For the first time ever, the Miss Black USA Pageant will be broadcast live. The organization announced on Tuesday that FOX SOUL will air the upcoming 35th annual Miss Black USA Pageant on Sunday, August 8 at 6 p.m. ET.
Miss Black USA, which celebrates the achievements of young women, is the first and largest scholarship pageant for women of color, awarding over $500,000 in scholarships. Founded in 1987, the pageant was designed to empower women to “own their power” and define their “own standard of beauty” while celebrating their authentic selves, according to the organization.
”The pageant allows for Black women to have a platform to showcase the power and beauty of being unapologetically Black,” said 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 very first time, emphasizing their commitment to the community.”
For more about this year’s pageant and contestants, visit MissBlackUSA.org.
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