Success Story November 17, 2020 at 08:30 am

Here are the five most influential Black people in the UK right now

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor November 17, 2020 at 08:30 am

November 17, 2020 at 08:30 am | Success Story

Edward Enninful Interview on British Vogue, Race and Fashion | Time
Enninful at London Fashion Week on Feb. 16, 2019.
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Edward Enninful

Enninful, who in 2017 became the first man and the first Black editor to take the helm of Britain’s most powerful fashion publication, Vogue, was number five on the list. Enninful migrated to Britain from Ghana as a child and was in 2016 made an officer of the Order of the British Empire for helping to improve diversity in the fashion industry. For many years, Enninful has been advocating for better representation in many sectors apart from fashion. This year, following the death of George Floyd, he joined the Black Lives Matter protests in London and wrote a powerful piece in Vogue.

“In the ’90s, as a young, black, gay man living in London, I would go on a lot of Gay Pride marches. We were protesting about freedom and gay rights, as well as the numerous LGBTQIA+ lives that had been lost. The protests happening this week felt united in their desire for freedom, with the spectre of violence that hangs over minorities evident for all to see. I suppose in that sense I have come to see George Floyd as almost a spiritual leader. His life has been felt,” he wrote.

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