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.
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.”
[video_clip_url:http://player.theplatform.com/p/PHSl-B/yT7k3t_YLXoZ/embed/select/hFMYp5DvDndO]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!