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  • Mattel Needs to Offer Barbie Party Favors for Girls of All Colors

    I happened to come across a link to a story about a mother of a soon-to-be five year-old who was on the hunt for Barbie party favors that favored her daughter. Even though Mattel has been manufacturing Barbie dolls of color for a few decades now, it doesn’t mean that all of the Barbie products and items have girls of color in mind. Fortunately, the internet has allowed for consumers such as this distraught mother to voice their frustration with the lack of availability for girls of color -specifically her little brown girl.

    It makes me hopeful that our world will one day be structured in such a way where no one will ever be excluded. It’s about time that we celebrate our diversity which is what makes this country truly one of a kind. Maybe Mattel will lead the way for other brands to realize that excluding one group is really excluding lots of people and its not a smart business move. Onwards and upwards.

    April 9, 2013 • Beauty News, Kids • Views: 3024

  • Fresh New Face: Sessilee Lopez

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    She is a fresh new face for many but has garnered quite a reputation in the past few years as an up and coming supermodel in the making. Sessilee Lopez is half Dominican American and half African American. She hails from Philly and works the runway and photo shoots with equal success. She is represented by Major Model Management and has been featured in several high profile fashion campaigns such as; Tommy Hilfiger, Barney’s New York, ckONE, GAP, Benetton and Saks Fifth Avenue. She has also stomped down the catwalk for Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs and Hermes to name a few. She is a model on the rise and a wonderful example that beauty comes in all colors!

    Peep the post for more fresh face pics of Sessilee Lopez

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    August 11, 2010 • Fresh New Face • Views: 515

  • Blow Out! Hair Wars Flare Up Between Dominican and Black Salons

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    When it comes to hair and women of color, there is a certain sensitivity and vulnerability that arises as our hair texture, length, style and even color are under intense scrutiny from the mainstream population and within our own communities. Growing up as a multiracial girl in Los Angeles, I underwent the typical issues that surrounded women of color and hair. With long, naturally curly/wavy hair, I dreaded going to the black salons because of the ugly stares and looks of jealousy I would get from patrons and stylists. Continue Reading

    May 14, 2010 • Hair, Uncategorized • Views: 478