“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything,” wrote Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, in a news release.
Well, When I was 9 years old, Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “COME HERE, MUM, EVERYBODY, COME QUICK, COME QUICK, There’s a black lady on the television and she ain’t no maid!” I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be. — Whoopi Goldberg
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We conceived of this project in 2013 and have been filming for over a year. This has included filming the 2014 rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the 2015 Chiefs rally. Additionally, we have worked with a variety of other individuals to gain as many interviews as possible. Our documentary focuses on the controversial Washington team name: the R*dskins. To produce this documentary, we have established Black Tongue Dakota Films. The name is derived from the name of our father’s drum group and is a way for us to continue the tradition. Continue reading