American Idol’s Latoya London, The Real Black Santa & More Join Georgia Whirl Productions’ for the Inaugural “Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant”

December 25, 2019

Left to Right: Stacie Martin (owner of Sparkle and Sass Boutique), Charles Edwards (Jackson | Spaulding)  (Board member of Atlanta Press Club), Miss Black America 1989 Parquita Nassau, Esteemed Guest, Judge Ashleigh Parker Dunston,Kayla Jordan (2020 Miss Black America Atlanta), Miranda Childers (Georgia Whirl Productions, Executive Director Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant), Aisha Howard (11 Alive, Queen Aftan Williams (Crown Conversations), Bernard C. Johnson (Vice President of 100 Black Men of North Atlanta)  

On Thursday, December 19, Georgia Whirl Productions LLC, a proud member of SOMBA (the Sisterhood of Miss Black America) which produces the nationally televised Miss Black America Pageant, produced The Inaugural Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant; hosted by 11 Alive’s “Up Late” Host,  Aisha Howard.

Georgia Whirl Productions LLC rolled out the red carpet at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for a night truly fit for a queen. The show took place in the luxurious Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom where guests enjoyed a red carpet reception, a southern-themed 3 course buffet, and musical performances throughout the evening by: Latoya London (America Idol Season 3, Billboard-charting recording artist & Actress), Secrett (Viral Sensation with the hit song “Melanin”) , Teresa tha Songbird ( Poet and Performer), “The Real Black Santa”, an awe inspiring performance by Orchestra Noir; and more!

  Judged categories included: “Sister to Sister Interview,” “Projection,” and “Evening Gown” where contestants were escorted by dapper gentlemen from the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

The Crowned Queens Court of the Night

  Miss Black America Atlanta 2020: Kayla Jordan 
Miss Black America Atlanta Teen 2020: Mirecial ThurmondMiss Black Positivity 2020: Ekeoma NwakanmaMiss Black America Atlanta 2020 1st Runner Up: Jekarra GainesPeople’s Choice Queen: Mirecial Thurmond Best In Projection: Kayla Jordan

2019 has been a momentous year for the crowning and acknowledgment of black beauty. For the first time in history, black women have been crowned as Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, and Miss Universe!  This years’ show was centered around the platform “Beauty is Black.”   This event celebrated blackness in its many shades, as it should be celebrated–unapologetically.

The purpose of The Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant is to support, educate, and uplift its delegates through workshops, community service projects, educational courses in: etiquette, business, self care, physical and mental health awareness, and personal development. These endeavors culminate in a pageant production each year that celebrates the art, culture, and history of African American culture. The shining moment of this affair was the choosing, by way of areas of competition, of one delegate who will advance to the national Miss Black America Pageant representing the state of Georgia.

*Courtesy of The Resource Guild*

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   The Official Crowning of Miss Black America Atlanta 2020 Kayla Jordan  

Photo Credit: Malik King


American Idol Season 3 Alumnist, LaToya London before she takes the stage at Miss Black America Atlanta 2020 

 Photo Credit: Afif Cherif    


100 Black Men of Atlanta served as escorts to Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant Delegates

Photo Credit: Afif Cherif     


The Opening Act with all of the delegates at Miss Black America Atlanta 2020

Photo Credit: Malik King  


All of the Miss Black America Atlanta 2020 Delegates sharing a final photo

Photo Credit: Malik King


“The Real Black Santa” Spreading Christmas Cheer at the Inaugural Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant Photo Credit: Afif Cherif   


Miss Liberia Georgia 2019-2020 attending the Inaugural Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant

Photo Credit: Malik King


Speaker, Author, Philanthropist and Former NFL Athlete Stevie Baggs with “Renaissance Man” and Founder of The Resource Guild, Mr. Daniel Dickey

Photo Credit: Afif Cherif