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Barbie, Braids, and Clothes: Black Mother Creates "My Natural Doll' With Kinky Hair For Black Girls blogged by: @avah taylor @balleralert Black Mother Creates 'My Natural Doll' With Kinky Hair For Black Girls - blogged by @avah_taylor - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When she couldn't find any dark-skinned dolls with kinky hair that resembled her daughters, Congolese, Atlanta-based hairstylist MushiyaTshikuka created her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an Instagram post, Mushiya explained her frustration with searching for a black doll on the market that was a reflection of her two daughters, Kasai, 7, and Keleshe, 5. “I refused for my gorgeous black girls to have white dolls because I was not in the mood to confuse their confidence. I had worked so hard on it,” she wrote. “But every black doll I saw had yarn, straight hair, long synthetic whitish curls or were just BALD.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When friends and family bought them white barbies, Mushiya would return them or throw them away. The “Cutting It in the ATL” reality star, 36, said she even went to America's biggest doll store — American Girl — and the black doll they sold “was dressed in slave clothes,” but she refused to buy her little girls a doll that “didn't look like them or celebrate their greatness & beauty.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She told PEOPLE, “I understand the psychology behind the toys that children play with — they want to become like what the dolls look like, and my daughters are black with kinky hair. I didn’t want them to say, ‘I want to be a white girl with straight hair.’ ” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After her daughters and older son suggested they make their own doll instead, Mushiya created My Natural Doll. The first doll in the line is named Keleshe and costs $195. She wears an African-print babydoll dress, has dark skin and 100% Virgin Afro Kinky hair from the Runway Curls hair line that can be twisted, braided, and washed. The doll also comes with a song that features empowering lyrics about self-love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It is important that our little girls are constantly exposed to a reflection of themselves — beautiful dark skin and kinky hair like that which grows out of their own head,” says Mushiya. blackgirlsrock buyblack blackgirlmagic melanin
Barbie, Braids, and Clothes: Black Mother Creates "My Natural Doll'
 With Kinky Hair For Black Girls blogged
 by: @avah taylor
 @balleralert
Black Mother Creates 'My Natural Doll' With Kinky Hair For Black Girls - blogged by @avah_taylor - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When she couldn't find any dark-skinned dolls with kinky hair that resembled her daughters, Congolese, Atlanta-based hairstylist MushiyaTshikuka created her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an Instagram post, Mushiya explained her frustration with searching for a black doll on the market that was a reflection of her two daughters, Kasai, 7, and Keleshe, 5. “I refused for my gorgeous black girls to have white dolls because I was not in the mood to confuse their confidence. I had worked so hard on it,” she wrote. “But every black doll I saw had yarn, straight hair, long synthetic whitish curls or were just BALD.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When friends and family bought them white barbies, Mushiya would return them or throw them away. The “Cutting It in the ATL” reality star, 36, said she even went to America's biggest doll store — American Girl — and the black doll they sold “was dressed in slave clothes,” but she refused to buy her little girls a doll that “didn't look like them or celebrate their greatness & beauty.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She told PEOPLE, “I understand the psychology behind the toys that children play with — they want to become like what the dolls look like, and my daughters are black with kinky hair. I didn’t want them to say, ‘I want to be a white girl with straight hair.’ ” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After her daughters and older son suggested they make their own doll instead, Mushiya created My Natural Doll. The first doll in the line is named Keleshe and costs $195. She wears an African-print babydoll dress, has dark skin and 100% Virgin Afro Kinky hair from the Runway Curls hair line that can be twisted, braided, and washed. The doll also comes with a song that features empowering lyrics about self-love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It is important that our little girls are constantly exposed to a reflection of themselves — beautiful dark skin and kinky hair like that which grows out of their own head,” says Mushiya. blackgirlsrock buyblack blackgirlmagic melanin

Black Mother Creates 'My Natural Doll' With Kinky Hair For Black Girls - blogged by @avah_taylor - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When she couldn't find any dark-s...

80s, Ferrari, and Memes: HH NEWS Here's The New 681bhp Ferrari No One Expected Via @carthrottlenews - One thing no one, anywhere has said about the Ferrari 488 is that it needs more power, but to hell with that: they’ve gone and delivered it anyway. - This is the limited-edition Ferrari J50, a completely unexpected targa based on the 488 but with the 3.9-litre V8’s wick turned up to 681bhp – 20bhp more than the standard car. - Just 10 are being built to celebrate 50 years of the Italian brand’s presence in Japan, and no you can’t have one because you can bet they’re already sold, with each being tailored to the customer that bought it. How much? If you have to ask… - There are plenty of press release references to the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Serious bodywork mods include the “helmet visor”-style glass area, a bonnet that’s lower than standard at the centre and a black ‘dividing line’ that circles the new front bumper below knee height. All this, says Ferrari, turns it into a heritage-friendly barchetta. - The LED headlights are new, as are the wheels and interior trim. To accommodate the heavily revised front end the radiators have been moved closer together and the windscreen header rail has been lowered for better air flow up from the lower nose. - As for keeping the rain out, obviously if you’ve bought one you’re rich and live somewhere where it doesn’t rain. That or you have much garage space. But just in case, there’s a two-piece carbon-fibre hard top that stows, ahem, “conveniently behind the seats.” - Built by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the in-house Maranello team, this is likely to be a Ferrari collector’s wet dream from day one. We can’t wait to see the final sale value the first time one goes to auction.
80s, Ferrari, and Memes: HH NEWS
 Here's The New 681bhp Ferrari No One
 Expected
Via @carthrottlenews - One thing no one, anywhere has said about the Ferrari 488 is that it needs more power, but to hell with that: they’ve gone and delivered it anyway. - This is the limited-edition Ferrari J50, a completely unexpected targa based on the 488 but with the 3.9-litre V8’s wick turned up to 681bhp – 20bhp more than the standard car. - Just 10 are being built to celebrate 50 years of the Italian brand’s presence in Japan, and no you can’t have one because you can bet they’re already sold, with each being tailored to the customer that bought it. How much? If you have to ask… - There are plenty of press release references to the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Serious bodywork mods include the “helmet visor”-style glass area, a bonnet that’s lower than standard at the centre and a black ‘dividing line’ that circles the new front bumper below knee height. All this, says Ferrari, turns it into a heritage-friendly barchetta. - The LED headlights are new, as are the wheels and interior trim. To accommodate the heavily revised front end the radiators have been moved closer together and the windscreen header rail has been lowered for better air flow up from the lower nose. - As for keeping the rain out, obviously if you’ve bought one you’re rich and live somewhere where it doesn’t rain. That or you have much garage space. But just in case, there’s a two-piece carbon-fibre hard top that stows, ahem, “conveniently behind the seats.” - Built by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the in-house Maranello team, this is likely to be a Ferrari collector’s wet dream from day one. We can’t wait to see the final sale value the first time one goes to auction.

Via @carthrottlenews - One thing no one, anywhere has said about the Ferrari 488 is that it needs more power, but to hell with that: they’ve...