“I didn’t know anything about dolls. I didn’t know what they were made from, how long it takes to make them, I knew nothing,” Williams confessed. “What I had was the desire to produce a product that would uplift the self-esteem of our little girls. From that vision I worked to find manufacturers and learn. I researched how to do it.”A few years ago my mother’s best friend, Dr. Lisa Williams, got the idea to start a line of dolls aimed at increasing the self-worth and esteem of little black girls.These dolls have been important to me, even as an adult, in that they are creating an image of black girls that is a reflection of their beauty. Something healthy, and something attainable. The motto is “Positively Perfect, Just the Way Your Are.”Having had the opportunity to witness the process, it warms me to say that they have truly been made with love.Where to find them:
i love this concept and i love these dolls! the motto is so positive and beautiful
i need to buy some for my nieces. because they out here holding little black Bratz dolls and that’s just disappointing.
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What Love means to a 4-8 year old: A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, ’What does love mean?’ The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined
See what you think:
‘When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ – Rebecca, age 8
‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ – Billy, age 4
‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’ – Karl, age 5
‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.’ –Chrissy, age 6
‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’ -Terri, age 4
‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is OK.’ – Danny, age 7
‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing , you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss’ – Emily, age 8
‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and listen.’ –Bobby, age 7
‘If you want to learn to love better , you should start with a friend who you hate” –Nikka, age 6
‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt , then he wears it everyday..’ –Noelle, age 7
‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ –Tommy, age 6
‘During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’ – Cindy, age 8
‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ –Clare, age 6
‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’ –Elaine, age 5
‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’ –Chris, age 7
‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’ -Mary Ann, age 4
‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ –Lauren, age 4
‘When you love somebody , your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ - Karen, age 7
‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross..’ –Mark, age 6
‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ –Jessica, age 8
The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, ‘Nothing , I just helped him cry’.
Best known for her memorable role as Maxine Shaw on the sitcom “Living Single” Erika Alexander’s latest endeavor isn’t a TV or film role, but instead a graphic novel series. Developed with her screenwriter husband, Tony Puryear, and her brother Robert Alexander, Concrete Park is set in the a dangerous near-future where gangs threaten to destroy humanity. The main characters are women of color: Luca, a gang leader, and Lena, her lesbian lover. The novels feature a multicultural cast of characters struggling to survive in an increasingly depraved world.
Alexander and her husband recently appeared at San Diego Comic-Con, the popular gaming and pop culture conference, to promote Concrete Park. The pair also recently appeared on the comedy podcast Straight Riffin’. Alexander is just one Hollywood actress of color to venture in the comic book world. Rosario Dawson developed a four-issue series called O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Task Force, which is currently being developed for television. Rashida Jones developed her own graphic novel series called Frenemy of the State in 2009, which was optioned for the big screen by Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment.
I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS OMG
Early morning wisdom
I played this video on repeat like 5 times
This is the real Martin Luther King Jr.
not your little bullshit “colorblind” MLK white liberals cling to
he was not here for y’all bullshit
next time you tell a black person that the black pride movement is “reverse racism” I suggest you try quoting someone us to back yourself up
Bringing this back just to make sure we’re all clear
I came across an article written by a black woman named Elizabeth Salaam for a San Diego Periodical that she works for. The Periodical then showcased some carelessness and more importantly some of the ignorance that is in society amongst “people” and is part of the reason why there are some black people who continue to struggle with self-identity… You can’t tell by the cover illustration but the goal of her writing this article was to actually tell her story of her issues with her kids assimilating in schools and to promote a positive black self-image, but when she turned in her article she had no idea that the Periodical would do something like this with the illustration. The caption on the cover states:
The white girls like
the black guys,
and the Mexican girls
like the black guys,
and the Filipino girls
like the black guys,
and the black guys
like them, too.
But no one likes the black girls.
The writer says she didn’t know the Editor would do that. They used a photo illustrating a female African-American toddler who is pulling her “Natural Hair” to make it straight. Its powerful imagery because that Child at her young age has already noticed somehow that “Society” has depicted that who she is and her hair “naturally” is not admired or accepted and does not represent the standard for beauty in “America”… Which is clearly wrong. We (SanCopha League) feel strongly about this issue of self identity amongst the black community. We believe that people should be informed properly to know at the very least that black woman “naturally” are beautiful and support the reinforcement of their positive imagery and there unique beauty.
Wisdom. It is sad that black women are so stigmatized. It’s ironic that society then wonders why black women are brusque and angry
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