Miss Black Connecticut and Talented Teen USA | Milestones
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MISS BLACK USA MILESTONES

2016

Third time Connecticut state title holders (Deya Smith, Osas Ighodaro, and Tonille Simone Watkis) has won national pageant Miss Black USA 2016.

2015

First time two recipients received the Community Ambassador Award; Kade Henderson Miss Black New York USA 2015 and Ashley Miss Black Detroit USA 2015.

2010

Connecticut is the first state to have two winners crowned “Miss Black USA”. Osas Ighodaro, Miss Black USA 2010 is the first Nigerian American to capture the Miss Black USA Crown Shawnta Watson-Wolcott Receives the first ever Miss Black USA Legacy Award.

2009

Miss Black USA Pageant partners with Dr. Ian Smith and the 50 Million Pound Challenge to fight obesity in the African American community.

2008

Miss Black USA Partners with the Heart Truth CampaignTM The Heart Truth and Red Dress are trademarks of the DHHS.

2007

The Pageant is held outside the U.S. for the very first time (The Gambia, West Africa) Over $300,000 awarded in Scholarships. New Teen Division Announced: “Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2009” Debra Carr, Miss Black USA National Advisory Board

2007

Miss Black USA Becomes National Spokesperson for American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Cultural Competency Campaign. Miss Black USA Becomes Celebrity Advocate for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

2006

Miss Black USA organization partners with the American Diabetes Association.

2005

Miss Black USA Partners with Bally Total Fitness andMiss Black USA is New Face of Flori Roberts Cosmetics.

2003

The first full tuition scholarship is awarded. The winner received a full four year scholarship to Miles College and a fully furnished apartment.

1995

Miss Black USA 1995 Tours Johannesburg, South Africa.

1994

Miss Black USA 1994 Tours Rio & Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

1990

The first full tuition scholarship is awarded. The winner received a full four year scholarship to Miles College and a fully furnished apartment.

1989

Granted 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

1987

The first Miss Black USA Pageant is held in Washington, DC.

1986

Miss Black USA Pageant is founded by Karen Arrington.


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