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Miss America and the conversation about race relations

After the George Zimmerman verdict we promised to continue a conversation about race relations in America. While that trial raised questions about relations between blacks and whites in this country, a more recent incident is […]

09/19/2013

Miss America Nina Davuluri poses for photographers following her crowning in Atlantic City, N.J. on Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Indian Miss America resonates as symbol of change

Nina Davuluri is striking a chord with many people as the first Indian-American Miss America. The nation already has its fair share of Indian-American governors, CEOs, scientists, actors and other high achievers. But many observers […]

09/17/2013

Miss New York Nina Davuluri walks down the runway after winning the the Miss America 2014 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Miss America: ‘First and foremost American’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nina Davuluri isn’t the first Miss America of color. She’s not even the first Asian-American to wear the crown. But her victory has clearly struck a chord in some quarters. […]

09/16/2013

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri walks on the beach during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New Miss America takes dip in NJ surf

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On her first day as the new Miss America, Nina Davuluri dipped her toes into the Atlantic City surf. But hours earlier, she had to dive headfirst into the complex […]

09/16/2013

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New Miss America to be crowned Sunday night

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) — The finale of the Miss America pageant returns to Atlantic City on Sunday night, with plenty of drama to augment the glamour. Will the next Miss America be the […]

09/15/2013

Theresa Vail, Miss Kansas, takes part in the swimsuit competition during the first night of the Miss America Pageant at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Edward Lea)

Miss Kansas shows tattoos at Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss Kansas Theresa Vail says she wants to break the stereotype that women with visible tattoos don’t compete in pageants. So during the swimsuit portion of the Miss America competition […]

09/11/2013

This photo released by the Salt Lake County Jail shows Kendra McKenzie Gill, who was arrested with three others on Saturday Aug. 3, 2013, after allegedly throwing homemade bombs from her car. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Jail)

Utah pageant winner accused of throwing bombs

A woman who recently was crowned Miss Riverton after wowing the judges on the piano is accused of exercising a more sinister talent — cooking up homemade bombs and throwing them from a car. Kendra […]

08/05/2013

Erin Brady (l), Miss Connecticut, reacts after being crowned Miss USA 2013, by Nana Meriwether in Las Vegas. (AP Photo)

Miss USA crown goes to Connecticut contestant

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The country’s newest Miss USA is leaving a white collar job behind for the glamour and excitement that goes with her new role — and she can’t wait. Moments after she […]

06/17/2013

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Miss America heads back to Atlantic City, NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America, Atlantic City’s prodigal pageant, is coming home, and the spectacle that became synonymous with the New Jersey seaside resort is being assured all is forgiven after a six-year fling in Las Vegas.

02/14/2013

A plate of pancakes.

Miss America to flip, serve pancakes at Hollywood IHOP

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan, will flip and serve pancakes at the Hollywood IHOP today as part of a nationwide fundraising effort on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

02/05/2013