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Brianna Mason Becomes The First Black Woman To Win Miss Tennessee

The win will be Mason’s ticket to the Miss America Pageant.

Another One! Full-Time Attorney Cheslie Kryst Wins The 2019 Miss USA Title Wearing Her Natural Hair

Black girls are winning in 2019!

Miss America Winner Nia Franklin Says She's Glad She Didn't Have To Wear A Swimsuit

She's the first to hold the title without a swimsuit.

Miss Michigan Said She’s ‘From The State With 84% Of The US Fresh Water But None For Its Residents’

Emily Sioma's activist moment made her a crowd favorite.
Vanessa Williams

Miss America Pageant Is Finally Over Vanessa Williams's Nude Photos

Set to return as a judge 32 years after losing her crown.

Zendaya Will Judge the 95th Miss America Pageant

The pop star will be the youngest on the panel.
Vanessa Williams, Miss America 1984 - Talented actress and singer Vanessa Williams was the first African-American to win Miss America. Although she later resigned over a nude photo scandal, she is still officially recognized as the 1984 winner.(Photo: Everett Collection)

This Day in Black History: Sept. 17, 1983

Vanessa Williams becomes the first Black Miss America.
Nina Davuluri

Miss America Nina Davuluri Shares Weight Loss Journey

The beauty queen shed more than 50 pounds.