12th Annual Black Doll USA Giveaway
Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 1:00 pm in all time zones, The Black Doll Affair self-esteem movement will host its 12th Annual Nationwide Black Doll (Barbie) Giveaways Across the USA!
Celebrating black queens, young and adult, tiny and tall, reigning and retired, living and deceased, you're invited to join The Black Doll Affair family for an empowering day of celebrating our blackness and being proud to be the black doll!
In Atlanta, Ga., the
headquarters division of The Black Doll Affair (TBDA) self-esteem movement, Mama Doll, TBDA Founder and Theresa Tha Songbird, Queen of Ceremonies, Honorary Black Doll, and author of the viral poem, "You So Black", invite you and your baby dolls to a day of empowerment, sisterhood and a complimentary black Barbie.
ATLANTA EVENT SCHEDULE:
1:00 PM Atlanta
Doors open in Atlanta at the King Center and Black Doll Affair Empowerment Christmas party and social for women and girls commence across the USAFollow via the hashtag: #yousoblackqueen
1:30 PM: Martin Luther King representative welcome remarks.
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM Mama Doll's opening remarks and introduction of Theresa Tha Songbird.
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM: Theresa Tha Songbird welcome remarks and recites her poem: "You so Black".
2:10 PM - 2:30 -PM: Theresa tha Songbird's self-esteem children's books reading circle & baby doll discussion of hue they are.
Book 1: - "Shades of Black"a celebration of our children, by Sandra L. Pinkney. 2 minute read
Book 2: "Chocolate Me": by Honorary Black Doll Brothas Taye Diggs and Shane Evans. 2 minute read.
Harriet's Yellow Jacket - by Ambassadoll Analise Harris -
2:30 minute read.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM. The Black Dolls line up for a Barbie doll giveaway and baby dolls go open and play.
3:00 PM: - 4:00 PM Guest Panel Discussion: *Queening in Self-esteem panel discussion.
Panel Guests:- Theresa tha Songbird: Poet, Honorary Black Doll, Queen of Ceremonies and author of the poem, "You so black!"
Alandria Lloyd, author of "Dear Young Woman", a book of testimonies to overcoming trials.
Brandi Jones, author of FEARLESS, the view from the fifty yard line an NFL cheerleaders story.
4pm event end and breakdown.
5pm event out.
6pm The Black Dolls after party at Mojave Restaurant. NO background check necessary for the after party. Join us for dinner and cocktails to celebrate our 12th annual doll delivery (December 7th), The Black Doll Affair Day in Georgia (Dec. 12th) and The Black Doll Affair's birthday (Dec. 17th).
Attire: Members of The Black Doll Affair are asked to wear their Black Doll /Brotha/ Porcelain Pal T-shirt. Members of the Community should wear clothing appropriate for a daytime Christmas party with children and families. Let the baby dolls get dolled up!
On this date and time, Black Doll Affair doll deliveries will be taking place across the USA. Follow the hashtag #yousoblackqueen to see those pictures. For a list of party leaders and locations go here.
Guest List: If you would like to put your group of girls on our guest list text the Doll Phone for a reservation. Please note, not until you're confirmed via text, is your reservation confirmed. Doll Phone:  660-7363
SPONSORS: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational & Aquatic Center. Mattel, the Barbie brand.
People MAG Beautiful Issue
The Black Doll Doll Affair Modoll Experience: People Magazine "Beautiful" issue (formerly known as the 50 most Beautiful People in the World" is now casting.
RSVP in the Online Dollhouse at Meetup here: http://meetu.ps/e/HfQ0L/NY1f/d
Yesterdays People Magazine video announcement is here: https://youtu.be/h-SxVWBjK4A
Become a Black Doll, there are NO membership fees, just buy a Black Doll tee here: https://bit.ly/2l9RV0f
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!
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Living Doll T-shirt + a Barbie Doll
Get our famous women's signature Black Doll T-shirt and a bhuetiful Barbie doll! You choose your women's t-shirt size and we'll send along a complimentary Barbie, wearing a Black Doll Affair self-esteem... Learn more
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.
Full List of Honorary Members
William L. Hawthorne III, Esquire, (pictured left), B
Angie B, Barbie, Cheryl Brown-Henderson, Damali Keith, Danny Strong, Raymond Leslie, Gabrielle Union, Garrain Jones, Karen Grey, Kendra Dixon, Khoudia Diop, Kim Roxie, Kwanza Hall, Lauren Singleton, Lisa Kitchens, Lola Gulley, Lovely Hoffman, Mala Bryan, Margaret Kaiser, Misty Copeland, Monica Kaufman-Pearson, Nan Orrock, Nicole Farrell, Queen, Rashan Ali, ShalomIsrael Diggs, Shane Evans, RaSharon Reed, Shuler King, Stacey McBride-Irby, Taye Diggs, Wanda Smith, Will Dixon and Yvette Caslin