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Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth   



The Community Trailblazer​

Dr. Culbreth is passionate about being a part of the change needed in society with a focus on empowering people to reach higher ground. Her projects and interests include topics that are complex in nature because she believes that not only dialogues, but initiatives, strategies, programs, etc., must be developed to address the plethora of societal ills. She focuses on colorism racism, identity, racial unity, issues affecting girls and women of color, people of color, mixed race identity, quality education (including closing the achievement gap for students of color), equality, justice for all, personal enrichment, diversity, defying stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers, and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls and women of color. Through projects and research she addresses a plethora of  issues that continue to stagnate the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth of people of color. She believes that the key to change is unity and embracing all people regardless of where they come from, how they look, education, socioeconomic status, national origin, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, religion or other status. “We must realize that a “change will only come when we stand together as one” (Jackson and Richie, 1985).

Dr. Culbreth is the  Executive Producer and Host of Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live, Founder and CEO of The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc., Founder and CEO of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc., Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Colorism Studies, Founder and President of Complexity Publishing, LLC, and Founder of Fabulously Fifty Women of Color. Recently, she created the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) which will be a worldwide organization for women and girls of color. The mission of NGWC is to bring together girls and women of color to address race, color, collaborate, share, discuss, and take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to affect the psychological, emotional, physical and social growth, and well-being of women and girls of color. NGWCC will officially launch in 2015. Her latest project is the Unity Train, created to foster racial unity among all people.

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