All in Moderation! How to Maintain an Ideal Weight for Children

Growing up…I loved to EAT!  I’m from the southern Virginia and the women in my family could throw down in the kitchen!  I lived behind my grandma and within walking distance of my aunt.  The two best cooks on my dad’s side!  Usually, I ate dinner three times – at my house, my aunt’s house and my grandma’s house.  It became the norm.  As I aged, my food intake increased, as well as my weight, while my physical activity levels decreased.  During the summers, it was really bad.  Sitting around, all day, (more…)

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Increase Children’s Self-Esteem By Teaching Them the Importance of Giving Back

There’s no doubt that all parents want the absolute best for their children! The best education; the best clothes; the latest technology gadget; and, the latest video game consoles are only a few items that parents spend their hard-earned money on.  Some parents may feel like my parents did; my parents wanted me to have more than they did.  But, I ask, is this an appropriate approach?  (more…)

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How Companies Should Market To Ethnic Consumers

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, minorities constitute 51% of the U.S. population.  Together, this demographic is no longer a minority and presents viable opportunities for companies to attain new consumers for their products.   The buying power of minority (i.e. ethnic) consumers has endured the recession.  As examples, (1) the nation’s Black buying power (more…)

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Empower Black Girls

It is our desire to feature girls, young ladies, and women who positively, even if not intentionally serve as excellent roles models. Society will have us to accept a make-believe story about who we are and how we should look.  We secretly begin to condemn ourselves. That is not the story, nor the path of Pam Richardson, the founder of  Images of Culture. (more…)

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How Ethnic Dolls Impact Children’s Self-Esteem

The need for dolls that depict ethnic or multicultural features is essential in today’s society.  Earlier this year, The Census Bureau released estimates on the U.S. population’s growth in 2011, finding that racial and ethnic minorities made up more than half of all children born in the country, totaling 50.4%.  With this kind of statistic, one would think there would be more products specifically catering to these demographics, but that is not the case.  Don’t’ get me wrong, there are products (more…)

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The Making of a Self-Esteem Entrepreneur

Growing in a rural area, I didn’t see many items that featured someone like me. Only on hair care products, did I see girls and women that had similar facial features and hair textures like me. There definitely weren’t any black dolls that I could play with; all I had was Barbie and Ken. I do remember when the baby-version of the Cabbage Patch Kid came out; unfortunately, I was in my teens and had grown past the doll stage. (more…)

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Who is Pamela Richardson?

Richardson, is the Founder & CEO of Images of Culture a company focused on lifting the self-esteem of African American children. Images of Culture, delivers quality school supply products with uplifting, positive graphics and messages for African-American school-aged youth. (more…)

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Passion into Profit: How One Entrepreneur Saw a Need and Filled it

Pam Richardson committed herself to filling a void by creating Images of Culture; a school supply company with a focus on creating products with positive images of African-American children.  She shared with us her toughest obstacle and greatest reward in creating inspiring images to empower our next generation. (more…)

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Images of Culture: School Supplies for Children of Color

imagesofculture.com is a black woman owned business that sells school supplies for children of color.

As a young black woman who can relate to growing up in a mostly white atmosphere from age 0 to 22, I can’t remember seeing many images of black girls like me at school, on television or in magazines. (more…)

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New African-American stationery company promotes positive images for children of color

-Unique product line features relatable artwork depicting positive, fun activities- 

Los Angeles, CA [April 2012] — In an industry dominated by majority-owned companies and influences, Images of Culture (IOC), a new stationery marketing company, launches today to deliver quality school supply products with uplifting, positive graphics and messages for African-American school-aged youth.  The company was created by 10-year marketing veteran and African-American entrepreneur Pamela A. Richardson out of a desire and passion to fill the void and provide Black youth with in-school materials that positively reflect them in an inspirational, hip and fun way. (more…)

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