Powerful Black Women Who Should Be on ‘Real Housewives of New York’

Star Jones, Carole Radziwill, Aviva Drescher, Misa Hylton Brim, Marvet Britto and Heather Thomson

Powerful Black Women Not on ‘The Real Housewives of New York’

“The Real Housewives of New York City” is back for season five with new cast members. Bravo has released the official cast’s photos and bios, including three new faces to replace former “housewives” Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop.

Did you see what I saw on the cast photo? That’s right, the only black in the photo are the dresses and gowns the ladies are wearing. Returning cast members Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn de Lesseps are being joined by Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson; none of whom are women of color.

Is it just me, or does someone else agree that there are enough black women in the big city, whether they are full-time residents or transplants, who could’ve filled the cast vacancies?

They fit the profile “a group of wealthy Manhattan housewives balance their careers, friendships and home lives,” and then some, don’t you agree? Especially considering that the term “housewife” is used so loosely.

Their lifestyles are fabulous and their social calendars are enviable. Trust. These women are quite polished and posh enough to garner great ratings. That’s why we’ve decided to remix the entire cast by sprinkling in some brown sugar.

Check out our list of candidates for season six of the “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Please share your thoughts. –yvette caslin 

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  1. With all of the negative portrayal of black women on these reality shows would we honestly think that it is safe and smart to put blacks into this show? Obviously these networks care only about ratings and they will do anything to get those ratings including letting black women come on there and act like monkeys with not so much as a blink on how it’s  affecting the black community. So personally this is the one time I’m glad we are not apart of another reality show.

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