Shaw student wins Miss Black North Carolina

Posted November 10, 2008

— A Shaw University student was crowned Saturday as Miss Black North Carolina USA 2009.

Nefertiti Byrd, a business administration major at Shaw, was crowned at the Clayton Center Auditorium. She is a former Ebony Fashion Fair model and now works at WQOK-FM.


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  • aquamarine46 Nov 11, 2008

    You know..........if there are still so many blacks who feel many whites are racists, maybe they should stop already with the differentiated "black" stuff, like the Miss Black NC Pageant, the College Fund for Blacks only, and all the others. Those kind of things just perpetuate the ill will some whites have against blacks. We have a black President now, let's hope he can blend the black/white thing and help everyone "let go" of what all our ancesters did. This is a new time, let's start anew!

  • justjean Nov 11, 2008

    Why can't everyone just be happy for her and not raise race issues? Sheesh! It's starting to get really old.

  • 1Moms_View Nov 11, 2008

    I guess my other comment was not approved by the mods here. I don't know why after some read in the past on other threads. One went through and the other didn't.

    My point was that if there was an attempt to hold a Miss White NC pageant, brothers Jesse and Al would be running to NC to protest. Yet nothing is seen wrong with having a Black Miss NC one. Like so much else, it's a hypocritical way of doing things. It follows Jesse and Al's philosophy of "we can do it, but don't you even think of leaving us out of anything" mentality.
    It's wrong on both sides. But if allowed for one, it should be allowed for all. I don't think any race should have their own separate one. It just encourages segregationist views and inflates a more racist mentality.

  • Havyn08 Nov 11, 2008

    jazzcomic, I don't think it's very nice to call anyone an idiot.

    I am a caucasian who has been raised (rightly, I believe) to feel that any type of segregation is a barrier to our goal (as a united nation) of racial integration.

    I have absolutely no problem with African Americans having their own pageants and celebrating their race. I was merely trying to say that this girl is so pretty that I don't think she should feel the need to compete only with women of her own race - she could beat the pants off of anyone.

  • 1Moms_View Nov 11, 2008

    jazz, if that's so, then why have there been black contestants and winners in the Miss NC pageants? Ignorant response you had there.

  • rdc Nov 11, 2008

    If the Miss NC pagent is a "white pagent" and Miss Black NC is a "black pagent" then why can black people be in the "white pagent" but white people can't be in the "black pagent"??? I would have hoped that we could have moved pass this black/white issue already! Black people were treated unfairly and inhumanly in the past and everyone should be aware of that, but can't we live in the present where everyone just gets along. I grew up poor, so should the rich people have to still give me handouts, even though I am not poor anymore????

  • justjean Nov 11, 2008

    She's beautiful!

  • jazzcomic Nov 10, 2008

    There is/ was a white miss nc pageant. It is called the Miss NC idiots. This was formed before black women were allowed to enter in the "regular" pageant. How soon you forget........

  • floseh Nov 10, 2008

    Why is it legal to have a Miss Black North Carolina, when you can't have a White Miss North Carolina? Answer that Mr. Barber of the NAACP.

    The Floseh.

  • floseh Nov 10, 2008

    Where is the protesters about Race? I guess Mr. Barber of the NAACP say's it's o.k. not to have a white girl in this pagent. Where is the NAAWP/

    The Floseh.