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Real Housewives of Atlanta Coming Soon to Bravo

Posted in Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2008 by Noli

I saw the preview of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo on July 30th, and it was such a treat!  Still the same cattiness and drama of Real Housewives of Orange Country and New York City, but with a little extra flavor.  The characters are as follows:

DeShawn Snow:  married to Eric Snow of the Cleveland Cavaliers;  Kim Zolciak:  single mother and only White cast member; aspiring country singer that is supposed to work with Dallas Austin; Lisa Wu Hartrell:  successful real estate mogul and jewelry maker, married to ex NFL player Ed Hartwell; NeNe Leakes:  married to a real estate investor, and founder of The Twisted Hearts, which is a foundation focused on domestic violence; and Sheree Whitfied:  a single mother that started a clothing line called “She by Sheree”. 

These chicks have REAL money…so you KNOW this is going to be an entertaining show!  No premiere date has been revealed yet, but I cannot wait!!!

Black Face Lives and Black Women are the Targets

Posted in Entertainment, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by Noli

Knipp as Ms. Shirley, along with 3 hosts from Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”

Yeah, that’s Charles Knipp, a big white man in black face playing “Ms. Shirley Q. Liquor,” a character that he created that’s a Black woman with 19 fatherless kids and poor grammar that he uses as a tool to mock Black culture and Black people. Supposedly, this man does drag shows all around the country and the gay community supports and loves him!(Note the 3 hosts from Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” hamming it up with him in the photo above).

 Now, let’s be clear…I’m totally pro First Amendment and believe that he should be able to say and do what he wants…but what I do believe is that it’s also our right to not provide him with a forum and audience.  I would normally not have posted this, but I thought my sisters needed to know that we were being ripped, and hopefully, if you hear that he’s coming to your town, you will make some noise about it.  Be careful, however, because Black Superwoman Jasmyne Cannick spoke out about it and even got some of his shows cancelled in 2007, and she has been receiving death threats! [The Daily Voice]