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To Oprah With Love, a letter from the Black Dolls

As you read this letter, to experience the full essence and spirit of it, CLICK PLAY NOW on the below you tube video.

"Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter"-Dr. Martin Luther King

This letter to Oprah Winfrey went unanswered. It was part of a Black Doll Affair mass email initiative called, "Hey Black Girl." Hey Black Girl, was created by The Black Dolls as a tool to reach out to high profile black girls and ask for their support in lifting black girls "Up Where We Belong." Oprah did not respond to us. Hey Black Girl, will you? Hey Black Girl Campaign Mission: To change the way black girls are perceived, we're calling on editors, bloggers, broadcasters, company presidents, marketing-advertising-PR professionals, celebrities, music video producers and more! If you are a Black Girl, OR in a position that gives you the power to POSITIVELY promote our LIVING Black Dolls, please contact The Black Doll Affair for Part 2 of this Initiative: hosting a Black Doll Affair on your platform We look forward to working with hue!

To understand what we were asking of Oprah and now you, please read our letter below.
"Hey Black Girl"
a letter to Oprah, from the Black Dolls with love, XOX

Morphed into half monkey, half black woman, the above photo of First Lady Michelle Obama, was one of the first that popped up in Google when we sat to write this letter. The image is followed by others portraying Mrs. Obama as the stereotypical "Angry Black Woman." More than the obvious problem with the above image and others like it, is perhaps at a rate never before witnessed in history, black women [people] are being dehumanized. When dehumanization of a group occurs, race relations get BAD before they get WORSE.

Hey Black Girl! How are you? My name is Dana Hill and I am the Founder of The Black Doll Affair, with me are my Black Dolls. Often I call them my sisters, my friends, my soul-mates. The Black Doll Affair is a social movement made up of black hue find it extremely necessary to change the way black girls are perceived. More importantly, the way we perceive ourselves. Because of the 2007 Oprah Winfrey show, featuring Kiri Davis' documentary, "A Girl Like Me," I was inspired to start a movement to remind black girls of the beauty in hue. Which brings me to why we've contacted you.

Hey Black Girl
, we’ve been thinking about you and hue. First, we wish for you peace and love and congratulate you on 25 years of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Remember when you were celebrating "Ten Long Years" and you thought you were ' gon' run on?' we do too. Your light is so bright and so much has happened to you since the beginning of your show. Make no mistake. The Black Dolls are very proud of you.

So, it looks like it’s a wrap, huh? You’re exiting stage left and going out on your O.W.N. [Oprah Winfrey Network]. That’s beautiful, Oprah. Just one thing before you head out to Live Your Best Life.

Recently, I thought of the life and education you're giving to the girls of your school in Africa. Tremendous job on lifting them up where they belong. Ever wonder what's going to happen to them after they graduate and enter into a world we're they're dehumanized and looked upon as jungle bunnies with expensive educations?

Hey Black Girl, when you sit in silence and ponder why you were born a black girl, wielded an unprecedented amount of influence over American culture and psyche, do you think about our journey as black women? When you wonder, "Why me? This black girl from rural Mississippi?" Do you hear the voices of our ancestors whispering, "Hey black girl, here's the baton. Take it from here and whatever you do [in life], be cognizant not to drop it."

When I ponder why God put me in the body of a black girl, when I search to ask the great questions of my life, I think of a ladder that I call “Ladder of life.” At the very top of the ladder you’ll find white males, like my mate. At the very bottom, black girls, LIKE ME. Between us, all others.

It's only when you hitch yourself up to something bigger than yourself that you realize your true potential - President Barack Obama

Since the beginning of time, to climb their way to the top of the ladder of Life, the shoulders of black girls have been a step for just about everyone. While her own were aborted, wore dirty rags and went hungry, for other races of women, the black girl birthed, bathed and burped their babies. For the black family, she’s freed them to safety and gave of her backbone. Raped by her slave masters, the black girl runs deep in spirit and soul, but now takes the barrage of slaps in the face from her King [black men], as he denounces her to a simple woman of anger and unworthiness.

Saartjie Baartman. Born in 1789, serving as a 20 year old servant, Saartji became a traveling circus show that exploited her extraordinary buttocks and unusually elongated labia.

Far too long, it’s been open season on the black girl. From having standards too high, to morals too low, a black girl’s life is doomed to S.T.D.s and single parenting, according to the media. Because our boys are growing up in the hood-"no-good", it's said our men are on the down low, are going to prison quicker than college and our little girls are sex crazed and eligible for nothing better than the life of a video vixen.

The day I learned of the Google reality with First Lady Michelle Obama's image, I walked away from my computer and drove over to my nephew's basketball game. Sitting in the bleachers, I saw wedding bands on black women’s hands, little black boys and girls speaking well and playfully running straight toward the road to success. And that enigma that the media says is missing from the black family home, well I sighted him! O, there were black fathers everywhere. Then, I wondered, “Where are the media cameras to show THIS image of us?”

Hey Black Girl known to inspire pro-social behavior, ever wonder what more you can do to add to your legacy?

What we black girls know for sure, there’s another side of our story. So, The Dolls and I were thinking. Perhaps Oprah, you were born a black girl and given this BIG voice to lift US up. With the world watching you, with a voice that is heard from Alabama to Africa, with everyone hanging on to your every move, with the ability to sell water to the ocean, perhaps you were born to use your VOICE to lift us black girls Up Where We Belong!

Bearing the scars of boot marks on her shoulders, on your stage, let’s engage in a different conversation about black girls. Let’s show the world all those beautiful black girls with loving hearts, homes and husbands, devoted father’s, master degrees, savings accounts, functional families of pretty little sista-girls and perfect little brothas.

Hey Black Girl, let’s show the beauty in hue. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the first ever Black Barbie. Let’s celebrate with Cake & Conversation. Oprah, let’s have a Black Doll Affair.

Hey Black Girl, we're passing the baton to you. IMAGINE the HELP YOU can HAND to another Black woman...

If the audio from above hasn't ended, Oprah, please wait for the conclusion before starting below video.

Read The Black Dolls Powerful Comments about this Initiative click here.

All our love, all the time,
Dana and The Dolls
The Black Doll Affair
Phone: 404.660.7363

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