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Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Rebecca George, Ms. Bethany Loper and Dr. Alexanderia Smith 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.

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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.

Dr. Frayon Epps, Ms. Mia Chester, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, Alzheimers Association, 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.”

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Are you prepared to make 2016 your best year ever?  Have you identified personal, professional and social goals that will lift you to higher ground in 2016?  Are you stagnated by toxic negative people, jobs, or situations?  Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of the same old issues, drama, situations or people?  It’s time for a change. Time to change the way you think, live, and feel about your life, your job and/or the people in your inner circle. In 2016 begin living a fulfilling and significant life, accomplish your goals, and turn your dreams into a colorful reality.

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Executive Producer and Host of Complexity Talk Radio - Complexity Live focuses on Rising to the Top in 2016. Learn about the power within and how to live with passion and purpose in 2016 as you achieve great accomplishments. Write chapter 2016 in the book of your life as extraordinary!

Be the change needed in your life in 2016! 

Read: Preparing for Great Accomplishments in 2016  

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We live in a society that does not always embrace the diversity of girls and women of color. Research has thoroughly documented how negative stereotypes, negative perceptions, and standards of beauty do not include or embrace the diversity of girls and women of color.” (Culbreth, 2014)

“Low values placed on the worth and “self” with respect to voices, emotional needs, abilities, and physical attributes (hair, skin color, body image, and other phenotypes) affect the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being of girls and women of color.” (Culbreth, 2014)

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Professor Celeste Atkins, Professor Latoya Lee and Dr. Julie Jung-Kim for a thought-provoking discussion on standards of beauty and how girls and women of color are treated disparately in society because of their skin color, race, hair, weight, etc. Topics will include colorism, racism, weight, body shamming, the foundation of beautiful among other topics and suggestions for moving forward.


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Race and color barriers are still issues that affect the overall well-being and advancement of women of color in the millennium. Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Professor Charish Halliburton and Dr. Lata Murti for a thought-provoking discussion on race and color barriers that attempt to stagnate the well-being and advancement of women of color. Topics include racism, colorism, white privilege, white superiority, occupational sabotage, lack of respect, interracial and interracial diversity, the problem with tolerance, education, inequality, on being marginalized, invisibility, disparate treatment, film, media and music industries, intimidation, standards of beauty, among a plethora of topics. The highlight of the show will be our esteemed guests’ recommendations and strategies for breaking down race and color barriers.

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In celebration of the upcoming launch of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.  Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live and the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. are extending a warm invitation to everyone to join us for the  Celebrating, Embracing, and Empowering Girls and Women of Color Talk Radio Series,

Join Dr. CulbrethDr. Dannielle Joy Davis, Dr. Cassandra Chaney and Dr. Denise Davis Maye for Episode 2Women of Color: Perseverance, Passion and Purpose. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST

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Yes, life happens and along with it comes the inconvenient issues, moments, or situations that can sometimes upset your balance. Learn to persevere, rediscover your passion, purpose and live with a renewed vision as you continue on your journey.




  • Madam C. J. Walker
  • Perseverance and women of color
  • Trailblazers and torchbearers
  • Women of color persevering
  • Struggles, crisis, and transitions in life
  • Personal Goals
  • Career Goals
  • Opportunities


  • Living with passion in a sometimes passionate less  society
  • Finding your passion (journeys in life)
  • Pursuing goals passionately
  • Loving and living passionately



  • Thriving, striving and surviving
  • Living with purpose
  • Loving with purpose


Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis

Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at Saint Louis University. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she has studied and conducted research in Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Egypt, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Her interdisciplinary research examines the experiences of marginalized groups in educational settings, the role of organizational policy and practice in the promotion or inhibition of egalitarian academic and occupational outcomes, and spirituality in the workplace and other learning environments. She has published over 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters, academic commentaries, volumes, and reviews. She is Co-editor of the books Black Women in Leadership: Their Historical and Contemporary Contributions (Peter Lang Publishing), Social Justice Issues and Race in the College Classroom: Learning from Different Voices (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.), and Intersectionality in Education Research (Stylus Publishing). Dr. Davis has served as an Associate Editor for Learning for Democracy: An International Journal of Thought and Practice,  The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, and serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Colorism Studies.

 Dr. Denise Davis-Maye

Dr. Denise Davis-Maye, a licensed clinical social worker, is a native New York and transplant to Alabama – where she lives in the county where her paternal family has lived for 4 generations.  She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Auburn University Montgomery.  With over 21 years of experience in Social Work practice, Dr. Davis-Maye is an alumna of Clark Atlanta University.  She completed graduate work at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and the University of Alabama.  She has studied reproductive health issues of adolescents and the psychosocial development of African-American children.  Her research interests include the cultural, community and familial impact on the emotional development of adolescent girls of African descent, health disparities and their influence on the well-being of women and girls of color. She conducts training on managing parental roles amidst multiple challenges and the management of emotional and physical health among African American women. Dr. Davis-Maye is a regular presenter at national and international conferences.  She has published in the Journal of Children and Poverty, Affilia: The Journal of Women and Social Work, the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, the Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services and the Journal of Social Work Education. Her co-edited book, What My Momma Gave Me: Conceptualizations of Womanhood was published in the Fall of 2013 and she is the co-host of The Mommy Chronicles on Blogtalk Radio.

Dr. Cassandra Chaney

Dr. Cassandra Chaney is an Associate Professor in Child and Family Studies at Louisiana State University (LSU). Dr. Chaney is broadly interested in the dynamics of African-American family life, yet under this umbrella her interests are focused on two main areas. Her primary research focuses on the narratives of African-Americans in dating, cohabiting, and married relationships, with a particular interest in relationship formation, maintenance, and stability. Dr. Chaney has published several sole and first-authored manuscripts in a variety of journals in the United States and abroad. She has also been invited to contribute chapters for several books relating to the topics of African American community sentiment regarding marriage, marriage promotion, strong Black marriages, and the racial experiences of Black professors at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). She recently published the co-edited the book Black Women in Leadership: Their Historical and Contemporary Contributions with Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis (Peter Lang Publishers) which explores the leadership experiences of Black women within macro level (such as education, industry, and social services) and micro level (such as family and individual churches) contexts. This interdisciplinary work examines leadership practices, highlighting the historical and current triumphs and barriers of Black women in these roles.

Website:  Complexity Talk Radio

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Set Yourself Up To Win

Join Dr. Culbreth for innovative strategies and tools that you can use to "Set Yourself Up To Win."  When one door closes, another one eventually opens.  Why wait for the next door to open?  Join Dr. Culbreth for an enlightening focus on how you can "Set Yourself Up To Win" in style.  The power is within you!

  • Setting Yourself up to Win

  • When One Door Closes

  • The Old Stagnate Comfort Zone

  • Standards and Expectations

  • Accentuate the Positive

  • Making Room

  • Hurdles and Obstacles

  • Child’s Play

  • Personal Enrichment

  • Build Your Empire

  • Dream in Color

  • Reach the Finish Line in Style

  • Ready, Set, Go

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Join Dr. Culbreth for People Get Ready: A Movement in Turbulent Times (Race, Color and Social Justice)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

8:00 pm EST

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  • Sandra Bland
  • Sign of the Times
  • Racism on the Rise?
  • The Black Fight and White Flight
  • Black Power and Black Pride: The Journey
  • White Privilege and the Black Underprivileged
  • Talked enough, Marched Enough: Where do we go from here?
  • The Need for Strategic Organization of Movements
  • People Get Ready
  • Taking Action
  • Racial Unity
  • The Solution

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Join Dr. Culbreth for a commentary on Toxic People, Toxic Environments and Toxic Situations (Toxic PES Syndrome).


  • Toxic People (The Hater's Club, Crabs, The Desperado Club, and Jealous People)
  • Toxic Environments  (Racism and Colorism)
  • Toxic Situations (All over the map)
  • Overcoming Toxic PES Syndrome 

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Dr. Culbreth and guest, Dr. Shandra Terrell Williams  discuss Grant Writing in a Nutshell.  Dr Culbreth later talks about A Reality Check in Baltimore: Indeed It Takes A Village.

First Segment

Grant Writing in a Nutshell with Guest, Dr. Shandra Terrell Williams, Executive Consultant and Grant Writing Expert.  Learn about Dr. Terrell-Williams’ affordable course on Grant Writing and her LinkedIn group Emerging Grant Writers.

Call in to ask questions, comment or share by dialing 914-338-1308.

Second Segment .

The Reality of Baltimore: Indeed It Takes A Village


  • Indeed It Takes A Village
  • The Problems and the People
  • The City, Community and the Clergy
  • Less Talk More Action
  • The Change Needed

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Topics include:

·         Celebrating You

·         Finding Your PEPS Balance

·         Intimacy

·         Fabulously Loving Yourself

·         Radiating Positive Energy

·         Removing Negative Energy Permanently

·         Writing Your Memoirs

·         Living Your Dash in Style

·         Dreaming in Color

·         The Health Connection

·         Music and You

·         Taking Time for You

·         The What Next Stage in Life

·         Living Life Fabulous


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Fabulously Fifty Self-Love

Principle One:  Fabulously Fifty Self-Love.  Visit:  Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color's website at: Live Life Fabulous at Fifty Book


  • The Principles to Live Life Fabulous
  • Colorism and stereotypes
  • Relationships
  • Time for you
  • Standards of beauty
  • Health and nutrition
  • Break free from Psychic Prisons
  • Validate yourself
  • A woman of distinction
  • Reaching Destination Fabulous

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Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim introduce the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. 


  • NGWCC (Mission, Vision and Core Values)
  • Purpose
  • In the NGWCC News
  • Moving Forward
  • Moving  Onward
  • Moving Upward
  • Team NGWCC
  • Invitation to join NGWCC 
  • New books for Girls and Women of Color: Live Life Beautiful and Live Life Fabulous

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Dr. Culbreth explains the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Concept for Preparing Youth of Color for Promising Futures.


  • Dreams
  • Road Blocks
  • Making Good Choices
  • Raising the Bar
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S .

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