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 […]