Nicole L. Cvetnic is The Root’s multimedia editor and producer. 

Amanda McCoy

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black USA 2013
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Age: 21
School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jessica Alexander

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Alabama USA 2014
Hometown: Montgomery, Ala.
Age: 27
School: Auburn University

Ariel McFadden

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Arkansas USA 2014
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
Age: 21
School: Philander Smith College

Jasmine Johnson

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black California USA 2014
Hometown: Los Angeles
Age: 22
School: University of California, Berkeley

Jasmin Mone’ Alexander

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Colorado USA 2014
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Age: 26
School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Liberty University

Khadija Tall

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Delaware USA 2014
Hometown: Hyattsville, Md.
Age: 24
School: Delaware State University and Wilmington University

Ebony Andrews

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black District of Columbia USA 2014
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
Age: 27
School: Syracuse University and Morehouse School of Medicine

Shirley Alabre

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Florida USA 2014
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Age: 26
School: Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University

Nakeia M. Staley

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Georgia USA 2014
Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga.
Age: 27
School: South Carolina State University

Mariah Scott

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Illinois USA 2014
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Age: 21
School: DePaul University

Jasmine Lancaster

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Indiana USA 2014
Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
Age: 23
School: Butler University

LaPrecious Brewer

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Kentucky USA 2014
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Age: 21
School: University of Louisville

Chelsea Smith

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Louisiana USA 2014
Hometown: New Orleans
Age: 24
School: Grambling State University

DeJanee Fennell

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Maryland USA 2014
Hometown: Colmar Manor, Md.
Age: 22
School: Morgan State University

Kamisha Lauture

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Massachusetts USA 2014
Hometown: Brockton, Mass.
Age: 20
School: Babson College

Angel Mills

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Michigan USA 2014
Hometown: Detroit
Age: 22
School: Howard University and University of Pennsylvania

Lizz Guillickson

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Minnesota USA 2014
Hometown: Eagan, Minn.
Age: 23
School: Normandale Community College

Denise Powell

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Mississippi USA
Hometown: Pearl, Miss.
Age: 21
School: Loyola University New Orleans

Jasmine Jones

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Missouri USA 2014
Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.
Age: 25
School: Missouri Southern State University

Tierra Braddy

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Nevada USA 2014
Hometown: Las Vegas
Age: 24
School: College of Southern Nevada

Sally Kamara

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black New Jersey USA 2014
Hometown: Lawrenceville, N.J.
Age: 24
School: Penn State University and Rutgers University

Cassandre Brissot

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black New York USA 2014
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Age: 25
School: Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Yasten Burton

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black North Carolina USA 2014
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
Age: 26
School: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Terra Strong

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Ohio USA 2014
Hometown: Cincinnati
Age: 24
School: Tennessee State University

Starr Robbins

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Pennsylvania USA
Hometown: Philadelphia
Age: 23
School: Drexel University

Ashleigh Smith

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Texas USA 2014
Hometown: LaGrange, Ga.
Age: 25
School: University of North Texas

Gabrielle Mary Lewis

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Tennessee USA 2014
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Age: 28
School: University of Tennessee at Martin

Shayna Jamison

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Virginia USA 2014
Hometown: Linden, N.J.
Age: 27
School: Hampton University and the George Washington University

Alexandra Morton

Courtesy of Miss Black USA Inc.

Title: Miss Black Washington USA 2014
Hometown: Seattle
Age: 26
School: Georgetown University

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.