The Sussexes To Receive Top NAACP Honour

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The Sussexes To Receive Top NAACP Honour

The Sussexes will be honoured at the NAACP Image Awards for heeding
the call to social justice.

The pair were named as recipients of the prestigious President’s Award,
which recognizes special achievement and distinguished public service, and has
previously been awarded to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, LeBron
James, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill.

In a joint statement, they shared that it was a “true honor”
and they added that the efforts by the US civil rights organization on racial
justice, it said: it is “vital today as they were nearly 115 years ago. We’re
proud to support the NAACP’s work and to also partner with the organization on
the newly created annual NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, which will
be bestowed to Dr. Safiya Noble as part of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.”

Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP, said: “We’re thrilled to
present this award to Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,
who together have heeded the call to social justice and
have joined the struggle for equity both in the US and around.”

The Sussexes To Receive Top NAACP Honour
Harry and Meghan moved to the US in 2020

Meghan is the first mixed-race person to marry a senior British royal in
centuries, and she claimed in their bombshell Oprah interview that an
unnamed royal raised concerns
 with Harry about how dark their
son Archie’s skin tone might be before he was born.

In October 2020, Harry admitted his privileged upbringing as a
member of the royal family meant he had no understanding of unconscious racial
bias.

Harry said it took him many years – and the experience of
“living” in wife Meghan’s shoes – to recognize the issue, during a
conversation with Black Lives Matter supporter Patrick Hutchinson.

 

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