Brilliant Minds Collective Announces Their Second Three-part Webinar Series: The Demonization Of Black Skin And The Birth Of Colorism

Top Quote This three-part series will be available on Facebook Live and Zoom starting with PART ONE - THE COLOR OF ACCEPTANCE: WHEN WHITE PRIVILEGE MEETS BLACK EXCELLENCE on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 5:30pm EDT End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 15, 2021 - New York, NY – Brilliant Minds Collective is proud to announce their second webinar series entitled “THE DEMONIZATION OF BLACK SKIN AND THE BIRTH OF COLORISM”. This three-part series, available on Facebook Live and Zoom, will focus on White Privilege vs. Black Excellence and how the targeted promotion of whiteness has created the color and relationship divide as well as financial insecurities in African American communities; the whitewashing of Black history and how it was meant to erase Black contributions; and the anxiety of Black acceptance, especially for African Americans and where they can experience what “White Privilege” feels like.

    “THE DEMONIZATION OF BLACK SKIN AND THE BIRTH OF COLORISM”, hosted and moderated by International Energy Advisor, Jacqueline Khoury, kicks off on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 5:30pm EDT with PART ONE - THE COLOR OF ACCEPTANCE: WHEN WHITE PRIVILEGE MEETS BLACK EXCELLENCE. Award-Winning Screenwriter and Playwright Natasha Lewin has always known that she could enter any room and be looked at as if she were a Caucasian woman. Instead, she chose to openly identify as an unapologetic Black woman. PART ONE of this webinar series is an engaging Fireside Chat focusing on Natasha’s journey from White Privilege to Black Excellence.

    African American history cannot be told without including the story of Liberia and “Black Privilege.” 50 years before the abolishment of slavery the American Colonization Society moved 12,000 freed slaves from America to Liberia. PART TWO – BACK TO AFRICA 2021 - LIBERIA: THE CONTINENT’S FIRST BLACK AMERICAN COLONY features a one-on-one discussion with Barkue Tubman, granddaughter of Liberia’s longest serving President and direct descendant of Harriet Tubman. PART TWO will highlight the conjoined history of Liberia and African Americans. Originally written in 1847 by weary freed American slaves who returned to Africa in 1820, and despite years of external pressures for amendment, the citizen provision in Liberia’s constitution has remained. Black citizenship only.

    PART THREE –HISTORY OF THE BLACK RACE AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO CIVILIZATION delves into the origin of White propaganda and racism, the impact of Black conquest on White societies, and ancient Black civilizations from the beginning of time.


    PART ONE - THE COLOR OF ACCEPTANCE: WHEN WHITE PRIVILEGE MEETS BLACK EXCELLENCE will debut on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 5:30pm EDT on Facebook Live and Zoom.

    Register for the webinar at:

    About Brilliant Minds Collective:
    Brilliant Minds Collective (BMC) is a Think Tank advocating for the Advancement of Black People globally. BMC started organically as a Facebook group of mostly Black professionals from the breadth of the diaspora who were searching for answers about police brutality and how to best support #BLM and other causes after the George Floyd murder. As a Think Tank, BMC strives to not only provide answers and information but to open doors for educated and experienced leaders, doers, and drivers to engage the community to make meaningful lasting change socially, economically, environmentally and politically. We are willing to break out of individual silos, engage in difficult conversations, share knowledge, exchange information, and take action. There's an old African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This group is filled with brilliant minds who share an everyday commitment to create a better world for Black people by exploring opportunities which will become catalysts for permanent change.

    About Jacqueline E. Khoury:
    Jacqueline E. Khoury has more than 20 years of experience in business, with a focus on oil and gas development in emerging economies. She combines strong commercial and negotiating skills with a keen understanding of how political and cultural dynamics affect governance and the petroleum industry. Bringing a holistic approach to critical needs and opportunities, Ms. Khoury has advised three Presidents and six countries on implementation solutions while creating synergies between goals, objectives and sustainable protocols.

    A Lebanese/Liberian born in Liberia and raised in New York, Ms. Khoury currently serves as a senior-level executive for a large international oil company and as a contributor to an internationally renowned think tank.

    About Natasha Lewin:
    Natasha Lewin is a former LA elected official and Homeless Liaison to Mayor Garcetti. She was the Managing Editor of High Times magazine, a touring musician, and the personal writer’s assistant to Seth Hoffman, former CO-EP/head writer of THE WALKING DEAD. In 2017, Natasha won a National Endowment for the Arts scholarship for her dark comedy play, CHATTER. In 2019, Natasha wrote and directed CHATTER as a short film. It became a 92nd Academy Awards qualifier in 2020. In 2018, Natasha won the Inaugural Black List x Women in Film Feature Fellowship. In 2014, Natasha won the Inaugural Laugh Factory Comedy Ninja Film Festival for Best Comedy Screenplay. Natasha is the author of three books — one a New York Times’ bestseller. She was the showrunner of a top fictional children’s podcast, helmed by Randi Zuckerberg. Natasha’s nickname since childhood is ‘Shalom Homie’ since she is Black and Jewish.

    About Barkue Tubman:
    Barkue Tubman is a BOSS and the granddaughter of Liberia’s longest serving President, William VS Tubman, moved to the United States as a child in 1980. After building an impressive career in the entertainment business with a roster of clients such as Next, Outkast and Usher, Barkue decided to return to Liberia and pioneer its dormant music industry. The mother of Hipco (Liberian hip hop), the owner of MBL International Group, Barkue is a management consultant whose clients range from the former President of Liberia (Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) to Coca Cola, USAID and Essence, to name a few.

    For more information, contact:
    Alyse Feldman, BMC Communications + Public Relations Committee
    alyse ( @ ) ontheflypr dot com 416-802-3592

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