The Markle Affect: Black Women Find Inspiration and Acceptance in Royal Wedding


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As the wedding of US actor Meghan Markle to Britain’s Prince Harry Windsor nears, African American women are hopeful that opportunities in the workplace will increase.

“It’s exciting for black women, and I think it’s going to be inspirational,” Camille Newman, a 38-year-old Brooklyn entrepreneur, told the Guardian when asked about the May 19 wedding of Markle, a child of a white father and a black mother, to Prince Harry. 

“We’re claiming her for a black woman’s right to be in there like everybody else. As an entrepreneur I face so many challenges to find funding for my business. We’re going to claim her and look to her for inspiration as an African American entrepreneur,” she noted, cited by The…

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