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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oldest black sorority to meet and Greek Barbie
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    The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority really know how to get dolled up -- and focus on business.
    They'll show that this week when they hit Washington, D.C., about 35,000 strong, for their biennial convention and get a look at one of their newest members: Barbie.
    Mattel Inc. created the limited-edition AKA Centennial Barbie, the first Barbie based on any sorority.
    The doll, outfitted in a pink and green evening gown, matching jeweled shoes and gold jewelry, honors the Chicago-headquartered sorority, the first established by black women.
    The sorority has inducted about 200,000 members -- including actress Phylicia Rashad, educator Marva Collins and author Toni Morrison -- since its founding at Howard University in 1908...
    ...The Mattel doll will sell for $50 through the Barbie Collector catalog, the Barbie Collector.com Web site and retailers. The sorority gets a percentage of the sales.
    Mattel isn't the only company eager to work with AKA. Among the sorority's other recent corporate deals:
    Converse has designed shoes for Alpha Kappa Alpha and five other black Greek-letter organizations and will sponsor a march at the AKA convention.
    Chase last year gave AKA more than $100,000 to support an African-American home ownership initiative.
    DNA tracing firm African Ancestry Inc. has partnered with the group.
    The sorority expects its members to drop more than $100 million* in Washington during the weeklong convention, which kicks off Friday.
    *($100,000,000 divided by 35,000 members = $2857.00 per member)
     
  2. Jazzytude

    Jazzytude Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awwww

    Iremember reading up on this........She is beautiful!
     
  3. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    my goodness!!!
     
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    That is so nice

    I saw this at the nphc site...
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    :lol:
    ...Thats the last thing I expected.. 'she is so beautiful' - 'that's so nice'
    :lol:

    Clearly I missed the boat on this one.

    Personally, I think barbie is one on the most evil "toys" pushed onto our children in the markets today, yesterday and tomorrow. Now we have Black barbies modelled after white women - hahaha. crazy. smh.

    Should I be pleased that a company like matell puts $$ into initiatives 'so-called' aimed at helping black communites? heck no - if one condiders the value of what they (or what we allow them to) continue to destroy.

    grrrrrr.
     
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    I share Sistah Z's sentiments 125%. Nuff said - No other comments to be made.

    In closing, in the words of Bro. Dustyelbow...That's the Nation at work!

    KWABENA
     
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    Still modeling ourselves after our enemy. When will we ever learn to just be ourselves?

    The ancestors have got to be uneasy in their tombs.
     
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    :SuN045: I thought for a moment I entered a time warp. Destruction of spirit, soul, and correct thinking...I guess we have arrived...there is now justice in the world of dolls! Or as usual maybe I have missed the point ::eek:
     
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    Peace and Blessings

    LOLOLOL...I don't know about yall but I know I have ancestors who favor this doll..................LOL......! So I think mine would be flattered ...lol...at least it won't be that ole pale tail barbie that we grew up with!!!

    wheew!

    lol

    I have also seen barbies with African traditional clothing...and if it was not barbie than their are other dolls from different companies that do black dolls in African traditional hair styles and clothing...all complexsions. GET IT HOW YOU LIVE!!!!!!!!!

    PEACE
     
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    ummm...get A GRIP PEOPLE

    ITZ A DAYUM DOLL....LETS NOT GO OFF THE LIMB ON THIS ONE....(AS USUAL)
     
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