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Girls and Their Dolls ~ Encouraging Doll Play

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On page 422 in my book, Black Dolls A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, mini profiles of African American (AA) girls and their dolls are preceded by the following passage:

Doll play allows little girls to exercise their innate nurturing characteristics. During times of doll play, girls usually imitate or reenact the nurturing received from their mothers...

Preserving and Imparting Black-Doll History: I. Roberta Bell Dolls

I received the following e-mail inquiry from a Black Doll-E-Zine subscriber.

Hello All, [does] anyone have any information on Alberta Bell who was a Black Doll Artist out of Chicago? I believe she was a member of UFDC. Thank you in advance for any info you can give me.

My reply:

Thanks for writing me and prompting me to do mini research based on your question about "Alberta Bell" dolls. I knew the...

Dolls Magazine Voices of the Industry

I have joined with others in the doll industry to share thoughts on doll collecting -- what's new, what's old, what's desired, tips on collecting, and other doll related subject matter. My blogs are geared toward the black-doll collecting audience, but are written for anyone's informative enjoyment.

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Brooke-Nicole's Ethnic Transformations

Are you interested in the art of reborning dolls? Would you like to get to know a reborn doll artist and see the remarkable dolls she transforms into lifelike babies? If you answered yes to either question, read my article on talented and highly-gifted reborn doll artist Brooke-Nicole in the February 2009 issue of DOLLS magazine.  (This issue can be backordered.)

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Black Dolls PowerPoint Presentation

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I was invited to the October meeting of the Blue Bonnet Doll Club of Dallas to conduct a black-doll presentation. The meeting was held at the Fretz Park Library in Dallas, Texas. For the discussion I wrote a PowerPoint presentation that was viewed using the facilty's LCD projector. I brought along the "cover girls" (the dolls on the front and back covers of my book, Black Dolls: A Comprehensive...