Mattel recently released a Game Developer Barbie in efforts to break gender stereotypes in the STEM industry; but one thing the toy company failed to do was feature the doll in different ethnicities. The only available option was a White doll with red hair. After noticing this while picking up a doll for his wife who is a Black game developer, Marcus Montgomery was prompted to come up with a solution of his own.
The iconic doll will now be available in "petite," "tall," and "curvy."
Zendaya has accomplished more at 19 years old than many have in their entire lives. Now, the teenage beauty will be immortalized as a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll. Manufacturing company Mattel announced on Twitter that Barbie will commemorate Zendaya’s elegance and poise from the iconic 2015 Oscars moment when she responded to critics about her dreadlocks. During a […]
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 […]
Karen Braithwaite (pictured), the Harlem Mother who began an online petition on Change.org earlier this month, requesting that toy manufacturer Mattel consider creating a Black Barbie party suppliers line has been turned down by the company, reports DNAinfo.com. SEE ALSO: How Roger Ebert Embraced Black Beauty Mattel reportedly informed Braithwaite that a line such as […]
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