RHOA Smackdown Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call

She Matters: Bravo would do well to rethink its portrayals of black women and keep its cast members safe.

Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore Bravo

Perhaps there’s hope. Bravo head honcho Cohen initially tweeted that “a bullhorn didn’t equate to violence to me,” but after significant push-back from viewers, he announced that props would be banned from reunion shows. That’s a start.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life and the upcoming Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go-to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love. Follow her on Twitter.