Mattel created a Barbie doll for gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, 21, ahead of the Olympics in Rio last year.

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Ava DuVernay, director of the seminal film, “Selma” (which will be distributed to every single high school in the country) and the first African American woman at the helm of a Best Picture nomination at the  2014 Academy Awards, has yet another accolade deservedly laid at her feet. The director was recently selected as one […]

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Last January, Taofick Okoya told Reuters that while looking to buy a Black doll for his niece, he was dismayed that he could not find any — even in Nigeria, which boasts more Black children than anywhere else in the world, he said. SEE ALSO: Study: 6 Million White Americans Have Some African Ancestry More Sponsors […]