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Results for Miss America

Miss America, the NFL, and Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

Sunday night, 23-year old Kira Kazantsev proved two things when she was crowned Miss America for 2015. First, she can make a nationally television audience “happy” by using only a red plastic cup. Second, dome ...

Beyoncé, Religion, and the Crowd: Desiring Mercy, Not Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

It was a depressing beginning to the week. I mimetically absorbed much of this violence, hatred, and racism. Misanthropy settled into my soul and I began to loathe myself and the entire freakin’ human race. Bu ...

Miss America Uses Platform for Kids of Prisoners
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

As someone who saw her father hauled off to prison for a white collar crime, the new Miss America uses her high-profile platform to shine a spotlight on the 2.7 million, largely unseen kids who have an incarce ...