My 14th Book

blueswomenRecently, I published my 14th book, Blues Women: The First Civil Rights Workers. Although it is a tiny book, it is packed with information about 10 powerful women who brought the Blues genre to the attention of millions of Americans. At a time when Africans in America were subjected to Jim Crow laws that further degraded their existence, women like Mamie Smith, Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, and Bessie Smith stood their ground on stages across the nation, bringing joy and entertainment to thousands of people, white and black. Their songs are current, today, and their message of the upliftment of the human spirit helped to raise the consciousness of a nation that was built on the backs of their ancestors.

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In 2017, Dr. Diva JC accomplished four milestones:




THE day I defended my dissertation was March 21, 2017 @ 5:08 p.m. That was the day I became Dr. Joan Renee Cartwright. It is different for sure being Dr. Cartwright, being addressed as Dr. Cartwright, being done at Northcentral University in Arizona, online.

One of the committee members asked what I will do next. Aside from managing


this is how I feel and see my future


Teaching Public Speaking for the past year has convinced me that the classroom is my new stage.  Therefore, I am open also to teaching Business Marketing and Ethics.

Peace and Love,

Dr. Joan Cartwright


How Time Flies

From 1984 to 2017, Dr. Joan Cartwright steered her entrepreneurial vessel up the river of opportunity. This short video tells that story. During a TED Talk, British film director Jude Kelly mentioned the name Buzz Goodbuddy. But Cartwright heard Fuzz Goodbuddy and this video is the result of her google search.

Honor Society


alpha-epsilon-logoMy doctoral dissertation is in the final stage of reporting on the study on the findings and making recommendations with completion, review,  and defense projected to be December 2016.

September 15, 2015 – Today, I learned the name of the Alpha Epsilon Society that inducted me in 1981 at LaSalle University.

Summer 2016 – I am honored to be a member of the Northcentral University Lambda Eta Chapter of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business.

Joan Cartwright Delta Mu Delta

jc letter of candidacy