Halle Berry
Lena Horne
Leontyne Price
Maya Angelou
Rosa Parks
Madame C.J. Walker
Patricia Roberts Harris
Dorothy Dandrige
Erykah Badu
Pam Grier
Althea Gibson
Alice Coachman
Esperanza Spaulding
Beyonce
Shirley Chisholm
Marsha Hunt
Tina Turner
Florence Joyner
Debbie Thomas
Oprah
Susan Rice
Fannie Lou Hamer
Harriet Tubman
Dorothy Height
Safiya Songhai, Miss Black United States

The Miss Black United States Program identifies the queen in each of us, cultivates it, and celebrates it.

A queen is a woman, or something personified as a woman, that is foremost or preeminent in any respect.  They are leaders and accomplished by their own right.  Queens come in all shapes, sizes, & backgrounds; and do not necessarily wear a crown.  Nevertheless, they reign.  We honor and celebrate all of our Black Queens and thank them for their legacy, their opened doors, and their commitment to empowering themselves and our community. 

What We Do

A cultural, enrichment program, the Miss Black United States Program believes in investing in people; encouraging and empowering individuals to become their best ‘self’ while instilling self-esteem and confidence, and fostering growth through the pursuit of their greatest desires.  We recognize the trivial pursuit of capturing the crown, but harvest the unlimited potential that flourishes from the small seeds we plant.  By striving for something much greater than our hearts could ever imagine, we blossom through pageantry.  Investing in people means we are investing in our future.  By strengthening smaller American communities, we strengthen a greater America.

The Miss Black United States Program believes that it has discovered the art of maximizing potential.  A full service, empowerment organization and social enterprise, we combine the principles of beauty, self-development, charity, and entrepreneurship.

Beauty

Refining young ladies with grace, poise, and elegance.

Self-Development

Instilling self-discipline, character, good health, and effective communication.

Charity

Encouraging selflessness, volunteerism, service, and empathy.

Entrepreneurship

Supporting business leadership, financial literacy, and social enterprises.