THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Angelina Jolie Discussed How She Talks To Her Kids About Racism

Angeline Jolie is no stronger to change. She’s worked as a Special Envoy of the High Commissioner for Refugees to bring attention to the challenges that refugees face around the world. With the current state of the world, which involves protestors everywhere fighting for racial equality, Jolie told Harper’s Bazzer U.K. that she’s sitting down with her family to discuss systemic racism and white privilege.

She told the magazine that she sees people fighting for change as a positive, but she knows that it’s going to be a process that involves major changes to major institutions.

‘It feels like the world is waking up, and people are forcing a deeper reckoning within their societies’, Jolie said. ‘It is time to make changes in our laws and our institutions – listening to those who have been most affected and whose voices have been excluded’.

She went on to say that as things stand, certain things protect her as a white woman but leave her daughter vulnerable. She stated that inequality is ‘intolerable’ and that everyone should take a closer look at the systems in place to institutions.

‘It feels like the world is waking up, and people are forcing a deeper reckoning within their societies’, Jolie said. ‘It is time to make changes in our laws and our institutions – listening to those who have been most affected and whose voices have been excluded’.

She went on to say that as things stand, certain things protect her as a while woman but leave her daughter vulnerable. She stated that inequality is ‘intolerable’ and that everyone should take a closer look at the systems in place to institute real change. Police reform, she says, is only the beginning.

‘A system that protects me but might not protect my daughter – or any other man, woman or child in our country based on skin color – is intolerable’, she added. ‘We need to progress beyond sympathy and good intentions to laws and policies that actually address structural racism and impunity. Ending abuses in policing is just the start. It goes far beyond, to all aspects of society, from our education system to our politics’.

When the magazine asked Jolie for some advice on teaching children about race and racism, she had a simple reply, saying. ‘To listen to those who are being oppressed and never assume to know’.


LIFESTYLE | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique

Parisian fragrance maison Ex Nihlio has cut the ribbon on its first flagship in Saudi Arabia. The new perfumery is situated in Jeddah’s Nojoud Center, alongside other brands like Lacoste and Femi9. The new store evokes the brand’s French flagship with its iconic cobalt blue interior, marble floors, Art Deco geometric shapes and minimalist gold … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique

THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Saudi Arabia To Establish Future Women’s Civil Association

Saudi Arabia is to establish a Future Women’s Civil Association to help develop the work of the volunteer and nonprofit sector in the Kingdom. Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi said his decision is to set up the civil society was in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan to grow … Continue reading THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Saudi Arabia To Establish Future Women’s Civil Association

FASHION ISSUES | Hermes Launches Its First-Ever Digital Flagship Store In Saudi Arabia

From its line of stylish hijabs to pieces that work perfectly for customers into the more modest of fashion statements, Hermes has been focusing much more on catering to the region’s contemporary woman. Now, the luxury brand is taking a key step further by launching its first flagship digital store in Saudi Arabia and United … Continue reading FASHION ISSUES | Hermes Launches Its First-Ever Digital Flagship Store In Saudi Arabia

Meghan Markle Wears Princess Diana’s Watch In New Portrait With Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have appeared in a newly released portrait together. It is a black-and-white photography taken by Matt Sayles which sees the couple pose in suits, at their new home in Montecito, California. This official portrait is the Duke and Duchess’ first one since they stepped down from their duties as senior … Continue reading Meghan Markle Wears Princess Diana’s Watch In New Portrait With Prince Harry

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | AlUla Heritage Sites Reopen To Public End Of October

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has confirmed that the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, the ancient kingdom of Dadan and the canyons of Jabal Ikmah will be the first sites to re-open to the public, having been largely closed off to visitors in the past period. The RCU announced that residents of AlUla will … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | AlUla Heritage Sites Reopen To Public End Of October

ROYALS | Kate Middleton Announces Photography Award Winner

British royal Kate Middleton announced the winners of the 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge announced the winners on Tuesday evening at a small event in the museum’s Hintze Hall that was broadcast online. Sergey Gorshkov was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year for … Continue reading ROYALS | Kate Middleton Announces Photography Award Winner

ROYALS | Meghan Markle Says She Was The ‘Most Trolled Person In World’ In 2019

Meghan Markle has opened up about the ‘almost unsurvivable’ online abuse she has faced since being married into the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently made an appearance on the ‘Teenager Therapy Podcast’, where they discussed the ill-effect of social media on mental health. The special episode, which marked World Mental Health … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle Says She Was The ‘Most Trolled Person In World’ In 2019

TRAVEL | Prague Café Hits Sweet Spot With Coronavirus – Shaped Dessert

A restaurant in Prague’s historic center has invented a dessert shaped like the novel coronavirus, an attempt to arrest a slump in business that is already proving a hit with customers. The Black Madonna would normally be bustling with tourists admiring its cubist interior, but it has suffered as travel to the Czech Republic slumped … Continue reading TRAVEL | Prague Café Hits Sweet Spot With Coronavirus – Shaped Dessert

TRAVEL | Guinness Registers Al-Asha As World Largest Oasis

Al-Ahsa Oasis entered the Guinness World Records as the largest self-contained oasis in the world. According to ‘Guinness’ website, the oasis includes more than 2.5 million palm trees feeding on a huge aquifer through 280 artesian spring and extending over an area of more than 85,4 square kilometers. The Heritage Commission undertook the task of … Continue reading TRAVEL | Guinness Registers Al-Asha As World Largest Oasis

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

The 42nd edition of the annual Cairo International Film Festival has been postponed. The week-long event, which was scheduled to take place between Nov.19-28, has been pushed back by two weeks to Dec.2-10. The change in date was to ensure that COVID-19 safety and health measures put in place are approved by the Egyptian government … Continue reading ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

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