36th Annual Miss Black USA Pageant to be Aired on FOX SOUL on August 7

The 36th annual Miss Black USA pageant has been announced. On Sunday (August 7) via the Fox Soul network, the event will portray the true essence of “empowering women to own their power and celebrates their unique talents, traits, and beauty.” According to a press release received by VIBE, the crowned Miss Black USA defines her own standard of beauty and celebrates the whole woman, mind, body, and spirit, in all shades of brown, hair textures, and sizes.

“The pageant allows for Black women to have a platform to showcase the power and beauty of being unapologetically Black,” stated Karen Arrington, CEO & Founder of Miss Black USA, Inc. “Our organization is highly respected and has redefined what it means to be a courageous, compassionate, and confident woman of color. We are proud that Fox Soul is airing the Miss Black USA Pageant for the second year, emphasizing their commitment to the community.”

The network’s Executive Producer, Joyce Coleman-Sampson, commented about hosting the event for the second year in a row. “Fox Soul is thrilled to be partnering with Miss Black USA for the second consecutive year to celebrate and honor the unique talents, traits, and accomplishments of women of color from all over the country.”

Presented by People of Color Beauty, the nonprofit Miss Black USA organization serves as the first and largest scholarship pageant for women of color, awarding over $500,000 in scholarships. This year’s exceptional winner will receive a fully-paid four-year scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the University of The District of Columbia.

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SOURCE: VIBE, Amber Corrine