To further give you insight to my platform and service, please read the following:
My L.I F.E. conduct; I will Lead the community focusing on transportation, housing, land use, and public health concerns, as well as climate policy as a whole. I will extend my Intellectual skills to engage others in critical study, thought, reflection, and connection with voting, public policy, promoting sustainability, and community outreach. Within this position I will uphold a legacy of my Family and Friends, who have instilled in me the desire and dedication to serve and help others. In order to rise out of poverty and sustain families, I will Execute missions of addressing food justice, economic development by harnessing the local, food good movement, and creating small business and career opportunities for underserved youth of color.
During my reign as Miss Black Texas USA, I have chosen to bring awareness, resources, and change to health and environmental justice. Specifically, during the last six month I have had the privilege to partner with multiple nonprofit organizations, advocating for our communities. To highlight a few of the organizations and our efforts I partnered with The Veggie project of Dallas, to build an urban garden where the community on Malcolm X Blvd can have access to free fresh vegetables. In addition to partnering with Not my Son nonprofit organization to advocate for policy change and attend city council meetings to advocate on behalf of the community. Further, I have had the privilege to have an event with former Senator Nina Turner to work towards implementing food justice projects around our HBCU neighbors, to combat the food desert and homelessness crisis. Not only am I advocating for change on the legal side, I am right on the ground with my community hosting free food distributions with the Black Heritage Foundation and Urban league, volunteering at shelters and youth programs with Collective Action for youth, hosting informational community meetings with Pure Justice organization and continuing collecting clothing and goods to give to the homeless. Most recently I had the honor to connect with the bread of life church for the monthly free food distribution. In addition to an interview with the Amanda Show on 102.5 fm powered by the bread of life foundation.
This platform as Miss Black Texas USA has allowed me to tactile environmental justice, and the versatile inequities in Environmental and Health.
Words can’t explain how inspiring this past weekend was. I had the honor to represent Texas as MISS BLACK TEXAS in the MISS BLACK USA PAGEANT. This was my first collegiate level pageant, and to say the least, I am proud of myself. I met so many amazing women, who inspired me, laughed with me, prayed and cried with me. We have created life long queen connections and sister hoods with one another.
We pushed, helped, supported, and celebrated one another while we competed in Q&A, fitness, evening gown, and talent categories.
I was blessed to be awarded with three awards last night; The Karen Arlington Trail Blazer award for social activism, the community service award for services and impact on the community, and 3rd runner up amongst the Finalists.
Thank you Miss black USA organization for being dedicated to the uplifting, empowerment and advancement of the Black woman.