Rosario Dawson: ‘I Was Walking in Marches…Back When Al Sharpton Still Wore Sweatsuits!


Politically active actress and Voto Latino founder Rosario Dawson shares her desire to help others in a special series for Newsweek.

“I really want to be doing meaningful things. I think that comes with being 29. That’s a natural progression,” Dawson writes in the weekly magazine. “I was walking in marches with my mom when I was 10, back when Al Sharpton still wore sweatsuits.”

The Eagle Eye star, who grew up in a New York City “squat,” adds, “It took a long time for me to realize how to commit that celebrity value to something that I really believed in. I don’t want to just be the spokesperson for something; I want to be affected by it as well.”

Our Favorite Royal Prince Harry Makes Mum Proud With Work in Lesotho

Princess Diana’s flamed-haired son, Prince Harry, may be the third in line to the British throne, but he has always been the first monarch to make our hearts go pitter-patter.

Speaking at the Thuso Center in the impoverished African kingdom of Lesotho, the 23-year-old prince says his mother would be proud of the work he and his regiment, the Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals, are doing to revamp a special needs school for children in Lesotho.

“It would be wrong for a patron of a charity to not get involve,” he said of the projects he’s working on through the charity, Sentebale, which he established in his mother’s memory with Prince Sessio of Lesotho.

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