Alexis Williams Makes History As She’s Crowned Miss Black Mississippi USA At 40

by Gee NY

In a historic moment for Mississippi and the nation, Alexis Williams has been crowned Ms. Black Mississippi USA 2024, marking a significant milestone in the pageant’s existence and the broader narrative of cultural progress and resilience.

A Gulf Coast native and Harrison Central High Graduate, Williams is not only the inaugural Ms. Black Gulf Coast but now also the first from the region to claim the Ms. Black Mississippi USA title, signaling a momentous shift in representation and community empowerment.

From Combat to Crown: A Story of Perseverance

At 40 years old, Alexis Williams’s journey to the crown is nothing short of remarkable. A retired combat veteran who experienced the profound loss of a child while serving in Hawaii, Williams has channeled her grief into advocacy, focusing on child loss and miscarriage awareness.

Her platform, “Empowering Resilience: Raising Awareness on Child Loss and Miscarriage,” aims to shed light on these issues, encouraging open dialogue and support for affected families.

“It’s never too late to redefine your story and use your voice for change,” says Williams in a press release published by Black News. “At 40, stepping onto the pageant stage for the first time, I hope to show that our journeys don’t have deadlines, and our voices can make a difference at any age.”

This sentiment reflects the ethos of the Ms. division of the Miss Black USA Pageant, catering to women aged 28-45, showcasing the depth and diversity of their experiences and contributions.

A Historic Platform for Change

The Ms. Black Mississippi USA 2024 title is more than a personal achievement for Williams; it is a beacon of hope for many who have faced similar trials.

Mississippi’s complex history, marked by racial and economic disparities, finds in Williams’s victory a symbol of progress and potential for healing.

As Williams prepares for the Ms. Black USA Nationals in Washington, D.C., on August 3, 2024, her mission extends beyond personal triumph to a broader advocacy for child loss and miscarriage awareness on a national stage. This effort underscores the significance of her platform and her role as a voice for those who have endured similar losses.

Supporting a Historic Journey

Williams’s historic journey to the national competition is a call to action for community support and sponsorship.

“In every story of loss, there is a potential for hope and renewal,” Williams urges. “Together, we can turn our struggles into strength.”

Her late entry into pageantry serves as a powerful message that it’s never too late to pursue dreams and make an impact.

About The Miss Black USA Pageant

Established in 1986, The Miss Black USA Pageant stands as a testament to the beauty, intelligence, and resilience of African American women.

Founded to provide a platform where their voices can be heard and their stories told, the pageant has become a movement for social change, cultural appreciation, and empowerment.

As it continues to champion inclusivity, health awareness, and educational opportunities, the Miss Black USA Pageant aligns with Williams’s mission, echoing a commitment to advocacy and leadership.

As Alexis prepares for the national stage, her story, coupled with the legacy of the Miss Black USA Pageant, serves as a testament to the enduring power of courage, community, and the transformative impact of pursuing dreams at any stage of life.

Should she become the next Ms. Black USA 2024, her plan is to partner with national/international organizations to amplify her message and network for grieving mothers such as The Essence Festival, Fox Soul, BET, and The NAACP.

By partnering with these organizations, she plans to maximize the reach of her platform and make a significant impact on raising awareness about miscarriage and child loss within the African American Community.

Support Alexis as she prepares to represent Mississippi at the prestigious Ms. Black USA competition in less than 30 days, in Washington DC.

Your contribution will not only assist her journey to the national stage but also empower young and old women nationwide. Join us in making a difference and celebrating diversity and black excellence.

Visit this link to donate and be a part of this inspiring journey today. Be sure to follow Alexis’s journey on Instagram and Facebook. For press or sponsorship inquiries, contact or 228-229-0745.

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