In celebration of Black History Month, Bravo continued its Amplify Our Voices conversation with a February 10 Instagram Live hosted by Bravo social’s Peyton Weiss, and featuring Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe of Married to Medicine and The Real Housewives of New York City newcomer, Eboni K. Williams. During the chat, Dr. Contessa opened up about how she and her family are recognizing Black History Month.
“To me, it’s a reminder that we really have to be intentional to talk about the contributions of African Americans to the mainstream fabric of American history and culture,” Dr. Contessa noted in the video above. “We actually spend a lot of time with our kids, teaching them to essentially read.”
Dr. Contessa and her husband, Dr. Scott Metcalfe, have three children together: daughters Lauren and Laila and son Landon. She explained that she’s passionate about introducing important books to her kids, as “literature was a way for us to communicate across the border.”
“There was no internet, there was no way of people essentially sharing our stories, so we had to write things down intentionally,” she said. “It was so important for us to remember to look into books."
The mom of three also explained that as an entrepreneurial family, they’re also making an effort to support Black-owned businesses.
“I’m really intentional about reaching out to people that I know who have small businesses and trying to make sure that I’m trying to support them, and especially during Black History Month. Especially during this economy, making sure every day I’m making an intentional purchase.”
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