Miss America

America's Top Pageant Winners Are All Black For The First Time Ever

For the First Time, All of America’s Top Pageant Winners Are Black

Acknowledging the 36th anniversary of the crowning of the first Black Miss America, Vanessa Williams, on Sept. 17, 1983, we are reposting this May 2019 article.

Miss America’s CEO Apologizes to Vanessa Williams

Nearly 32 years after a controversy over nude photos resulted in Vanessa Williams having her…

The Browning of Miss America: Who Cares?

This past weekend, Nina Davuluri was crowned the first Miss America of Indian descent. In…

Analouisa Valencia

Will Analouisa Valencia Be the First Gay Miss South Carolina?

Analouisa Valencia came to the door in a bright blue facial mask and sweatpants, surprised…

Vanessa Williams Talks Heart Health, Cicely Tyson and Writing with Mom

She is Vanessa Williams. Iconic, legendary and the first Black woman crowned Miss America, the…

Analouisa Valencia

Analouisa Valencia Competes for Miss South Carolina

It's some kind of miracle how comfortable Analouisa Valencia — a lesbian African-American/Latina beauty queen…