Miss Black USA Pageant is founded by Karen Arrington
The first Miss Black USA Pageant is held in Washington, DC.
Granted 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service
The first full tuition scholarship is awarded. The winner received a full four year scholarship to Miles College and a fully furnished apartment.
Miss Black USA 1994 Tours Rio & Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Miss Black USA 1995 Tours Johannesburg, South Africa
Miss Black USA 2003 Pageant is outsourced and licensed to Independent Company
Miss Black USA Partners with Bally Total Fitness
Miss Black USA is New Face of Flori Roberts Cosmetics
Miss Black USA organization partners with the American Diabetes Association
The Pageant is held outside the U.S. for the very first time (The Gambia, West Africa)
Over $300,000 awarded in Scholarships
New Teen Division Announced: “Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2009”
Debra Carr, Miss Black USA National Advisory Board Member named President of Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2009
Miss Black USA Becomes National Spokesperson for American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Cultural Competency Campaign
Miss Black USA Becomes Celebrity Advocate for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Miss Black USA appears on Good Morning America Now
Miss Black USA Partners with the Heart Truth CampaignTM The Heart Truth and Red Dress are trademarks of the DHHS
Miss Black USA Pageant partners with Dr. Ian Smith and the 50 Million Pound Challenge to fight obesity in the African American community.
Connecticut is the first state to have two winners crowned "Miss Black USA"
Osas Ighodaro, Miss Black USA 2010 is the first Nigerian American to capture the Miss Black USA Crown
Shawnta Watson-Wolcott Receives the first ever Miss Black USA Legacy Award