beautiesofafrique:

Miss Africa USA 2014 contestants

" The Miss Africa USA Pageant is grooming a new generation of African women leaders to impact their communities in Africa, America and the rest of the world.

The Pageant enables  African  girls in America to shine the spotlight on Africa, tell their stories to the world,  inspire one another, build self esteem, and feel beautiful inside and out. This pageant is like no other, the delegates are very intelligent young women from some of the most respected educational institutions in North America, with careers spanning from the Sciences to the Arts, some in Medical School or Pharmacy School, others are upcoming Journalists or Human Rights Activists and more. “

To vote and find out more visit: http://missafricausa.org/

Yes.

(via strugglingtobeheard)

Top Image: Instagram Photo of Solange Knowles

Bottom Image: “#latergram Boyfriend took this of me the other night when we got home from dancing… I was happy. I am happy here. Thank you nola for giving me so many wonderful, rich, and endless days of joy. For giving my son one of the best summer experiences. For th enight I danced until 8 am in a place filled with nothing but love. I fall in love with you more and more every day. You are magic. I am grateful. #nola”

And thank you to my friend for tagging me on this. EXACTLY how I felt as I flew away from the city I research, stan for, battle for and love. New Orleans is magic, indeed.