The Black Doll Affair Paper Dolls!
Did hue know? Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them. Plastic pollution is most visible in developing Asian and African nations, where garbage collection systems are often inefficient or nonexistent. But the developed world, especially in countries with low recycling rates, also has trouble properly collecting discarded plastics. Plastic trash has become so ubiquitous it has prompted efforts to write a global treaty negotiated by the United Nations. The ocean and marine life are sick. We must ALL do something about it.
Being the change that we want to see, for our 15th Annual Doll Giveaway, Mama Doll, Founder of The Black Doll Affair, decided on paper, not plastic. Swimming in that direction, as the Face of the 2021 Doll Giveaway Sleigh, she chose marine activist, aka, The Mocha Mermaid, @danniwashington. Partnering with her burgeoning organization, @bigblueandyou, The Black Doll Affair is proud to switch from plastic dolls to paper dolls this year!Available this Christmas season, we're excited to introduce Black Doll Affair paper dolls, Paper Dane and her doll, Paper Dolly.We can’t wait to play with all of them and hue!
Empowering girls with paper dolls and teaching them a better way for a brighter future Christmas is coming December 4, 2021.
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The Kiri Davis doll test On Oprah started our movement!
A movement to empower Black women and girls, our goal is to reverse “doll test” results where black children identified the black doll as bad, ugly and least preferred. Fifteen years ago, Mama Doll, asked Black women to become the black doll by behaving like dolls in their neighborhoods and changing the less than dolling stereotypical behaviors that cause our children to be ashamed of us. Awarded by President Obama with his Presidential Service Award, recognized on the floor of Congress by the late Congressman John Lewis, The Black Doll Affair is made up of Black women - The Black Dolls, Black Doll Brothas (men of all races) and Black Doll Porcelain Pals (any non-Black women.) Whenever The Black Dolls get together, whether we're feeding the homeless or gathering for a fun social Affair, we wear a Doll T-shirt and donate a black Barbie doll to our movement. This gesture is called "Be a Doll, give a doll" and those Barbie dolls are gifted annually to little girls to empower them. Our mission is to change the way Black girls are perceived and, more importantly, perceive themselves. Our intentional and random acts of dolliness take place around the world and are focused on empowering Black women and girls, as well as, helping anyone in need of dolling assistance.
Become a Black Doll! No Membership fee. Just buy your Doll Tee!
In "Doll Tests," black children chose the white doll as pretty and good while identifying the black doll as bad and ugly. On TV, we see black women behaving less than dolling. Good or bad, how we perceive ourselves is learned unconsciously in childhood. Becoming philanthropists, giving away black dolls, playing with living and toy black dolls are great ways to reverse negative notions and rethink our internal concepts about ourselves and each other. These are the Affairs of The Black Dolls and our "pretty...philanthropic" solution to disempowering social issues affecting our community. "Be a Doll, give a doll!" To become a Doll, there are NO membership fees, simply purchase your Doll Tee. Then follow the easy steps to get involved and begin life as a Doll. Sponsored by Macy's & Mattel (Barbie brand), join us for social change, philanthropy and play!
Mama Doll, What is the Black Doll Affair?
Earth Day Announcement!
The Black Doll Affair's "Be a Doll, give a doll" program is asking a wonderful Earth Day conscious question "Paper or Plastic?" Recyclable paper, please and thank hue! Fish eat plastic and it blocks their digestive systems and they die from starvation. Birds eat those fish and micro-plastics and suffer the same consequences. Hue and I eat fish and birds, and plastic is being found in us... are humans the new plastic? If so, what can The Black Dolls do about it this Christmas. Well, watch this video to learn about The Black Doll Affair Paper Doll rollout ... Follow @danniwashington and @bigblueandyou to learn more. as well, as watch her Earth Day video announcement of our 2021 partnership. Black Dolls, check your email. Happy Earth Day, Mama Doll
Become a Magazine MoDoll (Model)!
The Black Doll Affair Magazine MoDoll Experiences are open to members of The Black Doll Affair, Black Doll Affair Modoll (model) Experiences are once in a lifetime Affairs! Each Experience is designed for the Dolling purchaser to live their best life, on purpose! From enjoying private Affairs like our "Meghan & Harry Royal Wedding Watch Party (see below), as filmed by ABC, Time and People Magazine, to our local and national Magazine Experiences and more! Where dreams come true and Experiences are jaw-dropping, this is the bucket list department of The Black Doll Affair!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for YOUR Experience of a lifetime!
Seasonal Ambassadors for our movement, on the first Saturday of every December, Christmas Ambassadolls host self-esteem parties and doll giveaways in their neighborhoods across the country. Then, they retire until next season! Text the Doll Phone for your interview: (404) 660-7363 #ambassadolls
Black Doll Affairs (Events)
"Doll, have hue tried Da Food Whisperer's cookies?" Run, don't walk to try "Dem Cookies!" The official cookie of The Black Doll Affair, you've NOT had a cookie if you haven't had "Dem Cookies!" - Mama Doll
AS SEEN IN OPRAH MAGAZINE!
Celebrating 60 years of Barbie and 11 Years of The Black Doll Affair SELF-ESTEEM MOVEMENT!
Honorary and Celebrity Members
Honorary Black Dolls & Brothas
Honorary Ambassadoll of Race Relations
In Brown vs. the Board of Education, the historical Supreme Court ruling that desegregated U.S. schools, Cheryl is one of the three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown who in the fall of 1950 along with 12 other parents, led by attorneys for the NAACP, filed suit on behalf of their children against the local Board of Education.
Honorary Porcelain Pal
Emmy Award winning actor, screenwriter and producer first known for his character Jonathan on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Danny wrote the screenplay for the movie "The Butler" and co-created Fox's hit show "Empire".
Honorary Ambassadoll of Health
NAACP Image Award winning actress whose acting career began on television in the 90s. Gabrielle's breakthrough film role was in "Bring It On". Today she entertains fans as Mary Jane on BET's television series "Being Mary Jane."
Honorary Black Doll
Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. Copeland made history when she became the first African American woman to be promoted to Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.
Shane Evans & Taye Diggs
Honorary Black Doll Brothas
BFF, business partners, Shane and Taye mixed their passions and talents of acting, writing and illustrating to remind children of their worth. TheIr books: Chocolate Me! & Mixed Me! are official children's books of The Black Doll Affair.
Bill Hawthorne III, Esquire
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer at Inclusent, former Chief Equity Officer on Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms team, Sr. Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer and Division Vice President, Law Department at Macy's Department stores, where he brought The Black Doll Affair on as a diversity & inclusion partner.
Full list of Honorary members HERE.