What do most girls like to play with? Dolls! Well every girl should have
a doll in her image. It upsets me to see black children discriminate
against their own color. For example, if the black child picks the white
doll over the black doll. There’s nothing wrong with the black doll.
Black is beautiful. So I’m appreciative of any company that would
cater to little black girls by making black dolls.
HIA Toys is a black dolls company. Ashby set up History in Action
Toys, a line that has action figures that are inspiring role models.
The real life stories are designed to wake up a child’s imagination
and be appealing to the kid in all people.
Uzuri Kid Kidz offers people multicultural toys like the Pepper Doll to help
kids of color accept their own appearance. THe company offers toys,
party supplies, and accessories that have cultural themes. THe Uzuri
Kid Kidz has a list of loveable characters like Penny and Pepper, the
ballerina detectives and friends, Princess Amira, Dancing Wendy, and
the Ballerina Babes.
Kwanzaa Kidz was made to celebrate African heritage, educate
children about their cultural legacy and build self esteem to
enrich communities. Kwanzaa Kidz has African centered products
like videos, books,puzzles, and board games to educate and
entertain children as well.
Ethidolls was founded by Ethiopian entrepreneurs Salome Yilma and
Yeworkwoha Ephrem. They offer genuine alternative choice from mainstream
selections. EthiDolls is developer of collectible quality, educational,
African dolls and accessories. It is a company in New York City with
a mission to create unique dolls and accessories. The dolls are made
according to black female leaders like The Queen of Sheba and Queen
Mother Yaa Asantewaa, the Queen of the Asante people.
DOlls like Me is a company that shows children the way the world is.
The company helps them do that by giving children of color with great images
of themselves. The New York based company was established in 2005 by
Denise Gary Robinson, an African American entrepreneur. Robinson
thinks children should have dolls that look like them and their friends
too, which she celebrates with her collection. The collection features dolls
of a variety of skin tones that are dressed to present ethnic varieties.
Other than dolls, the company sports baby gifts, party ware, books,
games, and hair and skin products.
And I love the diversity in the way that appeal to multiple tastes in the
doll company like baby gifts, books,etc.Black children need to see their own
image in a good light. That’s where pretty black dolls come in. This is just one
way to present the image of black girls. I”m really really impressed with
the way the dolls were created after great leaders with the Ethidolls.