Prince Charles runs Britain’s black newspaper ‘The Voice’

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LONDON (AP) — The Prince of Wales has edited an edition of Britain’s Afro-Caribbean newspaper « The Voice » to mark his 40th birthday.

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Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, said he was « so touched » to be asked to edit the edition, which will include interviews with film star Idris Elba and Baroness Doreen Lawrence, the mother campaigning by Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered in a racist attack in 1993.

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Elba, the black British actor who has starred in ‘The Wire’ and several Marvel films, tells the weekly, due for publication September 1, that a grant from Charles’ youth charity The Prince’s Trust, at 16 « opened doors that changed my life.

Baroness Lawrence will describe a new partnership between the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation and the Prince’s Foundation, another charity, to provide applied arts scholarships to young people from diverse backgrounds affected by social and economic inequality.

Speaking about the publication, Charles said: “Over the past four decades, with all the huge changes they have witnessed, Britain’s only surviving black newspaper has become an institution and a crucial part of the fabric of our society.

« That’s why I was so touched to be asked to edit this special edition. »


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