Seitu’s World: The 111th Annual American International Toy Fair

Seitu toys1By Seitu Oronde

The 111th annual American International Toy Fair® is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products. Continue Reading →

Disney’s First Black Princess


By: Dontré L. Conerly

Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana

Belle. Ariel. Jasmine. Chances are, you know these names as just a few of Disney’s magical princesses from such classic tales as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. After 10 years, since it introduced Chinese warrior princess, Mulan, in 1998, the Disney royal court unveiled its first black princess, Tiana, who will make her debut this holiday season in The Princess and the Frog. A contemporary fairy tale, Tiana’s is an up-to-date tale, of sorts, and tells of a modern-day girl who, but for some magic, is much more relatable than an underwater mermaid or the Sleeping Beauty—but no less enchanting. Continue Reading →