The Real Housewives of Atlanta never cease to amaze, impress, and most of all, entertain. Since wrapping the historical virtual Season 12 reunion, so much has happened. Namely, Porsha Williams was arrested for her protesting the murder of Breonna Taylor. Thankfully, the charges were dropped. She is back to carrying on her family business of fighting racism and standing up for what is equitable. This queen has even teased a new book! Can’t wait!
Watching Porsha come into her own through the years has been a true joy. She’s grown so much since the times of underground railroad confusion and spreading drug and rape accusations. Of course, these rumors directed at Kandi Burruss and started by shady Phaedra Parks, but I digress. Since then Phaedra has been in the press talking about her funeral business and sexless relationship….meh. Let’s get back to Porsha and Kandi, shall we?
Kandi recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the Black Lives Matter movement and Porsha’s activism, telling the outlet, “I love what Porsha is doing right now, I love the fact that she’s stepping up, especially in her grandfather’s footsteps.” If you’re new to the cast and show, Porsha’s grandfather was legendary civil rights leader Hosea Williams. He worked closely with none other than Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kandi continued, “It’s a wonderful thing to see her step up in the way that she’s been stepping up in, putting her own freedom on the line for what she believes in.” Of course, Kandi hasn’t forgotten Porsha’s previous difficulty remembering key moments in civil rights history. She added, “Clearly in the past, yes, she was not necessarily the person that knew all the things about the history situation, but I mean … that leaves room for growth, and clearly, she has grown a lot over the last few years.” Love that. And grow she has!
The RHOA housewives have never shied away from the discussion of race and civil rights. We’ve seen them at gun violence rallies and speaking to children affected by the water crisis in Flint. We’ve even seen them supporting their LGBTQ family at Pride. Kandi shares, “It’s a reality show, which means you have to keep it real and we have to talk about what’s really happening around us right now.”
When it comes to specific details, Kandi let us know, “Obviously the conversation of how we get [to equality] is definitely going to be a conversation that’s gonna be had. … I don’t know how it’s going to work — we’re just in the beginning — so we’ll see as it goes, but just like everything that’s happening in our lives we talk about, so it’s definitely gonna be discussed.”
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As always, I can’t wait to see these women back on my screen! Rumor has it, there will be two new housewives gracing our screens in Season 13. I’m already buckling up.
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TELL US – ARE YOU READY FOR SEASON 13 OF RHOA? WILL PORSHA BE HOLDING THAT CENTER PEACH? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE GROWTH IN KANDI AND PORSHA’S RELATIONSHIP? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT KANDI GIVING PORSHA PRAISE FOR HER RECENT WORK?
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