Thursday, August 7, 2014

This Year's Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Celebrates Past & Present Success

On Sunday August 10, 2014 the Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA) celebrates its 21st anniversary celebration at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
This year's event will be hosted by actresses Laila Ali and Meagan Good and will be joined by Dawnn Lewis, the mistress of ceremonies. Contestants ages six to 12 will be competing for over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes. Pageant producer Lisa Ruffin notes that this year’s event will also celebrate past contestants who have grown up and gone on to accomplish wonderful feats!

Judges this year include Penny Johnson Jerald (ABC-TV’s “Castle); Ella Joyce (TV One’s Belle’s); Lamman Rucker (TBS’s “Meet the Browns”); Shamicka Lawrence (VH-1’s “Hollywood Exes”) and TV/radio host Mother Love, to name just a few. The pageant starts at 4:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at as well as at the door. VIP and reserved seating is available.

 As the longest running pageant of its kind, the Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant continues to extend its history of dedication to a legacy of nurturing young girls into proud and intelligent young women. The original creation of actress/ choreographer Lisa Ruffin, the Little Miss African American Scholarship pageant has consistently emphasized brains over beauty, positively impacting the lives of thousands of impressionable young women.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to .

For a visual overview of the pageant and its impact on contestants, go to

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