The outspoken fashionista recently organized a PSA for Black Lives Matter starring the casts of RHOA, Real Housewives of Potomac, and Married to Medicine, and the results are nothing short of powerful.
The somber, grayscale clip opens with a quote from Maya Angelou, overlaid with clips from current Black Lives Matter protests. “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again,” the quote reads before fading from the screen to reveal Marlo and her two young nephews.
“Until we receive justice, how can there be peace?” the RHOA star asks. “When police brutality and racial injustices continue to plague Black America?”
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“Black is love. Black is strength. Black is joy,” one of her nephews says, before the other adds, “Black is courage. Black is struggle. Black is perseverance.” Marlo then goes on to proclaim, “We can no longer be silent. We must educate ourselves and others around us. We have to get uncomfortable now in order to get comfortable for lifetimes to come. My name is Marlo Hampton, and my life matters.”
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Other ‘Wives appearing in the PSA include Kandi Burruss, Monique Samuels, Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby, Cynthia Bailey, Nene Leakes, Tanya Sam and Potomac newbie Wendy Osefo. The majority of the Married to Medicine cast also participated. (Marlo’s nemesis Kenya Moore is noticeably absent from the video.)
“We will continue to fight for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd,” Marlo concludes. “And so many others who have lost their lives. But we have to create a change, you guys. We have to use our voices, our resources and our wallets to make that change.” The clip then ends with Marlo asking fans to donate to a number of nonprofits dedicated to racial justice including Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, Color of Change, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the ACLU.
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Watch the PSA below.
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