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.
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Watch This Powerful Message from Miss Black USA Daphne Lee. Click on image.
Daphne was honored to Co-Host the Red Carpet for this year's International Myeloma Foundation Comedy Fundraiser in Los Angeles. So excited to Co-Host this Saturday in Los Angeles, CA for the International Myeloma Foundation’s Silent Auction via Facebook. @imfmyeloma As many of Miss Black USA supporters may know, Daphne's mother has the bone-marrow blood cancer. This event meant so much to Daphne and she was honored to be able to fly out to the event with her mother. Check her awesome night pics.
Daphne slayed on the Red Carpet at the Denim, Diamonds and Stars event in Los Angeles. Meeting celebs, and donating to the @autismcareandtreatment and listening to stories of those impacted by autism was an awesome experience. As Miss Black USA, she continues to focus on issues that affect the African American Community and raising awareness of issues that often go silent in our communities. Thanks to celebs like Toni Braxton and Holly Robinson-Pete, we know that autism does affect people of color and should be talked about
Daphne Lee, the reigning Miss Black USA opens up with Allure Magazine on being a black ballerina at a time when they still make headlines, as Eurocentric body standards and industry racism continue to pervade the stage today. Read the full article here.
The Union County Freeholder Board tonight honored the 2017 Miss Black USA--Daphne Lee--a Rahway resident and 26-year-old professional ballerina.
Daphne had the pleasure of Judging the final night competition of the National Alumni Hall of Fame Black Queens Competition in Atlanta. The annual competition showcases the nation's most beautiful and intelligent HBCU College Queens. At the end of the night, Crystal Brooks, Miss Fisk University won the coveted crown. Daphne presented the winner with a pair of her custom ballet shoes.
Back in 1970, Harvard psychiatrist Chester Pierce coined the term “microaggression” to describe casual degradations toward people of color.
Today, the concept has broadened and includes other attributes of marginalized groups. Sexuality, body type, religion, class and education to name a few.
Daphne along with 7 other successful women from different walks of life talk about microaggressions they face.
"8 women. 8 microaggressions. 8 'bullet wounds.' How hidden biases do more than just sting. Read here.
Leyanis Diaz, the reigning Miss Black Florida USA, Socialpreneur and Creator of the Major Marketplace is making major power moves.
Major Marketplace is an online marketplace for minority businesses and those who want to support them! They are for the majority by the majority; the 99%. In wanting to support more minority businesses like you, they built this platform so that they could bring more buyers to you! They curate local and international products made by passionate creators, priding themselves in bridging conscious buyers to minority businesses in a major way. Unlike other marketplaces, they are ethical, empowering and most of all, invested in you!
And for more major news: Major Marketplace was selected for StartUPFIU 's third cohort! Check out @majormarketplace, for #minoritybusinesses and those who want to support them! They're looking for #vendors! Go to http://majormarketplace.pagedemo.co/ to apply!