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This HBCU Couple Provides Kids With the Representation They Need Through Puzzles

During times like these, we all need a pick-me-up to keep us going and this Black-owned puzzle company is the perfect solution for families across the country. Puzzle Huddle — founded in January of 2018 — began with two Howard University alums who had an idea to create the representation their kids were lacking in their toys. “As all parents do, we were looking for educational toys for our kids,” co-founder, Matthew Goins said. “As we bought a couple dozen puzzles home, I looked at the variety and noticed none of them had Black characters.” Starting Puzzle Huddle As products of an HBCU, Matthew and his wife Marnel were understandably frustrated with the lack of diversity in the toys they were buying for their kids. “That’s not what we were taught, we don’t deal with the world that way,” Matthew said. Upon experimenting with their available resources, Matthew and his wife started making homemade puzzles from scratch. Upon making these puzzles, it struck them that other parents...

Apr 10, 2020