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FOXY LADY: Barbie Gets a 'Fro, Just In Time For The Holidays

For YBF chicks all around the world seeking a doll that is a reflection of themselves....Barbie put down the products and went NATURAL! At least a group has made sure she did.  Get the deets inside.....

Here a interesting Christmas gift you never expected.....a black Barbie doll with an afro!

Sure, Barbie has had "black" friends in the past, but they were usually on that creamy crack. This Barbie is rocking a natural 'fro, thanks to a group of creative folks.  They’ve remixed the dolls’ manufactured hair into natural styles using pipe cleaners, end papers, and boiling water.

The doll is the result of efforts by an African-American natural hair group who plan to distribute the Barbies to young girls at Booker T. Washington apartments in Columbus, GA for the holidays.  The

This is a fab initiative and I think it should be done with ALL women to spread the message that there is more than one type of beauty. And shows that Nicki Minaj isn't the only black Barbie around this season.

Sweet!

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Anonymous's picture

I am soooo... excited! Now we

I am soooo... excited! Now we have to work on getting a black ken doll y'all cause black barbie needs her black beau! or young boys need to feel good about themselves too.
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I am soooo... excited! Now we

I am soooo... excited! Now we have to work on getting a black ken doll y'all cause black barbie needs her black beau! or young boys need to feel good about themselves too.
Anonymous's picture

Why didnt the have the type

Why didnt the have the type of barbie when i was growing up.....That would have been awesomeness if dollies had fros. Ken should have a fro to.......awesomeness.
Anonymous's picture

That Barbie fro a hot mess.

That Barbie fro a hot mess. barbers clipping just to give it that authentic appeal. they have could done a little better. next they be adding some razor blades the White Barbie & friends will be getting in grab that fro & loose the figers the winner FoxyBarbie look 4 it on toy stories
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Do you speak English? This

Do you speak English? This was the worst form of post I've ever seen. Proof read first,, thanks!
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LOL @ "Barbie put down the

LOL @ "Barbie put down the products and went NATURAL!" in the headline :-)
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It's nice, but when I was a

It's nice, but when I was a little girl I liked to do Barbie's hair. What would I have done with this. That's how I learned how to do hair. All my Barbie's were black and that's all I needed. Didn't need an afro. I guess this one would be just for changing her clothes. And w/ so many black women walking around with weaves, I don't think too many little girls are going to get too excited about this doll. Look at those cute little OMG girls. A young black girl group all rocking weaves/ perms. We need to teach our little girls about how beautiful their hair is. I think we have the best hair, very unique hair, versatile, but we have been conditioned as young girls to alter it from it's original texture. Your mom does your hair then when it's time for you to do it, you don't know how to manage your natural texture b/c you've always dealt w/ processed hair. So I guess some folks don't know how to manage it. Just Love Your Hair!
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Girl, please! They will

Girl, please! They will learn! learn how to put kinky twists and twist outs on that barbie! Instead of learning how to do white peoples hair they will learn to do their own and we will have young girls with beautiful natural hair that has never been damaged with heat or chemicals.
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Girl, please! They will

Girl, please! They will learn! learn how to put kinky twists and twist outs on that barbie! Instead of learning how to do white peoples hair they will learn to do their own and we will have young girls with beautiful natural hair that has never been damaged with heat or chemicals.
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Does anyone remember a Black

Does anyone remember a Black Barbie doll from the 80's that had a short fro??? She had on a sparkily red body suit, the top had like a gold design around the neck, and she had a matching red skirt and pants that you could change her into?? I don't remember her name, it may be Christy, and she was rocking long red earrings. You can see a replica doll just like her on ebay. She even had a hair pick. BTW I am not selling this doll. I used to have this doll..and I still do..although I cut her hair trying to give her a Salt N Peppa hair cut! lol
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IT'S ABOUT DAM TIME!! SHE IS

IT'S ABOUT DAM TIME!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!
Anonymous's picture

Reading is

Reading is fundamental....It's not an actual doll that they are selling....it's just a site that shows you how to give your Barbie's natural hair styles....LOL Mattels is not that invested in you...LOL don't lose yo self! It's the same Black Barbie dolls that they sale....My niece she always twisted, braided and put knots in her Barbie's hair.. anyway. But, maybe there will be some styles she haven't tried yet. I love the sight....think it's a great idea. But, I repeat this is not new line of Barbie's...It would be nice. and people are getting jazzy about eye colors...Black women that classify themselves as black! have different color eyes and beautiful skin tones. I like the dark barbie with bling eyes myself....so whatever!
Anonymous44's picture

True! I had to RE-READ the

True! I had to RE-READ the article and you're right!! BARBIE ISNT MAKING a new line of black dolls, its another goup adding a twist to the hairstyle. Nice
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Anonymous44's picture

The doll looks like me. She

The doll looks like me. She is simply beautiful. I applaud Barbie for their effort. I will be purchasing this doll for myself to add to my collection among the white and black barbies that I have. The Nicki Minaj Barbie will not be added to my collection. Have a good day :)
Anonymous's picture

She's cute! Could've given

She's cute! Could've given her brown eyes-but whatever.
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my sentiments exactly!!

my sentiments exactly!!
LAgirl's picture

this doll is simply beautiful

this doll is simply beautiful and so I'm I naturally black and beautiful. very proud
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Did your Nappy Hair or

Did your Nappy Hair or Straight hair get you into school and into a good paying Job? I dont Think So. Most of you sound like you have a complex. so continue to Afraid to let your personality speak for you and use you hair to represent you. That afro on that barbie doll is foolish honestly tell me please what option do you have with that afro? In a little girls mind she can't wash it like mommy does, or comb it like mommy does, braid it like mommy does, or do anything mommy does so its almost like forcing the child to pick up a doll with bone straight hair that you can work over and play with. I like the concept of a black barbie doll I just hate when it is used by Black people who still to this day feel like they are owed everything and entitled to all. NEWSFLASH white people wear weaves to do what, expand the length of their hair, and have tons of products to help with issues of their hair. My bestfriend is a white lady who has issues with her hair you wouldnt even believe and she says to use to say to me all the time babrie has it made. So again barbie shows overall perfection not just geared to white women and children. Have you seen Kourtney Kardashian, she get's her hair done in a black salaon, so Im sure she knows her kitchen needs to be blessed by something a lil bit stronger. we need to find something better on a barbie to perfect. Arab women are still forced to cover up their beauty in public, but black women complain that their daughters dont have a (excuse my french) Nappy headed Barbie to look up to. Stop forcing your self and your daughters to live vicariously through a doll
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wow you really need to read

wow you really need to read your history if it wasnt for white people our young black girls wouldnt think straight hair was the standerd of beauty.and as black people we are owed everything the white people stole everything from us our language our culture and our fuckin freedom i hate black people like you that want to suck up to white people.
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wow you really need to read

wow you really need to read your history if it wasnt for white people our young black girls wouldnt think straight hair was the standerd of beauty.and as black people we are owed everything the white people stole everything from us our language our culture and our fuckin freedom i hate black people like you that want to suck up to white people.
Anonymous's picture

wow you really need to read

wow you really need to read your history if it wasnt for white people our young black girls wouldnt think straight hair was the standerd of beauty.and as black people we are owed everything the white people stole everything from us our language our culture and our fuckin freedom i hate black people like you that want to suck up to white people.
Anonymous's picture

wow you really need to read

wow you really need to read your history if it wasnt for white people our young black girls wouldnt think straight hair was the standerd of beauty.and as black people we are owed everything the white people stole everything from us our language our culture and our fuckin freedom i hate black people like you that want to suck up to white people.
Anonymous's picture

What is your point? It's

What is your point? It's difficult to understand. Next time, think it through before you write, and go learn your punctuation especially your commas. It's not too late.
Anonymous's picture

Are you serious?? I have

Are you serious?? I have natural hair as do all 4 of my daughters. Mines is shorter, there's is longer. We do all sorts of things with our hair... they love their natural hair. I often ask them if they want it straightened for school or other events, their answer is "no" the majority of the time. I work in corporate America and no one thinks twice of my "Mini Afro" It's not an issue for me, so it's not an issue for them. As a corporate trainer and recruiter what IS noticed is the quick weaves and long obviously fake wigs that so many women choose to wear these days. And while I am a firm believer that hair does not make a person, (if you like weave, wear weave!) I can say that overall women who sport their real hair (permed hair and hair in it's natural state) without the weave, seem to be more confident in themselves and have better self-esteem. I mean seriously, I have so many friends and co-workers that would not be caught dead outside of their house without that sewn in 1b Remy! lol... what does that say about how you view yourself. I think You are the one trying to live vicariously.. through that weave flowing down your back. It's not real honey. And by the way, how does an African American barbie with natural looking hair have anything to do with black people being feeling entitled??? We can't be happy to see a doll that resembles us?
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Thats fine honey you missed

Thats fine honey you missed my point. The complaint is this doll is being handed to littled girls to help fight an image complex that is unnecessary, I rock my hair in so many styles but hair isnt a big issue to me. That doesnt mean I dont take care of my hair. To me Good hair is healthy hair no matter the texture. So you and your 4 daughter be proud. How ever dont tell me that a doll makes you feel more empowered because of the skin tone and hair texture
My time now's picture

You sound silly... 1. natural

You sound silly... 1. natural hair can be styled 2. the addition about white ppl and using "black"products is irrelevant 3. Not all Arab women are "forced"...its call CULTURE embrace it...ALL of it.
Anonymous's picture

you didnt read my point I

you didnt read my point I said that afro she is rocking is horrible and can't be styled
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I think the doll is adorable

I think the doll is adorable BUT I will be buying one of those dark chocolate barbies with super long straight hair along with some pipe cleaners so that I can make my own curly fro doll lol.
Ashley Jane's picture

This doll looks like..only I

This doll looks like..only I am lighter and i am mixed!
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i love it...she look like

i love it...she look like me...wit my fro......
chrissy17's picture

nice concept... but i feel

nice concept... but i feel like this.. If they are gonna take it there... go ALLL the way with it. In my opinion, I feel this is a half-assed attempt to try and be politically correct. The message would have been more powerful, and genuine if she was a gorgeous rich chocolate color with brown EYES... hell even thow a dashiki on ole girl, full lips and ass for days This was sooo watered down to me, I don't like the doll exactly... but I appreciate that they gave diversity a try. NEXT time, use some real kink and real chocolate... that would be amazing :) PS... does she come with a afro pic
dannieboo's picture

If she was Darker with Brown

If she was Darker with Brown eye etc,No one would Buy her,Blacks as well as Other Don't like Dark Skin, the Truth Hurts,but I'm just being Honest. If you have a Black little girl and you put a Caramel or Dark Barbie in front of her and tell her to choose,she will choose the Lighter Barbie instead of the Dark.
Anonymous's picture

not true at all... u may be

not true at all... u may be brain washed but me and mine are not! I love my dark brown skin and have a little chocolatey baby boy and hope to have a chocolate little girl one day. I will instill in her the values of her sunkissed hue and praise the dark brown color because it is beauty and it is strength. I actually don't think you are right in saying that no one would purchase her if she were darker.... where do you get that information? did you conduct a study?? please dont let your views reflect on everyone else. if you have a complex , I am sorry but me and mine do NOT and I love my chocolatey ass and anything associated with my blackness. Thank You and goodnight.
dannieboo's picture

Thank you! I remember a few

Thank you! I remember a few years ago I bought my niece a white doll for x-mas and when she opened it, she asked me why I didn't get her the black one. I told her I couldn't find it but then another family member bought her the same BLACK doll. Needless to say, she tossed the white doll and she was only 5 years old at the time!!! So that comment that poster made is total bulls**t!!!
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