A Lil Positivity: Meet A Few Contestants Of The 2012 Miss Black USA Pageant

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Young Successful African-American Women To Compete For ‘Miss Black USA’ Title

The Miss Black USA Pageant to be held next week in Washington, DC will bring together 30 young and successful African-American women who will compete for the chance to wear the crown as Miss Black USA 2012.

The pageant serves as a positive representation of young black women in America and highlights the ways in which they hope to use their success to do good in their communities.

Karen Arrington, CEO of Miss Black USA, said that the scholarship pageant, with the theme “Black Women Redefined,” reflects the American black woman’s rising role in leadership. She added that this year’s 30 Miss Black USA contestants, from 28 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, accurately represent the theme. More than 80 percent of the contestants are enrolled in graduate or professional school. Miss Black Nevada has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a practicing physical therapist. Miss Black Georgia is a practicing attorney.

Miss Black USA was founded in 1986 to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young African American women. To date, the pageant has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships.

We wish all of this year’s contestants the best of luck! Check out a few of the ladies hoping to walk away with the crown when you hit the flip

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