Atlanta-based couple Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” are putting their time and money where their mouths are. The pair is helping to provide legal counsel and bail money to protesters who were arrested during peaceful protests in light of the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer held his knee on his neck for several minutes.
Williams, who is the granddaughter of civil rights leader Hosea Williams, and her fiancé, businessman Dennis McKinley, are proving they aren’t only social media activists. In a message posted on Instagram, Williams shared that she and McKinley will be sending lawyers and bail money to those who’ve been arrested during a protest against racism and police brutality. “🚨DM @workwincelebrate Now … We love you, we hear you and we stand with you! 🙏🏾✊🏾❤️ #BlackLivesMatter #Unity #Movement,” she captioned the message.
McKinley also shared a message in solidarity with protesters who need help getting out of jail. He revealed that he and Williams are using their own resources to arrange help, but plan on sharing a link where the public can donate soon.
“Atlanta it’s still tense out! Thank you to lawyers who are joining us to help with pro bono services for protestors who have been jailed!” he wrote “…..many of you across the country have asked how to help. We will be setting up a link to donate soon! For now we are using our own resources so prayers work in lieu of cash! ❤️🙏🏾✊🏾”
Fans thanked the two for their willingness to act, while also throwing some shade at unnamed Atlanta-based celebrities whose actions aren’t speaking because they haven’t taken any.
“That’s how you do it 👏🏾,” applauded one fan.
“I love this energy!!! I wish other ATL celebrities would wake up’ ❤️❤️❤️,” called out another.
“We appreciate y’all. The celebrities who are actually doing something and not just posting on Instagram. 🙌🏽,” a third noted.
“Thanks @porsha4real your grandpa is proud 🙌🏽🙌🏽,” a fourth commented.
“You are doing sooo many great empowering things Porsha!!!!” praised a fifth. “Thank you”
“That how you support✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽,” a sixth wrote.
Throughout the Atlanta protests, Williams has been active online and in person. Recently, she and McKinley hit the streets to participate in a protest for Black Lives Matter.