Founded in 1982, the newspaper is the only national black newspaper operating in the United Kingdom.
Prince Charles described the publication as “critical” before adding that he was “deeply moved” to be asked to run the special edition.
“Over the past four decades, with all the tremendous changes they have seen, the only surviving black newspaper in Britain has become an institution and an important part of the fabric of our society,” Charles said.
Clarence House said Charles’ case “affects topics including community cohesion, education, climate, the Commonwealth, faith and the arts”.
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Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo was also interviewed on the issue, addressing her career, her role as president of the Royal Society of Literature, and support for the Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room, a literary initiative launched during the coronavirus pandemic that offers an online space for book lovers. To communicate.
Paulette Simpson, the newspaper’s executive editor, called the publication a “unique record of black British lives” that would be a “historic record for posterity”. She went on to say that Charles’ editing reflects the paper’s efforts over the past four decades to create a more inclusive society.
“I hope this will set an example for others to work together to bring about positive change for our country,” she said.
Lester Holloway, editor of the magazine, added: “Our readers may be surprised by the parallels between the issues The Voice has run over four decades and the often behind-the-scenes work the Prince of Wales has been involved in during the same period.
He continued, “In the past decades, these reasons were the subject of contempt and ridicule, but today they are widely recognized.” “However, all the research tells us how far we have to go to be a truly equal society. The Prince is aware of this, and that in itself is cause for optimism.”
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