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Madam CJ Walker Get’s A Barbie

Madam C.J. Walker, a Black pioneer and the first female self-made millionaire, is getting her own Barbie doll.¬†In a news release on Monday, Mattel announced that Walker, who lived from 1867 to 1919, is the latest national figure to join its ‘Inspiring Women’ series.¬†Walker, a daughter of formerly enslaved sharecroppers, became a self-made millionaire by… Read more »

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Mattel Releases 40th Anniversary Black Barbie Doll

Mattel is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original Black Barbie. Fun fact, the black doll wasn’t actually called Barbie until the 1980s even though the company began creating the dolls in 1960. The 40th anniversary Barbie is wearing a red dress and rocking a ponytail, and gold hoop earrings while carrying a gold clutch…. Read more »