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7 Children’s Cartoons and Live-Action Shows That Promote Positive Images of Black Youths


Doc McStuffins

The show, “Doc McStuffins,” features an African-American girl named Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, who is a toy doctor. She uses a variety of magical medical tools to “heal” the broken toys she encounters from episode to episode. The young doctor is a positive role model for young Black girls looking to go into the medical field. This Disney Junior show has been on air since 2012.


Blaze and the Monster Machines

This Nick Jr. show is one of a handful of educational shows for children that deal with math, tech and other STEM fields. The lead human character is AJ, driver and best friend to Blaze the monster truck. The young driver is a tech and science expert at only 8-years- old. The two compete in races and solve many math-related issues that require measurements, basic physics and geometry in Axle City. “Blaze and the Monster Machines” has been renewed for a fourth season.

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