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How Will A More Conservative Supreme Court Address LGBTQ Rights? Look To History

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

With the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States instead of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, and with the poss...

Will Beauty Queens Be Trump's Kryptonite?

Sara Warner | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Sara Warner

Amid email panics and Wikileak dumps, impassioned female voters are staging "pussy" protests denouncing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's...

Donald Trump Ogled A 24-Year-Old Miss America When He Was Engaged

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― At a time when Donald Trump is facing allegations of sexual assault and harassment from former beauty pageant contestants, it’s worth...

Donald Trump Proves Why Pageants Should Not Involve Bathing Suits

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Women
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

Why a swimsuit competition was ever necessary to fund a scholar is beyond me, but it continued because of tradition; the Miss America pageant began in 1921 as a bathing beauty competition to extend the tourist season on the shores of Atlantic City, after all. But at some point, it becomes time for tradition to give way to evolution.

Former Miss America Explains Why Trump's Fat-Shaming Is So Hurtful

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

A former Miss America and eating disorder survivor is speaking out about why Donald Trump’s comments about women’s weight are so hurtful and urgin...

Compete In Miss America And Learn Lifelong Healthy Success Strategies

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Weight A Minute: Your eating affects everything from your health to your level of success. - Margaret Marshall "The older we get, the more we fight t...

American Hero Gabby Douglas Looked Lovely At Miss America

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style

One major downside to the Summer Olympics is that once they’re over, we have to wait another four years for those glittery superhumans to dominate o...

The Miss America Pageant Just Got Its First Openly Gay Contestant

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices

The Miss America Pageant just made a bold and exciting move when it crowned the first openly gay contestant in the franchise's 95-year history. Erin O...

Because of Him, I Know Love

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
Heather Gillis-Harris

We all have special people in our lives that make us feel a certain way, that make us feel as if we matter. For me that was my Gramps.

Eating Disorders Are a Public Health Priority

Kirsten Haglund | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Kirsten Haglund

I will never forget the moment when, at age 19, I stood outside of a member of the U.S. Congress' office on Capitol Hill, waiting to enter and talk to him one-on-one about the darkest period in my life.

Miss Black America: The Pageant Changed History

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.08.2016 | Entertainment
Kate Kelly

Vanessa Williams originally became famous as the first African American Miss America. Almost 20 years prior to Vanessa Williams being named Miss America, the civil rights movement was making it abundantly clear that the Miss America pageant was unfairly restricted to white women.

What Does Oprah Know About the Smiths That You Don't?

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
Simi Singh Juneja

If Cookie Lyon found Jesus, she would be Pat Smith. Not really, Pat's a steel Magnolia. I've never heard Pat utter a curse word or manipulate anyone, ...

Heidi Cruz Should Challenge Melania Trump to a Debate

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that Donald Trump has transformed our political process into a complete joke--but with devastatingly serious consequences--why not go the "full Monty"? Let Heidi Cruz debate Melania Trump.

How to Be Great at Media for Your Business by Being Donald Trump!

Ebong Eka | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Ebong Eka

That level of publicity is priceless... seriously... You can't buy that type of publicity. Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the smart people are paying attention to the public relations, branding and media mastery that Trump is showing.

Plus-Size Model Wins Beauty Pageant That Celebrates Curves

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Janice Celeste

"Don't wait to lose weight or until your life is just perfect to make changes. Pursue your dreams right now."

31 of the Most Powerful Domestic Violence Moments in the Last Year

Ariel Zwang | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

The last 12 months were a watershed for domestic violence. Famous athletes faced real scrutiny for the acts of violence they committed, survivors took control of the conversation with a viral hashtag, purple nails expanded the dialogue nationwide, and there were also incredible advocacy wins.

FiFi DuBois Snatches Miss'D America Crown

Alexander Kacala | Posted 09.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexander Kacala

Miss'D America was created in 1994 as a spoof of the world-famous Miss America Pageant to raise funds for local LGBT charities.

More Than a Doctor's Stethoscope

Sherri Graves Smith | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherri Graves Smith

Miss Colorado, I could recite endless ways your profession has helped me, and I applaud you for being the voice of your profession and for bringing it to a national platform. I hope that it is a major step in the right direction to remove the word "just" whenever anyone is speaking of being a nurse.

Vanessa Williams Is The Only Miss America That Matters

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment

Try to name another Miss America besides Vanessa Williams. You can't. Who even won this year? I'm not kidding; I actually watched and I don't know the...

America's Heartbeat and Our Stethoscope

Kateri Allard | Posted 09.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

A beautiful woman in a beauty pageant put on baggy clothes and humbly walked across the stage to talk proudly about her career, and her passion for caring for other human beings, and the only thing the women on The View could muster in response were insults grounded in ignorance.

Miss Colorado Brilliantly Explains Why You Are Not 'Just' A Nurse

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Nurses play a critical role in any patient's life ... but sometimes, even they forget just how important they are. Kelley Johnson, also known as Miss...

Miss America Accidentally Goes To War With Entirety Of New England

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Sports

I thought he was guilty, but this settles it for me. #deflategate #TomBrady— T Brooks (@tbrooks575) September 14, 2015 S...

Miss America: 'It's Not As Glamorous As People Think'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.13.2017 | Style

A new Miss America will be crowned on Sunday, which means audiences can look forward to seeing some stunning ballgowns, fun celebrity judges and a who...

The Eye-Opening Evolution Of Miss America’s Body Over 95 Years

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women

The Miss America pageant has been shaping beauty ideals ever since it first began in 1921., an educational website that provides infor...

Miss America Tackles The Question: Which Is More American?

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The Miss America pageant is coming up on Sunday, and we got the chance to hang out with the current Miss America Kira Kazantsev before she passes on her tiara to the winner for 2016.