Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mattel Unveils African American Barbie

I been gone for a minute now I'm back at the jump off (Jump off)
Goons in the club in case somethin jumps off
And back up before the hive let the pump off
In the graveyard is where you get dumped off
All we wanna do is party (Woo!)
And buy everybody at the bar Bacardi (Woo!)
Black Barbie dressed in Bvlgari
I'm trying to leave in somebody's Ferrari
Spread love that's what a real ma do
Keep it gangsta look out for her people (For her people)
I'm the wicked bitch of the east, you better keep the peace (Aiyyo!)
Or out come the beast
We the best still there's room for improvement
Our presence is felt like a Black Panther movement
Seven quarter to eights back to back with 'em (Back to back)
And I'm sittin on chrome seven times platinum

(Lil' Kim - lyrics from "The Jump Off")

Mattel has introduced an African American Barbie. The doll was designed by Stacy McBride-Irby,an African American woman. Ms. McBride-Irby says she tired of her own daughter playing with dolls whose features did not resemble her own.

The new black Barbies released by Mattel have fuller lips, curlier hair and other features that the company says more accurately represent African-American women.

Go, Grace, Kara and Trichelle!

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