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The Black Doll Affair, LLC is a Social Business! Its Founder is a Social Entrepreneur! The Black Dolls are Social Philanthropists! Read more about our unique philanthropic affairs & business entity here
Founded by Dana "Mama Doll" Hill, The Black Doll Affair is a “pretty…philanthropic” Social Organization. Doll tests have revealed that black children prefer white dolls and view black dolls as ugly and bad. The Black Doll Affair is a social club of black women called The Black Dolls. To reverse doll tests results and remind black girls of their inner and outer beauty, these role models engage in philanthropic affairs, donate toy black dolls to little girls, have self-esteem building playdates with teens and host fun events (Black Doll Affairs) that uplift the black woman and increases her pride in hue. These are the "Affairs" of The Black Dolls! Recipients of President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award, acknowledged by the State of Georgia with a day on the calendar, heard on The Tom Joyner Morning Show and seen in Essence Magazine, The Black Dolls range in shade and shape. Eighteen years and older, from college students to grandmothers, career women to ladies of leisure, they are role models that band together to tackle the black family’s issues with shadeism, self hatred and low self-worth. Our mission? To change the way black girls are perceived and, more importantly, how they perceive themselves.
To deliver their message of internal and external b’huety, they donate toy black dolls to toddlers, host tween self-esteem summits and produce special events that promote and raise the self-esteem of black women. For fun, The Black Dolls enjoy each other at social play dates. To express the importance of community service, annually they donate hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to charitable causes that affect all races.
These are the Affairs of The Black Dolls!
The Black Doll Affair slogan is "We're pretty...philanthropic!" This slogan reminds all the members of The Black Doll Affair to celebrate the beauty of the black doll. For the Black Dolls themselves, it reminds them that "pretty" has its place, but at the end of the day true beauty is in service to others. The Black Doll's slogan is "Be a Doll, give a doll!" This acknowledges the Dolls consistent behavior as role models to children and adults, as well as, honors their ongoing efforts of donating toy black dolls to young black girls for positive role play. To quote Mama Doll, "Dolls are more than toys, they reflect who we are!"
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., The Black Doll Affair has members all over the world and official playgrounds [chapters] in Chicago, DC, Miami, Houston, New York and New Orleans. Click here to learn how to get involved outside of Atlanta.
2007 Year One!
Jocelyn Dorsey Channel 2 News Anchor and Charles Johnson Founder of the Spirit of Sweet Auburn Festival, present Dana Hill with a Sweet Auburn Heroine Award. As a 2010 Honorary Co-Chair, Dana Hill, along with the Mayor of Atlanta, Congressman John Lewis and others, was selected because of her service to fellowman. Full list of honorees at: http://www.sweetaubur...
Speaking of The History Books: The Black Dolls made history when they were added to to college curriculum! Read the textbook at: African American Psychology: From Africa to America!
December 2009 - Essence.com Spotlights The Efforts of the Black Dolls!
Read: "Dolls and Black Girl's Self-Esteem" at: http://www.essence.co...
The Black Dolls started their movement in December 2007! In 2009, Mattel launched "So In Style(S.I.S.),
a new line of black Barbie(R) dolls. These dolls, are the official black doll of the Black Doll Affair because they feature more authentic-looking facial features such as fuller lips, a wider nose, more distinctive cheek bones and curlier hair. S.I.S. Barbie Dolls are designed by Black Doll Affair member and Barbie designer of 12 years, Stacey McBride-Irby! Now, The Black Doll's mission is getting our children to CHOOSE these black dolls! Welcome to our family, Stacey! You're our Honorary Black Doll and we're honored to have you on board our mission!
The Black Dolls enjoy a celebratory brunch with and in honor of their Black Doll Affair Honorary Black Dolls, Stacy McBride-Irby and Queen Merriweather!
The Inaugural Black Doll Affair, Christmas 2007! Dana Hill, Founder, tells CBS New Atlanta
about her Black Dolls and their Affairs!
Rolling Out Cameras focus on the first ever Black Dolls and their Affairs! 2007
Dana chats with CBS "Better Mornings" Tracye Hutchins, about the Black Dolls and their Affairs
South Florida Black Doll Honorary Playground Monitor, Karen Grey and Miss Florida USA
tell NBC 6 News Anchor, Trina Robinson all about the Black Dolls and their Affairs!
Dana Hill and Larry Platt [Civil Rights Activist /Creator of the hit American Idol song, "Pants on the Ground"] are Honorary Co-Chairs and Honorees of the 2010 Heroine & Heroes Spirit of Sweet Auburn Awards Dinner.
Washington DC Kickoff of the Black Doll Affair - Black Dolls, Black Doll Brothas and Porcelain Pals,
equal one big happy family!
Black Dolls in the House of Representatives September 2009
Black Dolls are invited to sit at the desk of Congressman John Lewis!
Black Dolls are invited to the White House! September 2009
Dana Hill, Black Doll Affair Founder reminds a little girl of her beauty!
08 Atlanta Black Dolls Support Aids Walk for a Cure!
Marge O'Connors Helps Deliver a Message of Beauty!
Black Doll Porcelain Pal Julie Jacobson helps unwrap and deliver our message of black beauty!
Black Doll's Favorite Holiday Barbie!
Looking like our "Favorite Holiday Barbie, Honorary Black Doll Miss Florida Delivers our message of beauty!
The Black Dolls LOVE! Their Porcelain Pals!
The Black Dolls Love their Baby Dolls!
Obviously, Black Dolls Have More Fun! For sure Black Doll Brotha Tony [pictured] is having fun!
"As the Black Doll's slogan goes, "Be a Doll, give a doll"
Black Doll Affair Founder, Dana Hill!
Ambassadoll Christy Hill with Porcelain Pals Karie and Marie!
BLACK DOLLS IN THE NEWS!
National Broadcaster Jacque Reid spotlights The Black Dolls on her Website.
South Florida Times: Black Dolls Inspire Self-Respect!
Black Gives Back!
Black Dolls Shows!
S. Florida SunSentinal Newspaper - "We're All Dolls!"
SunSentinel Strictly Old School Blog!
Black Dolls of Norfolk, VA honor Dr. Martin Luther King: Video
Kenneth and Mamie Clark's original 1940s doll test was conducted
to study the psychological effects of segregation on black children. In 'Brown vs The Board of
Education, the Supreme Court specifically cited Clark's study in the historical decision to
segregate schools. For more on Brown v. Board of Eduction go to: http://www.loc.gov/ex...