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Macon Native Erica Little Wins Title Of
Miss Black Georgia USA 2011

by Amanda Smith

The Informer congratulates Miss Erica-Christina Beauty Little on winning the title of Miss Black Georgia USA 2011 at the Miss Black Georgia pageant held on November 7, 2010. In the talent portion of the pageant, Miss Little sang a medley from the movie The Color Purple. The pageant was attended by family, friends and the Reverend Henry Ficklin, pastor of Little's church, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Macon.

"My overall experience was far beyond amazing," said Miss Little. "I had the wonderful opportunity at the pageant to meet other outstanding African American women who share my views about women's empowerment."

Miss Little is a graduate of Central High School in Macon, Georgia and received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Savannah State University in 2007. She currently teaches 3rd grade at St. Peter Claver Catholic School in Macon and is the Varsity and JV Cheer Coach at Mount De Sales Academy.

Miss Little has won several titles including Miss Savannah State University (2006-2007). Also in 2006, she competed against all of the Queens of all of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and won, becoming the first Miss Savannah State University to win the title of Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (2006-2007). Thus, Miss Little became the "Queen of Queens" of all 115 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She is also the first Miss Black Macon USA (2010).

The newly crowned Miss Black Georgia USA 2011 will travel across the state for the next year and recently attended the Sister 2 Sister Magazine Awards Reception hosted by Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios. "I'd always envisioned what it would be like to be in the presence of powerful women that I admired; actually having the opportunity to meet and interact with those same women was astounding," Miss Little said.

Miss Little is the Founder and Executive Director of G.I.R.L. (Grow, Inspire, Relate and Lead) Promise, a program that focuses on preparing young African American women to lead in the future through various workshops, community service projects and seminars. "Encounters like the one at the Sister 2 Sister Awards make me strive to fulfill my platform in G.I.R.L. Promise so that I can help to create opportunities like I had for younger African American women," she said.

Her annual Christmas Concert will be performed by Miss Little at the historical Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia. Concert date and time and booking information for Miss Little can be found at www.missblackga.org.

Miss Little is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Order of the Eastern Stars.

 

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