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Amanda McCoy, Miss Black USA 2013 and JoceLien Whitehead, Miss Talented Teen 2013

The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation Inc. is redefining the 2014 edition of Miss Black USA to emphasize all attributes that contribute to today’s successful African-American woman – mind, body and spirit. The Miss Black USA Pageant finals are scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

Leading up to the crowning on August 10, contestants will participate in a series of preliminary competitions. All preliminary competitions are open to the public. There will also be a Talented Teen plus Junior Teen National pageant held Aug. 9 at the Marriott Crystal City at Washington Reagan Airport. Tickets for the pageant are on sale now at