Twentieth anniversary Little Miss African American crowned at Scholarship Pageant
By Makeda Smith
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Laila Ali served as host for the 20th year anniversary of the Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA) held Aug. 4, 2013 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, Ca. Pageant producer Lisa Ruffin once again inspired a full house as her talented tots and pre-teens performed amazingly. Celebrity judges included ABC-TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, Jr., OWN TV star Kym Whitley from “Raising Whitley,” Nickelodeon’s Arjay Smith, actress Roz Ryan and radio host and TV personality, Mother Love.
The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is one of the nation’s most astute educational programs dedicated to empowering young African American women between the ages of six and 12 with the concepts of CAP – Confidence, Awareness and Pride. Lisa Ruffin, an actress and choreographer, has success-fully utilized the pageant format to introduce girls from around the country to the arts, introduce them to public speaking and engage them in individual creativity.
For more information on the pageant, go to www.Littlemissafricanamericaninc.org.