Kelsi arrives in New York city for New York Fashion Week. The Red Dress Collection Show is on top of her list and held tonight at the Manhattan Center. The A-list show will feature guest performance by Eve and some of the hottest stars will hit the runway like Nicole Ari Parker, Dorit Kemsley, Sherri Shepherd, Susan Lucci, Ashleigh Murray, and Nikki Bella | Brie Bella. The show will be live streamed at 8 pm EST.
Photos Coming Soon!
Miss Black USA Contestants this year turned their Orientation into a protest poster-campaign ahead of the White Nationalist Rally held on the same day of the Miss Black USA Pageant.
It was only befitting that the contestants protested in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial during their African American Heritage Tour of the nation's capital by KB Tours.
Read the full article at Ebony Magazine by clicking HERE.
Just hours after winning the title and very little sleep, Kelsi was up and ready for her first media interview today at WKYS Radio in the nation's capital.
#BlackExcellenceand #Scholarship is a thing at Miss Black USA. Awarding over $500,000 in scholarships to date, we are pleased to announce the DAPHNE LEE ARTISTIC LEGACY AWARD. The $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a contestant in this year's Miss Black USA Pageant.
Daphne Lee, the reigning Miss Black USA is a graduate student, advocate, Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone and a member of the renowned Dance Theater of Harlem. The Miss Black USA Organization is proud to celebrate Daphne's legacy with a scholarship in her name.
Beginning Fall 2019, the scholarship will be open to any female of color who is a full-time artist or student pursuing a degree in the performing arts in the U.S. Applications will be available online beginning Jan 1, 2019, and will close April 30, 2019.
You may know him as The Bachelor on WEtv Match Made in Heaven. Stevie Baggs Jr. has signed on to Co-Host the 2018 Miss Black USA National Pageant.
Baggs' impressive resume includes a career as a three-time All-American linebacker, playing in both the NFL and CFL, for teams including the Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Drawing from his experience in professional sports, Stevie has dedicated time in his career to empowering youth and adults as an impactful inspirational speaker. Stevie can be spotted on the big screens having worked alongside Will Smith in the movie "Focus." You will see him in the Ang Lee film "Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk". Recognized as the only athlete to play for eleven professional teams in ten years, nicknamed "Shakespeare", he continues to inspire and make plays off the field. In his bestselling book, "Greater than the Game.
Congratulations to Daphne on joining the world-renowned ballet company Dance Theatre of Harlem.
We are so proud of Daphne for breaking the mold and stereotypes of a professional ballerina.
Daphne traveled to the middle east where she bashed into sand dunes, indulged in edible gold ice cream, got a henna tattoo, watched live performances, and relaxed by the beach and pool. She still found time to sightsee and visit the world's tallest buildings, tour the world famous Shiekh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, try camel milk ice-cream and learn about the important role of girls and women in the United Arab Emirates.
Join us in wishing Miss Black USA, Daphne Lee a very special Happy Birthday. She's done some pretty cool stuff thus far. This week she is sharing the stage at New York City Center with the Dance Theater of Harlem on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s passing, which makes it historical..
Daphne will be on the air tomorrow morning, March 27th at 8:00 am EST on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. You don't want to miss it! Tune in!
A+E Networks-owned cable channel Lifetime has launched a multiplatform digital content series that documents and celebrates real women from across America. The crew went behind the scenes at the 2017 Miss Black USA's national pageant and selected Miss Black Maryland USA 2017, Saidah Grimes, an attorney advocating social justice reform to be featured on Her America: 50 Women, 50 States.
Filmed by an all-female team of more than 20 women, Her America: 50 Women, 50 States charts the lives of diverse women across the U.S. in an attempt to amplify voices that often go unheard by asking the question: if you could broadcast your story to the world, what would you share?
The women throughout the campaign are profiled in video, photography and audio, aiming to provide a fresh perspective to “differing political, social and economic views”.
Her America began featuring on-air spots on (Feb. 12) on Lifetime and will be shared socially via Lifetime’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
“Her America is a Lifetime campaign that was inspired by the events of last year,” said Lifetime editor-in-chief, Lea Goldman in a statement. “Like the rest of America, we were overwhelmed by the noise coming out of the election. There was so much talk about women – how little media and entertainment knew and understood so-called ‘real women,’ how many assumptions we made about them. And we thought, there are so many stories, so many sides that haven’t been represented, that deserve to be told. What if we crisscrossed the country with microphones and cameras and asked women, if you could tell your story with the world, what would you share? These are stories you definitely haven’t heard before, and definitely not from mainstream media.”
Keva Imoni-Kay, Miss Black USA 2018 has been tapped to walk in One of a Kind Baton Rouge Fashion Week Runway Show.
Clearly, the camera loves Daphne. We can't wait to see the final results of her most recent photo shoot.
Ready. Set. Slay.
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