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Will You Buy Your Daughter Barbie Dolls? Viola Davis Won’t

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Almost every little girl has fond memories of playing with Barbie dolls up until the point she realized Barbie doesn’t quite look like her, or any other woman she knows. For some girls that realization simply meant it was time to put away childish things, for...

Move Over Barbie, These Ntomb’entle Dolls Are PERFECT for Little Black Girls

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Black parents know how difficult it is to make sure their kiddos have books and toys that reflect who they, but Molemo Kgomo was shocked by just how difficult it was to find a doll that celebrated her culture in South Africa. After not finding a...

Mattel Refuses Harlem Mother’s Request For Black Barbie Party Supplies

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Mattel has responded to Karen Braithwaite, a mother from Harlem who started the online petition urging the toy manufacturer to create a line of Black Barbie party suppliers line. They have turned down her appeal, saying it would not be a profitable move for them due...

Say What?: “Django Unchained” Slave Action Figures for Sale

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Though “Django Unchained” is doing extraordinary well at the box office, not everyone took kindly to Director Quentin Tarantino’s decision to turn slavery into a Western film. Many thought the movie’s witty dialogue, comic relief by way of chatty Ku Klux Klan members and sensationalist...

Breast Milk Baby: Innovative or Inappropriate?

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Thanks to innovation in doll making, we have dolls that can cry, crawl, coo and even breastfeed. A new doll on the U.S. market called “Breast Milk Baby” makes suckling sounds that are prompted by sensors sewn into a halter top at the nipples of...