Thursday, July 23, 2015

UDC Hosts Miss Black USA Pageant 2015, August 9th

Miss Black USA 2014, Jasmin Alexander

It's back! The Miss Black USA Pageant returns August 9th to the University of the District of Columbia Performing Arts Theatre (from 6-9 PM.) Beforehand, you're invited to attend the Miss Black USA Fitness & Evening Gown Prelims at the Washington Hilton on Friday, August 7th at 7:30 PM; and the Miss Black USA Talented Teen & Jr. Teen National Pageant & Miss Black USA Talent & On Stage Q&A Prelims on Saturday (at UDC.) It's a full weekend of beauty and pageantry, and you can be a big part of it. Click here to purchase tickets online, including VIP tickets for Sunday's grand finale.

38 contestants are vying for this year's title (click here to see the delegates) and it promises to be a spectacular show. Last year's winner, Jasmin Alexander will be on hand to crown the new winner; and 2007 winner Kalilah Allen-Harris, M.D. returns as Co-Host for the festivities. In addition, singer/trumpeter Johnny Britt will perform his hit single, "Beautiful Queen." Click here to learn more.

About the Miss Black USA Pageant:
The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit corporation. It's more than a pageant, it's a movement.

The Miss Black USA Pageant celebrates scholastic achievement and believes that education is the key to lifelong success and empowerment. The Miss Black USA Pageant promotes education and leadership by providing scholarship opportunities to its winners.

The Miss Black USA Pageant is a community driven organization and is committed to addressing health and education - two leading social issues in the African American community. The winners of the official "Miss Black USA" state pageants use their civic platform to promote awareness of these issues during their reign. Our current national partnerships are with the Heart Truth Campaign and the 50 Million Pound Challenge.

It is the mission of the Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and to develop the "whole woman mind, body, and spirit.”