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Hampton College Alum Creates Line of HBCyoU Dolls

Brooke Hart Jones, a Hampton College alum, created a line of HBCyoU Dolls. She wished to showcase a way of HBCU delight via this line. Characters embody scholar physique president Hope, cheer captain Alyssa, and homecoming queen Nicole. Every doll comes full with a biography itemizing their main and extracurricular passions. On every doll’s outfit are the logos of esteemed HBCUs, together with Morehouse School, Clark Atlanta College, Tuskegee College, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Jones partnered with a distinguished Black-owned toy firm, Objective Toys, to launch the dolls. The gathering of three 18-inch dolls with pure hairstyles and interchangeable outfits representing completely different HBCUs. The dolls goal to offer kids ages three and up a “sense of ethnic familiarity and be an aspirational position mannequin – who goals large, units targets,  work exhausting, and manifests a rewarding future for herself.”

The HBCyoU Dolls are Objective Toys’ newest toy launch. DeeDee Wright-Ward based the toy firm to assist rising Black toy entrepreneurs. She wished to assist create toys that characterize and align with the fashionable Black expertise.

“The African American group is a nuanced, multi-dimensional group with various sensibilities and experiences,” Wright-Ward mentioned. “Via Naturalistas and HBCyoU Dolls, Objective Toys ushers within the excellent alternative to honor the individuality and multifaceted nature of our group and African American tradition.”

“Whereas ‘variety,’ ‘illustration’ and ‘inclusion’ are slowly changing into the company norm, extra work must be carried out to deliver cultural nuances, genuine model tales, and Black possession to the toy aisle,” she added. “We hope to have an effect on constructive change not solely in toy growth however in enterprise general.”

The HBCyoU Dolls are on choose cabinets at Goal shops and on-line. Get yours at the moment!


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