We need more Role Models and we need them NOW!


For the first time in history, we've got sisters in position of prestige & power at powerhouse corporations and organizations.  It's time to redefine what it means to be a courageous, compassionate & CONFIDENT Black woman today.  We've got obstacles to overcome and stereotypes to smash.  Sound like your kind of revolution?  Join the Miss Black USA Organization and show them what black + beautiful + lit looks like.  

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KENNETRA searcy legacy scholarship openED jan. 1, 2018

The Kennetra Searcy Legacy Scholarship is open to high school girls throughout the U.S. who will be seniors in the Fall 2018.   

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Congratulations to Kennetra Searcy, Ms. Black USA.  She was honored with her own day, May 3rd, by Mayor Sylvester Turner   

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Kennetra Searcy - NFL Wife, Mother, Certified Personal Trainer, Emerging Business Woman, Goodwill Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone & Ms. Black USA 2017

Kennetra is a 28 year old fitness enthusiast and graciously wears many shoes.  At an early age, she was a track and field rockstar.  She continued to excel as a high-school student athlete, which afforded her the opportunity to be granted a full scholarship to attend college. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kennetra obtained her Master’s degree from Canisius College in New York, and utilized this achievement as a catalyst to further power her passion–help others to live a healthier lifestyle. 

Kennetra resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, a professional football player and their 2 year old daughter.  She is the ultimate role model and a modern day She-ro!  

Kennetra lives by the mantra, “that if I can help someone as I pass along; if I can cheer someone with a word or song; if I can show someone that he or she is traveling wrong, then my living shall not be in vain.”  

As Ms. Black USA 2017, Kennetra spends her reign advocating on behalf of causes such as The Heart Truth, the national platform of Miss Black USA Organization to raise awareness of heart disease, the #1 killer of women, Play Like A Girl, and serves as a Goodwill Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone


TOP NEWS:  Indiana's Mercedez McDowell Is Crowned


The newly crowned Ms. Black USA 2018 is Mercedez McDowell.  Mercedez represented the state of Indiana in the national pageant held Sunday, July 1, 2018 at TheARC Theater in Washington, D.C.

The 28-year-old beauty is a flight attendant with a major airline and actress.

 1st Runner Up - District of Columbia, Bianca Little
2nd Runner Up - North Carolina, Jasmine Armstrong

People's Choice - Texas, Chaunice Holley