EMPOWERMENT FOR BLACK GIRLS AND WOMEN
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 a philanthropist, giving away black dolls, playing with black dolls, living and toy, is a great way 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. #theblackdollshavemorefun
Honorary Celebrity Members
Honorary Guys & Dolls of The Black Doll Affair
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.
Honorary Class of 2007-2017
Ten Years of Honorable Mentions
Left to Right: B Angie B, Danny Strong, Lovely Hoffman, Monica Kaufman-Pearson, ShalomIsrael Diggs, Taye Diggs, Lauren Singleton, Barbie, Gabrielle Union, Lola Gulley, Nan Orrock, Shane Evans, Wanda Smith, Lisa Kitchens, Cheryl Brown-Henderson, Kim Roxie, Margaret Kaiser, Queen, Sharon Reed, Yvette Caslin, Kendra Dixon, Will Dixon, Damali Keith, Kwanza Hall, Misty Copeland, Rashan Ali, Stacey McBride-Irby, Karen Grey, and Nicole Farrell,
Diversity & Inclusion
Macy's, America's Department Store, is a proud supporter of The Black Doll Affair. #macysculture
Mattel, the world's largest toy maker, is a proud supporter of The Black Doll Affair. #barbie