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Black Dolls Matter® was formed by its Founder/CEO Mark Ruffin to improve doll testing results.

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Ruffin launched Black Dolls Matter in 2014 as a social media campaign aimed at building self-love, self-esteem, and a positive self-image in children of all ages.

Black Dolls Matter® products, website, and social media pages unite to cultivate a positive impact on how African Americans see themselves, their community, and how their community is perceived in the world.

We've launched with @klarna.usa to offer the smoothest payment options at checkout! Just select Klarna at checkout to split your total purchase into 4 equal installments. No added interest or fees when you pay on time! #smooothshopping #klarna #blackdollsmatter #blackdolls #supportblackownedbusinesses #blackdoll ...

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It was so wonderful to hear from @mrcostudio at our #EvoluerGirl Empower ½ Hour. As a barrier-breaking puppet builder an Emmy Award-winning costume designer, a philanthropist, and founder of Black Dolls Matter, Mark is a role model for all youth.
 

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#happyjuneteenth #blacklivesmatter #blackdollsmatter #freedomday June 19, 1865 @blackdollsmatter #blackbarbie #barbiefashionistas #blackdollsmatter #blackdolls #blackdollcompany #blackownedbusiness
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“Next time I babysit, I think we’ll stick to the playground.”

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This week’s Friday Fave comes from @mrcostudio!

@blackdollsmatter is a social and educational advocacy campaign established to improve doll testing results within early childhood development and Pre-K programs. Black Dolls Matter® helps cultivate a positive impact on how African Americans see ourselves, our communities, and how our community is perceived globally.

I’m grateful to have made my mark in the entertainment industry building puppets at The Jim Henson Muppet Workshop®, and now utilizing these skills in service of projects like Black Dolls Matter.

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