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Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:10 AM
1. “Mi born ya inna Merika to great immigrant parents,” reads the text on this T-shirt. The line features slogans written in either English or Jamaican.
1. “Mi born ya inna Merika to great immigrant parents,” reads the text on this T-shirt. The line features slogans written in either English or Jamaican.
2. Based on childhood photographs, young Harris figures significantly in the line-up.
2. Based on childhood photographs, young Harris figures significantly in the line-up.
6. Island Dolls Plus Collections has dedicated their 2020 line to Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris. Harris’ mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, is from India, while her father, Donald Harris, is a Jamaican.
6. Island Dolls Plus Collections has dedicated their 2020 line to Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris. Harris’ mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, is from India, while her father, Donald Harris, is a Jamaican.
3. The dolls include a special surprise – a booklet for young ones outlining the importance of voting, and why they should encourage those in their lives, 18 and over, to vote.  Robotham-Reynolds, herself, a dual citizen voted by absentee ballot due to t
3. The dolls include a special surprise – a booklet for young ones outlining the importance of voting, and why they should encourage those in their lives, 18 and over, to vote. Robotham-Reynolds, herself, a dual citizen voted by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic and her underlying medical condition as a colon cancer survivor.
4. A fashion doll, based on an older Harris, is elegantly dressed in the star-spangled banner.
4. A fashion doll, based on an older Harris, is elegantly dressed in the star-spangled banner.
5. As we continue to face the global coronavirus pandemic, masks are a must. Each doll comes with a removable face mask in the colours of the American flag.
5. As we continue to face the global coronavirus pandemic, masks are a must. Each doll comes with a removable face mask in the colours of the American flag.
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Doll producers Island Dolls Plus Collections dedicated their 2020 collection to Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris. Island Dolls Chief Executive Officer Beverley Robotham-Reynolds says the new line of dolls aim to honour Harris’ rich ancestry and achievements. “[We] hope to motivate young girls to be proud of their black heritage, and to let them know that they can be anything they want to be, no matter where they are from or their upbringing,” shared Robotham-Reynolds. Work on the dolls began when Harris was a candidate in the Democratic Party presidential primaries and ended ahead of today’s election. Something Extra gives you a look at the collection.