Cast Blog: #RHOA

Porsha's Embarrassing Behavior

Kenya weighs in on Porsha's confusion about the Underground Railroad.

My blog is dedicated to the freedom fighters and the brave people who fought for our rights to live in equality, to be educated, and for our civil liberties. I thank those activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and others. They risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the name of freedom and equality.

I am particularly fond of the late President Nelson Mandela. His speeches and courage changed my life and how I see myself. Mandela changed minds, changed lives, and changed the world.

SWEET SAVANNAH

I initially dreaded going on this trip. I made a few wise cracks about Savannah being a small town with nothing to do. When in fact, it is one of the most beautiful and historically significant cities in the South. Particularly, because of ties it has to slavery.I’m not fond of ghosts, but there definitely was some unusual energy in the mansion. No, Kandi should not have taken the master bedroom. She was invited on this trip and she should have asked NeNe before claiming it out of respect and decorum. But I guess us “hos” were getting on her nerves. Why Porsha asked a complete stranger to sleep in the same bed with her… I can’t be bothered.

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

Visiting the first African church was bitter sweet. Steeped in culture and history, I was amazed to see it first hand as I have other historical sites around the world. When the guide pointed out the actual markings that the iconic Harriet Tubman and or others used to identify the safe stops for slaves seeking freedom along the Underground Railroad, it was amazing to see.When Porsha was perplexed at how the train operated or “who went down there first to make room because they didn’t have electric trains like we do now,” I became incensed. Her late grandfather, Hosea Williams, was a prominent civil rights activist in Atlanta. It was crystal clear that Porsha did not know that the Underground Railroad was not a literal train!



Porsha is an embarrassment to her grandfather, his legacy, her family, and most importantly, herself. It’s easy to laugh and call her dumb, but the reality is even more painful -- WE have failed her. Our educational system has failed her, anyone who coddled her or encouraged her to focus on her makeup, weave, and shoes to find a man to take care of her rather than her education has failed her. Anyone laughing at this gross ignorance has failed her. I encourage all people to teach our young girls to value the things that one cannot take away from you. A woman’s value is not between her legs but between her ears.

THE DIRTY SOUTH

Yes I’m messy! I ask the questions everyone wants to know. I wanted the dirt. Kandi was trying to be nice in the hot seat about her former fling with Mynique’s husband Chuck. And of course it was fun to see Phony Phae Phae squirm at describing her jump off “relationship.”

 

I LIVED FOR:

Cynthia teaching Mynique how to “read” someone and look good while doing it.

 



NeNe singing hymns in the church... I was impressed with her voice.

 

Kandi telling Mynique she was hot in the ‘90s and everyone wanted her then.I have to admit I’ve watched this episode three times and still want to watch it again. It was the best so far! Be sure to watch us next week as it will be more fun with unexpected revelations and admissions.

Enjoy your holiday everyone. May you find peace, happiness, and love!

Merry Christmas!
Kenya

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Claudia: NeNe Turned Up, Not Me

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on the tense moment with NeNe Leakes.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Cynthia's acting in Kenya's pilot?
Claudia Jordan: I thought Cynthia did a great job and was very funny and believable. It was an over-the-top character, and Cynthia committed and gave 100%. I thought she came off really cute! I told her that she should continue pursuing a career in acting.

Bravotv.com: Was the vibe still positive between everyone at Phaedra's event?
CJ: Yes, the vibe was still good between all of us that went on the trip. I was pleasantly surprised that we were all able to be around each other, be civil, and greet each other and not be rude or nasty. I didn't know what our duties would be when I agreed to attend the event -- all I knew was that we made progress on the trip to the Philippines and there was no reason for me not to go and support. So when we arrived and were told we were just going to be in the kitchen making plates, I put on my apron and got to work.

Bravotv.com: What was going through your mind after the confrontation with NeNe?
CJ: I didn't feel I was out of line at all! I was not loud and no one heard me in the audience at the event. I kept a calm, cool tone. I was standing next to NeNe in the kitchen making plates, and I certainly wasn't going to ignore the woman for the entire time while we're supposed to be working together. So I started making small talk. And it started off fine, I asked how her health was and told her that it was too bad she couldn't make the trip because of her blood clots. Then I said we hadn't seen her since the Dr. Jeff session that she put together, and she started insulting me and Cynthia, while never once making eye contact or acknowledging Cynthia, which was very rude. Then she started talking at us, not to us, and raising her voice to the point where she could be heard in the other room. She turned up at the event, not me. So when she threw out the false statement that we had said very rude things about her (or something like that), I wanted to know what she was talking about, because it just wasn't true, and one thing I hate is being lied about. If you are going to throw that out there, you better have examples. I found it funny and ironic that this woman was standing there lying about me without taking any responsibility for anything that she has said about everyone else. My thing is this -- we all have been shady, but do not act like you are such a victim of everyone else's shade when you keep on doing it over and over again -- then you wonder why folks don't accept your apologies…


I started off saying hello, being kind, smiling, making eye contact, and attempting to work together. I thought there was nothing wrong with my tone. When NeNe made comments about "taking it to the streets," I was surprised. What has really transpired between us to get to this point? All I did was expect an answer to a question, and now someone wants to fight? Girl, bye! We are both over 40 and we will not be jeopardizing anyone's delicate hip bones with a street fight!
Although it was a step backwards with NeNe, I'm still happy with how everyone else at this point was still being cordial and doing their part to keep as much of the group on good terms as possible. When NeNe exited we finished the event in good spirits. I explained to Phaedra and Porsha what had happened between me and NeNe, they didn't hold it against me, we went back to serving the men at the event nice warm meals, and we laughed and took pictures together. So no one was mad that day. Just saying...

I just wanted to add that one of the benefits of being part of #RHOA has been making new friendships and doing business with other successful women. This weekend I was honored to work with Kandi Burruss on her Women's Empowerment MasterClass. She asked me to moderate, and I was happy to do it. The panel discussions were amazing, and it was such a positive and powerful event. Kandi truly is an example of a woman that empowers, employs, and uplifts other women, and I appreciate her for it! Good job!

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