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A Welcome Note to hue from the Founder:

Welcome to our b'huetiful home of Dolls!

In 2007, after witnessing Kiri Davis' documentary "A Girl Like Me" [above], I was inspired to make a change. I had a dream. A dream for a one-time Christmas party where black women ages 18+, all sizes, shades of black, and their unique individual appearance, showed up as living black dolls. These living dolls were to arrive with toy black dolls to donate to little black girls for positive play in self-esteem. I called this, "Be a Doll, give a doll." More, I was inspired to show black women in a positive light, and prove that black women could band together and be "Pretty...Philanthropic!" Thereby, changing the way black women and girls are perceived and, more importantly, perceive themselves!

I wanted to be able to achieve my dream and The Black Doll Affair mission, rooted firmly in love. Love for the girl in the mirror AND the girl next door. Five years and 8 U.S. cities later; combined with one heartwarming recognition by President Obama; acknowledgement from Civil Rights Leader & U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Tom Joyner and Essence Magazine; and partnerships with Carol's Daughter, Mattel, Macy's and Taye Diggs via his book "Chocolate Me!", I'm overjoyed by my Black Dolls' pretty...philanthropic efforts in our mission to "Be a Doll, give a Doll!"

Welcome to The Black Doll Affair, online! As the world evolves, more and more of us are taking to our laptops & smart phones to communicate. Social networking online is where we spend a lot of time. The Organizer of 8 Black Doll Affair Meetups, I launched my first Meetup in 2007. Having experienced success within Meetup, still I'm often scratching my head as to why so many RSVP to meetup, but fail to showup. I've learned it's because we're all so busy. With Black Doll Affair Meetups in Atlanta, Miami, DC, New York, Houston and South Carolina and now Dallas, {Hello, B'huetiful} I wanted to follow a trend I'm seeing with my Meetups - BIG turnout with online Black Doll Affairs that bring our national family together, online! This Facebook like Meetup fits b'huetifully into our busy lives. The mission remains the same, however, we'll move the movement ONLINE, with periodic special event meetups with Black Dolls from around the country!

Mission 1:

In recent doll tests conducted by CNN & ABC, we see that black children are still choosing the black doll as bad and ugly and the white doll as pretty and good. To remind little black girls of their b'huety, to deliver a toy black doll for positive play, we'll particate in ONLINE Affairs that allow us to play Secret Santa by mail, donate dolls to charities, school rooms, nursery schools, poor countries and, throughout the year, to the little girl in our lives or placed along our paths.

Plus, at Christmas, treat yourself, don't cheat yourself, to the opportunity to travel to our world headquarters chapter in Atlanta for our grandest annual Christmas Affair that honors day 1 of our movement: The Black Doll Christmas Deliveries, presented by Macy's & Mattel!

 

Mission 2:

Because of our willingness to SERVE and ask "How can I help?", The President's Service Award was delivered from the White House to the Black Doll Affair. With our partners in philanthropy, , we'll continue to make the world a better place by donating to charitable websites, supporting socially responsible initiatives or doing something really "pretty...philanthropic"...

...like buying a stranger {we met online} a car to jumpstart her business. Yep, the Black Dolls did that! You get a car, and you get a car!

For developing the "sweet" inside of us, The ChocoStar Award was awarded to The Black Doll Affair by Actor Taye Diggs and Illustrator Shane Evans.

 

The Black Dolls are history makers! The time has come to continue to grow the Black Doll Affair movement, around the world..the world wide web. And now, Dallas, Texas!

B'hueiful!

Mama Doll, Founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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Founded Jul 13, 2013
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