Nearly every little girl loves to play with Barbies, but it’s long been an issue for Black girls to find dolls to play with that look like them. Finally, Mattell has seen the light and is adding some diversity to its collection with a one-of-a-kind doll to honor teen singer/actress/dancer/model Zendaya Coleman for encouraging girls to “raise their voices and be super” based on her 2015 Oscar look and the debacle that followed over her faux locs.


This news, on the heels of the female “Sheroe” doll  Mattell made of Selma director Ava DuVernay earlier this year, got us thinking about all the other Black women who deserve a Barbie figure in their likeness.

So, to offer up a bit of creative direction we put together a list of Black barbies we’d love to see created ASAP!

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