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This Miss America will miss this America – Rappahannock News

This Miss America will miss this AmericaRappahannock NewsThere is no doubt that outgoing President Barack Obama has been impressed with the accomplishments and influence of Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron. Consider that the Fredericksburg native and …

United in song, and more, at MLK celebration – Rappahannock News

United in song, and more, at MLK celebrationRappahannock NewsLudwell Brown, Sr., pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Haywood, joins the crowd at the Little Washington Theatre in giving a standing ovation to a soloist performance by Miss America 201…

Crowning Miss Burlington a step toward Miss America title – Burlington Hawk Eye


Burlington Hawk Eye

Crowning Miss Burlington a step toward Miss America title
Burlington Hawk Eye
But the crowning today of Miss Burlington marks the conclusion of months of behind-the-scenes preparation, and the start of months’ more pageant prep to get the local contestant ready for her chance to seek the title of Miss America. While about a

Haggin captures Miss Auburn crown – Auburn Reporter


Auburn Reporter

Haggin captures Miss Auburn crown
Auburn Reporter
The Miss Auburn program, sponsored by the Auburn Noon Lions Club, is an official preliminary to the Miss Washington and Miss America Scholarship pageants. Haggin overcame competition from six other talented contestants. “I am feeling ecstatic. I was so …

New Miss North Charleston, Miss North Charleston teen crowned – Live 5 News

New Miss North Charleston, Miss North Charleston teen crowned
Live 5 News
The Miss and Teen South Carolina pageants are a preliminary to the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageants. The pageant is open to ladies between the ages of 13 and 24. Each contestant will compete in five areas of competition …

The march that gave ‘bra burners’ their name – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

The march that gave ‘bra burners’ their name
Los Angeles Times
The protest that gave “bra burners” their name took place in September 1968, when about 400 women’s liberation activists picketed the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Standing on the boardwalk, they dumped what they called “instruments of …

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“An unflushed toilet”? Looking back on Hollywood’s weird pledge to Obama – The Rebel


The Rebel

“An unflushed toilet”? Looking back on Hollywood’s weird pledge to Obama
The Rebel
Until 18 months ago, he was one of them, a celebrity, a TV star, owner of the Miss America pageant, rich; he was everything they are, but better at it than most of them. They sort of hate Trump; they really hate the people who voted for Trump. But I

The Giant Weta has Landed! But Where Will it End Up? – Scoop.co.nz (press release)

The Giant Weta has Landed! But Where Will it End Up?Scoop.co.nz (press release)In August 2016, The Giant Weta wowed 70,000 people at Black Rock City, Burning Man, Nevada, USA, taking pride and place on the playa amongst other artwork from America and a…

How the ‘bra burners’ of the Miss America 1968 protests left their mark on feminism – Press of Atlantic City


Press of Atlantic City

How the ‘bra burners’ of the Miss America 1968 protests left their mark on feminism
Press of Atlantic City
Women protesting the Miss America pageant on Sept. 8, 1968, in 1968 toss their bras, girdles, high-heeled shoes, fake eyelashes and other items into a “freedom” trash can. The symbolic action sparked the term ‘bra burners,’ though no bras were actually …

Creative Spotlight: Imani Josey, Author of ‘The Blazing Star’ – Jet Magazine (blog)


Jet Magazine (blog)

Creative Spotlight: Imani Josey, Author of ‘The Blazing Star’
Jet Magazine (blog)
Bio: Imani Josey is a writer from Chicago, Illinois. In her previous life she was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls and won the titles of Miss Chicago and Miss Cook County for the Miss America Organization, as well as Miss Black Illinois USA. Her one