Black Parenting : Positive Characters for Black Children

Kyooms

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Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum. My name is Tamara, I black woman from the Caribbean originally.

Nice to meet all of you :)

A little about myself, I am a young artist, living in the U.S, and a (hopefully soon) entrepreneur.

I'd like to use my talent to spread love, tolerance and other positive messages to small
children, through the creation of a series of cartoons.
I was wondering what your thoughts as fellow black persons are on the state of positive images for black children these days.

When I look at our cartoons on television, I don't tend to see many black main characters, I have seen Dora the Explorer as of late which is great, but still no black characters that appeal to our young toddlers. I
I would like to fill this void somehow, because it is very important children this young see someone like themselves being positive.

What I would like to know from all of you is how important persons in general feel this is for kids, even if you are not a parent, your input would be much appreciated.

I am actually looking around for similar forums to gather this input because I would like to analyze the diversity of opinions if any, so do not be alarmed if this post is on others, it's not my intention to spam.

Thank you :)
 

Shikamaru

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You know .... one of the few Nubian cartoon characters I can think of for young children is Little Bill on Nickelodeon.
 

Shikamaru

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If I had children, the values I would impart to them are:

a) scholasticism
b) protection, safety, security
c) self-reliance
d) creativity
e) critical thinking
f) morality and justice
 

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Great idea! Wishing you much success with the effort.

As i think on it, i can't remember any (positive) Black cartoon characters growing up.

This may explain some of my current dysfunction ... :) ... so yessss ... please fix it for the generations coming!

Much Much Love and Peace.

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Destee
 

Kyooms

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Thank you for the response everyone :) I've had only a few responses over a few different forums, but they all seem to be pointing to the same, it does seem to be a common consensus that positive characters for this age group is lacking, I think it is important, and I definitely will try to do something about it -
 

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