many semesters scraping the funds together to pay for tuition, while Michele sat alone in the college library. It is only ironic now that Michele is a college professor. Stubbornness, tenacity, and grit are three words that define her lineage.

Starting her career in Health Education as a Peer Educator on the streets on Jersey City, NJ distributing safer sex kits to at-­‐risk youth, like herself.  She was able to thrive because of strong, powerful, and meaningful female mentors.  Stumbling often and using failures to push forward in many adversarial times has positioned her to continue to advocate for body autonomy, consensual sexual pleasure, and culturally competent medical engagement. Advocating for and with others has been her drive and purpose.

Today she is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management and Health Promotion at the esteemed St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NY. It has been a wild, unexpected and completely worthwhile journey. She is also the mother of twin boys. Her first priority is to raise her sons’ with the understanding of respect for all women.

With over fifteen years experience in formal & informal teaching health and medical related subjects, Dr. Montecalvo loves creative projects, innovative health pedagogy, and enhancing healthcare through the eyes of the user. Dr. Montecalvo has a determined vision to engage restorative justice and gratitude, for all women, to help us rise together.


Mrs. Loretta Moore

Mrs. Moore is an African American female writer residing in Dover, Delaware. She is married, the mother of three, and grandmother of eight. She is a multi-published author with several novels and plays to her credit. Other published works include poems, essays, and short stories in several magazines and journals.

Presently, two of her plays are in the hands of theaters in Philadelphia, PA and Roanoke, VA. She has a college degree in English and has received literary and theatrical recognition and awards. Loretta belongs to an honor society and other laudable organizations, and volunteers in her community and church.

Latest books:

  • The Color of Murder by Loretta Moore, amazon.com, smashwords.com, kobo.com
  • The Light of Day by Loretta Moore, devinedestinies.com
  • The Way of Love by Loretta Moore, amazon.com
  • Bottom Tales and Others by Loretta Moore, amazon.com, leopublishing.com

Dr. Lata Murti

Dr. Murti is an Associate Professor of Sociology for the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandman University.  She led the revision of the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Program, designing a competitive and cutting-edge curriculum with practical and professional relevance. The recipient of Brandman’s 2015 Outstanding University Faculty of the Year Award, Dr. Murti has received recognition for both her pedagogy and her publications, from organizations such as the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and Universal Publishers’ Dissertation.com, which selected her dissertation on the racial experience of Indian immigrant doctors for its 2015 Annual Excellence Award.

 


Ms. M. Yvonne Taylor

Ms. Taylor is a writer, educator, strategic communicator, and mother. She earned a B.A in English with a minor in psychology from the University of Houston and a master of liberal arts degree from Southern Methodist University. She has worked as a strategic communicator in various roles in higher education, for businesses large and small, and in the media. A former high school AP and community-college English instructor, Yvonne has written essays and op-eds for xoJane and the Houston Chronicle. Her most recent topics covered the removal of Confederate statues from the public square and expanding the #metoo campaign to include men.

 

 

Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2017/12/29/sexual-harassment-assault-molestation-and-girls-and-women-of-color