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RHOA Star, Phaedra Parks Discusses Her Political Aspirations, Activism, Her Foundation & Her Funeral Home

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ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 22:  TV personality Phaedra Parks and Ayden Nida onstage at 2016 Emerging Leaders Awards and Scholarship Gala at Delta flight Museum on April 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 22: TV personality Phaedra Parks and Ayden Nida onstage at 2016 Emerging Leaders Awards and Scholarship Gala at Delta flight Museum on April 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

It’s not secret that Entertainment Attorney Phaedra Parks is all about her business, but what everyone doesn’t know is the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star is also about the black community.

Ms. Parks also has political aspirations, discusses her political activism and why she feels it’s so important to educate her sons about race issues in America. She wants to use her platform as a reality TV Star to do AMAZING things, and she’s committed to righting the wrongs of our society

Her “Phaedra Foundation” includes such programs as Save Our Sons, and this summer will launch Camp Joy outside of Flint, MI for children affected by the city’s water crisis. Beyond her charity endeavors, Phaedra has also expressed a desire to hold public office, telling the site that she always envisioned she’d be the insurance commissioner.

“I’m definitely moving more towards, maybe, an elected office,” she said.

Phaedra recently revealed her political aspirations and shares that as her former law school president she always envisioned she’d be the insurance commissioner. “I’m definitely moving more towards, maybe, an elected office.”

“I’m not sure where I would be most helpful, but I just want to show people a renaissance woman, much like myself,  who has been through a lot of challenges, but also a lot of successes as well, can use your voice not only for cattiness on a television show but to help people in a very positive way,” expresses Phaedra.

“We all live in America and we all want to have the American dream,” she adds. “Someone has to fight for the people who don’t have an opportunity to share in the dream that we should all be living.”

Phaedra’s advice for achieving your own American dream? Be diligent, be consistent, be patient, and remember: “Hard work always pays off.”

See full interview in the video below!

 

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