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Our Crowns, Our Glory: America’s Reigning Beauty Queens Are Black, Bold and Rocking Many Crowns

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Our Crowns, Our Glory: America’s Reigning Beauty Queens Are Black, Bold and Rocking Many Crowns

BY MICHAELA ANGELA DAVIS via https://www.essence.com

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, MISS AMERICA, MISS USA AND MISS TEEN USA ARE ALL BLACK WOMEN. HERE THE REIGNING QUEENS—NIA FRANKLIN, CHESLIE KRYST AND KALIEGH GARRIS — REFLECT ON THIS MONUMENTAL MOMENT AND SET THEIR TIARAS ASIDE (FOR JUST A SHORT WHILE) TO ROCK OUR BELOVED CULTURAL CROWNS

Welcome to the era when Black Women reign supreme. In May 2018, a lone sister from Los Angeles glided down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Trailing behind her was a 16-foot monarch veil (named after Princess Di) secured to an antique diamond filigree tiara that once belonged to Queen Mary (the one of England, not Hip-Hop Soul). At the end of her runway, Meghan Markle would become a princess of the United Kingdom, bearing the official title Her Royal Highness The Duchess of …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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