THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Duchess Of Sussex Speak Out: ‘George Floyd’s Life Mattered’

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, spoke publicly for the first time about George’s death calling it ‘absolutely devastating’.

She was speaking to the graduating class of Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, in a video message commencement speech on Wednesday evening.

In a heartfelt, she said she had been hesitant  to   speak about the ongoing protest because she didn’t want her words to be picked apart – but ultimately decided to so after remembering a former teacher who used to say, ‘Always remember to put other’s need above your own fears’.

‘Those words have stuck with me throughout my entire life and I have thought about it more in the last week than ever before’, the Duchess said.

‘George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered, and Tamir Rice’s life mattered, and so did so many other people’s name we know and names we don’t know’, she said.

She recalled memories of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which happened when she was 11 or 12 years old living in the city, and said those riots were ‘also triggered by senseless act of racism’.

‘I know you know that black lives matter, so I am already excited for what you are going to do in the world’, she told the new graduates.

‘You’re going to use your voice in a stronger way than you have ever been able to because most of you are 18, or you’re turning `8, so you’re going to vote. You’re going to have empathy for those who don’t see the world through the same lens that you do.’


THE POVER OF INFLUENCE | Tiffany & Co. Is Pledging Another US$2 Million To Vulnerable Communities Affected By Covid-19

The luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. its commitment to Covid-19 recovery efforts with its Tiffany Infinity Collection. In celebration of the continued re-opening of its boutiques worldwide, Tiffany & Co. has announced the launch of its Tiffany Infinite Strength campaign, an effort which will further the jewellery’s commitment to Covid-19 recovery efforts. From July 1to … Continue reading THE POVER OF INFLUENCE | Tiffany & Co. Is Pledging Another US$2 Million To Vulnerable Communities Affected By Covid-19

ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt ‘unprotected’ by the British Royal Family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a tabloid newspaper. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s Grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles its Mail on … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Naomi Campbell Sees Black Lives Matter Altering Fashion And Beauty Industries

Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview. The fashion world has long been criticized for its lack of diversity. Some firms are already making product … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Naomi Campbell Sees Black Lives Matter Altering Fashion And Beauty Industries

BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing ‘white’, ‘fair’ and ‘light’ from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism. Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for skin whitening creams used … Continue reading BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

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