Phaedra Parks

Reality TV personality Phaedra Parks was in Flint, Michigan doing her part to help during the manmade water crisis.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star handed out water to residents of Flint, whose drinking water is contaminated with lead and other pollutants.

The 44-year-old attorney posted an Instagram photo of herself posing with other high powered attorneys including Benjamin Crump.

“When we work together there is synergy. We will not sit quietly and allow the government to poison families and children,” she wrote in the photo caption.

The crisis began shortly after the city of Flint switched its water source from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River in April 2014.

Within months, residents began complaining of foul-smelling, discolored tap water. A pediatrician was ignored by city health officials when she reported treated children for lead poisoning.



  • Lenina Just Lenina

    This is just an absolute travesty to say the least. Genocide.

  • Ms. Damn Solo

    Don’t post it, just do it.

  • Renee26

    Who hands out water in heels???….photo op that’s it

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    LOL Sandra put the generic water bottles up there.

  • SpillyNillie

    Phaedra attends these events for the photo op…she’s fooling no one…but at least someone besides herself benefited…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good Job Phaedra

  • SpillyNillie

    Don’t forget that poodle fur she has on…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “Phaedra attends these events for the photo op…”
    —————–

    That’s easy to say when we aren’t doing anything to lend support. At least she’s there heaping to bring attention to the crisis.

  • Renee26

    Girl

  • SpillyNillie

    I did say someone benefited.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Why isn’t an organization donating water delivery subscriptions. A truck could be giving a family one gallon every…

  • Renee26

    I’ve seen other stories on social media that this type of thing is happening all around the US….Ohio and Louisiana had cities that have lead contamination as well….why is the focus only on this one city is the question

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Good for her!!!!

  • iWasteTime

    I don’t know who “we” are but I have and still am. I haven’t taken a photo at my water collection either. Attention is already on the situation. Isn’t she a lawyer? I know there are tons of ways for her to help that

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I think it’s nice of them. I’m donating as well just ugh at the thought of what they are going through.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I don’t altogether disagree that she was eager to throw a pic of her good deeds up on IG. So do a lot of celebs. (Russ & Cici stay posting a pic of them at the Children’s hospital.) But like Sandra said it does shed light on charitable causes and maybe someone else is inspired to give or volunteer. So while she looked good, like you said, at least someone else did benefit also.

  • Renee26

    Exactly…the only place people can view my volunteer experience or donations is on my resume and my tax returns.

  • Too Many Colors

    Thanks for this Phaedra. A working, single mom found the time to go way to Flint.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Hmm that would make more sense. I’m still trying to figure out how many bottles of water it takes to make a bath.

  • Sucker Free

    I think shes sincere and of course they took a photo for the NBA…thats the bar association for black attorneys for those who dont know

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    This would’ve been a good chance for Kool-Aid to make a comeback. They could’ve flipped this.

    Swiss Miss… Somebody…

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Bathing comes after having drinking water.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Good for them

  • Paige

    Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future!! Love you PhaPha!!?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    My classmate her sister and friend went there to hand out water.

  • Sucker Free

    Yall buggin her shoes not even in the picture or did i miss somethinh

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    F a celebrity, where’s my delivery man?

  • Yoni

    I watched a town hall meeting on the Flint water crisis just last night. Some lady spoke and said that a few years ago, General Motors in DETROIT told them that the water was messing up their machines! She said she thought THEN….”If the water is messing up THEIR machines, what is it doing to our bodies?”……#prayforflint

  • Renee26

    How…you make Kool-Aid with tap water (well most people do anyway)

  • SaltineCrackers

    I don’t want Benjamin Trump on nobody’s legal team.

  • SameoleJ

    Did her thirsty butt drink any? The thirst is real!! Sorry, I don’t believe she does anything without a motive, but I could be wrong. Way to go, Mrs. Nida!!

  • SameoleJ

    How you post about Kool aid and post Crystal Light?! LOL

  • Yoni

    My church went there this week. I donated on Saturday.

  • SameoleJ

    You are living up to your name, huhn?! LOL

  • ShelbyMoore

    So she can tell her tale at some random moment as she did with Mike Brown?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I love hearing things like this. Makes my heart smile. Every little bit helps!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    So sad…

  • Too Many Colors

    I caint lead nothing.

    “You can barely lead grace at Sunday dinner” <<< what my mama told my nephew once.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    What’s the issue here? I think my reading comprehension is off… is the problem that they took a picture?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Would that be Smokey?? (His name in my head after that last story. LOL!)

  • SpillyNillie

    “While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water. A few months after Governor Snyder removed Flint from the clean fresh water we had been drinking for decades, the brass from General Motors went to him and complained that the Flint River water was causing their car parts to corrode when being washed on the assembly line. The Governor was appalled to hear that GM property was being damaged, so he jumped through a number of hoops and quietly spent $440,000 to hook GM back up to the Lake Huron water, while keeping the rest of Flint on the Flint River water. Which means that while the children in Flint were drinking lead-filled water, there was one — and only one — address in Flint that got clean water: the GM factory.”

  • GuestSTAR

    And out of ALL the unjustified killing of black boys/men she mentions Mike Brown as an example, SMH.

  • Honey B

    I think it is great that she is so involved in making a difference. Any contribution helps. There is always so much negativity when someone decides to contribute and share what they have done. I believe sharing encourages others to step up and do what they can.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly —- Girl so not here for the BS …… will continue to pay folks dust or person dust

  • nucynu25

    So u getting something back but Phaedra can’t take a pic ?? Funny

  • Yoni

    Yes it was. Then to hear them say that this is also a ploy for Snyder to drive the resident’s out and turn it into a college town. The speaker said that they don’t have a problem with fixing the pipes, they’ll do it, but they want them to be gone first. #genocideANDgentrification

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That’s just the bougie Kool Aid.

  • SameoleJ

    I don’t trust her, based on her character on the show, but I could be wrong (I can admit that). Something just seems off. #EH

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Okay if you knock on my office door you would think this azz would wait till I say “yes come in” I swear I’m so sick of folks smh

  • SameoleJ

    HA

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    WHAT?!?!?! God, this is so gut wrenching and frustrating to read. These people just want to live and keep their families healthy. Instead, not only is the health of their family in jeopardy, but now they may get kicked out of their homes?! I seriously want to cry. All I can do is pray and believe.

  • Too Many Colors

    So the local chick here, who collected the bottles…was she supposed to not be on the news? I am so so lost.

  • iWasteTime

    We just learned that 11 cities and 2 counties in our state has bad water too … some is the hood and some is not, a lot of my state used to be farm land and big Pharma was a staple here for decades. It is sad what is with held from people

  • Yoni

    I like to “show receipts” AFTER folks start with the bullcrap!

  • Sucker Free

    I dont understand the negativity either its like who raised these people…the grinch?

    Shout out to cardi b

  • MissHarlem

    Good for her!! Photo op or not she gave. Meaning someone was able to drink water without guessing. Which reminds me I need to find a way to give because my black ass is drinking water without doubt or repercussions and my fellow brothers and sisters can’t do that in Flint.

    #happythirddayofblackhistory ??

  • nucynu25

    I dont get some ppl . We complain & say some celebrities don’t do anything for our community , they disrespect our women , they only speak abt their riches but when they do something that benfits the community then it’s why u gotta take a pic . If it’s on the gram it’s not from the heart .. Gtf ,, I bet the ppl who received that water don’t care if shes in dog fur & posed for the gram . #crabs in a bucket

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    At this point It doesn’t matter if I trust her …. just glad she is helping ….. I wouldn’t care where the support came from at this point …. these folks can’t even bathe in clean water … to me it’s far beyond what the givers motive is …..

  • SameoleJ

    That speech through me off.

  • Yoni

    They haven’t been kicked out………..yet! But if Snyder is to stay in office……..it’s coming.

  • Yoni

    Man listen. As someone else mentioned, the water in LA is just as bad. THIS is sad!

  • Too Many Colors

    Yes. Smokey. He was accused of being a gang leader in like the 10th grade? Maybe 11th. My mama was like this boy can’t lead chit. Not eem GRACE.

  • Sonny Johnson

    The government response has been quite pathetic. When you look at how many resources America has we as citizens should not have to worry about our water supply

  • Yoni

    I never cared for crystal light. Tastes like “sweetner” and THAT is disgusting. #noaspartamine

    But they did have this one flavor called “Caribbean Cooler” that was OFF DA CHAIN!

  • King Playa

    Word. More so it’s happening In our generation…may the most high bless n protect our brethren in Flint and abroad…??

  • nucynu25

    Horrible

  • King Playa

    We all feel the same…a perfect world would be without EVIL people!!! Take it how u want…god bless them, this ish is beyond sad.

  • SameoleJ

    It doesn’t matter if none of us trust her, as she will still give, take a photo, etc. I think people are just saying (well I am saying), that based on her past actions, there seems to be a motive in some of the things she does. I don’t think they are upset that she contributed. Honestly, I would have loved to see her in jeans, ponytail and sweatshirt making the deliveries and getting hands on. But again….#EH, I can only participate via local churches not on the front line.

  • Yoni

    I did give the comment the “c0ckheaded” look. But if you don’t agree with something……you keep pushin’.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You guys need to understand the agenda. They don’t want us here and they can’t deport us so how do the do it? Through elimination. The best thing for black people to do is educate yourselves and stick together.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Man listen !!!! If I’m bathing in infested water …. Clean water would be my only concern …. the last thing Ima be worried about it is oh she faking for a photo … shid …. My azz would be first in line collecting my water

  • LibraGirlonly

    It’s called trow your own under the bus.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Mama Dubb is everything! Love her! LOL!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hear me when I say …. I could care nothing about a motive at this point when anyone gives to this situation ….. I swear I don’t care … nor do I care about her past actions …..

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    To me there’s a difference between posting a pic of a donation (dismissing the size/impact of other people) and posting a pic being out there working with folks. There are many elements to support.

  • nucynu25

    Girl, some ppl just be having they glasses on looking for ish .

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Utterly Disgusting!

  • MissHarlem

    And by the by I don’t care for her but I damn sure am fond of giving when authorities have failed. I said on this very blog (before wack ass disqus and this bum ass format sigh)that she’s faker than a three dollar bill but it doesn’t take away from her giving ?? put up or shut up with matters pertaining to us

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Her clothes don’t matter to me. They may have had a meeting or something beforehand. Everybody is dressed up in that photo not just her.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    They could’ve came up with something. I’m sure the military has stuff they can mix with water to make it potable…

    Or it could’ve just been mind over matter. At least let it taste like something.

    You ever been sick and been like “I’m going to drink this flat soda, and I’m going to feel better”?

  • GTFOHWTBS

    its a shame , off the backs of poor blacks suffering in Flint, she will do anything for media action, and/or PR stunt to try and change her image as a theft . i look to see what she will do after the cameras are gone.

  • Too Many Colors

    Phaedra and Mike Brown. She had ALREADY planned BEFORE the shooting to BE in STL promoting her book. The shooting happened days before she was ALREADY scheduled to visit. Pre-planned. She went with no camera crew. She had BEEN talked about it way before the episode of her talking about it aired. In August 2014. I dont eem LIKE Phaedra. Aint watched RHOA since Kordell was on there. Eons. But my goodness. Folks giving this lady a hard ass time.

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/08/phaedra-parks-mike-brown-st-louis-missouri-rhoa/

  • ChocolateBeauty

    So sad majority of people on here r being hateful and negative

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now who they need to be dragging is that Shedevil Kenya ….. oh but I see folks praise that one chile …… FOH ….

  • SameoleJ

    I am only saying that it would have been nice to see her get face to face with the people. We already have enough pictures of people dressed to the nines, smiling and talking about their support. But again, it may just be my bias about her that makes me skeptical. I admitted this much.

  • nucynu25

    Welcome to the garden … lol

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Lol thank you. Hope ur son is doing better too

  • Too Many Colors

    I gave The Game a hard ass time. On this very blog. He tried to SHAME others into helping. That was my issue. This lady went to go help. And somebody took a pic. She didnt put anybody down like: I FOUND time to come to Flint. WHERE EVERYBODY ELSE at? She didnt do that AT ALL. What is the issue?

  • Yoni

    A few months after Governor Snyder removed Flint from the clean fresh water we had been drinking for decades, the brass from General Motors went to him and complained that the Flint River water was causing their car parts to corrode when being washed on the assembly line….

    THIS is what I was talking about.

  • LibraGirlonly

    The agenda has been to eliminate us anyway they can. We need to educate ourselves and stick together. We must make sure our children are educated beyond high school. This may be a photo op but it doesn’t matter to the people in Flint.

  • SummerBaby

    I’m reading these comments & I swear I don’t get what the problem is with her donating.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You guys need to understand they don’t care about no black people. We have to care about ourselves.

  • SpillyNillie

    I read this on 10 facts about Flint that thr news won’t share. I was adding to your post that while GM complained they received action from the city and the people did not.

  • Yoni

    And isn’t she from Detroit? Which is close enough?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Anyways ….. for those with children ….. do you guys have any plans with the kiddies for black history month??? I know this can be year round for a lot but anything out of the norm this year?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It ain’t no problem … ignore

  • SameoleJ

    The same as if Kim K. went there, someone would say that same thing…..photo op, but you can still be happy that she supported it. And I, speaking for myself, am glad that she did…..but still don’t like her shady azz!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well I never expected that one to be first in line anyways rofl to be honest …..

  • jussaying

    I like taking my nieces/nephews to theatre shows. There are a lot of plays and we go and then I discuss them with them afterward. Sometimes, we put on our own plays. I like doing this with a lot of history period of different cultures. Sometimes we dress up (sorry for cultural appropriation lol) as some historical figures from other cultures and act out plays. I find this helps them retain the information.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    But Kim ain’t there though lmao

  • Sucker Free

    I dont get it…plus i thought kenya was the villain on that SCRIPTED TV show

  • Yoni

    No. Whale nothing no different than the rest of the other 336 (it’s a leap year this year) days of the year. *snigglesinhand*

  • LeBrick James

    I was never really a Phaedra fan, but after seeing how Apollo did her dirty, and how she handled herself with grace during all that ordeal, I actually like her a lot more now.

  • Sucker Free

    Shes a thief? Please elaborate

  • SummerBaby

    I understand your point, but when it comes to our celeb crazy society it’s not many places they can go without someone wanting to take a picture.

  • SameoleJ

    That is true, but I am saying that it would pretty much the same reaction. Happy she did it, but side eye like a mug!! I know I would.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I wanted to take J to the Civil Rights museum here …. I think it may be a bit much for her at this age ….. I’m doing a speaking engagement next week not much … but something … also I do plan to do a tour at the King National historic Site … hopefully private tour …. I know the superintendent there ….

  • iWasteTime

    I printed out bios for the month of important but little know folk, and we read it after school. Yesterday I mentioned on here that his teacher said he was very knowledgeable about Black history and I was like duh .. we black ..lol

  • Yoni

    LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now that is a very good idea ….. I may start doing that myself !!!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I might order Chinese food.

  • SameoleJ

    That is true and we are going to make favorable comments about some and unfavorable about others, but still be happy that at the end of the day, the people got additional help. I still don’t like Phoney Phae’s character, but……….CTHU

  • Too Many Colors

    Somebody said below Kenya was supposed to be the villain on RHOA. And is.

    Ummm aint Kenya from Detroit? Where her damn pic? Yall gonna drag her when she goes to her home state and hands out water? She been yet?

  • SummerBaby

    True indeed because I can’t stand Erica Mena so if she was uptop I would be giving her the side eye ?

  • iWasteTime

    Thank you. I needed something and I hated the MLK Scholastic reader.

  • LibraGirlonly

    To be honest I am going to MAKE my 12 yr old watch Hidden Colors 1,2 and 3. The child is out of touch and I want him to know more than Martin and Malcom. I want him to see that the greatness in black folk was prevalent since the beginning of civilization.

  • SameoleJ

    I would, cause she is thirsty as heyul, too. I am an equal opportunity disliker of certain folks. Ain’t none of them exempt from my side eye. But I will still remain happy that they helped. CTHU

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I bet ya it surface nah …. now that Phaedra out there …. either way ….. Kenya (if ya reading) we hope yo demon azz donate too ….

  • Yoni

    There is also money sitting somewhere that Snyder was suppose to use for something and he hadn’t even broke ground on the premesis.

  • Full Monty

    Kudos to you Pha Pha. I can see her in politics one day. I love Phaedra just hope she kick that dirty bird Apollo out of her life.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awesome … do you follow Joe Maddison on FACEBOOk the black eagle ….. He post very good black history post daily on there year round … you can get some ideas from there too

  • Yoni

    I just wonder if she HAS and there were no camera’s.

  • SpillyNillie

    Sure would. But I’m sure she’ll come up with a speech about how she was well aware of the problem and had been donating/supporting for years….

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I don’t know who that is, but I’m going to go find him today. Thanks!

  • iWasteTime

    I don’t but I will. Thank You. I have a pro black family member that does this too and I stop and read.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yes

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Kenya (if ya reading) we hope yo demon azz donate too …
    —————————————————————-
    I needed that laugh. lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Girl get up on Joe !!!! Love that guy … he reminds me of my father …. I listen to his radio show in the morning on sirus xm chile ….. very intelligent man ….

  • jussaying

    Aww shucks get ittt.. connections. They tend to have kids themed things at the museums around this time don’t they? I’d go on eventbrite and search.

  • SummerBaby

    What channel on Sirius?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh make sure you check out Joe Madison …. he gives it to ya cut and dry !!!

  • LeBrick James

    Phaedra’s looking kinda good standing beside them mens.
    Especially dude on the right. And he’s an attorney too?!.

    C’mon Phaedra… time to make it official and kick Apollo to the curb!
    #upgrade

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    126 Urban View chile

  • jussaying

    Ohoh I take it you are in DC, too. Ava Duvernay is doing a summit here on Feb 27th just as a heads up.

  • Too Many Colors

    They outing everyone else who wants to be quiet about their donations and help…IJS. A MESS.

    http://www.bet.com/news/national/2016/02/01/pusha-t-quietly-donated-semi-truckfulls-of-water-to-flint-reside.html

  • SameoleJ

    This I did not know. Still don’t like her character on the show and Imma still side-eye her!! LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    bawhahahah chile ….. Kenya demon azz ain’t fooling me …. but I’m sure they will be grateful for her donation chile !!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I wish I could visit the one in DC I hear that one is awesome chile ….. lawd …. but it will be the one here in ATL ….

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks!

  • Milani

    New Post – Medical Minute

  • SameoleJ

    I am still trying to figure out why it took The Game so long to help, being that his younger sister and her children were there. Yup, side-eyed the heyul out of his post. See, everybody can get it!!

  • nucynu25

    He still has the shits lol . The Dr called & said its a virus & it just has to run its course . :(

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Well, if he wanted to remain anonymous, why are they publicizing it? Respect dude’s wishes to do his charity in silence.

  • Miany

    I agree..they should lend their skill, not saying they are not but they could definitely help folk on the legal tip.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    #dead
    #IjustDIED

  • Mel

    See now they wanted to save money and look what happen so how they gonna fix this? Smh

  • Bess

    Their plan from the beginning, as flint residents refuse to pay for contaminated water. If you do not pay the water bill for your home that receives water/sewer service, then that unpaid bill can become a lien on the home. That lien, if not paid, can be foreclosed upon.

  • AnonymousRose

    Narcissists at work

  • Yoni

    Yep.

  • Carmen

    this has been going on in Flint for a long while. The entire state needs help. Why not focus on them when it has been ignored for so long? I agree this is a problem in a lot of cities. But are they currently this extreme? Do you not think focusing on and fixing this issue will not set a legal precedent?

  • Carmen

    as corny as she is, idgaf is they came in on horses and carriages. this needs to be fixed ASAP

  • yallcrazy

    When I say they hate us…I mean they HATE us. Absolutely heartless. It wont take away the fact that many children have been hurt but I pray they are paid out the arse.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I would be annoyed if someone outed me.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Amen. I’m from Michigan, and I’ve contributed…no need to post a picture of me giving my people a bottle of water!

  • nucynu25

    I don’t think it’s wrong to point out why you disagree as long as you aren’t disrespectful . Everyone one won’t agree & that’s part of the fun .

  • Yoni

    It’s not. But my mouf too slick and it might come off as, well, mean/wrong. Know when to hold’em and know when to fold’em. I had to hold’em on THIS one.

  • LibraGirlonly

    We need to love ourselves. I just heard the radio Dj talking about the Weezy and George Washington joke. I guess lil Wayne is cooking for George W and people are saying its racist. The D j is like its a joke people. That is the freakin problem I don’t find this stereotypical bullcrap a Joke. No the joke is on us for laughing this type of thing off. I don’t think the people who were beaten, lynched, raped and etc thinks it’s a joke.

  • Monday

    Louisiana??

    Welll not going there this year for sure

  • nucynu25

    U gotta know Web to hold em lol .. Girl , I just couldn’t help it .

  • Meme81

    Phaedra and these lawyers should sue the city of Flint. And don’t stop there, go to the Midwest and sue those fracking companies and the Gulf coast and sue the oil companies because they’re causing cancer clusters in a lot of poor neighborhoods.

  • Meme81

    I knew someone would say that. I thought it, but then I said if she’s there, it still keeps the spotlight on the issue, so it’s still a good thing. Even if she’s being self-serving.

  • lil goodie

    Won’t Jesus fix it!!!!!!

  • ifixstudentloans

    Photo Op, she don’t care.

  • butchie4ever

    And what are you doing to help the people of flint???? I don’t see you handing out anything but unneeded shade… There was also a meeting where they were discussing the issues in Flint and she was at the meeting…in fact she periscoped from the meeting…

  • Queen B

    Damn that bih look good!!! ??????