The following blurb appeared in the Peachbuzz column of the Atlanta Journal Constitution today(http://www.ajc.com/). Written by Richard Eldredge
"On Thursday night, a full house turned out for the third annual Taste of Ebony at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery. About 25 Atlanta chefs, including TV One’s G. Garvin, gave guests a taste of their signature dishes. Among the guests were two of the stars of Bravo’s “Real Housewives Atlanta” —- Sheree Whitfield and Lisa Wu Hartwell. It appears the “Housewives” are becoming bona-fide celebrities as they spent a great part of the evening posing for photos for and with fans.
“We’ve gotten lots of love from Atlanta,” Hartwell told Buzz.
Whitfield agreed: “It’s been a blessing; we’re having so much fun.”
Still, both say they’ve been surprised by how negative and judgmental some people have been.
“There have been other ‘Housewives’ —- New York, Orange County —- and it’s like because we’re African-Americans, we’re being criticized for spending money,” said Hartwell, who was there with her husband, Ed.
So how are things between arch rivals Sheree and NeNe?
“We’re fine,” said Whitfield. “We’re all grown women, and at the end of the day, you have to get past your differences.”
And what’s been the best part about being on the show?
“That we get to inspire others,” said Whitfield, who noted that she gets many positive e-mails from young girls. “If we can do it, so can you,” she said."