Our own brilliant Sister Terri – Thoughts of Terri – shared some very compelling perspectives concerning the racial sweep across the board of prestigious beauty pageants and what that may signify in a world that has painted the image of the Black woman as the most decadent of all.
While many celebrate these beautiful Sisters who do deserve all of the accolades that they deserve, what aren’t those who cheer the loudest also shine some light on the human trafficking of Black women who will be used as prostitutes in strange lands as well as those who are murdered for the use of their organs that are harvested for the elite and those who are extremely wealthy?
What about those THOUSANDS of missing Black girls in the Washington D.C. area? Where is the outcry? This phenomenon sure looks to be a huge distraction that resembles the turkey being fattened up for the kill! Please share your thoughts on this brilliant perspective brought to our attention by our Sister Terri!
Kaliegh Garris of New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. born Kaliegh Garris (August 21, 2000) is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2019.
Nia Imani Franklin (born July 27, 1993) is an American composer and beauty pageant titleholder. In June 2018, she was crowned Miss New York 2018. On September 9, 2018, she was crowned Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by the outgoing Miss America 2018, Cara Mund.
Cheslie Corrinne Kryst (born April 28, 1991, Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American television presenter and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2019. As Miss USA, she represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2019 competition and finished 10th.
Toni-Ann Singh (born 1996) is a Jamaican-American beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World 2019. She was previously crowned Miss Jamaica World 2019, and is the fourth woman from Jamaica to win Miss World.
Zozibini Tunzi (born 18 September 1993) is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2019. Tunzi had previously been crowned Miss South Africa 2019. She is the third woman from South Africa to win the title, and the first black woman since Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011. With her win, 2019 became the first year that all four major United States-based pageants were won by black women; other titleholders were Nia Franklin (Miss America 2019), Kaliegh Garris (Miss Teen USA 2019), and Cheslie Kryst (Miss USA 2019). 2019 would eventually become the first ever year that black women won the 2 most prestigious beauty pageant titles in the world after Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh later won Miss World 2019.