Alexandra Morton is the first national Miss Black America title holder since 1995. Alexandra won the National Miss Black America Pageant Crown & Title, on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 8:00pm. The pageant was held at Temple University's Mitten Hall in Philadelphia, PA. The Miss Black America Pageant was founded by J. Morris Anderson in 1968 in Philadelphia, PA.. Since then MBA Contestants like Oprah Winfrey, Bernadette Stanis, Toni Braxton have enjoyed the positive experiences provided by the Miss Black America Pageant.
Alexandra Morton is the founder of Futuristic Youth Corp, a youth outreach 501 (c) (3) non profit organization that serves youth from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Through her work with Futuristic Youth Corp. Alexandra, has collaborated on a variety of community service efforts and outreach activities designed to empower youth, women and local communities. As a host and speaker she has been featured in various media outlets pertaining to her philanthropic endeavors.
Alexandra has many causes that are important to her. Her main focus during her reign is to empower youth and young adults to press through any adversity that may inhibit their God given dreams and goals.
Alexandra has dedicated her reign to Sickle Cell Awareness as spokesperson for the William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. In 2010, Alexandra's mother Alta Morton passed away due to complications with Sickle Cell Disease. In the United States, Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic blood disorder. As an ambassador for issues in the African American community, Alexandra takes a stand of activism for Sickle Cell Disease patients nationally and around the world. For more information please visit www.WEPSickleCell.org .
At the 2014 National Miss Black America Pageant in Philadelphia, contestants from across the United States vied for the national title Miss Black America. Alexandra's attention to fitness & nutrition helped her garner the Miss Black America Best in Swimsuit Title and she led the finalist in a test of wits, The Projection Competition. The enrichment programming and activities commenced on August 12th and continue to elevate young women year round. Leading the Judges Panel, Philadelphia's own three time Emmy award winning composer Bill Jolly. Bill previously served the Miss Black America Pageant as Talent Director. Also from Philadelphia, "Big Rube" Hurley, Lifestyle Guru and Daily News Columnist.
Hosts included Miss Black America title holder Fanchon Kent, TGI Fridays, Orator- Brian Feggins and Comedian Erma Holmes.
Alexandra was adorned with gifts from BVLGARI, Beauti-Control, the American Institute of Positivity and more,.
The Miss Black America Pageant is a fundraiser for the American Institute of Positivity's War Against Teen Violence.