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Miss Black USA Contestants Awarded Global Recognition from Ambassador to Sierra Leone

His Excellency Bockarie Stevens hosted a VIP reception in honor of the Miss Black USA Contestants at his official residence.  During the reception, Miss Black USA CEO and Founder and the Ambassador jointly made the special announcement. 

Kelsi Horn, Miss Black USA 

SOCIAL Activist, FORBES 30 AND UNDER, ENTREPRENEUR, & celebrity advocate for the heart truth campaign

Kelsi is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising & Public Relations.

While at MSU, she received several awards for her campus leadership including her role as President of The Black Student Alliance. Kelsi worked directly with administration to improve retention rates among African American students and bring awareness to sexual assault on campus.

Kelsi is using her girl power to champion causes such as the Heart Truth, a campaign to raise awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death of women in the U.S., and the Flint Water Crisis.

Kelsi is a solo entrepreneur and serves as the International Affairs Director for a nonprofit organization. Kelsi is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She has been recognized as a 2018 Under 30 Forbes Fellow and a Spirit of Detroit Award recipient.

Her favorite quote is, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” by Maya Angelou. She hopes her work will inspire girls and women of color to leave their impact on the world.

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