Miss Black Delaware USA

The Chemist And Her Secret Laboratory for Success

She's a dreamer, mentor, veteran, philanthropist, chemist, educator turned pageant queen.  Olivia Manning is the reigning Miss Black Delaware USA 2017!  Olivia is a recent graduate from a prestigious HBCU, where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor concentration in Theatre Arts.  

Olivia's platform is mental health awareness, which is often viewed as a stigma in the African American community.  Her platform promotes healing, encouraging, learning and preventing mental illnesses in children and adolescents. She is an active contributor to organizations that cater to mental health wellness and holistic treatment. She strives to create a much needed dialogue regarding mental health-related issues in her community. Her motto: "The mind is a terrible thing to waste."