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Encyclopedia > Miss Black America

The Miss Black America pageant is a competition for young Black American women in areas such as speech, talent, style, and poise — essentially the black version of the popular Miss America pageant. Mrs. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... For the patriotically-themed comic book superheroines, see Miss America (comics). ...

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History

J. Morris Anderson first created and produced the Miss Black America Pageant on August 17, 1968, it was a local Philadelphia area pageant to protest the lack of black women in the Miss America pageant. In 1969, the Miss Black America became national with 42 U.S. states competing in New York City's Madison Square Garden. The winner was Miss Black New York. is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...


The winners

Year Miss Black America From
1969 Gloria O. Smith New York
1970 Unknown Mississippi
1971 Joyce Warner Florida
1972 Linda Barney New Jersey
1973 Tyrisha Blacky Unknown
1974 Von Gretchen Shepard Los Angeles, California
1975 Helen Jean Ford Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1976 Twanna Kilgore Washington, D.C.
1977 Claire Ford Memphis, Tennessee
1978 Lydia Jackson Willingboro, New Jersey
1979 Varetta Shankle Mississippi
1980 Unknown Unknown
1981 Yvette Cason District of Columbia
1982 Unknown Unknown
1983 Sonya Robinson Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1984 Renee Ford Unknown
1985 Amina Fakar Detroit, Michigan
1986 Unknown Unknown
1987 Leila McBride Denver, Colorado
1988 Unknown Unknown
1989 Unknown Unknown
1990 Unknown Unknown
1991 Sharmell Sullivan Gary, Indiana
1992 Unknown Unknown
1993 Unknown
1994 Pilar G. Fort Detroit , MI
1995 Karen D. Wallace Oklahoma City, OK
1996 Unknown Unknown
1997 Unknown Unknown
1998 Unknown Unknown
1999 Unknown Unknown
2000 Unknown Unknown
2001 Unknown Unknown
2002 Unknown Unknown
2003 Unknown Unknown
2004 Unknown Unknown
2005 Unknown Unknown
2006 Unknown Unknown
2007 Kalilah Allen-Harris Gambia, West Africa

“NY” redirects here. ... Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Willingboro Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Yvette Cason, a television and film actress, is a former Miss Black America from Washington, D.C. She was an understudy for the character of Effie White in the original 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls. ... ... Sonya Robinson (born 1960) is an American musician. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the city. ...

Trivia

  • The Jackson 5 made their first television debut performing during the 1969 pageant, won by Gloria O. Smith, Miss New York.
  • Kathleen Bradley won the "Miss Black California" award in 1971.
  • In 1971, Oprah Winfrey competed as Miss Black Tennessee.
  • Joyce Warner of Florida was Miss Black America 1972.
  • Twanna Kilgore of Washington, D.C. was Miss Black America 1976
  • Claire Ford of Memphis, TN was Miss Black America 1977.
  • Lydia Garrett of North Carolina was Miss Black America 1984.
  • In 1991, boxer Mike Tyson was a judge in the pageant, and the following year was convicted of raping Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington. The winner of that pageant was future WCW Nitro Girl and current WWE Diva Sharmell Sullivan.
  • Marshaline Letcher, using her stage name, was First Runner Up in the Miss Black New York State Pageant.
  • Two Jackson State University co-eds, Helen Jean Ford and Varetta Shankle, have held the title of Miss Black America. Both were also members of the University's marching band, "The Sonic Boom of the South."
  • There is a Curtis Mayfield song entitled "Miss Black America."
  • T'Keyah Crystal Keymah won the "Miss Black Illinois" pageant in 1985 and was First Runner Up in the Miss Black America Pageant that year.

The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... Kathleen Bradley (born January 10, 1951 in Girard, Ohio) was primarily known as a Barkers Beauty on the daytime game show The Price is Right from 1990-2000. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a former American world heavyweight boxing champion and is the youngest man to have won a world heavyweight title. ... Desiree Washington (born 1973), a native of Coventry, Rhode Island, was an eighteen-year-old Miss Black America beauty pageant contestant representing her home state of Rhode Island when she accused boxer Mike Tyson of raping her in an Indianapolis hotel room on July 19, 1991. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... The Nitro Girls The Nitro Girls were a dance team in World Championship Wrestling that danced during commercials on WCW Monday Nitro to entertain the fans. ... Diva is a term used by World Wrestling Entertainment to refer to its female, on-screen talent, used primarily as eye candy. Divas fill positions such as valets, backstage interviewers, ring announcers and sometimes, wrestlers. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, funk and R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Superfly. ... TKeyah Crystal Keymáh, also known as Crystal Walker (her given name), (October 13, 1962)is an American actress and comedian, most famous for playing Erica Lucas on Cosby, Tanya Baxter on the Disney Channels Thats So Raven and as part of the ensemble cast of In...

See also

  • Official Website

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Miss Black America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (226 words)
The Miss Black America pageant is a competition for young Black American women in areas such as speech, talent, style, and poise – essentially the fl version of the popular Miss America pageant.
Morris Anderson first created and produced the Miss Black America Pageant on August 17, 1968, it was a local Philadelphia area pageant to protest the lack of fl women in the Miss America pageant.
The winner was Miss Black New York, and the Jackson Five made their first televison debut, along with Motown artists Stevie Wonder and The Impressions.
BBC - Suffolk Going Out - Miss Black America review (560 words)
Miss Black America are Seymour Glass, singer/ guitarist; Mat Anthony, guitar, Johnny Steele, bass and Simon Cooper, drums.
The name Miss Black America is a familiar one to regular gig-goers in the Eastern region, as they've been airing their sound in various venues across the county and beyond.
But this is the NEW Miss Black America, and dare I say it, the improved version too with the only surviving member after the shake up, being Seymour Glass.
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