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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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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Interview: Pam Richardson of Images of Culture!

1. What is Images of Culture and what inspired you to start it?

Images of Culture is minority-owned company that designs and manufacturers school supply products for children of color. As a 15-year veteran of corporate America, I have seen companies make executive decisions NOT to invest in multi-cultural initiatives due to perceived lack of returns. (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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