New Miss Black USA ‘Ready’ for the Future

From left to right: Second runner-up Miss Black North Carolina, Pia Jessup, First runner-up Miss Black Oklahoma, Claudia Williamson, 2011 Miss Black USA Ocelia Gibson, 2012 Miss Black USA Salena Watkins, Third runner-up Miss Black Minnesota, Brittany Lynch, Fourth runner-up Miss Black Michigan, Alescia Hollowell.

WASHINGTON –Thirty young, Black women shimmering platinum and white evening gowns, silver, sapphires and dandelion yellows, rubies lit the Theater of Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. They prayed through perfect pageant smiles thinking: “Please don’t call my name.” It was an exciting moment that each one of them had dreamed […]

Miss Black USA Pageant Showcases Beauty, Brains, Service

Miss Black USA Pageant 269

WASHINGTON – All 32 women milling around, greeting each other, introducing themselves and hugging wore red dresses. They attended the Red Dress reception, an annual theme of the Miss Black USA Pageant. The coronation of the 2012 queen took place at the Theatre for the Performing Arts, University of the District of Columbia in Northwest […]