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Miss America 2014

Proud Community, Proud Americans

Shai Baitel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Shai Baitel

Through the "Russian American Person of Year" Awards, this social cohesion is paired with civic engagement as well as consciousness about the need to preserve and pass on language, culture, traditions.

Report: Miss America Was Kicked Out Of Her Sorority For Hazing

Jezebel | Posted 09.22.2014 | College

On paper, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev reads like a forward-thinking person's dream of what a beauty queen could be. She's a trilingual honors stu...

The Wrong Way To Talk About Domestic Violence, Presented By The Miss America Pageant

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

There are many questions worth asking about domestic violence, something that one in four women and one in seven men will experience in their lifetime...

Miss America Pageant Shaming: A Feminist Trap

Taylor Marsh | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

There a lot of people, mostly women, many of whom are feminists, willing to opine on the ills of the Miss America Pageant without knowing a thing about the girls who enter them, let alone the money you can make. This is nothing new.

Solidarity for Women of Color in the Public Eye

Atima Omara | Posted 09.27.2013 | Women
Atima Omara

Instead of dismissing Nina Davuluri because she participated in a beauty pageant, why not stand with her when she asserts a woman of color's right to be who she is and exist no matter what the context?

Miss America 2014: From Racist Rants to Multiculturalism

Parthiv N. Parekh | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
Parthiv N. Parekh

A few hundred reactive tweets do not represent the national character. Indeed, it is not the fringe, but rather the establishment of the country that is a better indicator of shifting national paradigms.

PHOTOS: Boundary Breaking Beauties Meet!

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.19.2013 | Black Voices

Two women who broke color barriers and made history had the chance to meet for the first time on Wednesday. The first Indian American Miss America...

Miss America 2008: I Think Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Anticipated The Backlash

Posted 09.17.2013 | Style

Miss America 2014, the newly-crowned Nina Davuluri, won her title on Sunday night to many cheers... and several unfortunate Twitter jeers. Davuluri, t...

Why She'd 'Never Win' In India

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women

Last night, Nina Davuluri from Syracuse, NY, became the first Indian-American Miss America. She took a calculated risk -- pitching herself as the "div...

Miss America 2014 Win Prompts Racist Twitter Backlash, Followed By (Some) Twitter Apologies

Posted 09.17.2013 | Style

Anyone who was watching Twitter as they watched the Miss America 2014 pageant saw a pretty ugly sight as the winner was announced. No, not winner ...

You Don't Need To Be Blonde To Be Miss America, Folks

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion

Twitter erupted in a flurry of indignation as Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, was crowned as this year's Miss America, with some of the milder Tweets cl...

A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant

BuzzFeed | Ryan Broderick | Posted 09.16.2013 | Style

Sunday night Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the winner the 2014 Miss America Pageant. She is the first contestant of Indian descent to be c...

Chris Harrison Gets Booed At The 2014 Miss America Pageant

Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

Chris Harrison is used to rowdy crowds through is work as host of "The Bachelor" franchise of shows. But he probably didn't expect to receive boos dur...

Miss New York Wins Miss America, Makes History

Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

The Miss America Pageant crowned its 2014 winner at the 87th annual event, held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was both a historic...

Miss America 2014 Is...

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2013 | Style

Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Miss New York, the second Miss America...

Miss America 2014: Looking for a Few Good STEMs

Sam Haskell, III | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Sam Haskell, III

There is so much talk about the importance of women and how to make the economy robust again at the Miss America Organization, the world's leading women's scholarship provider. We are doing something about it.