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28Oct

Black actors frustrated with lack of Hollywood stylists who can do their hair – National

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Tiffany Haddish recalls leaving the set of a big-budget movie in tears in search of someone who could properly do her hair. Lorraine Toussaint blithely recounts the times her tresses have been damaged by stylists inexperienced with managing Black hair. And Tia Mowry-Hardrict recalls breaking down on set after seeing what was done to her locks.



“It’s mind-blowing to me that we still have to — meaning Black actresses — have to fight to have Black hairdressers on set for us. There was one time in particular I was doing this movie and, my God, I was the lead. And after this person did my hair, I cried. I was like, ‘I cannot go out there looking like this,’” said Mowry-Hardrict, star of the Netflix sitcom Family Reunion.

“I just don’t understand why you have to fight to get someone to understand the importance of that.”

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From Oscar winners to stars on the rise, many African-American actresses have similar stories about hair struggles in Hollywood. In an industry known for its glamour and beauty, some say the lack of diversity behind the scenes has led to challenging situations for women of colour.

READ MORE: Moms furious over strangers touching Black children’s hair — ‘It’s awkward and uncomfortable’

While Black hair comes in different textures, it is generally defined by its curls ranging from wavy to very tight coils. For years, racism and segregation typically dictated that Black people exclusively worked on Black hair. Today, that tradition remains as many non-Black stylists, for the most part, have not learned how to successfully work with African-American hair.

Halle Berry exploded on the Hollywood scene in the early 1990s with a short, pixie hairstyle that would become her signature. Others heavily copied the style, but the Oscar-winner didn’t set out to start a trend — it was a result of previous experiences with some Hollywood stylists.


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“That’s why I had short hair,” laughed the actress. ”(Maintaining) it was easy. I think as people of colour, especially in the business, we haven’t always had people that know how to manage our hair. Those days are different now — that’s when I started.”

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Others say the lack of Hollywood stylists able to properly manage their hair remains a problem.

“I can relate to that 100 per cent,” said Sierra Capri, the 20-year-old star of On My Block, Netflix’s most-binged original show of 2018. Capri, who says she’s multi-racial but identifies as Black, said it’s a relief when an actress finds a stylist who understands Black hair.






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“We want to look and feel good and we want to feel our best,” she said.

“If we feel that we have someone that understands us and understands what we want and what we need, then we’re gonna feel great and we can do what we came to do.”


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Queen Latifah said she encountered stylists who didn’t know what to do with her hair, particularly early in her career.

“It’s not because their heart wasn’t in the right place — they just didn’t have the skillset to do Black hair,” said Latifah, who recently worked with Proctor & Gamble to form The Queen Collective to promote racial and gender equality in filmmaking.

“As African-Americans, we have all different shapes, sizes, colours, textures, and you got to be able to work with that. We are always in a position to be able to work with what white people do. That’s just how it’s been, but it has to be reversed. It has to be some respect over here and figuring out what to do with our hair. So we just really need to add more people to the industry.”

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Queen Latifah said she encountered stylists who didn’t know what to do with her hair. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

To work in a wide range of entertainment areas, from films to talk shows, hairstylists must be in a union. Local 706 is the union for hairstylists in Los Angeles; Local 798 is based in New York. Joining a union requires a licence and experience on a production.

Local 706 doesn’t keep records on the race and ethnicity of its stylists but is aware of the frustrations and is trying to find solutions. Randy Sayer, the business representative for Local 706, hopes that changes in the industry do take place. Sayer says the union has no control over which stylists are hired for a production, that decision belongs to producers, studios and other employers.

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“I agree with every woman of colour or every actor who says ‘we need more.’ I want to be the person who’s helping us achieve that.”


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Legendary hairstylist Robert Stevenson, who was honoured by 706 last year with a lifetime achievement award, says it’s hard for anyone to join the union, regardless of ethnicity: “It’s no joke.”

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The Emmy-winner began his career in the 1960s when he says the government forced Hollywood to hire people of colour for all entertainment unions. He was the first Black male hairstylist the union accepted.

Stevenson, who’s styled stars like Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson and Eddie Murphy, said with more opportunities for Black actors, unions are playing catch up.

“When I came in, we didn’t have many Black actresses. I mean, Pam Grier was like one of the biggest stars,” Stevenson said. “But now it’s changed so much. There’s so many more Black actresses. And the few Black hairstylists that are in (the union) are working, so (the actresses) can’t seem to get who they want. But Viola Davis can get whatever she wants.”

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And while it’s true that the Oscar, Tony and Emmy award winner may be able to get whoever she wants, Davis has been vocal about her past hair chronicles. As recently as May, she said she would no longer work with stylists who don’t respect the craft of styling Black hair.

It’s deeper than “just someone not being able to do your hair,” said DeWanda Wise, who starred in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It and is currently in post-production for Sony’s comedy-drama Fatherhood, along with Kevin Hart. “It’s people touching this texture with a certain level of trepidation and disgust.”

Andrea Pezzillo, a celebrity stylist who has groomed a wide range of clients such as Jhene Aiko, Chanel Iman, Jeff Bridges and Omari Hardwick, understands why many Black actresses are wary of white hair stylists.

“I always say this: it could take five years to grow your hair, and it could take one flat iron to break it all off,” said the Los Angeles-based Pezzillo, who is white.

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Pezzillo says she began styling women of colour after attending beauty school and becoming close with an Eritrean classmate. They’d often braid and explore each other’s hair, and eventually, a Black instructor took Pezzillo under her wing.

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“When I started doing African-American hair, I didn’t look at it different. I just looked at it like hair,” she said. “I was never intimidated and I learned through my mistakes.”

However, actresses say white stylists like Pezzillo who are proficient with many hair textures are few and far between.

“I would be a lie if I said it hasn’t been a problem. And it’s been tough-going for many years,” Toussaint said.

“Our hair is way more complicated,” the veteran actress explained. “If I’ve been told I have a not-Black hair person, the first question I say is, “Can they do a ’press-and-curl?” If you can do a press-and-curl, we can work together. If you don’t know what a press-and-curl is, we’ve got to start from scratch. But it is a challenge.”

Lorraine Toussaint recounts the times her tresses have been damaged by stylists inexperienced with managing Black hair. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Haddish said when she shot the movie Keanu, there was no one on set who could braid the cornrows she sported in the film.

“So then I had to go outside of the movie to find people in New Orleans to braid my hair,” she said.

“And I cried about it because it was a lot of extra time, and I could have been resting or learning my lines or just making sure I was on point.”


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Sanaa Lathan says she’s worn wigs to protect her tresses.

“I’ve worked in London, I’ve worked all over the world and sometimes you don’t know if you’re going to have somebody who’s familiar with Black hair,” she said.

For Mowry-Hardrict, it’s about more than just making an actress feel prepared for her job.

“If your hair is all over the place, it will be noticed,” she said.

“When you have someone look at you on television, you want to make sure that you are represented in the correct way,” the former Sister, Sister actress said. “Our hair is really important. So we got to represent, and we need someone who knows how to help us represent.”

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24Oct

B.C. actor developed colon cancer at 30, says doctors ignored her symptoms

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Vancouver actor Annette Reilly — who plays Diana Spellman, the mortal mother of teenage witch Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina — spent much of 2011 at doctors’ offices and hospitals with intestinal issues.



At the time, Reilly was 30 years old and presented with symptoms of severe cramps, a blockage, bloody stool, anemia and low hemoglobin. Eventually, she had a near-daily low-grade fever.

These are all classic symptoms of colon cancer, but doctors didn’t consider that someone her age could have the disease because it’s normally associated with older men.

READ MORE: Rates of colon cancer have doubled among young people, and doctors still don’t know why

After 10 months of wondering what was going on, Reilly was given a colonoscopy. It revealed she had Stage 3B colon cancer — and it had spread to her lymph nodes.

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“I think if I had been a male over the age of 50, I would have been given a colonoscopy first thing, right out of the gate, and they would have found this giant tumour,” Reilly told the Canadian Press.

“I found that I wasn’t being taken seriously by the medical system, which I found to be consistent with my other cancer-surviving peers. Because of our age and sometimes our gender, there’s a bit of discrimination that happens there. It’s a bias, I think, that’s taught to doctors.”






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Reilly isn’t alone in feeling this way. A new report from Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) looked into the issues faced by young adult cancer patients in Canada.

Researchers surveyed 622 people between the ages of 15 to 39 and found that stigma was an issue for the community.

“Many people see this age group as ‘too young to have cancer,’ resulting in a massive lack of resources, from support to research,” Geoff Eaton, founder of YACC and a young adult cancer survivor himself, says in a news release.

READ MORE: These two cancers aren’t detected early enough, and it’s costing Canadian lives

According to the Canadian Press, Reilly struggled to find information about her cancer and treatment because so few young women receive the same diagnosis.

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“I just hope that those in the medical community will look at the individual cases without the bias, just for what they are, and realize that there are exceptions to the rules,” Reilly says. “I hope there can be a bit of compassion there, too.”

Detection is a problem

According to a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society, nearly half of colorectal cancer cases aren’t detected until they have spread to other organs.

“The reason this is important is the stage at which cancer is diagnosed has a big impact on the outcomes of the disease,” Dr. Leah Smith, senior manager of surveillance at the Canadian Cancer Society, previously told Global News.

Colorectal cancer, or cancer of the bowel and colon, is the second most diagnosed cancer in Canada and the second leading cause of cancer death, accounting for an estimated 9,400 deaths in 2017. If it’s caught at Stage 1, it has a 90 per cent survival rate. If it’s caught at Stage 4, the survival rate is less than 15 per cent.

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There’s also an easy test for colorectal cancer: a stool test, which can be done at home, is the first step.

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The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that all adults between the ages of 50 and 74 take this test every two years, more often if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other risk factors.

Screening programs exist in every province except Quebec, where one is being developed.

How can Canadians help protect themselves?

Someone’s risk of developing colorectal cancer can be reduced by healthy lifestyle habits. These include being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, limiting red and processed meat consumption and avoiding large amounts of alcohol.

Smoking also increases your risk of colorectal cancer so avoiding tobacco is best, said Smith.

Screening for colon and rectal cancers is also important. Smith says there are screening programs in place for adults over 50 but adds that anybody who is experiencing symptoms that indicate colorectal cancer should be checked for it.

READ MORE: Cancer now the number one killer in wealthy countries: study

“Some of the signs of colorectal cancer are things like changes in bowel moments, blood in the stool, stomach cramping and weight loss,” Smith said.

She adds that speaking to your doctor about any such symptoms is crucial to early detection.

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“It’s always important we are aware of our body and are communicating openly and honestly with our health-care providers about what’s going on.”

— With files from the Canadian Press, Laura Hensley and Leslie Young

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10Oct

‘Sesame Street’ tackles opioid addiction with muppet Karli – National

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Sesame Street wants all children to know the realities of the opioid crisis in the U.S.

Sesame Workshop, a non-profit branch behind the show, recently introduced the backstory of a bright green muppet named Karli. Karli, who is a long-time friend of Elmo, has a mother battling addiction.

The new segment is available on the show’s Communities resources online, a portal that covers a range of topics including grief, family divorce and traumatic experiences.

READ MORE: Elmo talk show is coming from makers of ‘Sesame Street’

Creators added addiction to the list because research shows 5.7 million children under the age of 11 in the U.S. live with a parent with a substance use disorder.


Salia Woodbury, 10, left, from Irvine, Calif., on the set with ‘Sesame Street’ muppet Karli and puppeteer Haley Jenkins during a taping about parental addiction in New York. Sesame Workshop is addressing the issue of addiction. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

“There’s nothing else out there that addresses substance abuse for young, young kids from their perspective,” said Kama Einhorn, a senior content manager with Sesame Workshop to the Associated Press.

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“Even a parent at their most vulnerable — at the worst of their struggle — can take one thing away when they watch it with their kids, then that serves the purpose.”

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During a set visit, AP noted muppet Karli was filmed interacting with a 10-year-old girl named Salina Woodbury from Irvine, Calif. The show previously noted Karli had two foster parents.

“Hi, it’s me, Karli. I’m here with my friend Salia. Both of our parents have had the same problem — addiction,” the muppet said to the camera. “My mom and dad told me that addiction is a sickness,” Woodbury replied.

“Yeah, a sickness that makes people feel like they have to take drugs or drink alcohol to feel OK. My mom was having a hard time with addiction and I felt like my family was the only one going through it. But now I’ve met so many other kids like us. It makes me feel like we’re not alone,” Karli explained.


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During the shoot, both Woodbury and Karli held pictures of flowers that represented feelings like anger, sadness and happiness. The segment also offers tip on how to cope when a parent has an addiction, including breathing exercises or art.

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Child therapist Jerry Moe, the national director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Children’s Program, told AP he helped craft the segments and resources. Moe said he was grateful to help out with this topic.

“These boys and girls are the first to get hurt and, unfortunately, the last to get help,” he told the site.

“For them to see Karli and learn that it’s not their fault and this stuff is hard to talk about and it’s OK to have these feelings, that’s important. And that there’s hope.”

Premiering in 1969, Sesame Street has covered an array of topical and sometimes controversial issues with a focus on children. These topics range from HIV to having parents in jail to even young girls singing about loving their own hair.

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27Sep

Prince Harry follows in Princess Diana’s footsteps by walking through Angolan minefield – National

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Prince Harry recently followed in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana, by visiting a minefield in Angola as part of his royal tour in Africa with wife Meghan Markle and son Archie.

In 1997, the late princess was photographed walking through an Angolan minefield. She brought awareness to de-mining efforts in Huambo, and photographs of her visit spread around the world.

As part of his own trip, Prince Harry visited anti-landmine organization The Halo Trust in the town of Dirico.

Prince Harry followed in the footsteps of his late mom, Princess Diana, who famously walked through a minefield in Angola in 1997.

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Wearing a protective vest and mask, the 35-year-old stepped through an active minefield just like his late mother and participated in safely detonating a mine that had been found nearby.

The field visited by the late Princess of Wales all those years ago is now a busy street in Huambo, Time reports. The prince went on to visit that very spot later in the day.

Prince Harry sat in Huambo where Princess Diana once walked an active minefield.

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The prince also made a speech about the importance of de-mining and called for an end to the use of anti-personnel landmines worldwide.

WATCH: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry bring baby Archie to meet Tutu on Africa royal tour





“Landmines are an unhealed scar of war,” Prince Harry said in his speech. “By clearing the land mines, we can help this community find peace, and with peace comes opportunity.”

Ralph Legg, the Angola country director for The Halo Trust, said the impact of the princess’ walk is still a point of conversation today.

“The main impact of Diana’s walk in 1997 was the level of global exposure it provided for landmines not only in Angola but the world,” he said.

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“Her willingness to visit an actual minefield, to place herself right in that context, provided great impetus and gave it a great boost.”

After his speech, the Duke of Sussex also went on to visit an orthopedic hospital his mother visited in 1997.

Now on the fourth day of their 10-day trip, the duke and duchess started their tour in Cape Town, South Africa, where they both spoke about gender-based violence.

The couple then met with local organizations offering mental health support to young people and also brought their son to meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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25Sep

Royal baby Archie makes debut, meets Desmond Tutu during first-ever official royal engagement – National

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Royal baby Archie Harrison has been incognito since the beginning of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s trip to South Africa, but he made an appearance on Wednesday to meet anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

On Sept. 25, Day 3 of the royal couple’s African tour, the duke and duchess had their firstborn in tow for tea time with Tutu and his daughter, Theresa Thandeka Tutu, in Cape Town.

READ MORE: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry give powerful speech on gender-based violence in South Africa

The family stopped by for finger foods at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, which aims to help in the development of youth and leadership and facilitates discussions on social justice.

Desmond Tutu kissed royal baby Archie Harrison on the forehead.

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The royal trio enjoyed tea with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town.

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In video footage first shared on the couple’s Instagram account @sussexroyal, Prince Harry can be heard telling Archie: “You get to meet Arch!”

The 34-year-old has a long relationship with the Tutus.

Last time he was in South Africa, in 2015, Prince Harry presented the archbishop with the Order of the Companions of Honour from the Queen.

Archie Harrison looks nearly identical to his dad, Prince Harry, when he was young.

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The duchess can be heard describing her son as “an old soul” in more footage shared by the Sussexes.

At one point, Thandeka joked: “You like the ladies. He’s going to be a ladies’ man.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also shared a photo of Tutu holding Archie’s hand.

“Their Royal Highnesses have joined The Archbishop and Thandeka to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focussing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world,” the couple captioned the photo.

The family of three are on a 10-day tour of Africa. Following their meeting with Tutu, Markle visited Woodstock Exchange, a women founders and social entrepreneurs event.

The organization focuses on skills development and access to the market by assisting businesswomen in acquiring new skills and providing resources and support.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke with 12 female entrepreneurs while visiting the Woodstock Exchange.

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24Sep

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle dance with South African surfers on Day 2 of royal tour – National

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex danced their way into Day 2 of their royal tour as they met with Cape Town non-profit organization Waves for Change.

The couple started their day off at the beach, joining a group of change-makers in a quick dance session before taking a seat in the sand.

Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan Markle, 38, could be spotted wiggling their hips and clapping their thighs, doubled over in laughter with members of the organization.

They were there to learn about the services offered by the local non-governmental organization, which gives back to the community by providing support to those struggling with their mental health.

READ MORE: Everything to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s African tour

The Sussexes also learned about the Lunchbox Fund, which provides a daily meal for orphaned and vulnerable school children in the area.

The Lunchbox Fund received generous public donations in the name of their baby boy, Archie Harrison, when he was born in May.

Mental health is a topic close to both Harry and Meghan’s hearts.

“It’s just getting people to talk about it and talk to each other, right?” Duchess Meghan said, speaking to tackling the stigma.

“And you see that no matter where you are in the world, if you’re a small community or a township, if you’re in a big city, it’s that everyone is dealing with a different version of the same thing.”

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The Duke of Sussex also added to the conversation, calling on individuals to learn from the past to address future mental health stigma.

“We need to try, not eradicate it, but to learn from previous generations so there’s not a perpetual cycle,” he said.

Later on in the day, the couple stopped by Auwal Mosque, the country’s oldest mosque, in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood.

They’ll wrap up their day by meeting young people and community leaders at the city’s residence of the British High Commissioner.

READ MORE: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry give powerful speech on gender-based violence in South Africa

The new parents started off their royal tour with a visit to Nyanga Township, commonly known as the murder capital of the country. Meghan and Harry addressed the audience with an important message, speaking out against violence against women and children.

The Sussexes, alongside Prince William and Kate Middleton, are patrons to The Royal Foundation, an organization that operates as a vehicle for all their philanthropic work.

The foundation includes Heads Together, an initiative that aims to eradicate mental health stigma.

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23Sep

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry give powerful speech on gender-based violence in South Africa – National

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex marked the beginning of their African royal tour in Cape Town, South Africa, with an impassioned speech on gender-based violence, a topic that hits close to home in the country.

After being welcomed by a group of children as they arrived in Nyanga Township, commonly known as the murder capital of the country, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry addressed the audience with an important message.

Markle said: “While I’m here with my husband as a member of the Royal Family, I want you to know I am here with you as a mother, a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.”

Prince Harry, 34, continued: “I wanted to ensure that our first visit as a family, with my wife by my side, focused on the significant challenges facing millions of South Africans while acknowledging the hope we feel so strongly here.”

READ MORE: Everything to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s African tour

“No man is born to cause harm to women. This is learned behaviour, and we need to break that cycle,” he added. “My role is to defend my wife and be a positive role model for my son.”

The speech follows South Africa declaring femicide a national crisis. A recent government report found that a woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa, with many assaulted and raped before their death.

The duke and duchess were spotted arriving in South Africa earlier that day. Though no media were notified, some fans managed to capture photos of the couple and their baby boy, Archie, disembarking from their plane.

Markle carried Archie, who wore a navy blue sweater and a white bobble hat. It marked the first time royal watchers have seen Archie’s full face as, in the past, the couple has chosen to share only slightly obscured photos.

After facing scrutiny for their private jet travels over the summer, the two have reportedly committed to flying on commercial airlines for their entire trip, according to CNN.

In addition to addressing gender-based violence, 39-year-old Markle also chose to highlight a local ethical fashion designer.

The duchess wore a black-and-white wrap dress by South African designer Mayamiko Dalitso, which sold out after Markle appeared in it.

She also wore a bracelet from The Justice Desk initiative, a human rights non-profit organization that she and Prince Harry visited after their arrival.

READ MORE: Prince Harry breaks silence on private jet travel with Meghan Markle — ‘No one is perfect’

Later in the day, the new parents will pay a visit to the District Six Museum, which is located in an inner-city residential area of Cape Town. During apartheid, District Six was declared a white area, and 60,000 of its racialized residents were forced to relocate away from the city centre.

This relocation began in 1966 and was completed by 1982, according to the museum’s website.

The duke and duchess will meet former District Six residents who were forced to relocate and learn more about the area’s history.

Afterwards, the pair will head to the museum’s Homecoming Centre, which was built for former residents to meet and cook together. The duke and duchess will then participate in a cooking activity, a hobby especially close to Markle’s heart.

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22Sep

Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner draw all kinds of attention at the 2019 Emmys – National

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Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner definitely know how to turn heads.

The Keeping up with the Kardashian stars hit the purple carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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The duo presented this year’s award for Outstanding Reality TV series, a category both have experience in.

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Kardashian stunned in a fitted black Vivienne Westwood gown, paired with diamonds around her neck.


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On the Emmys purple carpet, Kardashian said reality television has come a long way.

“I was just looking back at footage and I came in like 2009 and sang this little bit about reality shows with Jimmy Fallon when he hosted and it was super embarrassing,” she said.

READ MORE: 2019 Emmy Awards winners list: ‘Game of Thrones’ expected to win big


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Meanwhile, sister Kendall Jenner drew attention wearing a floral Richard Quinn gown.


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The 23-year-old model also donned a black latex turtleneck top, one that garnered all sorts of attention on social media.


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On Twitter, plenty of users had something to say about Jenner’s latex attire.

Others, however, didn’t mind the look.

Needless to say, when the reality show sisters hit an awards show, they know how to make an impact.

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22Sep

Emmys 2019: Best and worst fashion on the purple carpet – National

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TV’s biggest stars rocked the purple carpet on Sunday night as the 71st Emmy Awards kicked off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Several trends stood out this year — many women, including Mandy Moore, Taraji P. Henson and Susan Kelechi Watson, went with pink and red gowns, and legends like Viola Davis and Canadian star Catherine O’Hara stunned with classy black-and-white ensembles.

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The most anticipated purple-carpet arrivals included the cast of Game of Thrones. From fitted suits to deep-cut gowns (we’re looking at you, Emilia Clarke) and Gucci head-turners, the former Westeros denizens did not disappoint.

Below are our top picks for some of our favourite (and unfortunately not-so-favourite) looks from the 2019 Emmy Awards purple carpet.

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Laverne Cox


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Indya Moore


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Brittany Snow


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Eugene Levy

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Steven Canals


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Patricia Clarkson


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Mandy Moore

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Kerry Washington


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Niecy Nashthe


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Billy Porter


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Kristen Bell

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Mahershala Ali

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Gwendoline Christie

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Lena Headey


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Amy Poehler


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22Sep

Emmys 2019: Billy Porter hits carpet in $72K diamond-studded crystal suit – National

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Billy Porter always makes a statement when he hits the carpet, and this year’s Emmys celebration was no different.

As stars descended on the Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theater for the Primetime Emmy Awards, Porter shined bright in a Michael Kors Couture suit encrusted with $72,000 of diamonds and 130,000 crystals.

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Inspired by the designer’s 2020 resort collection, Porter told The Hollywood Reporter that he went straight to Kors to collaborate for this year’s look.

Billy Porter wore a Michael Kors suit and hat by Stephen Jones millinery.

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“We went to him and asked him if he would collaborate with us for the Emmys because I wanted to do a little ’70s disco throwback,” he said.

“I feel like people are expecting something obnoxious and grand, but I think this is pretty striking in a different way that just exudes class,” his stylist, Sam Ratelle, told the publication.

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The flare-pant suit took over 170 hours to hand-embroider, using 51,510 mini crystals for the jacket and 79,200 for the pants.

The suit, Ratelle added, plays into the theme of music as Porter jump-starts his music career again.

“We’re getting Billy up to the next phase of where he’s going,” he said. “As I creative direct more of his work and his brand, it was something we wanted to roll off with, keeping this disco theme going and what that means for now. What does a disco star look like in today’s age?”

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Hats off to Porter, who reached for a unique topper crafted by Stephen Jones millinery.

Inspired by the lead dancer hat from My Fair Lady, the hat was covered with chain crystals. The off-balance shape calls to mind the oversized hat that Audrey Hepburn wore in the 1964 classic musical drama.

Keeping up with the drama of the suit, Porter wore jewels by Oscar Heyman: a US$35,000 gardenia ring with over three carats of white and yellow diamonds that dates back to the 1920s as a brooch.

He also decorated his wrists with US$20,000 in checkerboard diamond cufflinks.

To complete the look, he carried a Judith Leiber clutch — also encrusted with crystals, but of course — and Rick Owens platform peep-toe shoes.

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