South Africa : South African black doll breaks the mould in high style

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    South African black doll breaks the mold in high style



    Johannesburg (AFP) - She is black and trendy, and young South African girls are learning to love her.

    Meet Momppy Mpoppy, who is a step ahead of other black dolls across Africa who are often dressed in traditional ethnic clothes.

    Decked out in the latest fashions and sporting an impressive afro, complete with a tiara, Momppy could play her own small part in changing the way that black children look at themselves ...




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    A worker prepares boxes for Momppy Mpoppy dolls, at Maite Makgoba's workshop in Johannesburg (AFP Photo/Leonardo Angelucci)

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    The Denim Dungaree, one of many Momppy Mpoppy dolls, seen at Maite Makgoba's workshop in Johannesburg (AFP Photo/Leonardo Angelucci)


    http://news.yahoo.com/south-african-black-doll-breaks-mould-high-style-032910045.html

    South African black doll breaks the mould in high style

    She is black and trendy, and young South African girls are learning to love her. Meet Momppy Mpoppy, who is a step ahead of other black dolls across Africa who are often dressed in traditional ethnic clothes. Decked out in the latest fashions...
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    Sweet! She could have been a bit more colored. Nonetheless it’s definitely a good thing!

    Also, the founder and business owner that are manufacturing the dolls is a Black woman. Again have a Black woman done excellent, and this time given joy to millions of little Black girls around the world.:toast:
     
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    Indeed, indeed. [email protected] bit more colored, so true though. Thanks for the observation and response.

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    Coger thanks for posting. I have two grand daughters and found it very difficult getting black dolls for them. I know they are some black folks who don't see anything wrong in giving their girls a white doll. (Yet you will never see a white child with a black doll).
     
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    Not a problem dunwiddat, no, not at all; and welcome back stranger, good seeing you again:)

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    Why would any self-respecting Black parent give their Black daughter a white doll?? That is so repulsive! Poor child, have to play with Caucasian dolls because there aren’t any Black dolls in America. That is so sad..
     
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