The lineage of Miss Black California’s past has been held by many beautiful black women from many different backgrounds. We have doctors, lawyers, media personalities, engineers, and much more. As we carry this title on, we will grow on this assortment of queens and the forever sisterhood that holds securely on the pedestal.
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On the front-lines for over a decade, My Friends House LA Foundation has been supporting the needs of people experiencing homelessness and other marginalized populations. They support residents in and around the Downtown Los Angeles area known as Skid Row. Skid Row contains one of the largest stable populations of homeless people in the United States. Part of our mandate is to feed the residents of Skid Row through deeds as well as a level of genuine care for those we serve. We aim to provide programs that promote and encourage self-esteem, self-sufficiency and healthy living.
To date we have assisted over 500,000 men, women and children with food, clothing, toiletries and other needed resources. We continually meet the needs of a minimum of 500 people weekly.
Music For Your Mental Health (MFYMH) has created a program that provides educational assemblies and grade-specific music workshops. In these assemblies and workshops, students walk away with:
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Sydney is originally from Annapolis, MD but relocated to California to pursue her law degree at the University of San Diego with a focus on racial injustice because California has the second highest incarceration rate in the US and is disproportionately affecting people of color. She continues to mentor high school and law students, volunteering with food banks, and donating to COVID-19 Essential Workers. She is currently employed as a Rights Attorney at The Walt Disney Company and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Diego Alumni Chapter.SYDNEY COLBERT, MISS BLACK CA USA 2019
Jazmine Graham is Miss Black California USA 2018. Since her reign, Jazmine has received a BA in sociology from Seattle University. Determined to still encourage diversity and inclusivity with media, she began a career in Public Relations for a global footwear and apparel brand. Jazmine’s now combining her passion for entertainment and professional knowledge to resume her career as a Pop/R&B recording artist, model & actress.JAZMINE GRAHAM, MISS BLACK CA USA USA 2018
Nasreen has received the “Hero and Legends” Scholarship Awards from the Berry Gordy Organization. She has become a member of the Lena Pump Ladylike Foundation Scholarship Program, the Education & Enrichment Program At West Angeles Church EEP and actively enrolled in dual college classes. She received recognition by Antelope Valley Creative Performers Network for her advocacy in Mental Health. She played the young Toya in the short film “Black Butterflies” that premiered on BET Her July 9, 2022.NASREEN EL-SHABAZZ, MISS BLACK CA USA -TALENTED TEEN 2022
Taylor Williams is an MBA student attending Howard University with a Masters Degree in technology. She further has a goal of pursuing a second career in sports media. In March of 2022, she the opportunity to interview Jennifer Lopez for a YouTube video. Although her passion lies in media, she's currently creating a certification program for women of color interested in a career in technology.TAYLOR WILLIAMS, MISS BLACK CA USA 2023
Trinity was born in Los Angeles California but grew up in the Inland Empire. She has always been continually active and loves going to the gym. She is an animal lover. She grew up many pets such as hunting dogs, a cat and gecko. She has been quite enterprising with her dog walking and Instagram small businesses. She also cared for three sets of English Cocker Spaniels liters where she fed and cared for them daily.TRINITY PARISH, MISS BLACK CA USA -TALENTED TEEN 2023