The vision and ideology of the Miss Africa USA Pageant should serve as an inspirational lesson to all, not only to African Americans who are the most adversely affected by poverty and the various ills that correlate. The Montgomery College Performing Arts Center recently hosted the fifth Miss Africa USA Pageant. It featured 32 contestants who represented various African nations.
The 2010 crown went to 22-year-old Fatoumata Souma from Guinea who now wants to use her title to educate people about female genital mutilation in Africa. Her goal is consistent with the heroic work of this Pageant, which seeks to impact communities in America, Africa and worldwide.
Pageant Contestants come from the most respected educational institutions across America and they proudly illustrate their pro-Americanism on the Miss Africa USA Web site.
They have acquired the American spirit of giving back and service to humanity…. These young women are seizing the opportunity that America presents to advocate for the less fortunate
Some of Miss Africa USA’s recent accomplishments:
The shipment of a container from the U.S. to Africa by Miss Africa U.S.A. 2007, Mfonobong Essiet. The container was filled with medical equipment and supplies, worth almost half a million dollars which she raised by rallying communities in Miami.
Miss Africa USA 2008, Nyasha Zimucha, joined forces with major charity organizations in the USA (Concern USA, Habitat for Humanity, Diamond Empowerment Fund) to help raise $120,000 in funds for charitable community causes in Africa and the U.S.
The 2010 Pageant included a victim of child slavery/child trafficking and an orphan from the Rwandan genocide who was adopted by an American family, both of whom are enrolled in American Universities.
So while bitter leftist feminist ideologues cling to Western self hatred, promote handouts and abortion, harbor the trite victim complex, and keep black women ghettoized, these pro-American Miss African U.S.A. women have emerged successfully from various tribulations to become glowing role models for the black community. They demonstrate the meaning of empowerment by doling out hand-ups not hand-outs to African-American women and to women in their original homeland.