UMMMMM ….. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Gets Its Own BARBIE DOLL … And We Think THAT’S GREAT … But Why Is The DOLL SO LIGHT????

: MediaTakeOut.com just caught wind that a new Barbie Doll is going to be created which honors the oldest Black sorority in the nation. Here's how the press release is describing it:

Mattel Inc. created the limited-edition AKA Centennial Barbie, the first Barbie based on any sorority.

The doll, outfitted in a pink and green evening gown, matching jeweled shoes and gold jewelry, honors the Chicago-headquartered sorority, the first established by black women.

The sorority has inducted about 200,000 members -- including actress Phylicia Rashad, educator Marva Collins and author Toni Morrison -- since its founding at Howard University in 1908.

We think it's a great look for both Mattell and the AKAs. But if the doll is supposed to be representing a sorority for Black Women - why did they choose to make the doll that color ....

And to all the proud AKAs out there - we're not trying to start no mess. But somebody had to ask the question ....

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JuicyGirl
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Well, you know why the damn doll is so light, stop asking questions Actually the doll is a Caramel tone, black women come in all shades, if it was dark you would probably ask why is it so crispy. Stop finding stuff wrong and just congratulate


Blkbeauti
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A LOT OF AKA'S ARE FAIRER SKIN....AT LEAST THAT IS THE RUMOR.


carameljoy2005
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Yeah, I've also heard that a lot of AKAs are light-skinned. It's like that's their trademark or something.


MsPraline
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I will get one for my daughter!


sparkal
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Wack ass Fake-K-a's!!!!!


Bkhottie
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lol..that's what aka's are known as


graduate
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If you don't anything about sororities, please don't comment. Thought about doing it and there are plenty of dark skinned AKAs at Hofstra.


Imauriis_Mom
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I ACTUALLY THOUGHT THT ALL THEY HAD IN THEIR SORORITIES WERE LIKE SKIN WOMEN...BUT OVER THE YHEARS IVE SEEN SOME DARK SKINN AKA'S ALSO...BUT I KNOW ALOT OF THEM ARE PRETTY LIGHT........


EverybodysCrazy
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Lol, I think its just the lighting.


felieke
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If I didn't know the doll was representing black women, I'd assume it was a latino one.


goldenchild
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Skeeweeeeeee!.....but we come in all shades...aka's that is....but with the progression of the sorority there did become a time when more lighter women crossed...but the founders werent and didnt intend for it to be that way...its for all women that can uphold the AKA beliefs .


urvaskin
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I guess the brown paper bag test still hasn't gone away. This is sending the wrong subliminal signal. That's not caramel, that's yellow. The whole "Black Greek" system is bogus anyway. All of my love, peace and happiness..... whole notha topic.


BitchImMe
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i cant wait 2 b an AKA When i go 2 either Clark Atlanta or Florida A&M WHICH ONE U THINK I HSOULD PICK????


redmami04
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I think its cute..but im sure the Delta barbie would whip her ass.


suthernbeauti
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i think the doll is pretty, they probably should have made several different shades as we come in all colors. and most of the aka's that were on my college campus were dark skinned so i don't why everyone's saying they are known for having light-skined women.



The_Shoparazzi
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i wish black folk would stop being so damn stupid...until obama is elected.


HugoHugo
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alot of aka's are light skinned and stuck up to oh well


kneequa
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Aren't the AKA's the sorority that still does the brown paper bag test? I'm a collector myself and I think the doll is gorgeous!


roundawaygurl
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MTO, y'all really need to stop TRIPPIN'!!!! That doll does not have an especially fair complection! The doll's skin color is TOASTY BROWN - much darker than Alicia Keys, Mya, Hale, Beyonce, Queen Latifah and about as brown as Oprah. Stop trying to start stuff! By the way, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha come in ALL the beautiful shades of the rainbow!


robii
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Could the brown paper bag test be the reason?


MsCutie
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AKAs' comes in all shades and color including white, yes there are some white AKA's. Congratulations to Alpha Kappa Alpha!


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H
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Fake a** AKA's. That was the only skin color allowed for many years. We wouldn't want the high-society divas to be confused with us regular ole color folks now would we?


Crislex
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AWWW MTO SHUT THAT SHYT UP SERIOUSLY. YALL CONTINUE TO HATE ON ANY SHADE OF A BLACK WOMEN. I CAN PULL UP IN YOUR TRIFLING ARCHIVE HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SEEN BROWN SKINNED AND DARK SKINNED WOMEN BE DEFAMED ON YOUR SITE. SO THAT A DOLL IS MADE FAIR SKINNED YALL TRYING TO MAKE IT AN ISSUE. FRED GET YOUR SELF HATING AFRICAN ASS BACK ON TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLOBE.


ThoroBellaBaby
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THERE'S PROBABLY MORE THAN ONE.


crimsondoll
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Bein a member of a diff sorority Im not even gone hate COngrats to them for getting a Doll. They have come a long way, there are alot of diff shades of AKAs now days...


lilredcorvette
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I agree with JUICYGIRL...so what is the right color for tha doll???


kqueenbee2
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MTO GET F*CKED WITH THIS SKIN TONE RACE BULLSH*T EVERY F*CKING DAY!!!!


phillymama08
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immmmmmmmmmmm so getting my mother one she is going to love it



pixiepoppin
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THEY MODELED THIS DOLL AFTER BEYONCE... THEY LOOK SO SIMILAR OR IT COULD JUST BE ME. CUTE DOLL THOUGH.


Treasure8430
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THE DOLL IS PRETTY..LIKE SOME1 MENTIONED I GUESS THEY SHOULDV'E MADE DIFFERENT SHADES CUZ BLK PEOPLE COME IN DIFFERENT SHADES.


caramelprinze
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@Bit*hInMe Clark Atlanta or FAMU?! You need to go to H.O.P.U. Hooked on Phonics University and learn how to spell SHOULD!!! Lol!!!!!


badgyrl2008
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Question wasn't whether AKA's are different shades. The question was why they chose a doll that is an obvious depiction of the AKA stereotype. Subliminal message, kids.


Offmymind
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i think the doll is pretty, they probably should have made several different shades as we come in all colors. and most of the aka's that were on my college campus were dark skinned so i don't why everyone's saying they are known for having light-skined women. ************************************************* @SUTHERNBEAUTI, You made an excellent point with your comment, they sould make different shades of the doll and as far as the whole light skinned issue goes shades of skin tone varies from campus to campus, when I was in college the Delta's were more popular on campus and in greater numbers than AKA's, and the AKA's on campus were in various shades and sizes, there were even a few thick AKA's..I think the light skinned rule has faded over the years and is steadily changing for the better.


itssohrd2bme
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Congrats to the AKA's but the need to come out with a DELTA SIGMA THETA doll bc we all know were the best j/k....but on a serious note we need black greeks to get more recognition is this world so this is just the first step!!


TitanAthleticsInc
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AKA'S ARE ALWAYS SEXY...MUST HAVE A CRITERIA OR SOMETHING


KelleeKell
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Cute doll. But if you know anything about AKA's they were infamous back in the day for the 'Brown paper bag test'. Girls darker than that bag were not getting in. LOL. Doesn't suprise me at all.


MrsSCarter
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Everyone knows AKA's where/arepretty much always lighter skinned! And that doll is not super light so what's the problem!? O becasue the doll isn't a dark brown! Pleae MTO get over it!


1205
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Well children, up until about 40 years ago that was their choice of color...half white/damn near white...but times have changed and now every woman of color is welcomed to join...we've come a long way baby (I hope)


MochaDLight
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Nobody is ever satisfied something is always either too dark or too light you can't please everybody. This doll looks black to me no doubting that but why the hell is her body so small? thats the question I would ask!


prettyfaceAKA
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The FIRST Barbie based on ANY sorority...That is absolutely wonderful...I'm so proud. I agree with you @ Goldenchild, the sorority is for all women who can uphold the beliefs of the organization...however one must be voted in. The doll is beautiful, truly a historical moment for the sorority...I know I'll be buying one as soon as they are available.


MochaDLight
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OKAY forget that the doll is fair skinned, how many black girls have green eyes???? This is why black girls are so confused and they want to be something they're not. Instead of themselves simply because beauty is portrayed as this light skinned, green eyes, and long silky hair. Why she couldn't have a kinky fro with funky cool clothes and stuff. PLEASE!


blackbettyboop
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I'm just happy that Mattel made the doll. Complexion differences have seperated us long enough. Let it go MTO!


TheTRUTH555
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The barbie looks hot. Facial features and make up are amazing...finally, a beautiful black barbie. BTW, She does look black.



AClassyOne
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How sad. The whole blacks choosing to 'pledge' greek, give me a break. You can cross all you want, you will ALWAYS be AFRICAN 1st! Black Greeks divide our race. The whole community service crap is fake. We already "belong", we were born black. Do something more productive with your time.


RedBonegirl
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Because MTO you know that’s just how we do it. That’s why! In my chapter there were only three brown tone women and they were beautiful but the majority of us were lighter skin and besides light is right I would hate to be a darker skin sister you bitches have issues. Oh and I don’t wear a weave either like most of you bald headed darker sisters and By the way while I am on the subject, if I see another dark skin sister with a red weave LMAO I am going to scream I think if your darker tone you should at least go natural but, that’s just my opinion. Mama’s so proud...


prettyfaceAKA
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@TitanAthleticsInc,... "thank you Boo"...


Lady_Rattler
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That doll is not that light. And how you know it's an AKA doll? Just cause the doll wearing a pink and green dress, that doesn't mean anything.


Lady_Rattler
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I should get this for my grandma-in-law. She a AKA.


FrankW
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Black folks come in all kinds of shades of brown so I'm not gonna trip, but if you said the doll came with a mini sized jar of bleaching cream, then I would've been like, Oh Hell Naw!!!


ibeebugz012
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thats a good look


heavensent1
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I have heard that AKA is all light skinned women but that doll is not even that light. black people are very diverse so they come in various shades. yall are just trying to start stuff.


devyusldy
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Well it looks just like the beyonce doll mattel made except with different hair and outfit. She might have broader nose though.


kimpeach
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I am an AKA and I am so proud. Anyway, the AKA is open to all shades and races. I am brown and most of my AKA sisters are brown, too. @ RedBonegirl...shame on you!


cha56
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Damn MTO, didn't you know that the majority of AKA's are light skinned? Now they need a Delta doll to make it even. They're mostly dark.


Bulletproof_Loafers
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I never cared for em much on my campus. They were stuck up as hell, and favored light skin. Just like they did when my moms was in college. Maybe things have changed throughout the years, but thats what I noticed. I just cant get down wit folks that EVER used a brown paper bag test.


icu_lQQkin
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I will be copping this and i never really liked dolls. People overlooked the fact that this is the FIRST (like us) to be based on a sorority. As a member of AKA, I am honored and flattered. This doll, like each one of my sorors, is absolutely beautiful no matter what shade of black they are. SKEEEEEEEEEEEEEWEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!


MochaDLight
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RedBonegirl!!!! Girl shut the hell up. You are so dumb (yes I said it) Girl Nia long, Gabriella Union, Foxy Brown, Vanessa Williams and not the light skinned one (chicka from Soul Food), Regina King, NAOMI CAMPBELL! I can go on and on being light skinned is just a skin tone get over yourself.


candygirl81
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All the AKA rejects sound so ignorant hating on my sorority. There are plenty of AKAs that are darker skinned, have short hair and are not a size 6.....myself included. Quit hating on what you don't understand. The doll looks the same tone as all the other black Barbies I had growing up. Furthermore, I know SEVERAL DSTs that fit the AKA "stereotype." It's all about finding which sorority fits your beliefs. DST probably won't get a doll until THEIR centennial.....2013. This is AKA's year. Let us shine and when the others' time comes, we'll let them shine. Now, if DST's doll is darker skinned, then there will be something to talk about!



PHA
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If this is the sorority doll, they should have made one doll with many different shades of black(light,brown,dark). This way it would be a good representation of the the sorority members.


Bulletproof_Loafers
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My point exactly. They were full of broads like that silly Redbonegirl. I mean, who wants to be around people like that?


BeReal
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THE DOLL IS THE COLOR OF THE AVERAGE BLACK WOMAN! THAT DOLL IS MY COLOR! MTO WHAT YOU NEED TO BE ASKING IS WHY ARE SO MANY OTHER DOLLS SO DARK? I'VE SEEN DOLLS THAT ARE THE COLOR OF LICORICE BUT THE AVERAGE BLACK WOMAN IS NOT THAT COLOR. I THINK BLACK DOLLS COLOR SHOULD FALL IN THE MIDDLE. NOT TO LIGHT. NOT TO DARK. THAT WAY EVERYONE IS REPRESENTED AND SATISFIED. AND THIS DOLL DOES JUST THAT. ITS NOT YELLOW AS A PALE WHITE PERSON (WHICH SOME OF OUR BLACK PEOPLE ARE) OR DARK AS AN AFRICAN (WHICH SOME OF OUR BLACK PEOPLE ARE) IT'S SMACK IN THE MIDDLE.


ladyGAdawg
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RedBonegirl: Please stop pretending to be an AKA. No reall soror would say something that ignorant! I am an AKA and I am dark skinned. It is no secret that AKA used to discriminate against darker skinned women, but that is something that young and immature women brought into being, and was not the vcision of our founders. We have since moved past that. The doll has a medium skin tone. She is not as dark as me, but not as light as some of my lighter skinned sorors. THe reality is that no matter what skin tone she was, she would not repretent all skin tones. I'm just happy that we have our own barbie doll, SKEE-WEE!


candygirl81
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Redbonegirl, you sound ignorant as hell! I want to snatch your letters....that's if you're REALLY an AKA, which I highly doubt.


KingRamses2U
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If Mattel is smart, they'll go after Delta Sigma Theta and give them their own doll as well. I went to a HSBCU school and not for nothing, the AKA's on our yard were predominantly light-skinned women while the Deltas (who had the hottest chicks anyway) were darker complected. And this was back in 1976! But it is what it is --- I still say Mattel would make even more money if they offereed Delta their own doll as well because they'll sure sell a shyt-load of BOTH of 'em!


ntate03
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I want a Delta Barbie. But Mattel will probably cover all of the white sororities before they get to another black one...


mslady21
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OH PA-LEASE!!!! MTO!!!!! I HAPPEN TO BE AN AKA AND THAT DOLL IS NOT THAT LIGHT. THE DOLL'S SKIN COLOR IS BROWN SKINNED. THE DOLL REPRESENTS THE AVERAGE SKIN COLOR OF AFRICAN AMERICANS. BUT THERE ARE LIGHT, MEDIUM, AND DARK SKINNED AKA'S, AND WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL SO STOP HATIN PLEASE!!!


Aladyk2u
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SKEEEEEEEEEEEEEWEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! GREETINGS TO MY SORORS OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY INCORPORATED! IT'S OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR AND I AM SO HONORED TO HAVE A DOLL CREATED IN OUR HONOR! NOW.....Why are we making this an issue about complexion? YES i am a light skinned soror, BUT we are celebrating history. The first sorors were light skinned, so the doll should be light skinned. The FOUNDERS were that complexion, so the doll represents the foundation. What's so wrong with that? PLUS the doll isn't even that light. I'm sure there will be more AKA dolls of other complexions. Can the light skinned women have something? it's bad enough that women of our OWN race discriminate against us. AND we have to deal with discrimination from whites as well. If any brown skinned woman thinks we have it easier...you are 100% wrong! We get displayed as boppers and whores in the industry, so men who aren't in the industry catagorize us the same way. I myself am not a stuck up person, a bopper, or a whore, but I am stereotyped as all 3 just because of the way I look. I walk into a room and smile and speak to everyone and I get shunned. SO with that being said..... This doll is a great step for ALL African American sororities. Let's look at the bigger picture here. We're all sisters, like it or not and we need to start acting like it.


lani3000
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She dont look that light to me. My momma an AKA, just so happens that she's light skinned as well, go figure?


LADIVA9
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Here we go!!! Beautiful doll, but to settle this dark and light skinned drama, make more in darker and lighter shades.


MexicanGoddess
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Ok and this is news for what? Queen of Style starring yours truly.


MochaDLight
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Kelly Rowland, Michelle from Destiny child, Jennifer Hudson, Tasha Smith, Janet Jackson, Brandy, Samore, Lauren Hill, Fantasia, Rudy from the Cosby show, Ashley from Fresh Prince of Bel Air!


phat_cat
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I know your sorors are ashamed of you redbone. what an atrocious comment to make. that shows sheer ignorance.


FloridaDyme
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Last time I checked black people come in all shades. It is definetly the lighting in that photo, but she is a bit darker where you can TELL she is black. I give Barbie credit for making the doll. Because it's something they didn't HAVE to do. Over the years Barbie has always used the same MOLD for black and white Barbies, not too long ago Black Barbies started to have more features like a black person rather than a white person. Barbie gets kudos from me for trying.



IknowIknow
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Years ago I don't think Mattel would even entertain the idea of making a sorority doll...so it's a small step and progress...the doll is ok. It's the AKA's year, congrats to them but Deltas all day baby lol


Ruthless1
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Lol @ JuicyGirl. I agree, sheesh.


SkeeWeeAKA
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The doll is beautiful and represents the 100 years of beauty and service provided by my sorors! SKEEEEE-WEEE! And a Big SKEE-PHI to our brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha. I come from a lightskinned family of AKAs and Alphas. 100 Years and more of Alpha. First Family, SKEE-PHI!


jmcdougald
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Yall tripping. My wife is an AKA a beautiful chocolate woman. I also have several cousins and aunts who pledged AKA in the 60's, 70's and 80's who are dark. The paper bag test is a myth, just like Big Daddy Kane haven't AIDS and one of the fat boys dying by choking to death on a chicken. Stop hating!


BlackROB401
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My cousin is an AKA (alumni of Morgan State) and she is dark skinned...about the same complecion as Vanessa Williams (Soul Food THE SERIES). So I think that it's just stereotypical to think that all AKAs are light skinned. Granted, they should have the doll come in all different shades, but it really ain't that serious for us to make a big deal about it! The doll is a representative of all black women...as black people, we do come in different shade, you know?


CaliChick
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LOL @redmami04 @RedBonegirl - you got the nerve to say that dark skinned women have issues...all that bullshyt you just posted just showed everyone on here just how ignorant your dumb ass is. You can talk that shyt on here all you want to but your ass wouldn't say that shyt to anyone's face so shut the fukk up. Your mama ain't got shyt to be proud of...


1Way_AKA
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LOL; whatever MTO!:-) Haters are going to find something negative no matter what. Instead of giving props you say something negative hoping others will co-sign on that hate in an effort to overshadow the positive. Hater’s hate themselves so they hate on others; misery loves company. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don't. If she was darker, then she would have been too dark; blah blah blah.


NubianGoddess
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@MochaDLight Thank you. MTO is full of it. My avatar is in pending for damn near three weeks now but MexicanGoddess gets her's changed over the weekend. A brother on here also claimed he had his changed in one day. SMH. With all the degrading articles about Black women and the subtle male homosexual agenda on this site, it has me questioning who really runs it.


SkeeWeeAKA
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Forgot to add, AKAs come in all the beautiful shades of the diaspora. Thanks to Mattel for the honor. Yet another FIRST for a member of the First Family. '06-'08 All the others love to hate.


1Way_AKA
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"And to all the proud AKAs out there - we're not trying to start no mess." Liars, yes you are because that's what you do but it's all good MTO!:-)


virgo83
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WOW Very interesting topic


PlayaRushous
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My opinion on why the doll is like that because when I was in college, I learned about the old stereotype that AKA only wanted lightskinned girls, in their sorority because they were deamed more attractive... Bullshit to me, but hey whatever floats their BOATS!!!!! Personally, I like Delta Sigma Theta, Inc Better!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAAH


Yve
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That doll is not light...shes the same color of "most" Africam American women.....what the hellz ya'll want?


Yve
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.....anyway. I think its adorable, I like it!


MochaDLight
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This is my last post; I just find a lot of the comments interesting. Why is everyone saying that this doll is the average color of most African America woman? That's so not true I consider my completion the average color of most Black woman.



ttiiaa77
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AClassyOne: Fall back with the whole "community service crap" theory. You obviously don't know how much goodwill is done by ALL of the Divine 9 Organizations, just because it isn't plastered across front page headlines or postered on MTO doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Plus you sound a lil salty anyways, did you get rejected by a sorority? Grades weren't good enough, not an upstanding young lady, or not capable of being sisterly, which of these describes you???? (yes, I'm greek for the record- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, INC. Fall 2001) Can't wait for a blue and gold doll, much respect AKA's!


1Way_AKA
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Redbone IS NOT A SOROR! Boo, you are not the first imposter and won't be the last; please believe it. If you truly were an AKA you would know better and you would know that us REAL AKA’s would know an imposter so stop it! The "brown paper bag tests" is NOT what AKA is about people; most of you are going on what others have said so stop acting like you know it as fact. FYI- some of our founders are darker skinned sisters like Ethel Hedgeman Lyle so know what you speak on before you speak. MTO, I hope you are happy. You have us on here going at each other and for what? The positive is overshadowed by the negative; mission accomplished. Once again, a positive thing is turned into something negative and more importantly, something irrelevant. And, it’s by our very own. I swear, sometimes we (blacks) are our worst enemies.


cbloxie
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Well all the AKA's at my college were dark-skinned, mean, and unattractive, so I never got to experience the "beautiful" AKA's that alot of people have mentioned to me. I really hope there are some humble, beautiful ones out there b/c the ones on my campus were evil and conceited, and had no business being either one. But to the ones not at my college...congrats on the doll! @RedBonegirl....LMAO! That's your opinion, so fcuk it!


kl85
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first of all i heard that sorority mostly have pretty light skinned girls...thats what i heard..anyways its history who cares. damn MTO just take it for what it is...we gotta start somewhere


xXxkissesxXx
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the picture of the doll look like it been lightened anyway. you can tell. mto, ya'll should be ashamed.


kl85
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its funny bcuz i dont read ppls comments before i post and i def didnt kno that everyone knew that...lol..but its true they usually have light skinned girls with long hair...for real i been to a cpl step shows and that mostly what i saw for the AKA's....its sad but true


Aladyk2u
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Oh yeah...i for got to add one more thing.... Redbone is an imposture. She knows nothing about our history, and its women like her who ATTEMPT to give our organization a bad rep, but it's all about knowing the facts.


RedBonegirl
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Oh Brother --- Why do I need to prove that I am aka and by the way I did not want to be I was forced LMAO - But listen you dumb asses I am sitting in my house that my husband just brought us by the way haters he is a big tall beautiful black mean who makes six figures or more.. That’s the only person that I need to prove sh.. Too not you bloggers who are mad because your black and ugly.. I am eight months pregnant so this is just entertainment to me. And FYI bitches I have not stayed in touch with none of those fake ass sisters who I have heard say worst Sh... Then what I said. So if you think I am an imposter oh well you smell (lol) ah!! my baby just kicked got to go. I am never going to see you Ho’s so I will not waste anymore time arguing Tyra”s about to come on Laughing my pretty light skinned ass off.


ReggieBushGurl87
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Most AKA's are light skin MTO but it's a cute doll though


JUSTICE8990
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All I got to say is ROOOOOOOOO to all the good bruhs!!! Ques stand up and Set It Owt!!! Omega Psi Phi til the day I die!!!!!


thefirstangel011
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UMMMMM...THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE THAT COLOR...NOW IF THE DOLL WAZ BLACK CHARCOL CRISPY YOU WOULD HAVE AN ISSUE...CRYIN RACIST...NOTHIN WRONG WIT THAT DOLL...BE HAPPY


terika83
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The doll is light brown...caramel...what's wrong with that? If it was crispy with pink lips like that Obama doll you posted then that would be a problem as well. I honestly would rather see this, than a stereotypical doll like the Obama one. That doll looked NOTHING like him. Plus like many of you have already stated, it is the belief that many AKA's are all light skinned. Although there are some dark skinned AKA's...that is the stereotype.


TROOPER
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MTO IS OWNED BY WHITES SO THIS IS WHY THEY ASKED THAT QUESTION CUZ THEY KNEW SOME SLOW PPL WAS GOING TO REACT AND BITE. DOES NOT MATTER AS LONG AS THEY HAVE A DOLL WE SHOULD SAY CONGRATS. MTO DON'T DO THIS WHEN THEY HAVE SUBJECTS ON WHITE PPL THEY ONLY MAKE TOPICS LIKE KIM K BUTT LOOKS NICE OR FILLING OUT OR J LO LOOKIN LIKE A BANGER ETC. BUT THEY MAKE SURE THEY GET TOPICS TO MAKE BLACKS ACT LIKE BLACKS AND THATS CRABS IN A BUCKET PULLING DOWN EACH OTHER.


lildollienay
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because she is an aka?


kcire10
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Don't mean to step on any toes but if you wanna find out a little history about frats and sororities (the Boule, the meaning of their shields, where they really come from), then go to http://daghettotymz.com. Sometimes you gotta go beyond the given history to get the real history. LOOKING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD!!!



terrib1908
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once again we have to show our ignorance. Some of your comments only show that you have never driven by a college but you feel the need to comment. AKA's come in every shade in the rainbow just like Delta's and all the rest of them


miss_charmin1978
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I'm sure not one single writer for MTO has ever been to anyone's college, so they are not aware that most AKA's are light-skinned. Light-skinned meaning, black folks of a lighter hue, usually the preferred choice for centuries....not just in dating, but in life, on the job, more easily accepted by white folks, etc. However, nothing strikes me more than the BLACK DOLL vs. WHITE DOLL test conducted way back in the day but sadly, our children learn young as seen in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWEXJ-Qd1uw So sad to me.


tinacr
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i hea everything that everyone is sayin but im young and looking at colleges and sororities and ive always heard that akas are lightskinned and stuck up. the doll doesnt really help with the rumors...... of course i wont make my own judgement until i experience for myself tho.


caramelbeauty4u
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MTO you guys are idiots. First off, let me start off by saying Skeeweeeee to all my sorors! MTO yall always talk about how we need to better ourselves as black folks but then you post something like "why is it so light" and say you not trying to start no stuff! BS!! Before people pass judgement on AKA, please visit our website, you will find that we come in all shades. We've demolished the PAPER BAG stereotype, so drop it!! All you haters get a life! The doll is beautiful, can't we just be proud to celebrate the first African American Sorority Barbie Doll. D*mn, we've been in existence since 1908 and we finally got a doll with Mattel. I think thats something to be proud of. This will pave the way for others to come. Maybe we'll get a Kappa as a Ken Doll!! LOL. I'm grabbing one for my daughter!SkeeeeWeeee!!!


Lupitags2
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@TERRIB1908- I agree with you 100%...... "What is a AKA..." AhhKA is what a Delta ain't what a Zeta wants to be what a Sigma can't what the Ques like what the Kappas love what a APhiA can't get enough of.


urtweetness
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HELL YEAH MY SORO!!!!!!


esotericdredz
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MTO you know good and g*dd*mn well why, you are just "playing dumb" with that question to try to start up a light skin/dark skin debate...And be divisive as usual... The light skin AKA/dark skin Delta stereotype has been out there for ages...Although anyone who has been on a college campus has met sistas who defy it.. Instead of trying to race bait MTO how about just giving props to AKA and the many women who have crossed the sands into their sorority and the great work they have done...Hopefully Mattell brings Delta/Zeta/SGRho dolls out as well and shows the whole spectrum of our greek sistas... This Alpha man gives much love to all the AKAs out there.


1Way_AKA
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Trooper, thanks for that! Still letting non blacks pull our strings. Redbone: "I will not waste anymore time arguing" Good; you’re not an AKA anyway. Wow, Redbone you are truly ignorant and about to be a mother. Mental Note: say a prayer for Redbones unborn child tonight; that poor baby.


Lupitags2
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@URTWEETNESS-I am not an AKA(sorry for the confusion)....Many aunts and friends of mine are...But we all know who's the best of the best! That's why I posted that poem!


DiorBabe24
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I like it I think she's pretty I'm going to buy her. On the shade issue would she represent all black women if she were darker? I don't think so black women come in all different shades. We certainly don't need a doll to confirm that...Do we? I never commented on someones comment, but[RedBoneGirl] are you serious with that ALLEY CAT mentality? You sound like a REAL SEWER RAT! You could not possibly be part of any Sorority! You're just a wannabe Lol! WHAT'S REALLY MESSED UP IS WE JUST CANNOT GET OVER THIS COLOR ISSUE!!!!


msmetro24
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90% of AKA's are paper. For those of you who don't know what "paper" is, it's when your mother or another family member is already an AKA you don't have to do nothing but take the test an you're an AKA. AKA's are so WACK!!! Sorority's are WACK all together if you ask me! It's for grils who think they have to pay $3000-$5000 dollars just to join a group of stuck up women just to be somebody. the whole thing is just a big competition just to see who can top the next person with the better job or who can find the husband with the most money!


Lupitags2
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@REDBONEGIRL- CAN U AT LEAST POST A PIC UP?


kaykay4real
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im joinin a soroity when i get older and thats my skin tone and the doll cute ALPHA KAPPA ALPHAS!!!


Lupitags2
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@MSMETRO24: ARE YOU GETTING "THE PLEDGE PROCESS" & "LEGACY" CONFUSED?


dontwantnoproblems
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There's nothing wrong with that doll's complexion. What do ya'll want the doll to be?? "Blue-Black??"...Yes the AKA's come in all different shades, but they aren't know for being black as night. An extra black doll would be a doll suitable for Zeta Phi Beta because the majority of them are extra black or maybe even Delta Sigma Theta because they have so much variety...but not the AKA's. Stop Trippin and hating...hey...I'm just keepin it REAL.



Aladyk2u
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Hold up Lupitags2!! U gonna have me strutting in my office at work with that poem girl! @ msmetro24...That "paper" thing does not apply to all chapters. Actually being "paper" refers to something else. I am not paper, and not all descendants of AKAs are accepted into the sorority


1LightQT
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I'm a Zeta and I applaud Mattel for bringing the AKA Barbie out. I personally agree, like candygirl81 said, this is AKA's year (1908-2008) and it'll be DST's year in 2013 and Zeta's year in 2020! I just hope Mattel keeps the trend going and doesn't "back down" after this greek Barbie doll. Congrats AKA's for being the FIRST black sorority in the country AND for having the first Black Barbie doll!! Much Love! ZPhi!


Aladyk2u
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and what "test are you refering to?


1LightQT
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I meant to say: first GREEK Black Barbie doll!


divamarie
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Love the doll! Congratulations to all the beautiful ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc.!!


foxyloxy2000
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SHE'S LIGHT BECAUSE SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE LIGHT! DAMN! LET'S CELEBRATE THIS BEAUTIFUL BLACK BARBIE... AND PRAY THE DELTA'S GET ONE (THAT'S FOR ALL THE BROWN SUGAR MAMA'S LIKE MYSELF) NEXT MONTH


Lupitags2
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@msmetro24: Paper is a term used to identify a Greek fraternity or sorority member who didn't pledge. This person became a member through either an intake process, or by joining a graduate/alumni chapter. Real is a term used to identify those persons who underwent the pledge process. During the pledge period they learn rituals, secrets, history, and tests of brotherhood & sisterhood through the teachings of the dean of pledging. *please note: "paper" is also a term of disrespect and warrants trouble when thrusted upon the identity of someone who considers themselves "real". Legacy - The son, daughter or brother or sister of an initiated or alum member. Some organizations also include grandchildren or step children. Sorority rules sometimes dictate she cannot be cut from the first round of parties, but in no way are legacies guaranteed a bid from the organization they are a legacy to.


Lupitags2
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@ALADYK2U: GO AHEAH GIRL, DO YOUR THING!!!!


esotericdredz
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LOL @ The GDI's hatin....


BUTTABABY
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WE NEED TO SEE WHAT THE FOUNDER OF AKA LOOKS LIKE AND MAYBE THAT WILL ANSWER THE QUESTION.


jlew911
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AKA's have always prided themselves on recruiting LIGHT-SKINNED,LONG-HAIRED females as if that is THE definition of black beauty. As a college grad, I never had the urge to pledge this sorority because I felt these young ladies were way too focused on that image and quite honestly seemed too vain and conceited for my tastes. Joining them was about being the cutest, flyest on campus but I never really heard of them doing anything to help the community. They were kicked off my college campus in '92 for asking pledges to perform a sexual act on one another and weren't reinstated until '98 I believe (a year after I graduated). Somehow I am not surprised with this Barbie doll and won't be doing anything to support this group for I don't really know what kind of message they are trying to send.


D1ULuv2hate
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@TitanAthleticsInc... Too bad you haven’t seen this Sexy Sigma Gamma Rho!!! @esotericdredz... Thanks for giving Props to all SoRhorities, some people seem to think there are only two. In 1922 Greatness was finally founded and it will never be forgotten. Everyone always assumes I am an AKA, but that's not the place where my heart lead me. I know the reason has a lot to do with my skin color and the way I carry myself, but those people to me are just blind sided. All SoRhorities come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the most beautiful women I've ever met are SGRho's... Today is a changing world and people think differently. I want people to know about the difference I can make in today's community and that's really what the stereotypes should be for All BGLOs!! How we constantly give back to the community. So I don’t hate and will not stereotype any SoRhority. There are thousands of chapters of women, but people fail to realize what's truly important. The Quality of the Organization!! My Motto: I make my SoRhority, my SoRhority doesn't make me. Much love to all my SoRhors in the world!! EEE-Yippp!!! Congrats to Alpha Kappa Alpha on your success and progress...


JUSTICE8990
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@Lupitags2, I see you sis break down your history and knowledge!!! Got a lot of no college reading negroes up on here trying to talk what they do not know about Black Greeks. Respect our dues and what we do for our communities, once we all walk over The Burning Sands!!! This is a great achievement for all of the Divine Nine!!! ROOOOOOOOOOO!!!


Lupitags2
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@JUSTICE8990: YOU KNOW THE DEAL "DOG."..LOL


Aladyk2u
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@ BUTTABABY...to see our founders check out http://www.aka1908.com/past/ you will see several different shades of black women. @ D1ULuv2hate...Thanks for the love, and I hope You get your doll in 2022, and delta's get theirs in 2013....etc @ Lupitags2...thanks for settin metro straight because I was becoming weary.



stefjay1972
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Their modeling her on how they used to pick their pledges back in the day.....that paper bag test.


Yve
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MochaDLight This is my last post; I just find a lot of the comments interesting. Why is everyone saying that this doll is the average color of most African America woman? That's so not true I consider my completion the average color of most Black woman. ---------------------------------- This is a prime example of "perception"....everyone has their own perception of what is what.... you "CONSIDER" yourself the average color of black women....that just your perception, everyone see their perception..... In my perception....that doll is not light skinned..


pure_igenue
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well deltas aren't going to their doll to 2013, so i'll wait till then, Congrats to the AKAs and this achivement, it's a step in the right direction...and for the record i'm a light skinned chick, like rihanna light...but I love and represent my Crimson and Cream


Zorah
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now this mess needs to be boycotted. or we will all have to agree that the AKA-women are high class slutz. YES I SAID SLUTZ. such educated women come from that sorority, and none of them had something to say before this doll was released? well I guess college gave them a course in nic(g)c(g)arism. it seems like every time we take one step foward another knee-gro takes us 20 steps backward. And i'm praying it doesn't happen, but 'ms black piggy' Oprah will feature this sad story on her show. the message of this doll: if ya black ya can't make it girl, try to look like us light girls phuck em, let the boycot start


fcukrehab
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did you really think those modern day coons would want anything darker then a paper bag?? predominately black ANYTHING will always have issues with skin tone. so damn typical and SAD. we're all too busy knocking each other down for anything positive to happen. @RedBoneGirl: Your parents must be ashamed of your ignorance.


1LightQT
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jlew911, what college did you go to? Was it a HBCU?


BUTTABABY
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@ ALADYK2U. THANK U, IF I GOT PAID FOR HOW MANY TIMES I WAS HATED/STEREOTYPED BY MEN AND WOMEN OF MY OWN ETHNICITY, I WOULD BE RICH. NOT TO MENTION THE OPPRESSION I'VE FACED IN COLLEGE AND THE WORKING WORLD (WITH MY OWN PPL AS WELL AS THE OTHERS) AND I COULD B LIGHTER OR DARKER THAN A PAPER BAG DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH I GET OUT THE HOUSE. ALL OF THIS HAS MADE ME ANTI-SOCIAL TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT BUT SOME FOLKS WOULD BE QUICK TO SAY STUCK UP! THEN U HAVE THE LIGHT SKINNED SISTAHS WHO TRYIN TOO HARD TO PROVE SOMETHING TO THE DARKSKIN SISTAHS. THANK GOD MY DAUGHTER IS A MEDIUM BROWN AS SHE WILL BE A LITTLE MORE ACCEPTED BY HER PEEPS BUT SHE GET HATED ON JUST FOR BEING CUTE! @REDBONEGIRL PLEASE DO NOT REP THE REDBONES LIKE THIS GURL. TURN ALL THAT HATRED INTO MOTIVATION AND YOU'LL WIN EVERYTIME. U CANT FIGHT HATE WITH HATE.


sthrngrl27
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@kcire10 Went to the website and there's lots of interesting info. I had never heard half of this stuff...


Glam1922
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MTO yall being SIMPLE as hell!


tanika1
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That thing looks like Melissa Ford. LMAO


fcukrehab
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those "high class slutsss" will still be your average NIGG*R by the white mans standards no matter how light they are or want to be.


SightlyL
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its beautiful


thamosthandsomest
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Damn, ni@@as are neva satisfied...


bahababe7
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Well, not necessarily in their defense, but this is just one doll....their could be more designs of the doll to come


Yve
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RedBonegirl:the majority of us were lighter skin and besides light is right I would hate to be a darker skin sister you bitches have issues. ----------------------------------------------- ....talk about havin issues!!! am I in the twilight zone or something.... DAMN!!!



cater2dahaters
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I am a member of DST, and I have noticed over the years that many people associate the members of AKA with the "light-skin, long-hair" schema. As a person who fits that description- I was questioned a lot on why I joined DST and not AKA- and it really comes down to values. Yes- AKAs do tend to be light-skinned, but I have seen them in different shapes, sizes, colors, creeds and everything else. Just as I have noticed an influx of lighter-complexions joining DST and ZPhiB. In the end, we are all black, we are all greek, and we are all sisters. So even if they released a much darker DST doll- there would be some lighter skinned DSTs, (like I), who would technically be able to say: "that doesn't represent me." I'm just happy that Mattel is representing for the black Greek letter organizations. Now whats going on with Mattel getting me a DST doll? 1913!!!!


Aladyk2u
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@ BUTTABABY...Thanks for understanding where I'm coming from. Your daughter is very lucky because she won't have it as hard as we did. Am I wrong for always hoping that if i ever have a girl she will be the same complexion as your daughter? Of course I love my complexion, but you never want to see your kids go through the bad things you went through...even though we are stronger because of it. Plus whatever shade she is (if I ever have one), I will prepare her for whatever because society and division in the black community is getting worse and worse It's like if you're light skinned you have to PROVE that you aren't stuck up or PROVE you arent this way or that way. And if you're like me and refuse to prove anything to anyone then you're labeled. But if you're more of a brown complexion then you're automatically accepted. I still got love for all my sisters, sorors and beautiful black women of every shade.


1LightQT
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My sentiments exactly, cater2dahaters. DST doll in 2013, ZPhiB doll in 2020 and SGRHO doll in 2022 or they're gonna be some PISSED OFF sistahs!! :-) Again, congrats AKA!


TROOPER
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@ Zorah Flag post now this mess needs to be boycotted. or we will all have to agree that the AKA-women are high class slutz. YES I SAID SLUTZ. such educated women come from that sorority, and none of them had something to say before this doll was released? well I guess college gave them a course in nic(g)c(g)arism. it seems like every time we take one step foward another knee-gro takes us 20 steps backward. And i'm praying it doesn't happen, but 'ms black piggy' Oprah will feature this sad story on her show. the message of this doll: if ya black ya can't make it girl, try to look like us light girls phuck em, let the boycot start --------------------- THIS IS EXAMPLE OF LIGHT VS. DARK, DARK VS. LIGHT, YOUNG VS. OLD, AND OLD VS. YOUNG. YOUR COMMENT IS SO PHONEY AND FULL OF SELF HATE. US BLACKS ARE QUICK TO BOYCOTT EACH OTHER OVER SOMETHING STUPID. BUT IF THE DOLL WAS DARK AND A ZETA, OR DELTA THEN YALL WILL BE SAYING THEY RACIST AND WE DON'T LOOK LIKE THAT DOLL. I MEAN IF U WANT TO BOYCOTT SOMETHING THEN BOYCOTT THE LIQUOR STORES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS, TOBACCO SHOPS, CRACK HOUSE IN YO HOOD, GOVT FOR GIVING BLACKS POOR EDUCATION SYSTEMS MEANING OLD BOOKS AND MATERIALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. MEANING THE HONOR ROLL BLACK IS LIKE A FAKE BECUZ THE BOOKS ARE OLD AND A LOT OF BLACKS ARE HONOR ROLL STUDENTS BUT WILL TELL THEY CAN'T PASS THE SAT BECUZ THE OF THE MATH. SINCE THEY HAVE OLD MATH BOOKS AND THEY CAN'T LEARN THE NEW WAYS OF MATH SO QUICK TO PASS SAT'S. SO IF U WANT BOYCOTT THEN BOYCOTT THAT AND NOT NO DAMN DOLL. SEE I'M NOT IN A FRAT OR HAVE A SORO WIFE, I JUST KNOW THAT I'M TIRED OF PPL LIKE U THATS QUICK TO BOYCOTT SOMETHING BLACK BUT STAND UP AS THE WHITE MAN DEFENSE.' ALL SORO AND FRAT DO YO THING IF U DOING IT FOR THE GOOD. I KNOW SOME CAN BE STUCK UP BUT I'M NOT DUMB TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE GROUP.


Professional
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REDBONEGIRL. Girl please tell me you are NOT serious. I am light skin and I have never thought I was better then a darkerskin sister.. Your Baby will come out dark skin with a red weave you Lame bitch..........


kcire10
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@sthrngrl27 He got a lot of real info on his site so check it out. The site's been around for like 15 years. Also, he used to be part of a fraternity(forgot which one) when he was in college but he found out the real and left it alone. So he knows what time it is.


Outkast1914
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As a greek, I think we should just big up AKA for gettin the deal done and opening the door. Remember when there was only that one black Barbie?! I'm just glad my future daughters have more toys that look like them. Now if they could just get that ZphiB doll poppin... Blue Phi!


mstooclassy
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i think the doll is beautiful...damn MTO yall are never satisfied at least its not burnt black and ugly


MrsSCarter
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I have been reading all the comments & I have a hard time understading that people excuse me Black people don't no what an HBCU! That's crazy! Historically~Black~College~University~ All of these alleged sorors but you don't know what or where Howard, Spellman, Johsnon C. Smith ..... come from!!!!!!! WOW


1LightQT
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@Outkast1914, big ups my BROTHA!! ZPHI!


lildollienay
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This thread was designed to create interracial discord.....I see what yall trying to do MTO. Uh huh! Black people unite!!!! Lightest light to the Black as night and everyone in between....embrace the spectrum!!!! Don't hate! Group hug. Fight the Uncle Ruckus mentality at MTO!!!!


realwoman
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Wasn't the light skinned sorority in 'School Daze' supposed to represent the AKA's? We all remember how FUGLY they were with all that big ridiculous 80's hair and clown makeup...have the AKA's ever publicly apologized for discriminating against their own? Cbloxie...you should have fit right in with those girls...that is all I have to say!


Xlisse
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REDBONEGIRL SHUT THE F/U/C/K UP U STUPID HIGH YELLOW BITCH I CAN'T STAND BLACK B/I/T/C/H/E/S LIKE U EVEN IF IM NOT BROWN SKIN OR DARK WHATEVER I STILL CAN'T STAND TO KNOW THAT BLACK FOLK STILL F/U/C/K/I/N THINK LIKE THAT ANY WAY THIS DOLL AIN'T EVEN THAT F/U/K/I/N LIGHT AND SOME OF YALL UP HERE ACTIN LIKE U CRAZY ITS A FUKING DOLL IF IT WAS DARK SKIN YA'LL WOULD BE TRIPPEN' EITHER WAY JUST LIKE SOMEBODY SAID SHUT UP AND BE HAPPY


realwoman
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BTW, stop with the foolishness. Light skin is pushed on us IN THIS COUNTRY because light skin was always associated with disease and sickness and looked upon as unattractive. We live in a society of people who know this and have had to work hard to reverse that stigma..in the process they have tried to alienate other complexions in favor of their own but that doesn't mean that the skin color is actually better or somehow makes products better.


IceColdBunny
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I think the doll is beautiful. MTO just wanted to start some drama.



BUTTABABY
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@ ZORAH. THAT'S EXTREME FOR U TO CALL A WHOLE SORORITY OF PEOPLE(LIGHT & DARK) SLUTZ WHEN U DON'T EVEN KNOW THEM OR WHAT THEY DO FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY. IF MICHELLE AND BARACK HAD YOUR MENTALLITY, THEY WOULDN'T B WHERE THEY R TODAY. AND THEY WOULDN'T B ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PPLS. WHAT MATTERS IS THAT U KNOW WHO U R AS WOMAN DESPITE WHAT U SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM AND UR CONFIDENCE WITH EXUDE. SHALLOW PPL R THE MAJORITY. U CANT FIGHT HATE WITH HATE. THE SAME GOES FOR "realwoman". @ lildollienay, thank u. @ ALL BLACK PPL, DO U KNOW HOW STRONG AND SUCCESFUL WE WOULD B IF WE UNITED? Feel free to cosign.


BUTTABABY
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Sorry for the typos.


1Cami_B
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@Aladyk2u and BUTTABABY I do feel it's a damned shame that women especially black women can be so hateful to ourselves. We are all black and we come in all shades. I am brown skinned and my mama is light. I've heard her say some of the things ya'll have said and it's a damned shame. She has even told me before that when she was growing up she wished she was my complexion, which is partly why she only dated dark skined men so that her daughters would have more color. She loves herself, she is a beautiful confident woman but of course gets hated on, has been hated on her entire life. But beatiful women of all shades get hated on, whether it's because of your skin tone or hair texture/length. I've always been hated on because I have long hair. I have a medium skin tone but I've been hated on by darker skinned girls and lighter skinned girls who don't have any hair. Basically what it boils down to is that we as women need to stop the hate and realize that we are all in this together. Beauty comes in all forms, short hair, long hair, dark skin, light skin and every tone in between. We are all beautiful and look exactly as we were meant to look. Oh, and the doll is beautiful. She's not light skinned, not that there would be anything wrong with her being light. But people need to stop the petty ish and keep it moving.


Akan5
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realwoman wrote: BTW, stop with the foolishness. Light skin is pushed on us IN THIS COUNTRY because light skin was always associated with disease and sickness and looked upon as unattractive. We live in a society of people who know this and have had to work hard to reverse that stigma..in the process they have tried to alienate other complexions in favor of their own but that doesn't mean that the skin color is actually better or somehow makes products better. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - HELLO!!! Learn about the history of HUMANS Negroes and open yours eyes. White skin was viewed as a curse from God as was yellow hair in ancient times. Even the Cracker revised Bible tells you. Le 13 - Le 13:30


justacritic
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DUH because 99.9% of the AKA is light-skinned with long, straight, hair and green eyes. I love what they do and what they stand for as far as "empowering" black women, but if they want to disprove this stereotype, they know where to start. And this is even the older members of the AKA (cuz I know quite a few). They're lighter than a brown paper bag with colored eyes. But the doll does look ethnic in the face. I'm not hatin cuz I too am considered light-skinned (but my eyes are brown, and my hair is nappy), but how are they empowering black women when most of the chapters are so SELECTIVE about their members?


signal89
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I'm not a big fan of being in a Greek sorority, simply due to it's history of discriminating against darker skinned blacks,by having the whole paper bag test and those who were of a lower class. Of course the sororities eventually began to open its doors to more black people, but it definitely had nothing to do with the whole "We All Are One" attitude. They opened their doors to more blacks because they needed more money to upkeep the black greek organization. Don't believe me? You don't have to, but it does make sense if you look at it. I read an article in a 1930 or 1940 newpaper, saying that they needed more funds, which required more members, so hat's when they opened their doors to more blacks. One of my dorm mates was dark skin and pledged AKA and she accepted. However I still saw a lot more lightskin black in AKA, but then I saw a lot more in Delta Sigmma Theta too. Maybe it has to do with the State I'm living in *shugs shoulder*.


bdjonb
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Ok lets be real people...black barbie (other than celebrity barbie's) has always come in one shade of brown. Now all of a sudden they lighten her up because shes an AKA...thats not a coincidence, or celebration of our different shades. Thats a conscious choice to play off of a stereotype of AKA's.


BUTTABABY
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@1CAMIB, TRU DAT. A GOOD LOOKING BLACK WOMAN WILL GET HATED ON BY ALL ETHNICITIES. MY MOM IS MEDIUM BROWN SO I'M A WITNESS TO THAT. TOO MUCH COMPETING AMONGST THE WOMEN. THERE ARE ENOUGH MEN TO GO AROUND BELEIVE IT OR NOT. AND IF U(CERTAIN WOMEN) FEEL LIKE UR CHOICES R LIMITED, U MAY HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER TO GET NOTICED. CAPITALIZE ON UR ASSETS. AND THAT DON'T MEAN INSULTING OTHER WOMEN.


papamurf
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I know many black women of that skin tone, so whats the problem. If the doll was dark-skinned, and all the light-skinned girls started complaining, would anyone feel sorry for them. Probably not.


TROOPER
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@ BUTTABABY - AGREE 100%. I MEAN I WENT TO THE MILLION MAN MARCH AND IT WAS GREAT NO PROBLEMS. I WENT AND SUPPORTED THE CHILDREN MARCH IN ATL AND LASTLY I WENT TO THE MILLION WOMEN MARCH IN PHILLY CUZ I HAD A BUSINESS BOOTH THERE. SOME WOMEN WERE LISTENING BUT A LOT WAS GOING BACK AND FOWARD ACROSS THE STREET TO MACY'S OR MALL AND WALKIN AROUND KISSING EACH OTHER AT THE MARCH AND BICKERING TOWARD EACH OTHER AT THE MARCH. BLACK PPL HAVE IT HARD WE HATE OURSELVES SO MUCH. THE MEN, THE WOMEN AND NOW THE CHILDREN IS HATING THE CHILDREN. PLEASE STOP THE NONSENSE AND LETS UNITE FOR A BETTER CAUSE. IT'S 2008 AND WE CAN HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT U MEAN TO TELL ME WE CAN'T CHANGE AND UPLIFT ONE ANOTHER AND BE LIKE BACK IN THE DAY WHEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD RAISED AND LOOKED OUT FOR U AND YOUR CHILD INSTEAD OF THE HOOD CORRUPTING U AND YOUR CHILD.


justacritic
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(PS) @Redbonegirl: Thank you, for proving my point (and those of several others) you insensitive, ignorant, disgraceful broad. You are one of the members who are destroying what the AKA has worked so hard to build. These issue-posessing women who are darker-skinned that your small-minded self speaks of, probably have these issues because of horrible, bruised, rotten apples like you who ruin the whole bunch. I hope karma and irony pays a visit to you in a way that your skin color would become that unfavorable by you AND your chapter, and that you lose your hair. You should be ashamed of yourself. Have a nice day.


School_Teacher
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Thank you lildollienay! Sometimes we can be so damn simple. The mentality shown by some in this thread is the exact reason that there will always be contention amongst blacks of different shades. We are our own worst enemy@@


SoulfulDiva21
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You know what...I don't have to worry about none of this AKA stuff cause I'm DELTA all the way!! OO-OOP!!! But I will say this: there has been plenty of ignant a$$ stuff mentioned about this topic but the ignant stuff is coming from ignant people so what do you expect? Peace & Be Blessed


Aladyk2u
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@ 1Cami_B REAL TALK!! It's just about black women needing to stop the clique concept. Because the truth is Light and dark skinned black women deal with the Down Low epidemic, the HIV epidemic, single parent syndrome...etc. These issues do not have a shade preference. while white women unite and get what we deserve. I'm not saying that white women don't deal with these things but you get my drift. Of course that's off topic but the sooner we realize that all balack women are a part of the same struggles, the sooner we can come up and defeat them.


preciousdove1920
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They should have made a paper doll becuase thats what most of them are anyway......(lol)Weak ass AKA's



louisiana1-4life
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They call themselves GREEKS what do expect! Black greek!LMAO. Anyway the S.W.A.C. is the best in the land!!!


School_Teacher
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@msmetro - I think you're confused. Another poster suggested that if you don't know about sororities or the process to not comment. Take their advice.


AlphaMan
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Congrats Soror just showing love.


School_Teacher
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LMAO @MrsSCarter. Wow!


mariaandpapi
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@crimsondoll-thank you for pointing out the positive and not the negative like many others. It means alot coming from a woman representing another sorority. I will certainly congradulate your organization when you hit that milestone. Folks, let's not overlook the main reason the reason behind the doll. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc has been around for 100yrs, providing community service and strengthing our communities. Just like any other black greek organization, we've had our trials and challenges, but at the end of the day we still give back to our communities. So let's leave the ignorance at home just for one day and use the very little common sense you have to appreciate the positives about the organization and not the negatives. Skeeee-weeee to all my sorors and I will be in D.C. next wed to celebrate this milestone with ya...much love.


realwoman
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mstooclassy Flag post i think the doll is beautiful...damn MTO yall are never satisfied at least its not burnt black and ugly _______________________________________________ see that ignorant comment from a stupid house negro. This is what I am talking about. You take on the mentality of your insecure masters not realizing that you are now an insecure low life who adds NOTHING to Black society with your dumb self hatred. These are the people I want to go find white mates and just mix the 'burnt black' out of their blood and leave the strong blacks behind to create MORE strong and beautiful Black people who deserve the genetic royalty status. Black strength is wasted on too many self hating idiots.


SEXY-CHRISSY40
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i like the doll its' cute!!!!!!


MissBrandy
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The doll is so nice..and a big big thing...Yeah most of the AkA's I know are light skin...sometimes there are a few dark ones because of legacy. And who ever @ Hofstra said there are a lot of dark aka's yes that is very true...but @ Hofstra almost everyone is in a Sorority or Fraternity...the election process isnt as picky as some colleges...in fact..they just let almost anyone join..Sorry. But the doll is beautiful. Now when are we gonna get a Delta Sigma Theta doll??


TVA
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MTO GET A LIFE!! DON'T EVEN GO THERE! THAT DOLL IS A HAPPY MEDIUM OF THE MANY SHADES OF BROWN THAT WE BLACK WOMEN POSSESS! AKA ALL DAY!


kimpeach
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As much as I am AKA...I will buy and support the dolls of Delta Sigma Theta, Gamma Phi Delta, Iota Phi Lambda, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta when its their centennial year. I think that's one way to show the unity of black women.


RedBonegirl
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My girlfriend and I are sitting her reading all of these unnecessary posts to me and DAMN!! I did not know my comments would cause so much chaos. ANY way, I am just spitting the truth. First off, my family is a legacy of AKA”S. My cousin’s wedding colors are Pink and Green that's how much it has been indoctrinated in our blood. It has always been told that we were better because we were light and right and I am rolling with that; don’t get mad at me because that’s how it has been defined. Not be me but by many. So with that being said, I can be stupid and ignorant to all you bitches, but I am happy with me, my life, my skin color and my hair. That just who I am and I can’t help it and because of that I have been able to live a wonderful stress free life. Hate to throw this in your faces but because I am a beautiful light sister (weave) free... I'M Rich BITCH..... P.S Why would I be so stupid and post up a pick of my self?? I do have a life people HI HATERS.... (Smile) and many that do.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAOoooooooooooooooooooooo


TeamSororNellie1908
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preciousdove1920 "They should have made a paper doll because thats what most of them are anyway......(lol)Weak ass AKA's" Are you serious ma? Wow, keep representing your sorority the way you do for I know they are proud. Your probably a wannabe AKA but didn't make the cut and by your comment which clearly shows your envy and jealousy, I see why? Jesus, take the wheel. Z Phi B, come get your sister because she done fell and bumped her head.


Nixi
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I can't believe you all have the worst picture of that doll. She is beautiful! She is a nice coffee brown doll. Why must people start trouble when it is not needed? Let's celebrate the fact that she is first one! If she does well maybe Mattel will do other doll in the Divine 9! Let's celebrate not hate!


SkeeWeeAKA
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There's so much hate with some of these posts. And all over a doll??? '06 - '08 All the others are much too late!


Reign211
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"The whole "Black Greek" system is bogus anyway"...I have long felt that way, but that is just my opinion.. I dont think greeks care too much about us as a people..imo. as for the complexion of the doll, i think that is shallow to attack the staple. My ex was a beautiful strong chocolate AKA pres from paul quinn and i work at around those JAGS at SOUTHERN and see all shades. i even know a couple white AKAs so get off the dumb...you have ignorance across all cultures and the "greeks" included.



SkeeWeeAKA
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Much love to members of the other groups that give props to Alpha Kappa Alpha for gaining another "first'. '06 - '08 Alpha's first, there's no debate!


Sweet08
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Greetings to all my lovely sorors!! For starters, why are we arguing with GDI's about our HERstory!! We are the first and finest black sorority! And now we have the first sorority Barbie!! Another accomplishment. Simple as that. We come in all shades, sizes, and races. One of my sorors is Mexican, and I love her no less than my other sistas. Congratulations on 100 years of community service, sisterhood and scholarship. So to my sorors, skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! See you in DC!!


GGGB
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They chose to make the doll that color because its the closest to white!!! If only you had a brain MTO...Anywho this is nice I guess... But something still doesnt make sense to me... A BLACK GREEK???


KeepEmH8tn1908
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preciousdove1920: you want to go and get ignorant; ok let's go... When and if you ever become significant on the Greek food chain, you might have something to say to an AKA woman. Until then, zip your zeta behind up. Z Phi B, don't even come at me. Check your sister for speaking out the side of her neck.


GGGB
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@skee weeAKA Alpha Phi Alpha is definitley not the first black greek organization. Google " The Boule" so you can be enlightened... The Boule was founded in Philly in 1904... 2 years prior to the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha... I apologize for raining on your parade...


SkeeWeeAKA
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preciousdove1920, stop the hate. I don't know which group you are a member of because frankly, I don't keep track of the groups that came after 1908. But I can spot a hater, so stop. '06 - '08 All the others love to playa hate.


esotericdredz
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Hmm so black Greeks are bogus and not about black people as a whole, hmmm?.... I think if you look at the Civil Rights movement, as well as black men and women who are leaders today, they are overwhelmingly reppin' the Divine 9. Black greeks might have their own organizations, but at the end of the day we are all black, light to dark, and its about unity and support of black people as a whole. I think a lot of non-Greeks get so caught up in stereotypes of greeks that they miss that. Seriously, how can you look at Martin Luther King, Thurghood Marshall, Maya Angelou, Shirley Chisolm, Jesse Jackson, Carter G. Woodson, Huey P. Newton...just to name a very select few....and say that they weren't down for black people as a whole? Hell, they advocated for better conditions and lives for ALL black folks...


msbehaviin
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the doll is lighter skinned because AKAs are mostly known for being light skinned... DUH darker sorors tend to be Deltas


lovely81
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I've seen AKA's in many different shades AND sizes I think it's more of the attitude and if it fits that sorority. But isn't it like that for all of them? IDK...


kimpeach
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Oldest black sorority to meet and Greek Barbie July 7, 2008 BY CHERYL V. JACKSON cjackson@suntimes.com The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority really know how to get dolled up -- and focus on business. They'll show that this week when they hit Washington, D.C., about 35,000 strong, for their biennial convention and get a look at one of their newest members: Barbie. Mattel Inc. created the limited-edition Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Barbie, the first Barbie based on any sorority. The doll honors the Chicago-headquartered sorority, the first Mattel Inc. created the limited-edition AKA Centennial Barbie, the first Barbie based on any sorority. The doll, outfitted in a pink and green evening gown, matching jeweled shoes and gold jewelry, honors the Chicago-headquartered sorority, the first established by black women. The sorority has inducted about 200,000 members -- including actress Phylicia Rashad, educator Marva Collins and author Toni Morrison -- since its founding at Howard University in 1908. The AKA Barbie has some company. Another business, the Sisterhood Boutique, last year modeled a collectible doll on the sorority. That creation, the $125 Ivy Rose (www.sister hoodboutique.com), made its way into official gift bags for celebrity presenters at the Grammy Awards in February. The Mattel doll will sell for $50 through the Barbie Collector catalog, the Barbie Collector.com Web site and retailers. The sorority gets a percentage of the sales. Mattel isn't the only company eager to work with AKA. Among the sorority's other recent corporate deals: • Converse has designed shoes for Alpha Kappa Alpha and five other black Greek-letter organizations and will sponsor a march at the AKA convention. • Chase last year gave AKA more than $100,000 to support an African-American home ownership initiative. • DNA tracing firm African Ancestry Inc. has partnered with the group. The sorority expects its members to drop more than $100 million in Washington during the weeklong convention, which kicks off Friday.


SkeeWeeAKA
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NICE post esotericdredz. Preach on frat, SKEE-PHI! '06 - '08


KofiTheTrophy
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COme on Y'all!! like y'all don't know, It is what it iz, That's why i'ma still be a NI<99a @ the end of the day. LOVE ME OR HATE ME I DONT GIVE AH PHUCK


GGGB
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@Fendi Fiend Your on point... @esotericdredz I highly doubt that anyone on this website is trying to take anything away from MLK, Thurgood Marshall, Maya Angelou or the host of other influential men and women you mentioned. The real issue is a BLACK person wanting to be GREEK!!! Wearing these letters so proudly and even tatooing it and branding it onto their skin... This is a twist because there was a time in history when the GREEKS wanted to be us so to speak. They used to make frequent trips to Kemet (KMT)-(The Black Land or The Black People) which is now known as Egypt to learn MATHEMATICS, ASTROLOGY, AND RELIGION just to name a few. We were the MASTER TEACHERS... Its sad because some of these same BLACK GREEKS will deny their African roots but will be so quick to let someone know they are a member of one of these GREEK organizations. SMH...


BluTiFuLLYMaDe
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Honestly..... Im a Lovely Lady of The illustrious Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INCORPORATED, and its a shame that people use these steroetypes to distinguish a Sorority... My good friend is an AKA and she is a beautiful darker skin young lady. I know Light skin Deltas and Im a Ligth Skin Zeta.... This has got to end. CongratZ to the AKA's. Stop bickering over meaningless nonsense, and move on. I Love my Z-Phi and there is nooooo need to hate on anyone elses/sorority's come up....! Greetings To All My BluTiFUl SororZ!!!!



87FlintStones
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the question we should be asking is why are we so concerned with the shade of the doll? i am just happy that there was a barbie soror made. just be happy. CONGRATS AKA's!!!!! be proud. im plannin on joinin a sorority and after doin months of research i know what colors i wanna wear!! wish me luck and congrats again!


Opportunist
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The doll is very pretty. This topic on color will never die. I dont think our community will ever get it together. regardless of whether we are all light skinned, dark-skinned, or brown skinned, we will all continue to hate on each other but in the eyes of some whites no matter what shade you are we are all still n!gger$. if the doll is too light then it would be seen as self hatred, if the doll was real dark-skinned then we would still hate because the doll is too dark. we do it to ourselves people. just look at videos, what girls do they cast as the main video models, hardly not even black anymore, they've moved on to latinos and even whites (not hating on either race). QUESTION? If the doll was for Delta Sigma Theta same complexion and everything, would this have even been an article on MTO? lol well probably yeah only because MTO stories are getting a little skimpy!!


Outkast1914
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The point here is, congratulations for 100 yrs of service. Fellow greeks, wish them well. Ladies of DST, ZPB and SGR, you will get yours when your year comes. Non-greeks, if you don't get it cool. But don't hate just because. My mom is an AKA, and she isn't light skinned with long hair. Don't do that pimp... Think of it this way: if you met a regular mofo on the street and they told u in convo it was their birthday, you would say "happy birthday" and keep it moving. You wouldn't spend an hour telling him "you aint ish" and "so, I don't need your birthday. I got my own." Wish them well and keep it moving. MTO is some bull-ish for starting this dumb ass convo...


jlew911
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TO 1LIGHTQT: Yes I did go to an HBCU....and it was one of the HU's.


BUTTABABY
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@FENDIFIEND. WHEN BARBIE CAME OUT WITH FIRST BLACK BARBIE, SHE WAS CHOCOLATE. YOU DIDN'T SEE EVERY OTHER SHADE OF BLACK WOMAN GETTIN MAD DEMANDING A LIGHTER SHADE BARBIE. AND I BOUGHT THAT SAME CHOCOLATE BARBIE FOR MY DAUGHTER EVEN THO SHE AINT THAT DARK. THE AKA DOLL IS REPPING BLACK WOMEN IN GENERAL. THERE R SO MANY DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLACK, THERE WILL NEVER B ENOUGH DOLLS TO REPRESENT EVERY SHADE. BUT AT LEAST IT REPRESENTS BLACK WOMEN IN GENERAL. ANOTHER THING IS THIS, IT IS OUR JOB AS MOTHERS TO ENCOURAGE/INSIST OUR DAUGHTERS FINISH COLLEGE, ETC. THAT'S WHAT REALLY GIVES THEM HOPE, NOT A DOLL.


hotcocoa
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@ RedBonegirl WTF? "Light is right"? Where were u raised & what century are u in? You're obivously just confused & hateful. I'm darkskined & beautiful, get compliments on my skin tone all the time...& proud of it. & let me tell u a little secret is that not everybody wants a redbone, they say yall p***y stink & they would never wife you. (Of course this is not true for everyone, im just proving a point that you think light is right...but not always) So SWALLOW your words b/c you sound like a dumb & ignorant girl. & about that "Nappy hair dark women" comment, I dont need a relaxer or weave either boo boo....my hair is all the way down my back & yes i got that good stuff. But honestly black people need to get over this color/shade stuff b/c its really getting old. Are you that insecure that you really have to put your own people down?? & as for the doll it is pretty, and it would be just as beautiful if it were darkskinned. You obviously need to get out the house and live a little b/c u seem a little lost!


hotcocoa
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@RedBonegirl....just one more thing. You said you are about to have a baby? I hope you have a beautiful CHOCHOLATE child so you can see how beautiful black is


sandigirl
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I am surprised it's that dark, the whole sorority is full of a bunch of light skinned girls.


msivyn20pearls
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People, this is ridiculous. This should not be a discussion. Our people have come a long way whether we were light skinned or dark skinned. This is a barrier in the African American community because of certain stereotypes. Being a proud member of this sorority, I don't think this was the intent of the creators of the doll let alone the founding members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc with the brown paper bag test as one of my sorors stated on here before. For msmetro24, with the questions about paper and being made. To be technical sweetie, everyone is paper until they want their identity to be proven by another individual to have them "made". Your information still have to meet "paper" criteria to belong to any greek organization. With our people continuing to accomplish goals that were not presented to us during slavery and the civil rights movement, we should not debate on something so minor as the skin tone of a toy. Also, for I want to say what's up to all the greeks who posted a response in honor of our centennial and give a Pearlfect SKeeeeeeeee-Weeeeeeeee to my sorors. Happy 100th Birthday Alpha Kappa Alpha.


BUTTABABY
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@ ESOTERICDREDZ. YOU MADE A VERY GOOD POINT. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE ORGANIZATION IS CALLED. WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT IT TRULY REPRESENTS.


mzarrogance
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shaking my head. a lot of the questions could be answered (from the bloggers) and ignorant comments would be silenced if people read books on AFRICAN AMERICAN history as much as they did mto. Happy 100 to my sorors and SKEE-PHI love! The doll is beautiful. ps - a few of you young ladies should learn about discretion before heading off to college...some of the best advice ;-) lol


TROOPER
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@ RedBonegirl Flag post My girlfriend and I are sitting her reading all of these unnecessary posts to me and DAMN!! I did not know my comments would cause so much chaos. ANY way, I am just spitting the truth. First off, my family is a legacy of AKA”S. My cousin’s wedding colors are Pink and Green that's how much it has been indoctrinated in our blood. It has always been told that we were better because we were light and right and I am rolling with that; don’t get mad at me because that’s how it has been defined. Not be me but by many. So with that being said, I can be stupid and ignorant to all you bitches, but I am happy with me, my life, my skin color and my hair. That just who I am and I can’t help it and because of that I have been able to live a wonderful stress free life. Hate to throw this in your faces but because I am a beautiful light sister (weave) free... I'M Rich BITCH..... P.S Why would I be so stupid and post up a pick of my self?? I do have a life people HI HATERS.... (Smile) and many that do.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMA[SPAM][SPAM]o --------------- U SAYING U RICH CUZ OF YOUR COLOR????? U A DUMBASS. OR ARE U RICH CUZ OF YOUR WHORISH WAYS AND NOT YOUR HEAD, BUT YO HEAD GAME. I MEAN U CAN'T BE THIS DUMB. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE OF A WHITE PERSON TEACHING THEIR CHILD TO CALL U NIGGGER AND YO DUMB FAMILY TEACHIN U THAT LIGHT IS BETTER? WHO CARES ABOUT WEDDING COLORS, I MEAN IT COMES A TIME WHEN U THINK FOR YOURSELF AND IT SEEM TO ME U DON'T HAVE NO MIND OF YOUR OWN. U JUST A DUMB BABY MAKER IN THE MAKIN. U SAYING U WERE FORCED I MEAN HOW IS SOMEONE FORCED TO DO ANYTHING THEY DON'T WANT??? WHAT U WERE FIVE WHEN U JOIN CUZ IF U WERE 18, 19 OR OLDER THEN HOW WERE U FORCED??? ALL THAT TELL ME IS THAT YO HUBBY HAVE HIMSELF A WEAK, UNINTELLIGENT, CAN'T THINK FOR HER OWN, CAN'T WRITE A CHECK WITHOUT ASKING, ONLY GOOD FOR COOKING DINNER AND BEDROOM ENTERTAINMENT TYPE OF BROAD. U SICK SISTA AND DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT. FEEL SORRY FOR THE CHILD U BRINGING IN THIS WORLD OF YOURS OR SHOULD I SAY SOMEONE ELSES WORLD.


Ancienne
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Being biracial, I grew up with my white family until I was 9. It wasn't until exposure to my black family that I knew there was a such thing as light skinned and dark skinned, good hair and bad hair. To white people, blacks are black with kinky hair, no matter what they look like. After nine years of my white relatives not wanting or knowing how to comb my hair, I suddenly had my black relatives saying I had good hair. In college, I decided I would pledge Delta, and a friend said, "You better take your yellow ass over to the AKAs." I was livid and was determined to pledge Delta just for spite. Eventually, I refused to pledge at all. There is a long history to the whole light skinned dark skinned thing. We didn't start this ourselves (if you know what I mean), but it is within our power to end it. At 42, there's one thing I know: black Americans, descendents of slaves, have a history like none other, have overcome like none other, are survivors like none other, and we could change the world like none other. But we never will until we unite like none other. P.S. I think the doll is drop-dead gorgeous no matter what complexion she is.


mzarrogance
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Redbonegirl - it is very unlikely that you are a member of AKA with all of that trash (ignorance) coming from your mouth. You don't, in any way, represent this sorority.


thadoll25
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Cmon now everybody knows that the AKA'S are light skin.



chace
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MTO are devils in disguise. They don't give a damn about the doll being too light, they just wanna see some sh*t pop off between their viewers. Hollerin' about but we're not trying to start no mess. STFU wit y'all sh*t starting asses. You know good well this is a sensitive subject.


esotericdredz
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@ Fendi, with any organization, you have your members who don't "get it"....Still when you look at blacks who have made a major impact on both black and American history, Black greeks are at the center... That list was just a little cross section to make a point....Even when you look at our generation, Black greeks are still making things happen...Looking at my frat alone, APhi itself has 8 cats in congress right now, cats like Cornell West doing it in academia, and plenty more reppin' in law, medicine, etc. All I am saying is, people look at greeks as these elitist little cliques that do step shows, when in reality Greeks have always and remain at the center of black leadership.


mzarrogance
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msmetro - know the difference between pledging and legacy....


nappytop
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@ Redbone Girl People please don't let this woman fool you. By reading her posts you can tell that she probably barely graduated high school. The only part of her post that sounds remotely true is the part about being eight months pregnant. She is probably in her project apartment right now waiting on her EBT payment o post to her card with her light skinned self! LMAO


nappytop
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I meant to type the word "to". Sorry about the typo!


RedBonegirl
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@Trooper what is the big deal. I love being light skin opposed to being dark skin. My sister in law is dark skin and she is a beautiful girl but, I am sure like many of you darkies she have had issues with accepting her skin color. The only difference with me is I did not. And yeah, I am that girl who would tease the dark skin nappy headed girls because... I could. Now don’t get me wrong, I have seen some banging ass dark skin sisters for sure but you ho's come a dime a dozen. BY the way I am very proud to be black but I would rather be a lighter skin black just as I am. And for the record if my daughter comes out dark skin which is virtually impossible. I will love her as long as she does not rock a red weave when she get’s older. People it's been fun got to t go cook for my husband because I am just bare foot and pregnant................... BY HATERS!!!


Scoobydo
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I WENT TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY, THE "MOTHER PEARL" OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, DELTA SIGMA THETA, AND OMEGA PSI PHI!! BACK IN THE '70'S, ALL AKAS WERE LIGHT, BRIGHT, AND DAMN NEAR WHITE, WHILE ALL THE DELTA SORORS WERE DARK SKINNED WITH AFROS!! THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT WAS ON "THE YARD".


RedBonegirl
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@nappy top-- Class of 2000 Baby and how am I being ignorant? when you just made that brainless comment by saying that I probably live in the projects.. My best friend is from the projects and is now a a doctor in N.C. so you’re just as ignorant as I am. And I will admit that I am because I would hate to be big, fat and black there are just so many of you walking around and you bitches wonder why brothers will not marry you because you chicks are weave wearing, unhealthy, attitude having, Baby mamas and that’s all half of you would ever be.. Sorry that’s just the facts. How did I let you guys suck me into this sh.. I was just making a comment. LMAO


hotcocoa
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@RedBonegirl You are so rediculous....its funny. You teased dark skin girls & then you say you're proud to be black? The white girls were probably laughing @ your dumb a** b/c you wish you were them... & just b/c you're light does not mean you have "good" hair...trust. & btw who the heck says "darkies" wtf are you on? You have so much hate for your self you probably can't stand it. Get a life girl! you need to grow up before you have this child you are claiming to be pregnant with. Reevaluate the things you say...honestly b/c you sound like a dumb b***h.


SouthernGul

Scoobydo
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WHEN I ATTENDED HU, I REMEMBER ONE YEAR WHEN THE AKAS HAD ONE DARK-SKINNED SISTER ON THEIR LINE.........HER LINE NAME WAS "BLACK BOZO"!! IT WAS LIKE THAT ON "THE YARD".........


Scoobydo
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@MrsSCarter You are absolutely right. These "Microwave" sorors don't even know their history........didn't pledge long enough to learn anything. What happened to being on line for 12 weeks??


sigmadiva
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It sincerely saddens me to read a lot of these responses. The doll is supposed to be a representation of how far black women have come, yet we can't see past the doll's skin color. Black people come in all different shades and they are all beautiful. Although I am a Bluetiful Lady of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I still congratulate AKA on 100 years of service and leadership. United we stand and divided we fall. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-yip to all my SoRHOrs!


2KONCEITED4U1911
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This just proves the whole stereotype that "black" people can and will not support each other, NO MATTER WHAT. Regardless of the color, this is an accomplishment. Is the hatred stemmed from the fact that Mattel produced a "Fair" skinned doll? Come on people.


1LightQT
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@jlew911: Was it HIU? If so, I KNOW of what you speak since I attended from 1988-1992. I remember that incident and also knew some girls who pledged on that line. Preciousdove1920: As your soror, I must say that I was completely embarrassed by your comment re: AKAs. That was insulting to say about our AKA sisters. NONE of us should be talking sideways about each other. Your comment was uncalled for and really made ZPHIB look BAD amongst our other Greek brothers/sisters and those who are non-Greek. We're ALL united together for a good cause, wearing different colors, but still in GREEK REPRESENTATION. As BluTiFuLLYMaDe stated: We need to stop bickering over meaningless nonsense, and move on. Divine 9, keep on PUSHIN!



Mocha1111
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JOIN MY BLACK ASIAN SORORITY... THE KUNG PAW TAO'S.... THE CONCEPT OF BLACK GREEKS IS SO FREAKIN STUPID TO ME... SORRY......STOP TRYING TO BE SOMETHING YOUR NOT.... JUST BE A FRATERNITY, STOP REPRESENTING ANOTHER CULTURE---DUMB NEGRO'S


mandingo7777
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Mandingo7777@graduate Stop being so sensitive and defensive because you could have ignored the story all together. And where do you get off telling people what or what not to do? AKA'S are primarily light skinned and even you know that. It is the general rule rather than the exception and there is a message there. I personally know AKA'S that are not light skinned as well. I will by one as a collectors item.


shango72king
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The Doll is right on point. She passes the "paper bag test" Google it!


SomethingAboutDomi
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@ RedBonegirl... U obviously must not be a true soror... If so, you should be ashamed of yourself! You sound dumb, but I will not entertain you any longer with your nonsense! *exhales* SKEEE-WEEEE my sorors!! The doll is beautiful, just like ALL my sorors!


dabaddestup
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@REDBONEGIRL, I am sure like many of you darkies she have had issues with accepting her skin color. WHAT THE FUCK YOU MEAN "YOU DARKIES"?B!TCH YOU SOUND LIKE AN IGNORANT WANNABE WHITE GIRL.YOU COME ON HERE TALKING SHIT ABOUT BROTHERS NOT WANTING BLACK WOMEN PLEASE!!!I GOT 2 SISTERS AND WE ALL HAVE "BROTHAS" THANK YOU VERY MUCH.I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU FROM BUT SPEAK FOR YOURSELF AND YO MAMA.I UNDERSTAND NO "BROTHAS" WANTED YOU AND YO MAMA.NOW YOU GOTTA TAKE IT OUT ON OTHER BLACK WOMEN PLEASE!!!HONEY YOU WILL FIND YOU SOMEONE 1 DAY OK.LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THOUGH ALL SHADES OF BLACK WILL ALWAYS BE "IN" I DON'T GIVE A CRAP HOW "PALE" YOU ARE! I AGREE WITH YOU HOTCOCOA. @RedBonegirl You are so rediculous....its funny. You teased dark skin girls & then you say you're proud to be black? The white girls were probably laughing @ your dumb a** b/c you wish you were them... & just b/c you're light does not mean you have "good" hair...trust. & btw who the heck says "darkies" wtf are you on? You have so much hate for your self you probably can't stand it. Get a life girl! you need to grow up before you have this child you are claiming to be pregnant with. Reevaluate the things you say...honestly b/c you sound like a dumb b***h. SHE ACTUALLY HAD THE NERVE TO SAY SHE PROUD TO BE BLACK.LOL THIS CHICK IS FUNNY.SHE WISH SHE WAS WHITE THAT'S THE POINT.JUST BECAUSE SHE LIGHT SKINNED SO WHAT.I HAD TO CALL HER OUT BECAUSE SHE TALKING ABOUT SOME "DARKIES"!GIRL DO YOU MAKE ANY KIND OF SENSE?I NEVER EVEN HEARD A WHITE PERSON SAY "DARKIES" SO YOU MAKE NO SENSE YOURSELF.I BELIEVE SHE IS A TEENAGER ON HERE TRYING TO START SHIT.THIS CHILD NEEDS HELP I WILL PRAY FOR HER.REDBONE DON'T SAY NOTHING BACK TO ME BECAUSE I HAVE A "LIFE" UNLIKE YOU I WONT BE ON HERE SAYING OH "I'M A REDBONE" OR THAT'S WHY BLACK MEN DONT WONT SISTAS!LOL YOU ARE A FUNNY CHILD. I THINK THEY SHOULD'VE MADE THE DOLL IN OTHER SHADES ALSO BECAUSE ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT FAIR SKINNED.WE COME IN ALL DIFFERENT SHADES.I SEE WHY MTO CALLED OUT THIS ISSUE.I KNOW ALOT OF YOU ARE TAKING UP FOR THIS DOLL BECAUSE YOU MAY BE "FAIR SKINNED" BUT THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO AREN'T FAIR SKINNED ALSO.


mizike
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I'M BLACK AND I'M ABOUT THAT COMPLEXION....WHY CAN'T THEY HAVE A LIGHTSKINNED BLACK DOLL TO REPRESENT BLACK PEOPLE? NOT ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE DARKSKINNED. WE COME IN ALL DIFFERENT SHADES...HELLO??


GGGB
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MOCHA1111 LMAO!!!THATS EXACTLY WHAT IM SAYING. OUR COMMENTS ARE NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH AND THATS WHY NO ONE HAS A REBUTTLE...


ThatgurlT
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The doll is beautiful but don't forget who is making it now!!


SomethingAboutDomi
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@Fendi... LMAO!


pinky1908
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First and foremost Skeee-Weee to all my beautiful sorors and hello to the rest of the divine 9 and second WoW is all that I can say about some of the IGNORANT COMMENTS POSTED I first discovered news about this Barbie in Essence magazine a few months ago and I am very greatful and happy as a memberof ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. Im very greatful that MAtel is honoring us with our own doll that I will be purchasing..


DrSheff
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Congrats to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha!!! Haters will be haters. Continue to serve this world as you have for the past 100 years. PHIIIIIIIIIII-SKEEEEEEEEE.


CALLIE
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Y'all making me want to watch School Daze.. GOOOD OR BAAD HAAAIRR!


Maria121
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That doll has splended african features and that's what makes her beautiful and black...not her color per se... When did white girls have big lips? Never. So RedBonegirl stop trippin off your color. That is such self hating racism to even have a name like that... it came from slavery and you are still a slave to it. Respect yourself.


2KONCEITED4U1911
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This is to "FendiFiend" - Now, I won't lie, what you said was a tad bit harsh, but you have my cheeks hurting. When I was reading your post, I fell out of my chair laughing. I have my frat brothers over here and they and rolling on the floor.


Auriel
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@ MOCHA1111...I totally agree. I never understood the whole greek thing and when I asked about it I was told "you have to have the passion to understand"...so I guess I don't have the "passion"..LOL!



MISSANN
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-2KONCEITED4U1911 I hate to hear people say black s don’t stick together that is such a false statement and if you say and think it then you are one of the blacks that don’t stick by your own. Redbonegirl- There is nothing wrong with loving yourself but, does that mean to bring others down? I will not say that you are ignorant because I don’t know you and every one is entitled to their own opinions but, I will tell you to pick up a book Mrs. proud to be black and catch up on your history


Rags2Riches
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Redbone Girl DID NOT GO TO COLLEGE. It is not possible. Her husband brought them a house, where did he bring it from? He bought a house. Please I can go on for days correcting her grammar. Her husband makes six figures or more??? It is either six or seven figures which is a lot more than six LMAO.


She_So_Fly
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As some have mentioned, I've always thought that AKA's where a predominantly light skinned sorority. At least that's how it was when I attended college 10 years ago. And the Zetas were predominantly dark. And as to this statement: And to all the proud AKAs out there - we're not trying to start no mess. But somebody had to ask the question ....<<<<--------And it had to be MTO to ask huh? Schitt starters. By the way the doll is pretty, and skin color is not the factor.


CaramelSunday
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Why do you all keep responding to RedBonegirl she is obviously NOT a black women, that person is just trying to get yall posting.... Another thing I think it's a great idea for the barbie to be caramel colored...for years all black barbies have been chocolate brown, which nearly 50% of most black women cannot relate too, theres nothing wrong with Matell showing that black women come in all colors of the spectrum. Please people we all know that Chocolate brown is beautiful, can we show that caramel brown is beautiful also...whats the big deal, please stop the anger against lighter black people its getting real old!


Morenita27
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MTO..TAKE A FUKKING LOOK AT MY AVATAR AND KISS MY CUBAN & BLACK CARAMEL ASS!! ALWAYS STARTING SHYT BETWEEN BLACK WOMEN ON THIS NO GOOD SITE!! THAT'S WHY I STOPPED POSTING COMMENTS FOR A VERY LONG TIME B/C YOU SEEM TO START SHYTT BETWEEN ME AND MY SISTERS ON HERE!! POSTING STORIES TO MAKE US VOICE OUR VALID OPINIONS SO THE NEXT PERSON CAN DISAGREE AND START AN ARGUEMENT!!


Morenita27
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AND THE DOLL IS BROWN SKINNED..HOW A ABOUT THAT?? BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK!!


Growing
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Seriously, MediaTakeOut. Seriously? As a black woman (who just happens to be Alpha Kappa Alpha), I am once again disappointed in your inability to celebrate black achievement. This story should not have even addressed skin color. I mean, Mattel has created a doll that celebrates a historically black sorority, and you are questioning her complexion?! It's organizations like yours that may very well have mainstream companies scared to even "go there" with us in fear of offending someone. Celebrate the obvious and stop pulling the race card! DANG!


Morenita27
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@REDBONEGIRL..ANYONE WHO'S SCREENNAME IS REDBONEGIRL OR ANYTHING THAT PERTAINS TO COMPLEXION HAS TO BE INSURE IN THE FIRST PLACE. yOU STATED THAT YOU WERE BAREFOOT AND PREGANT..COOKING IN A HOT ASS KITCHEN FOR YOUR HUSBAND..IF YOUR LIGHT SKINNED WAS SO OFF THE HOOK..WHY DIDN'T A RICH MAN WITH A MADE, NANNY, OR CHEF MARRIED YOUR NO GOOD ASS!! I AM BROWN SKIN AND I AM BEAUTIFUL..NOT THAT I HAVE TO EXPLAIN MY SELF TO YOU, HOWEVER I CAN STEP INTO A PARTY WITH MY FRIENDS AND I TURN HEADS..AND YES I STATED THAT..(IO TURN HEADS) YOU KNOW WHY?? ITS BECAUSE I AM BEAUTIFUL AND I AM NOT LIGHT SKINNED..I AM NOT LIGHT SKINNED AND MY FIANCE IS RICH..SO MY DARKY ASS WAS ABLE TO LAND A WEALTHY MAN BUT YOU LIGHT SKINNED, PROBABLY UNMARRIED ASS IS PROBABLY LIVING IN THE PROJECTS..I REALLY DO NOT MEAN TO BELITTLE MYSELF FOR A LOOSER LIKR YOU!! DOES THIS MEAN THAT YOU WILL LAND A BETTER JOB B/C OF YOUR LIGHT SKINNED, DOES THIS MEAN THAT YOU WILL FIND A RICHER MAN B/C OF YOU LIGHT SKINNED!! LIGHT, BROWN AND DARK WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL!! I KNOW THAT ONE OF YOUR PARENTS HAS TO BE DARKER THEN YOU ARE..IGNORANT ASS!! GIVE ME THE DEFINITION OF DARKY..YEAH BYYCH..EXPLAIN YOURSELF ABRUPTLY!!!! I HOPE YOU FUKKING BABY COMES OUT DARK SKINNED AND I BET YOU THAT IT WILL!!! AND NOT ALL DARKER WOMEN HAS BAD HAIR..WHAT DO YOU MEAN NAPPY HEADED DARK SKINNED?? EXPLAIN THAT...SO HOW COME I DON'T RELAX MY HAIR BUT MY FRIEND SHANTEL DOES??? EXPLAIN THAT..I KNOW YOUR ASS RELAXES YOUR HAIR SHNIQUE,,IGNORANT ASS!! MY SISTERS ARE LIGHT SKINNED AND WE ARE FAR FROM BEING SEGREGATED B/C OF THAT SKIN COLOR SHYTT!!


CaramelSunday
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@Morenita27 Dang girl why are u letting that dumb bitch get to you...she prob not even a black women! please stop the division between light and dark women ..by u making that comment you are only promoting this issue


MissGypsyEyes
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Ok seriously people this is why we as African Americans, have a hard time getting included in things. The damn doll isn't out yet and already people are complaining and bickering. It would be nice to make the dolls in all complexions to represent all African American women but think about it from a marketing/logical standpoint, where is the line drawn on the number of different skin tones? Do we include a doll for albinos? How many dolls of each skin tone will sell versus just having one doll which is a guaranteed to sell by virtue of being what it is? At the end of the day it's about making money and while all that multi-tonal crap may appeal to our sense of fairness, it's just another way to hinder the production of dolls for all of the black sororities. It goes from being a positive step forward to a big hassle that causes too many complications, and negative press. Let it go people! The doll is beautiful, she's made up neatly and doesn't have that garrish whore look all my black Barbies had. The doll was done with class and taste. As far as complexion goes if you stood my mother and her 6 siblings in a line you'd see every possible color in the spectrum so give Mattel a break, they're trying to do right. Accept the honor, be proud, be supportive, and try a little humility. Thank you Mattel, Here's hoping this is the start of something wonderful. FYI I'm not Greek affiliated, just adding my two cents.


prepster3107
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That doll looks just like me :) !!! I have no problem with it, its actually a beautiful doll we should be happy that we've evolved enough for us to be depicted in such an elegant fashion- Much love to the AKA's. MTO cut the shit ok, leave this one alone


2KONCEITED4U1911
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MISSANN - If my lack of choosing better words for viewing pleasure bothered you, then that's fine. "Stick by my own". What in the hell is that suppose to mean? My own is my immediate family.. What are you referring to?


Morenita27
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@CARAMELSUNDAY..I AM JUST SO MAD AT MYSELF B/C I REALIZED THAT THIS PERSON IS PROBABLY AN MTO EMPLOYEE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO COMMENT SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE THEIR MONEY!! BUT IF NOT, I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE WOULD REALLY BEHAVE THAT WAY B/C OG THEIR SKIN COMPLEXION..ARE YOU FUKKING KIDDING ME?? WHITE PEOPLE DOES NOT CARE..I WILL REPEAT..DOES NOT CARE ABOUT A SKIN COMPLEXION!! YOU WANT TO KNOW WHATS SO FUNNY?? THERES AN TECH GUY AT MY JOB WHO HAS A SPANISH LAST NAME BUT IS A DARKER SKINNED SPANISH PERSON..LIKE CARAMEL!! HOWEVER, TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT..MY BOSS WAS LIKE..YEAH, THE BLACK TECH GUY WHO HELPED US THE LAST TIME SHOULD COME BACK.,I WAS LIKE...SO ON AND SO ON..HE'S NOT BLACK..HE'S SPANISH..SHE SAID NO HE'S NOT..HE'S BALCK!! THEN SHE TURNED AROUND AND SAID..IS THERE A DIFFERENCE..I WAS LMAOOOO!!!


2KONCEITED4U1911
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Let me clarify myself.. To all who were offended by my use of the term "black" people, I sincerely apologize. However, for those of you who have an issue with this post, I would like to ask you a question? What is your race...Black, Caucasian, Hispanic??? Exactly my point. Think about it. Yo Baby Yoooooooooo


2KONCEITED4U1911
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"Thank you" FendiFiend. I am sending you some genuine Kappa Love.



CaramelSunday
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@Morenita27 IM SO SICK OF THIS SHIIT TOO! I HATE SEING US BLACK WOMEN SO DIVIDED WITH THIS ABSOLUTE BULLSHIIT SKIN COLOR CRAP, THE FUNNY THING IS THIS ALL STEMS FROM THE BLACK MAN DIVIDING US WOMEN INTO CATEGORIES LIKE WE ARE LESS THAN HUMAN! IT'S SAD TO SAY THIS BUT BLACK MEN ARE TURNING US AGAINST EACHOTHER, I DONT MEAN TO SOUND IGNORANT..BUT THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS WHOLE DARK/LIGHT ISSUE. IT IS TRUE THEY PRAISE LIGHT CHICKS AS MYSELF LIKE WE ARE A GODDESS. WHAT IT ALL COMES DOWN TO IS WE ARE ALL STILL BLACK AND WE LIVE IN A WHITE COUNTRY THAT DOES NOT GIVE ONE FLYING FUCCCCKKK HOW LIGHT OR DARK WE ARE! WE NEED TO GET OVER OURSELVES AND LOOK AT THE REAL ISSUES AT HAND, LIKE WHY SINCE IM LIGHT SKINNED PEOPLE AUTOMATICALLY THINK WHITE PEOPLE ACCEPT ME PLEASE...HAVE ANY OF YALL EVER BEEN CALLED AN ALBINO NIIGGER! I THINK NOT. SORRY I HAD TO GET THAT OFF MY CHEST...LOL!


williamsaka
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I love how MTO lightens the image (see how light and grainy the dress is?) we fight like crabs in a bucket. Sorors, let the haters keep hating- see you at Boule. Those those who've shown love, right back at ya.


BUTTABABY
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@FENDIFIEND, I'm talking about maybe 8/9 years ago when I was buying black barbies for my girl, I didn't see any shades of black other than chocolate. Maybe a few years after that, I saw lighter ones. That's when I found a doll that resembled her tone. But I still don't see any high yellow barbies. Not that it bothers me. I type in all caps sometimes and didn't know it was considered yelling. Didn't mean to offend u. Be blessed.


LiteraryDiva
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I was honored to be a presenter of a My Heart Beats AKA for the Centennial Founder's Day Celebration and assist with keeping Hon. Soror Elyse Whytes speech anchored while this great sooul and the oldest living member of the Tau Omega Chapter, (RIP, she left us soon after) read her very own words she wrote. I now have that sppech in my possession which holds the history of the oldest Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter which I meant to say in a video homage to the event on YOUTUBE under Heather Covington, but was viciously attacked for the mistake rather than folks hearing the message. I think the message is loud and clear here. MATTEL, INC. has recognized AKA and this is a tremendous landmark in the sororities history. I am in tears because as a child I always wanted a Barbie Doll of color and today young girls not only can obtain one as a collector's item, but celebrate the phenomenal achievements of the sorority my mother and I are members of. The ladies go out of their way to help and support others. The organization receives backlash for unrelated incidences of impressionable non-sorority members, but never gets the recognition its hard working members deserve. For an organization to have 200,000 members is a phenom and I know what kindof work it takes. I am proud of all Greeks and it would be nice for positive messages to accrue in the thousands in support of these beautiful ladies in all shades. I am not offended by the shade of doll chose because if you look at a black woman's hands and soles of her feet, she is as pale as white skin and so her body encompasses all colors of brown. The doll would be astronomically high to add sienna reds. It would either work best economical wise to be fair or very dark and either way ignorant folks are going to get offended. You can't please everyone anyways. I am not even fair skin and folks have insulted me and called me a black Barbie doll my whole life because of my hair length, but now I am no longer insulted. The AKA's have their own Barbie Doll. It's time to celebrate. Can I get some love up in here from my GREEKS from all sororities and fraternities. If the turn out in sales is grand I am sure MATTEL, INC. may just very well start a line of Greek Dolls. Say it is going to happen or am I out of line. And even if I am, be careful what you say and don't use your real name. This is not a Wendy Interview and I will hunt you down. LOL! Peace!


Maria121
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I don't know if RedBonegirl is a cracker or an oreo. Either way, she comes in cardboard box wrapped in celophane.


Outkast1914
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I have something to say to ANYONE and EVERYONE who thinks that us calling ourselves "Black Greeks" is "ignorant:" 1. Due to the proximity of their countries to Africa, Grecieans and Italians are the closest to African decent of any European culture. Read a book. 2. If you have a Bible scripture, a Asian symbol, or anything written in ENGLISH, you then, by someone's definition earlier, "are representing someone elses culture." If members of the Divine 9 choose to get brands and tats of something that represents what we believe in, who the hell are you to judge. 3. The history and advances of African people have been taken and stolen and shared for thousands of years, including by the Greeks. But that is no reason not to recognize the Greek achievements in philosophy and government just because your own culture is stolen.... But if an Irish kid or a French Kid pledges a Greek fraternity, then by some "educated" people in here, that then makes an "ignorant" because he representing a "culture that isn't his own." WHAT EFFING SENSE DOES THAT MAKE?! This entire thread, proves too things: 1. We get in our own damn way to much to progress. We so damn happy Barack is gonna running for President, but most of us would be to busy hating on the man for being lightskinned to help his a/s/s. 2. We all need to read more. Including myself....


Phat_Gemini
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The MTO staff that posted this is black. First off, the doll is pretty. It looks like any other black Barbie. I'm buying the Kimora Lee Barbie. MTO staff posted this because it is known, AKA is a cult. And when I say cult, they brain wash all the women. Yes back in the day you had to be light bright close to white. And if your mom was one then your in. The dark skin AKAs are tokens. They were being exposed so they had to put one on. I think Angie Stone is one. It's a good look over all, regardless of what they stand for.


RedBonegirl
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I love you too.


budrfli
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First off let me just congrats to the AKA's on their BEAUTIFUL African American Doll! Secondly, it hurts me to see the drama MTO has coughed up. I plan to one day pledge a sorority whether it be "real" or "paper" I'll still have the letters and be grateful during the process and I'll do my part but first and for most let it be known that when you go b4 God, He could care less what GREEK you've pledged as long as you served Him properly in doing so. . .this means thru (words, hurt, harm or danger) that you've not layed upon anyone during your time here on earth. The color factor will always be a deal bcuz we're BLACK period! She's just a doll, it won't get your bills paid at the end of the day. I'm voting 4 Obama but I'm almost afraid of him being in that position bcuz of how ignorant some of you acted 2day So, really this topic MTO was irrelevant, right? @REDBONE----I love you bcuz the God I serve created you. . .but I dislike the simple-minded mind frame that you've been dished out from your very uneducated ancestors (if that may be the case) anywho. . .the child that your carrying feeds off of your hate and yes luv it is "hate!" An trust and beleive that the day will come when your baby will turn around and do and say some of the things that you've displayed here 2day and all you'll be able to do is look just like what you are, again. . .simple-minded! I pray for and the baby, ur hubby (if he exists) and your family (if they even acknowledge you)and your friend if she has to cosign off of your ill behavior. Oh, and my pic is posted. Don't hate on God's GIFTED CREATION and don't underestimate the computer. . .you can be located!!!! Again, congrats to the AKA's. You have to praise God simply because of whom He is. Peace. BUDRFLI.


Shaton
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First of all, The Doll Is Beautiful!! Now, Mrs. RedBoneGirl, it's obvious to the average intellect that you are a PHANTOM. I say this because as 'bout it as you are trying to make us BELIEVE, (rich hubby, care free life, etc.), you would have the time, desire nor need to post such inflammatory comments. I mean, all the well-to-do women I know don't even frequent these types of sites! Their lives are full of enough problems ($$) to last a life time. If in the event you ARE an actual person, who's pregers by your "BIG, BLACK HUSBAND", just remember that genes fall where they choose. Regardless of the fact that your mother, grand-mother and great-grand-mother may have been 'light, bright & damn near white', does not negate the 'one-drop' reality, not law or theory...REALITY. Gene patterns have had a reputation for changing at any given time. Your child may be created with the melanin & hair of your BLACKEST ancestor. (they go hand-in-hand) Remember this, ALWAYS!! No matter how light you are, if you lived in the slave times, you'd still be considered a NI@@A!! real talk. Although, you would probably be nothing but a concubine to your master, but still a NI@@A, none the less. You may be light skinned with long & as you put it "real" hair, but that does not automatically qualify you as a PHYSICAL beauty. I've seen plenty of Dog-Faced, exotic looking women! lol! And it this is your case, I really feel for you! Its a bad deal to be physically UGLY as well as having an UGLYpersonality! Hopefully, your ugliness will be so overwhelming that it cancels out and you give birth to the most milk-chocolate, strikingly beautiful, baby girl who blossoms into a stunning, Afro-Asiatic type stallion that grows more beautiful as you age and decay. Now don't be abusing her cuz she takes all your shine as she comes of age! Don't be jealous when she accomplishes all the goals you left to the wayside 'cause you were so self- absorbed. Remember that "The Blacker The Berry, The SWEETER The Juice & The Darker The Flesh man, The Deeper The Root"!! -Tupac Shakur Oh yeah, have you ever heard the saying that, "Empty Cans Make The MOST Noise"? Dismiss yourself, Mrs. RedBoneGirl. This is not a good look. ~peace. From a DARK girl that loves to TAN!!!


YourBrainMyToy
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Black Greeks??? that is the STUPIDEST THING EVER or what? Why not an African sorority? Dumb nickus always following what the oppressors do.


mocha_luv
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FIRST ALL SKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SORORSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Fall 92 Xi Upsilon NOW...lets be real...the doll is NOT light and the doll is NOT dark...that is a caramel colored doll and She represents ALL black women in the sisterhood...all Stereotypes asides...this sorority is equally yoked with all the hues that represent the African American culture...Instead of just being congradulatory...people want to find SOMETHING, ANYTHING to diminish the moment...to have MATELL make its FIRST African American Greek Letter Organization barbie is HUGE in itself...and for it to be OUR SORORITY is a beautiful thing...STOP THE HATE PEOPLE...WE ARE MAKING STRIDES...who knows one day maybe all the sororities will have a doll...we are just leading the masses as we always have done and always will do!


RedBonegirl
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@Shaton First,take those tracks out of your hair and like everyone else, Stop Hating. and yes my man is big black and thick with the pockets and the cock to match..


2KONCEITED4U1911
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Outkast1914 ~ Thanks for the post.


2KONCEITED4U1911
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Well, my fellow "Brother In The Bond" and other Greeks and Sorors, I have to be in my office early in the morning so I am signing out from MTO. I will return tomorrow. Goodnight. I'm pretty to left I'm pretty to my right I'm sooooooo damnnn pretty I can't stand my pretty sighhhhhhtt Yo Yooo Yooooooo.



nappytop
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Redbone Girl DID NOT GO TO COLLEGE. It is not possible. Her husband brought them a house, where did he bring it from? He bought a house. Please I can go on for days correcting her grammar. Her husband makes six figures or more??? It is either six or seven figures which is a lot more than six LMAO. My thoughts exactly! You can tell by the grammar and sentence structure in her posts that she is not an educated woman. Class of 2000? A GED class maybe. Additionally, there is no way possible to predict your daughter's complexion, my light skinned sister, aunt, as well as my very own mother can attest to that fact! I agree with you on one thing..all black women should lay off the weave and relaxers. I for one am chemical free and weave free. Do yourself a favor and try to educate your daughter. In the past, skin color was a factor in the dating game in the black community; but from what I can see men are using the dark sisters, the light sisters, and the damn near white sisters. Tip of the Day: Learn to read, write, and spell sister.


nappytop
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Redbone: Have some tact! A woman of your status should not speak in that manner. It's so vulgar. Wear your pearls with class girl!!!!! LOL


mocha_luv
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@ RedBone are you a member of our sisterhood? if so, you should be ashamed...alpha kappa alpha is a sisterhood of ALL shades of women...or goal is uplift all women...how can you blatantly voice superiority over the darker sisters of the organization...that's not sisterhood RED and it's just mean...I am a light skinned, long haired sistah too...but i dont profess to be greater than any...we are all apart of this for a common interest and goal...and to put down a sister of the organization for having short or kinky hair or a weave or dark skin is not upholding your vow...do you see what i mean?


Morenita27
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@CaramelSunday!! Dark skinned black men loves light skinned women and light skinned brothers loves brown and dark women and you have them that loves both!!! That ghetto mantality about them praising a light skin woman over a dark skinned or brown sister is so stupid and played out!! I get both parties trying to hit on me..if your beautiful, your beautiful! Complexion does not matter..its all about the features!! Great example..do you think that Solange is as pretty as Beyonce?? Or Solange looks better then Latoya Luckett of Keyy Washington b/c she's lighter..yes, perfect example!! I think not!! Ita all about your features and your personality at the end of the night!! When I walk into a room, I lift my head up high and thats what makes mw so attractive..not b/c of my omplexion!! That light skinned dark skinned shyt is so ghetto, but a man with class will not behave that way..all they want is someone who is disease and bagge free!!!


Morenita27
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I meant disease and baggage free!! LOL..damn this laptop!! Its on my lap..thats why its called a laptop!!


budrfli
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Hey BEAUTIFUL BLACK LADIES!!!!!!!! Stop letting REDBONEGIRL get yall all worked up over her empty headedness. That's just addin' fuel to her fire! Again, it's just a doll and she's just as as hollow as it! (meaning just the doll. . not it's purpose).


Offmymind
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@REDBONEGIRL, If you are an actual person, REALITY CHECK BITCH YOU'RE STILL A NIGGA, the one thing your family obviously didn't school you on is the "one drop rule" I don't care how light you skin is or how long your hair is hanging down your back one drop of nigga blood makes you just as low as the rest of us yo may think you got it going on because of your complexion but by white society standards you're just an average nigga, so get on board!


doedoe1911
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Wow... I think we have forgotten whats important here... This post was designed to recognize a significant achievement for the first and oldest black greek letter sorority. I think this is a great accomplishment not only for the AKA's but for the black race as a whole. So what if the doll is a lot lighter than what people expected. It is designed to give honor to a great organization. We need to stop tearing each other down and start by building up ourselves and our communities. If we dont, no one else is. Its a shame to see so much hate in this post against one another from our people. People can say what they want to say about Greek organizations but you shouldnt let that represent who you are. Yes I am a Kappa man but before Kappa, I am a GOD fearing proud BLACK MAN! From one Pretty Boy, to a clan of Pretty Girls, I say CONGRATULATIONS!


Professional
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You black hating ass ho"s are so oblivious to marriage that you Hating ass ho"s don’t want to believe me. what you Ho"s want me to do take a picture and post it on here like you lonely chickens ( never I’m to fly for that )My man is right here next to me telling me to leave you hater’s alone but this is too fun.. Want to walk in my shoes? Of course you do.


Nails
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Here we go again. MTO always trying to put blacks aginst each other. Yes, I am an AKA, and proud to be. We are classy women, and come in all shades. It goes back to when master would put lighter women over the darker sisters. It is 2008, it they wanted to make a doll who is to say they are not going to make other shades of the doll. People please stop that madness and the hate, love yourself and don't let anyone make you feel inferior to them because of your color. Stop the Hate, SKEEEEEWEEEE


capricorn44
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y do the doll have 2 have light skin and eyes? y cant it have dark skin and eyes i swear y do so many people think light skin is so prettier than dark skin


lyriical
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whO car3S ! that doLL isz mad pr3ttty. stOp hatin MT0 !


Shaton
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@professional aka "RedBoneGirl"; WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU--'REDBONEGIRL'??!! OH YOU THOUGHT WE WOULD NOT KNOW WHO YOU YOU WERE IF YOU CHANGED YOUR AVATAR NAME? WE'D KNOW THAT INCORRECT GRAMMAR & SPELLING ANYWHERE! "...OBLIVIOUS TO MARRIAGE..."? BIZ-NICH, TAKE YOUR PSYCH MEDS AND GO TO BED. YOU'RE DOING TOO MUCH. OH, BTW--MOST WOMEN WHO ARE 'REALLY' MARRIED, REFER TO THEIR PARTNERS IN NEARLY ALL OCCURANCES AS; "MY HUSBAND"...NOT, "MY MAN". DUH, GET IT TOGETHER. YOU'RE A HORRIBLE CON. AND WHAT YOU SEE ON MY HEAD IS CALLED A "STRAW SET" (cuz i do agree that tracks is wack!!) AND YUP!---I AM ALL PERMED UP, CAUSE I GOT SOME KINKY AZZ HAIR & ALOT OF IT! & I LIKE TO DO ALOTA DIFFERENT SHYT TO IT. so what? A REAL WOMAN DOES NOT MEASURE HER WORTH BY THE LENGTH OR TEXTURE OF HER HAIR OR THE COLOUR OF HER SKIN. SHE IS MEASURED BY HER CAPACITY TO LOVE. HER PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE. HER TONGUE IS NURTURING & NOT WICKED. My chocolate gurlz---Don't fret over this appearant dullard. This has been going on since the beginning of time. The love of Solomon, the King's life was a DARK chick. She was scorned by her own brother's and sisters because she was so black, and made her work in the vinyard! Check it; Song of Solomon 1; Dark am I, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon. [c] 6 Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I have neglected. 7 Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?" See, she thinks that he's ashamed of her because of her complexion, right? But check this, Solomon comes right back and explains to her; " 8 If you do not know, MOST BEAUTIFUL of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds. Lover 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels. 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver. ...AND THEN SHE COMES BACK LIKE; "Beloved 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance. 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts. 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi." ...THEN HE COME RIGHT BACK LIKE; "Lover 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves." He's basically saying, "I WANT YOU COVERED UP AROUND MY FRIENDS CAUSE you SO BEAUTIFUL (not just 'pretty') THESE FIGGAS MY TRY TO KILL ME TO GET AT YOU! YOU DIDN'T KNOW?" -real talk (dang, that was real romantic stuff!) But forreal, Aye, are you REALLY angry at dark-skinned women because your "man" left you for a cocoa-puff, maybe? What's the real deal gurl? Let's stop the hate, and start the HEALING. ~peace. From a DARK girl that loves to TAN!!!


Shaton
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...and talk, obviously!!! lol!


MissAmErica1007
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CONGRATS AKA's!!! The doll is gorgeous. People shouldn't look into this to deeply or analytically and just enjoy it for what it is.



takeitorleaveit
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I think it is cute!


creolehoney
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man what ya'll talkin about!! MTO PLEASE DON'T TELL ME YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE A.K.AS ORIGINALLY DIDN'T ACCEPT ANYONE ABOVE THE 'PAPERBAG' COLOR????? i know ya'll watched that spike lee movie stop fronting. that's history baby, that's why the DELTAS (HELL YEAH!!!) broke off from the AKAs in the first place because they thought you should focus on EDUCATION because it's not all about YOUR LOOKS.


Outkast1914
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@ 2KONCEITED4U1911- 'preciate that Greek @ YourBrainMyToy- Do you have any tattoos in English? Do you speak english (obviously you do, you managed use the England's language to post a message), do you have a Playstation? Ever eat a pizza? Well then genius, you have "stolen" something from another culture. You need to memorize swahili or some ish, move back to Africa and renounce your education, you name and change everything you ever knew. Are you ready to do that?! Let me remind you of something: EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS DECENDED FROM AFRICA. Therefore, the term "black Greek" is an oxymoron, because they are genetically related to us. The differences are cultural, and as we know (though you don't seem to), a large part of their culture came from us. In a roundabout (very roundabout) way, its us taking something that was stolen from us and embracing the positive aspects of it and taking it back. Why don't you try embracing knowledge instead of that cop-out "oppressor ish" Hell, you probably married to that dumb a/s/s broad redbonegirl...


Nails
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Another example when a lighter women is with a darker guys many times they say the guy makes comments like" do you think you are all that because you are light", I feel like, can they help what they are. And the same when you see a light couple together, comments are" I have never seen a light couple together. Blacks are the most divided people, it is a disgrace. Get it together. Love yourself and love who you want to love, don't let haters get to you.


GGGB
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@Outkast 1914 1. I dont think it takes reading a book for anyone to know that Italy and Greece are close to Northern Africa. Some European scholars even like to deny that Egypt and other parts of North Africa are in fact apart of the vast continent. Anywho I never heard of any intermixing between the Africans with Greeks or Italians. I will in fact research this. However I do know for a fact that the Moors from Africa occupied Spain for about 400 years or so and there was some intermixing there. Food for thought. 2.Yes unfortunately as a person indigenous to Africa I am here in the United States of Amerikkka and yes I am typing in American English. Definitley not my choice. Last time I checked my ancestors were kidnapped from Western Africa and spread out across the Americas and the Caribbean. This is the very reason why we as Africans dont know our language ,god or nothing about our people.If the members of the Dillusional 9 want to get tats and brands you damn right thats their business just like my opinion about it is my business. 3. Look at you defending your GREEKDOM... Oh how you worked so hard for this and how dare anyone disrespect it! This is truly sad! Their achievements (surely not all but plenty)were in fact orignial ideologies, concepts and theories of the people of Ancient KMT. Talk about plagiarism. Nobody is trying to sit around and bash or take anything away from the Greeks but I find it disgusting how many people dont know the greatness that has come out of Africa but want to boast about Greeks and their achievements as if they are really Greek.We gave this gift of greatness to the real Greeks. Our culture wasnt just stolen our entire HISTORY was stolen. You so called Greeks sit and study so damn hard the history of your organization and the greek alphabet and all this other nonsense yet you dont know sh!t about your own history. SMH... Thats what the white supremacy system does to your brain. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds! 4.If an Irish or French Kid wants to pledge a Greek fraternity yes they are representing another culture yet they have one key thing in common. They dont produce any melanin which makes them WHITE. They still can identify with each other because of their skin color. The very reason why Black Greek Letter organizations were established was because they were not accepted into the white GREEK fraternities or sororities. So they duplicated their own and tried to be as much like the other Greeks as possible.


mzzversace15
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@ graduate do you go to Hofstra, because I go there, and there are a lot of dark-skinned AKAs, but I've seen MORE fair-skinned AKAs there too. I wanna pledge DELTA anyway


ChanelDatStar1
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**I personally don't care about the dolls complexion! I'm just happy that black women are being celebrated for their ACCOMPLISHMENTS and not how they look** -Chanel #1


Nails
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One more thing you have bad seeds in every organization. Nobody is perfect, so for the other organizations making negative statements, let's take a closer look at your's and the skeletons in it. No sorority is perfect, but it is for the betterment of US. So don't look at redbone as what AKA stands for. Just do what is best for you.


GGGB
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@mybrainmytoy I think you should take it as a compliment that you were called a genius. I mean the idea of an African sorority or fraternity for Africans over a Greek one is pure genius. Instead of learning the Greek alphabet we would be learning the alphabet and possibly the language of an African country. I mean it is more logical. But who wants to be logical anymore. Not a damn person on this site.


Outkast1914
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@ GGGB 1. The migration of the people of Africa to other parts of the world is what led to the what we have today. Africans "discovered" most of the world way before anyone ever decided to write it down. That's how the Moors got to Spain. 2. Slavery wasn't a choice. We got f**ked. But we were sold into slavery by our own people, and a system of slavery existed well before Columbus stole America. (and before I continue, let me say this in bold letters: I AM NO CONDONING SLAVERY). Difference is, their color made it possible for them to intergrate; ours didn't. 3. If you think we are dilusional, fine. I respect your opinion. I am defending my organization and the 8 other ones like it. Or organizations may be named after Greek letters, but I defend the principals and beliefs they stand for. We still represent on thing: the upliftment of African-Americans in higher education by providing organizations to form strong relationships and foster growth and education in the black community. The name is not what is important, the work and relationships are. 4. You speak of the Black Greeks conforming to the standard of using Greek letters instead African letters. The social climate of the early 1900's mandated that in order to change the climate of the time, you had to conform to the social norms of the time. Working within the established system allowed us a vehicle to CHANGE the system. Some of our greatest leaders came from "Black Greek" organizations. Where would we ALL be without them? My main thing is this we just need to be happy they got a doll. I personally can't believe I let myself get dragged into this thread, but something about it pulled me in. I respect your opinion though. You make good points. Your avitar looks cute too...(wink)


mszdopeglam
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@hotcocoa, girl i agree w/ everything you said about that stupid wack bxtch redbonegirl . yea alot of dudes do say light skinned girls p*ssysz smell (and i dont mean all but some n/i/g/g/a/s have said thats)and thats some are nasty tricksz ! i`m dark skinned and i get compliments all the time . dudesz always wanna get at me . and stupid redbonegirl, hoe at the end of the day your still black ! white people are gonna look at your wack ass as a black perosn and are caliing you a n/i/g/g/e/r right behind your back. and how dare you say your proud to be black and your putting down your own black people . you she be fxckin` ashamed of yourself. and then u got a nerve to say thats your seccesful because your light skinned , smh , look at oprah winfrey she dam sure aint light skinned and she one of the richest woman, look at conderlisa she is very succesful and shes dark skin. so trick b4 you start poppin off about black people educate your dum azz first and make since !


mszdopeglam
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o yea and u claimed u made fun of "darkies" in sckool i would have straight up f*cked u up if u made of fun of me . i really cannot stand bxtches like you


FredFlintstone
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always a complaint ,viewers, always a complaint !!


FredFlintstone
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Nah-ouH ! 'Bey' has a weave, this doll doesn't .


Scoobydo
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@REDBONEGIRL You do not sound like ANY of the AKAs I know. You sound more like a hood-rat who married a drug dealer.......that's why you have a big house, a big black man, and are barefoot and pregnant. You have been raised to believe (like so many of our ancestors who were raped by their slavemasters) that to be light-skinned is to be above your African counterparts. I remember when I attended Howard University in 1970, light-skinned women were considered the "Ideal Howard Woman". Then Homecoming came, and Miss Howard waw dark-skinned and sported an afro!! This news hit every paper in the South.......that is when things began to turn around and we sisters of a darker hue really began to take pride in ourselves. Before long, almost every "redbone" on campus was knotting her hair up, sporting afros and dashikis. What does that tell you?? You need to get your head out of your red ass and recognize that those days of "light being right" are over and done............. To all AKAs, congratulations on your achievements. There would be no DST if it were not for AKA.......OOOOOOO-OOPP!!



Scoobydo
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@REDBONEGIRL .....and "waw" is "was".....typo, in case you decide to scream on my mistake.........LMBAO!!


CurryDiva
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PLEASE LAY OFF OF THE LADIES OF THE PINK AND GREEN!!!


TheRose
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What we really need to ask is why are her eyes grey or light. What is wrong with having brown eyes!!


blackkatleo
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I think this doll is beautiful! Maybe the other Black Greek organizations will soon have their own Barbie and Ken.


preciousdove1920
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@ TeamSororNellie1908: You must be one of the ones I'm talking about. I rest my case.


charmer22
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yeah okay where is the Delta Barbie and the Omega Ken ?......ooooh oooop


MZSP
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ok i cant stand these chicks lol <~~ not the sorority type


kcire10
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@Outkast1914 This is in no way a retaliatory response, just trying to shed some light. Calling yourself a Black Greek is an oxymoron (like u said above). Reasons why: 1. It’s true that Portugal and Spain are only separated from Africa by the Mediterranean Sea (the Middle East is separated from Africa by the Red Sea, even though a small land bridge still connects Israel and Egypt), but u don’t see them breaking their necks to try and be anything but Greek or Italian. 2. Bible scriptures, Asian symbols, or anything written in English comes directly from Africa, if u know your history. The English language takes from Greek, Latin and Arabic languages which, in turn, took from African languages (numbers, Metu Neter – hieroglyphs, etc.). 3. I don’t give credit for plagiarism. That’s like giving Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) credit for discovering America, a straight lie. And if a French kid or Irish kid pledges a Greek fraternity that is being ignorant, but most of them know about their own culture, unlike many of us, so how many of them do u see doing so? @ your other comment: Eatting pizza, speaking a certain language or getting a tattoo has nothing to do with stealing anything. Stealing means to take something unlawfully. I didn’t know u could eat pizza unlawfully if u paid for it or unlawfully take a tattoo, likewise. What it all comes down to is we have to learn how to want to learn about ourselves. We so busy learning about everybody else’s culture that we have no time for our own. Check out http://www.afrostyly.com and http://daghettotymz.com and check it out. There are more sites but these 2 will get u started. @ GGGB Africans, Italians, and Greeks did intermix. Along with any other peoples who invaded Africa. U on point with everything else.


duceconstant
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when it comes to black, it dont matter the shade family we all are black.. from albino to blue black its all beautiful.. it looks like mattel just found a medium like a middle color of black to make the doll!! but my aunty is an aka and she dark though


kcire10
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@Outkast1914 1. Incorrect. Moors took over Spain because of Gilbril Tarik. He was an African chief who converted to Islam when the Arabs invaded Morocco. He then became General of the Arab-Moorish army of Musa Ibn Nusair and was left in charge of Tangiers and was Governor of Maritania. He befriended Count Julian, Governor of Cueta, who encouraged him to invade Spain and during the second invasion of Spain(early to mid 700 A.D), he defeated King Roderick, thus beginning the Moorish rule of Spain until 1492. 2. Slavery did exist in Africa long before the Europeans were ever thought of but the there are few similarities between the African system and the European system. Slavery in Africa consisted of paying back a debt. And often times, those who were slaves turned out to become kings in the very houses in which they were slaves. Europeans, on the other hand, used it to dehumanize. Even though this type of slavery was against English law, the Christian church supported. But this did not start with the enslavement of Africans; it started with the enslavement of other Europeans and Indians (Native Americans). They don’t like to tell u that Europeans also enslaved their own. African enslavement became more promising only after Europeans began to get their Maritime skills back and the trade between them and the Portuguese blew up. The two types of slaves the Europeans had were, 1. redemptioners – agreed servants who were paying back their passage debt and 2. Indentured or “Indented” – those who were pretty much like African slaves (can be whipped, etc.) but their children could not be born into it. Both of these types of slaves were kept for years but the difference was that Indentured slaves were bounded by contract. 3. & 4. No need to go there. It’ll take too long to explain. But keep in mind, churches, community center groups and the like do these same things. And have you ever heard of Paul Cuffe, Martin Delany, Edward Blyden, Frederick Douglas, The Haitian Revolution. Read up on your own fam.


GGGB
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1.Yes the Africans did in fact come before Colombus and were in the Amercias years before he was.They came to Mexico aroud the 8th century B.C.E. and had a positive relationship with the Olmec people. This is evident from Olmec sculptures in Mexico that have the defined features of Africans.The reason the Moors conquered Spain so easily is because Morocco is damn near touching Spain. 2.Yes our own people did sell us into slavery and yes slavery did exist in Africa well before the Europeans came to Africa and decided they were going to use us for free labor. However the slavery in Africa was nothing like Euroepan slavery. The enslavement of Africans by the European was solely for financial gain. African slaves were more so indentured servants for other Africans. This wasn't a life long thing like slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean at the hands of the European. I dont understand what you mean by saying their color made it easy for them to integrate and ours didnt. Why would their color make it easy for them to integrate and not us. Where is this term integrate coming from? Integrate with whom? 3. You are defending your organization as well as others which is cool but I just hope you are as passionate when and if defending or taking a stand for Africa (the motherland) which so many people love to ignore. The name of the organiztion is important because words are used as symbols and they are very powerful. 4. Conformity is not a good thing all the time.Why are you conforming and to whose standards are you conforming? Make up your own standards instead of living up to society's. Ofcourse it happens but you lose a sense of self when you conform. People that conform lose touch with who they are and want to be something else.A person with no knowledge of their history is like a tree with no roots. I know some "Black Greeks" who can spit the same sh!t that I am saying. I have respect for them because yes they consider themselves "Greeks" yet they know they are African before they are "Greek" and they never forget that.Not even with a whole bunch of para on.They realize a piece of paper, a process and 3 Greek letters told them they were "Greek".They aknowledge their African roots and greatness way more than they aknowledge being Greek. Their black skin that they cant change is more powerful and important. I am proud of the many Africans that are in Greek organizations that have contributed so much positivity and upliftment for the black academic community just the Greeks but we as a people need to realize that we came from greatness. Our history didnt start as slaves in the Americas and the Caribbean like they tell us. Lets take it back to the basics and be the kings and queens that we are and love and embrace our HERITAGE AND HOMELAND WHICH IS AFRICA. If we do this we will love ourselves which in turn will stop all of this self-hatred we have going on that we express towards each other. We need unity thats what we need.


GGGB
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*Not just the Greeks but we as a people need to realize we came from greatness...


Anthow
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i hate i missed this convo yesterday :(


Anthow
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shout outs to all the Beautiful AKA's


Shinningstar
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It's a very pretty doll. If I had a daughter I would definately buy one for her.



Mom2Girls
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Very pretty doll. Also why the surprise? AKA's are 'typically' lighter in complexion. This is no plot to divide Black women. Traditionally AKA's looked a certain way and this doll represents the 'typical' AKA. Sure there are darker AKA women but that is not the majority or how the majority is perceived and dolls are made to be representative of their model. Watch if they ever make a Delta doll, she will be darker for the same reasons.


Lupitags2
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@ANTHOW: DON'T BE MAD THAT U MISSED THIS CONVO YESTERDAY, U DIDN'T MISS A THING!..AND HOW ARE YOU TODAY? WHERE DO YOU RESIDE???


obouie
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Black people get over it, what does it matter. First we argue black is black, then it aint black enough, WTF! Is going to satisfy you.


MzButtafly1908
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If the doll was dark skinned then everyone would be complaining that it's too dark, so obviously this proves you can't please everyone. As an AKA, like my other sorors have said, we come in all shapes, shades, personalities, backgrounds, etc.... People need to step away from these stereotypes, not just about AKA's but in general. Too many people base their opinions on hearsay and are quick to judge. Skee Wee My Sorors


duceconstant
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THATS RIGHT KCIRE10 AND ALSO IT WAS ALL PROPHESY AS WELL!! LOOK AT The STORY OF JOSHUA AND HIS BROTHERS SELLING HIM OFF into slavery!! Thats us the whole bible ,front in back is about us black people ,THE REAL PEOPLE OF GOD!!! The savage europeans brought in guns and traded them to already tribal warring chiefs for slaves!! Just imagine family if you could sell off someone you hate at this very moment with no repercussions what so ever!! Most of you would do it ,but not me:) Anyway our brothas did'nt know what them devils had planned for our people though!!!(over 400 years of the worst bondage through the anals of history(


cbloxie
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@realwoman...I'm confused, are you saying that I look like I belong in the 80's or that I'm "fugly"? LOL Either way, you just represent every other female who has a need to talk bad about someone, just to do it! WACK! But thanks just the same, you make me feel even more pretty, literally...ALL MY HATERS:)


lwest1959
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Thats Crazy being a AKA WOman does not consist of Skin color, it consist of community service,Your G.P.A. and the way that you carry yourself as a young lady. The sorority itself has a large amount of Dark-Skinned Women,Also different races itself. It doesnt matter if the Barbie Doll was Light skinned,Dark Skinned,CHinese or White.It's representing 100 years of Sisterhood.And it's the Mother of All Black Sororites


miasmommy
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I've seen plenty of responses, and this post has gone completely out of control. From us being light skinned, nappy headed, and so on and so forth. Women come in all colors, and as women we should first be proud with who we are. Secondly we should not put ourselves higher than we should. Redbonegirl really made us Blacks as well as AKA's look very "Snooty". I'm not an AKA,but will be soon. My mother is an AKA, and my sister is an AKA from the Beta Chapter. I have come in contact with alot fo AKA's, and they are very down to earth. I have met some snooty ones, but not like redbonegirl. You can be conceited to a certain extent. I'm not light, but i'm carmel, and I have long hair and it's not nappy. So therefore it dosn't matter what's your hair texture is like or your skin complextion, but it's about how you represent yourself. If she is an AKA it's terrible that she has to act that way. So what if your light skinned or have long hair. Your actually slapping God in face for saying that you hate black "Darkies". He made us black "Darkies" in his image. Also if you have to degrade others to make yourself look good you must feel pretty bad about yourself. Your husband "Brought" you a house? It's bought sweetie. Also if he loves you so much you should know his net worth, and what he brings home. To make you clearer it's his house. So that means if he we're to leave you today where would you stay? I truly believ you are some young woman who wants to make herslef look good. Any real women who wanted to make a valid point would make sure she is stating it correctly. You have so many typo's it's sad. I know a smart rich man doesn't want a dummy. I'm sure there's alot of women and men on here who are successful who doesn't have to brag. Your eight months pregnant, and have a rich husband? What are you doing wasting your time on here degrading people? Why are you bragging about your husband, a real woman brags about herself. I am engaged to my child's father, but I do have a plan for my life. If he was to leave me what would I fall back on. You don't depend on no man sweetie. My child's father makes 6 figures, but 6 figures doesn't mean your rich honey. We still have bills just like anyone else. I would describe myself as wealthy, because i'm no higher than anyone else. I'm never on mediatakeout, but today my sister was on, and I read redbonegirl comments, and they we're sad. It's not mean, it's not cruel, but it's sad to see someone who's black with the same roots as me degrade her people. If we we're back in slavery times she would be picking cotton right with us. It's time for us as Blacks to stand together. Another thing, since your life is so "Perfect" it's my husband bought us a home, and not a house. A house is just something that stands, but a home is a a real family stays in. Obviously you made all that you said up, and if you didn't you gave AKA's a bad look, but I still want to become an AKA, because the it's my legacy. How can you be forced in AKA? It's your life, and your decisions. Meaning that you are not a true Sorror if you never wanted to join the sorrority. I would hate to see how your baby would grow up thinking she is better than others. I know as for my child, and my child on the way. They will grow up accepting all, because everyone doesn't have to deal with your or like you. My children are no different from anyone else. My baby is redboned, and so is her dad, but that doesn't give her the right to curse our others, and say how others are nothing! It's sad that you are 8 months pregnant, and on the Internet cursing people out. When I was pregnant with my first I was resting, and not causing trouble. For the record all that you called everyone on here you called yourself.


SodiumAH05
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SKEE_WEEE to all my sorors on here. This doll is absoulity beautiful and represents all of us and what we stand for.


GreatGlam25
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damn im a day late...I cant believe yall fell into REDBONEGIRL's trap.... back to the doll...how many black people in your family has green eyes... no we are not there yet


GGGB
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@KCIRE10 THERES NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN ENLIGHTENED BROTHER. MUCH RESPECT.


duceconstant
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@RedBonegirl You probabaly a transexual a$$ cracker on here trying to stir up mess...But if you're really a sister your a sad case of self hate and the thorough job that enemy did on us making us a dead people!! Dead spiritually, mentally and morally!! You are a perfect model of the willie lynch system!!! But this enemy dont care about our complexion, you get outta line and they will treat you the same as they'd treat a beautiful blue black sister...you need help..9544


Pinkaka08
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An Ear-piercin' SSSKKKEEEE-WWWEEE to all my Sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc! We are the oldest African American Sorority and this doll has been in the making for over a year. Why is she so light... please know that those old adages about AKA's being fair skinned- NO TRUTH. We come in all shades. Look at me- Honey Brown!


KeepEmH8tn1908
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preciousdove1920, My Soror TeamNellie schooled your butt! LOL! Dang, your own Soror checked your behind and you’re still flapping your gums; you are such an embarrassment.


OldOtisSupreme
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**ATTENTION** OL' OTIS CAME TO DROP A LIL' KNOWLEDGE ON YOU NEGROES... IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE REAL ORGIN OF YOUR FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES. GO TO YOUTUBE AND SEARCH "BOULE".THERE ARE SEVERAL VIDEOS EXPLAINING WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT STARTED.IT'S TIME YA'LL WAKE UP FORREAL.



TeamSororNellie1908
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Soror KeepEmH8tn1908, who are you speaking of? Insignificant people are not acknowledged; they are erased. If their own don't claim them then you know they are obsolete. I'm going to DC on Tuesday. Are you going Soror?


KeepEmH8tn1908
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I hear you TeamSororNellie1908; DELETE! Soror I am leaving Sunday for DC. Hit me up at my hotmail account so we can meet up in DC. Skee Wee!


1Way_AKA
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Soror's KeepEmH8tn and TeamNellie I will be flying in on Monday. Email me at my yahoo. I can't wait! To all Soror's, let this go. We are about to embark on history so this mess right here is what? MESS! We know what AKA is about and how AKA has contributed to communities since 1908 so let's focus and celebrate on 100 years of sisterhood and service. Skee Wee Soror's and safe travels to those going to DC!


OldOtisSupreme
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**ATTENTION** KNOW YOUR HISTORY. GO TO YOUTUBE AND SEARCH "BOULE" TO FIND OUT THE REAL ORGIN OF YOUR FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES.IT'S TIME YOU NEGROES WAKE UP. RUNNIN' AROUND PROUD OF SOMETHIN' THAT WAS ORIGINATED TO KEEP YOU IN CHECK.


Outkast1914
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@kcire10 I never claimed to be Greek. I am a member of a Black Greek Lettered organization. If anyone thought that, I apologize for not stating it more clearly. But to your statement about the Moors in Spain: My only statement was that the Moors are decedents of African people. Arabian tribes are also decedents of African people. Point taken, but I think we are saying the same thing here. I am well aware that the first languages, sciences and history all came from Africa. But my point is this: If those languages are all taken from African nations and languages, and if a lot of our African Culture was lost or destroyed during the rule of the French and British, shouldn’t we look at the cultures stole from us to find out more about ourselves, if nothing else because we can’t find anything about ourselves because it was taken? I made mention of Columbus earlier. Records show in some places that African tribes have discovered the Eastern Hemisphere some 200 years before Columbus. Again I know all about the Fredrick Douglas’ and Paul Caffes of our history. My point here is the modern Civil Rights Movement was formed and lead by members who were directly involved with The 9. @ GGB I believe we just have 2 different views on conformity. By using the system to form the 9, it became a vehicle to change the system. By initially conforming to what was accepted, it provided the vehicle that lead to the birth of our greatest leaders. I am always a black man first.Being Greek is something I am apart of. And as I am a black man, first and I have a love for my African history as well as my history in America. Somewhere in this, I guess ya’ll thought I some young kid who just loves stepping and party hops or something. Not the case. I take nothing away from our African history, but I also recognize the contributions that have been made in African-American history. Look, I get what you are all saying about the whole greek letters, they stole from us. It’s fine if you think Frats and Sororities calling themselves “Black Greeks” is stupid. That is your prerogative. I just have a problem with those who attack an organization that manages to stay relevant and active for 100 years. Not saying either of you do, but that came out a lot in this thread. I respect your both your points though.


Coro93
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That's Owt Much love to my fellow greeks, MTO you should be a little more responsible with your coonery and not subject this org to your uneducated extrapolations and slander. Roo to the pretty ladies of AKA much P&G Luv Roo!!!


pinkpanther03
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DESPITE WHAT COLOR THE DOLL MAY OR MAY NOT BE...THE FACT STILL REMAINS THAT THIS IS THE 1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN SORORITY DOLL MADE BY A MAJOR USA RETAILER...AND WHO IS NEXT WILL ALWAYS BE 2ND PLACE....


Tenshi1
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ON THE WEST COAST THAT IS WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE


mskiki
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@TexasGlamourChic THATS WHATS UP! girl u were on point! especially w/the light skin girls think that they dark skin girls are jealous of them HAHAHAHA so fukkin true! when i saw this i said oh boy here we go again! the light vs dark debate! personally i believe that ALL black ppl should shut the fukk up bout this light vs dark shyt! do u really think white ppl treat eachother different cuz one is tanner then the other?! NO! and u know why they still white! but oh no dont let it be black folks! "eww look at her she dark skin" "oh she cute for a dark skin girl" "oh im light skin so i know im cute"(yellow girls dont act like yall dont be thinkin that shit cuz u do!)"oh she's dark so she's not beautiful" GROW THE FUKK UP! ITS 08 GET REAL W/URSELF! yall are fukkin brainwashed by this shyt! dont no other race deal w/this shyt but us! how the fukk do u expect other races 2 take us seriously when we fight over a fukkin complexion?! come on now! i dont care how light or dark u are, u cant change UGLY, ugly is ugly! light skin girls stop THINKIN that every guy wants u or fantasizes bout u cuz not everybody finds u attractive! get offended if u want 2 cuz if u do then u know im tellin the truth! another thing, that redbonebitch oh she needa shut the fukk up cuz anybody can talk shyt behind a computer screen! u jus talkin shit jus 2 piss someone off and get attention, u claimin u pregnant like we supposed 2 fukkin care, i feel so sorry for that baby cuz he or she gonna have a dumbass mother! one more thing, judgin by the way that some of yall "light skin" folks up here are actin, if u claim that we are so jealous of yall or lighter is righter and all that shit then tell me why yall go for darker guys and why yall think u are and try so hard 2 b better then a nubian queen?! sounds like yall are the ones w/the issues! think bout that!


wackymoe
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AKA's have a bad history and i would never encourage my daughter to pledge. the simple fact that they approved a doll this color just proves they have not let go of the lighter than a paper bag test!!!! AKA's, you guys need to step up a little more to improve your reputation!!!!


Morenita27
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@MIASMOMMY..GIRL THAT WAS WELL PUT!! YOU ARE SO STUDIOUS AND I HOPE THAT YOU MAKE IT VERY FAR IN LIFE!!


carolinamary
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1.The doll is beautiful and we should be happy that AKA has a beautiful doll to celebrate our anniversary! 06, 08--the others were a little late! I was made in 1984 in a single letter chapter(I pledged a whole semester and am one of the last of the old school pledging) and come from generations of AKA's and I am proud of the doll and do not feel it is a slam against darker women. AKA's come in all shades and races and this doll was picked as "compromise" color to appeal to the people who might want to buy the doll. Most black Barbies are this brown color and the doll has African features so why all the hate? True, she does not have an afro but neither do 80% of black women in the US according to many polls. Congratulate, not hate. I am aware of AKA's history but that is a thing of the past! 2.Please pay no attention to Redbone girl as she is not an AKA as she does not seem well educated in her posts as she has grammar problems, brags about her man and not her own accomplishments(all real sorors talk of their own achievements, not who they married) and she used a vulgarism to describe her husband's genitalia and says she is barefoot and pregnant in the house her husband "brought" her and misuses the term legacy--she is not an AKA. She is an ill educated and ignorant ghetto wannabe with color issues. Please ignore this woman--she is not a lady of class and education and service which is typical of AKA. Famous Aka's are people like Hazel OLeary, Coretta Scott King, etc--not trash like Redbone 3.to the GDI's that are saying we should not be Greek but should be African, etc. You do not know what you are talking about because you are not a black Greek. Most of our rituals, etc, hark back to Ancient Egyptian mysical societies that used Greek so the other Egyptians would not learn their secerets; Alpha Phi Alpha has the pharoh and Sphinx imagery for a reason. Our old ceremonies like "the burning sands", "crossing",the death march, etc refer to the Egyptian desert where these rituals originally occurred, people, not Greece. I will not say more than that without going into our secrets. That is also why black Greek pledging, initiation,etc is somewhat different than that of their white counterparts. 4.Most of our major black leaders were Greeks and MLK was an active Alpha until his death. Greeks do a lot of good and more black people need to evaluate what we do rather than our so called image. Peace.


2KONCEITED4U1911
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@wackymoe ~ What reputation would you be referring to? I understand that SPEKIFIK people Kan tarnish their own personal reputation, but does it necessarily have to mean that the reputation of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is tarnished? What may go on at a University near you, may not be happening where I am located.


2KONCEITED4U1911
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@wackymoe~ I am sure that each of us Kan testify that we have heard some very devastating information about a sorority and/or fraternity, however, that doesn't mean that the reputation is Kompletely ruined or they, now, have a BAD rep. There's so much that Kan be involved with gaining a bad history though. Have you ever took the time to research all of the POSITIVE outstanding accomplishments that the BEAUTIFUL AKAs have achieved? That, alone, should outweight the negative stigmatism.


Pinkaka08
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@ TexasGlamourChic I'm 32 and I'm not fair complected and I don't think dark skinned ladies are jealous. In addition, do you really feed into the "ALL" fair skinned theory- It's 2008- for real. LIG- Let it go. @ Wackymoe Ok, Bad Reputation?!?! Are you serious? We are the first and the finest. Trust that no organization is without flaw. As far as stepping up or reputation- will the millions that we give in scholarships, the millions we gave and continue to give to Hurricane Katrina victims (please check out the June Sista2Sista magazine. My mother-the Central Regional Director- went to help build house with Habitat) as well as our other countless mentoring programs speak for themselves. Lastly- pledging/hazing is against the law. We have a Membership Intake process and based on the criteria- your daughter may or may not qualify. Education is everything. Please, people don't speak on what you know. Also- as far as the brown paper bag test- please take a look at my founders pictures- clearly this is untrue, just a perpetuated myth. That's my $19.08 worth.. SKEE-WEE - already in D.C making History!



kcire10
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@Outkast19143 “I never claimed to be Greek. I am a member of a Black Greek Lettered organization. If anyone thought that, I apologize for not stating it more clearly.” ***Point taken. To me, saying your a Black Greek is claiming to be just that (that’s what I hear from other frats and sorors I know). If not, I don’t think people would say so. “But to your statement about the Moors in Spain: My only statement was that the Moors are decedents of African people. Arabian tribes are also decedents of African people. Point taken, but I think we are saying the same thing here.” ***All peoples originated from Africa, we know this. Point is I gave you that info to let u know how the Moors rule of Spain actually came about. “I am well aware that the first languages, sciences and history all came from Africa. But my point is this: If those languages are all taken from African nations and languages, and if a lot of our African Culture was lost or destroyed during the rule of the French and British, shouldn’t we look at the cultures stole from us to find out more about ourselves, if nothing else because we can’t find anything about ourselves because it was taken?” ***That is the point of studying about your own culture is to learn about us and maybe learn the languages. The information is out there u just have to dig a little deeper to find it. That’s why I gave u those websites to check out. And actually, the Moorish invasion of the city of Songhay (West Africa or Western Sudan) was when the decline began(in 1591). When the Europeans came they figured the nothing of culture and grandeur could have been there so that was their basis for slavery. “Again I know all about the Fredrick Douglas’ and Paul Caffes of our history. My point here is the modern Civil Rights Movement was formed and lead by members who were directly involved with The 9.” ***Civil rights just didn’t start with King, X, Evers, Parks, etc. My point is u should want to know where and why these ideas started. Everyone knows about Marcus Garvey but many may not know that the back-to-Africa movement started before him (Cuffe was one of the first during the late 18th century). That’s why I throw these people out there so WE can want to learn about ALL of our civil rights movements. And so many of you will know, the original 9 started with the original 1 – the Boule. Carter G. Woodson and W.E.B. Du Bois was a part of this. But because they were a part of the movement doesn’t make the Boule right when u find out the motives behind the organization. Like I said earlier, check out www.daghettotymz.com and learn about all these things. Dude that own the site used to be in a Black Greek Letter Fraternity. @carolinamary Don’t have the time to explain everything so just go to the website above to find out. Also, check out George Grand Master (Mason) James’ book called Stolen Legacy. @Pinkaka08 Information is everything because it is power.


OldOtisSupreme
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@ kcire10, I agree.. TELL EM'..THEY NEED TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF THIS SH*T THEY GETTIN' INVOLVED WITH. THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE MOTIVES FOR WHICH THESE ORGANIZATIONS WERE STARTED..LIKE I SAID, YA'LL NEED TO RESEARCH THE "BOULE"..I WON'T GO TOO DEEP IN HERE. READ/WATCH FOR YOURSELF THE INFO. IS OUT THERE.


mshoneybunn
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"I'll take black people that are light skinned for a 100 Alex" the fact of the matter is....if the doll was dark-skinned...people would complain that its to black...and so on...me personally i would have just made a cake and called it a day cause people on here complain to much about the most unnecessary


dctrinigyal
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SOME OF YALL SOUND SO DUMB. I BET HALF OF YALL AZZS AINT REACH COLLEGE...THE WAY YALL SOUND. WHY DOES IT MATTER, HOW THIS DANG ON DOLL LOOK. I BET YOU, IT WAS HARD TRYING TO GET THIS DAMN WHITE COMPANY, TO EVEN MAKE IT. SO BE THANKFUL...THAT ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY INC...HAS GOT AND OPPORTUNITY TO EVEN GET ONE.LET ME SAY, I AM NO MEMBER OF THE FIST BLACK SORORITY BUT HAVE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY WHO AREN'T LIGHTSKIN...WHO ARE ACTIVE AND DOING SOMETHING WITH THEIR COMMUNITIES AS A MEMBER. PEOPLE NEED TO GROW UP AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM.THERE ARE ALOT OF DARKSKIN WOMEN WHO ARE MEMBERS SO PLEASE DON'T GET IT TWISTED.STOP THE GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THIS DUMB AS TOPIC. NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU GOING TO PLEDGE OR WHAT SCHOOL YOU WANT TO GO TO. FOCUS ON YOURSELF BEFORE WORRYING ABOUT A DANG ON DOLL...WHO IS AFRICAN AMERICAN AT THE END OF THE DAY. THIS IS THEIR TIME TO SHINE SO SHUT UP HATERS AND LEAVE AKA BUSINESS ALONE. THAT IS ALL!!!


dctrinigyal

French_Huey
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The nose is OK, the lips too so... Even if Im black skinned that's OK to me


MissBehavin
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It amazes me that in 2008 so many of my people are saying AKAs are light, DELTA's are dark... This is a RIDICULOUS stereotype. Have u ever seen the founders of DST? The majority were light! If you only know what people have told you, and have no actual knowledge of these organizations, then it's best to not say anything at all. Those of us actually in these orgs -- that have done the research cringe at the off-beat, untrue statements made. DO YOUR RESEARCH. OO-OOP to all my lovely sorors of DST!


waneelicious
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I'm new on here So Hi everyone. I model, dance and do pageants. I'm a delta so in my last pageant, it was for Alpha Phi Alpha (the brotherly fraternity for the A.K.A )he pageant was rigged for the A.K.A to win, matter of fact they are still in court. I'd place third but I know that the girl that won wasn't suppose to so because of this, I see A.K.A as a no-good sor. unless i'm proven otherwise.


karai
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!! This ish is funny. Them AKA And young berg would luv each other. Its a shame We always talking about skin color and how light the next person is. But i guess it just shows there has not been much change from them days in tha field picking that cotton


Outkast1914
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@kcire10 The more I reread our posts, the more I think we are talking about the same thing. We have essentially made the same points, just picking different points in history to justify our position. Funny thing is, we are talking about the same thing. I have enjoyed the discussion though. Wish more people on here would try reason rather that just cursing at each other. Funny thing is, I thought all Greeks knew about Sigma Pi Phi. We remember what we want to remember I suppose.... Hmph. Guess not.


kcire10
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@Outkast1914 "The more I reread our posts, the more I think we are talking about the same thing. We have essentially made the same points, just picking different points in history to justify our position. Funny thing is, we are talking about the same thing." ***In a roundabout way we are. "I have enjoyed the discussion though. Wish more people on here would try reason rather that just cursing at each other." ***I have also enjoyed this discussion but it still pains me when I see so many supposed educated, aware sisters and brothers resort to cursing and downgrading to try and get their point across. State your approval and/or disapproval(but be cordial and respectful) and keep it moving. Sometimes we will all agree to disagree and that's ok. No need to resort to finger-pointing and name-calling. My niece is an AKA(Boston University) and she is way darker than me. Everybody does what they feel is for their benefit. I just try to find out if people are aware. About the doll, you can satisfy some of the people some of the time but you can't satisfy all of the people all of the time because everybody doesn't like the same things. They only showed this doll. We have no idea if they are planning to make other shades or not.


krw
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Heard the President of AKA on Tom Joyner, and she said they developed the doll to give Black girls a positive image of themselves based on the old Black and White doll tests. Well, they should have negotiated with Barbie to darken the skintone a little more.


mypharrell
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the doll aint that light....she is very pretty!!!! jus like me!!! heheheh! but yeah they should make a sexy chocolate doll like me yo! myspace/iheartpharrell


zambi
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When I was in college I noticed almost all the AKA's were light skin and all the Delta's ' were dark skin. Sad but true. Just like in the Spike Lee movie School Daze.


sexybrain
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the dolls color is not the issue. black folks need to quit lying to themselves and trying to be politically correct saying that they don't care about color. according to these posts color does matter. i just wish i would see unity in the black community, and BGLOs doing more to unite people, not another version of intra-race discrimination.



TGB
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Congrats to the Lovely Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.! We (members of the D9) know how far you have come and what you continue to accomplish in the community. The doll is gorgeous no matter what shade of brown. Unfortunately people choose to pay attention to stereotypes but we know you all are so much more. Thanks for leading the way! There are a couple here who have commented on us calling ourselves "Black Greeks." Actually it's non-members that often refer to us as such and it's okay because we know what they mean. The term "Black Greek" or "The Greeks" is really short for Black Greek Letter organizations (BGLO's) or Greek Letter organizations (GLO's). Since the beginning of Greek Letter Organizations in this country, all have followed in the tradition of using Greek letters and in some cases, language. This has NOTHING to do with adopting Greek ethnic culture in any way, shape, or form. Today, many fraternities and sororities use Greek letters, whether they are predominently White, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Black, social, service, honors, religious, etc. Again, this has nothing to do with adopting Greek ethnic culture and we don't. If you do some research you'll find that all of the NPHC or BGLO's embrace their African heritage in some way or form thru their symbols, programs, and/or activities. Contrary to what some would like to believe, we do know who we are. I would advise anyone making a comment here about things they really don't understand about the NPHC or BGLO's to read the literature that's out there or if you are in contact with members who have been in their organizations for years, ask them questions. Members are usually open to answering questions if they are approached in a respectful manner and if the questions are not offensive. Peace. 15 yr. Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. www.sgrho1922.org


TGB
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AKA is not simply being given a Barbie doll for their 100th birthday. They partnered with Mattel to create something memorable for their membership in honor of their centennial year and this was most importantly a business move. Part of the proceeds go to the sorority and any monies that go to the sorority will no doubt go to aid the important and necessary work they do in some form. AKA is just demonstrating, once again, the power and leadership that D9 organizations have in this country. These organizations and their accomplishments should be included among those African American organizations/businesses that changed and continue to change the fabric of America. This is something for all of us to be proud of.


dicegirl
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Zambi it was the same thing when I was in school, the AKA's were considered the "pretty and sort of prissy girls", the Delta's were the cool girls who did the most work in the community, the Zeta's and Sigma Gamma Rho were considered the unattractive ones who couldn't get into the other two. Just like I remember the Kappa's were the pretty boys, Alphas were the cool ones, and the Ques were the most fun (and the freakiest).


Mo227
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because 2 b come an aka u hav to pass a paper bag test that means if ur darker than a paperbag u cant join at least thats how it was in the 1980's a.k.a's r rasecist


MrGatorShoes
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Hello everyone. For starters I would like to say that I'm not a greek letter organization member. I went into the military fresh outta high school and stayed in the military for 10 years. After leaving the military, I attended college where I got 2 degrees. I was older than most of the people who were pledging, and knew that I couldn't allow a mere CHILD to hit me with no wood- especially after fighting in 3 theatres of combat & getting wounded by gunfire 3 times. All of this fussing over color is childish to me- For when you've been in the military, you realize that if you're a light skinned or dark complexioned African American the Caucaisians see you as still a BLACK person. Period. We gotta get over this thing about color, cuz it keeps us as a people divided. With that being said, I congradulate the women of A.K.A. Sorority, Incorporated for their 100th anniversary and for being the first Black Greek Lettered Organization to get a doll in their honor.


Konfident_K
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Congrats to ladies of AKA. Once again the soroity is setting a trend for others to follow. But since it is a sorority why not make a "sorority collection" which will include dolls of all shades of black, to sale as a whole. That way AKA's diversity (of shades) will be represented because contrary to the belief of some limited minds, AKA has a diverse membership just like the African-American people. And guess what? On my campus most of the AKAs are dark skinned.I'll be so glad when society gets off this whole dark skin/light skin bull. I don't know about the rest but I'm brown skinned and my black is beautiful baby (lol). I think people should start accepting who they are and not let ignorant people who judge people on their skin tone discourage them. I wonder what the other BGLOs dolls are going to look like... If the doll is too light, could she ever be too dark? We may have to call up Jesse and Al for that one. Konfidence is the Key to success...


Mahoganie
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@REDBONEGIRL Im a brown skinned woman and I am beautiful. I don't wear a weave and my hair still touches the small of my back, i have brown eyes that are God-given, and my gorgeous chocolate toned skin is as smooth as a baby's bottom Im am truly blessed to be such a beautiful NATURAL, BROWN SKINNED Lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. And its sad that we have female like yourself who don't know true beauty when they see it. And for the record a true lady dose not discriminate against people because they're, she accepts them because they're differences makes them beautiful.........


Gorgeous2013
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The doll is beautiful. I'm glad another african american doll was even made after "the princess & the frog". anyway, Her complexion isnt an issue. HOWEVER THESE GREEN ASS EYES...SO WHAT IS SHE WEARING, CONTACTS???


AllPeople
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. Listed below are links to data on the Historical MYTH of a Color-Based / Slave-Role HIERARCHY — as well as the Urban LEGEND of Paper-Bag, Blue-Vein and Other Allegations of Features-Based Entry ‘TESTS’: . http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4153 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4154 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2885 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ALSO …. here is a brief COMMENTARY on … the constant misapplication of the racist ‘One-Drop Rule’ ** (to the people who are of any part-Black / Mixed-Race Lineage): . [** PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FACT THAT : The racist ‘one-drop’ “rule” was made ‘illegal’ in the U.S. in 1967 by the U.S. Supreme Court via the ‘Loving vs. VA’ case (i.e. The ‘Loving’ case) – where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled ... --- 1) All ‘Anti-Miscegenation’ Laws found throughout the U.S.; --- 2) The racist ‘VA Racial Integrity Act’ (upon which most of the anti-miscegenation ‘laws’ were founded); and --- 3) The ('black-lineage mocking' and exceedingly) racist ‘One-Drop Rule’ (upon which the ‘Act’ was based.) … as being ‘UN-Constitutional’ (i.e. illegal, banned, etc.).] . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . THE FACTS are as follows: . 1) It is often a surprise for people to learn that, in reality, there is actually No Such Thing As a “Light Skinned Black” person. . 2) Very few people seem to be aware of the fact that the term “Light Skinned Black” is really nothing more than a racist oxymoron created by Racial Supremacists in an effort to forcibly deny those Mixed-Race individuals, who are of a Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed) lineage, the right to fully embrace and to also received public support in choosing to acknowledge the truth regarding their full ancestral heritage and lineage. . 3) The people who have been slapped with the false label and oxymoronic misnomer of “Light Skinned Black” person are simply Mixed-Race individuals — who are from families that have been CONTINUALLY Mixed-Race THROUGHOUT multiple generations. . 4) Seeing that every other Mixed-Race group is allowed the dignity of receiving support in having itself referred to by the term that it most prefers – the question becomes “Why should the situation be any different for those Mixed-Race individuals who are of an Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed) lineage?”. . 5) If an MGM-Mixed individual would like to be referred to by the term ‘Mixed-Race’ (which is what they actually are) rather than by that of “Light-Skinned Black“ (a term, which, once again, has the racist-origin of being nothing more than an oxymoronic-phrase that was both created and coined by Racial Supremacists in an effort to try to deny these Mixed-Race people their right to and support in publicly acknowledging and also embracing their FULL-Lineage) there is no reason that they (like every other group on the planet – whether Mixed-Race or not) should not be allowed the right to choose the term that society uses in referring to them (and to have their full-lineage acknowledged within that term). . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . RELATED LINKS: . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4160 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4157 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3331 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1399 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1003 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3998 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4065 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3999 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . If there are any questions regarding the information presented, I can be reached anytime at the email address and / or websites noted below. . Thank you and have a good day. . Sincerely, . – AllPeople (AP) G.i.f.t.s. soaptalk@hotmail.com Founder and Moderator of the following online Lineage-Discussion Communities http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGM-Mixed http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGM-Mixed http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . SOURCE: . http://www.facebook.com/notes/allpeople-gifts/the-facts-on-mixed-race/321878451159708.. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .