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Nicki Minaj will release two new singles on Thursday, April 12. The 35-year-old rapper has been relatively quiet on social media lately, but on Monday, April 10 the “Anaconda” hitmaker teased her fans — known as Barbz — to share the artwork for the tracks titled “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.” First, she posted the visual…

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Josilyn Whitney Martin-Richardson, 9, has accomplished a great goal. She has officially collected over 1k dolls to share with young ladies around the world for Christmas. Josilyn started this toy drive with her mother in 2015. It was all inspired when Josilyn took a trip to the park with her grandmother and she saw little…

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Barbie was always the symbol of perfection. Like most little girls growing up in the late ’70s and ’80s, I had every Barbie I could get my hands on. After a while I stopped playing with them and began collecting them. Initially, Barbie was exclusively Caucasian with blonde hair, later Mattel created an African American version complete with the…

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Much ado about everything. The controversial look that Disney star Zendaya Coleman rocked during the 2015 Oscars is being immortalized. Sporting locs, that resulted in fiery social media debates and became tabloid fodder, Zendaya was undeservedly criticized by “Fashion Police’s” Giuliani Rancic. Apparently, Mattel, the makers of the infamous Barbie doll and friends, thought differently of the…

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Trying to find a Black doll created by a Black person can be a daunting task. Most people who create Black dolls are dedicated artists and often their creations are suitable for display but not as toys young girls. Finding a Black doll that can be mass produced is something that these artists dream of on…

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If you’re a parent of a child, the toys you pick are very important. Every day on TV kids view ads for toys that do not reflect an essential part of themselves, their color. As a parents we want to purchase a toy that does not harm but brings joy. This is especially true of young Black…

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To many, Nicki Minaj is an enormously talented rapper, singer and songwriter. To others, she is more a cute girl with a gimmick and some get-up-and-go. But however she is described, she cannot be ignored. And oveer the past five years, Minaj has already become one of the most influential and recognizable female MCs of…

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Last month, people all over the world were shocked to see Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova, a.k.a. the human Barbie Doll, as she graced the pages of V Magazine. However, they’ll be also be surprised to know Barbie’s not alone anymore, as a human Ken Doll is now making headlines as well. A 32-year-old man named…

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Nicki Minaj apparently isn’t finished sticking her needle into her nemesis, Mariah Carey. After going on an expletive-laced tirade on camera during tryouts of “American Idol,” the Barbie took to Twitter to finishing airing out her feelings about the legendary five-octave singer.   I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur…

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