By JANIE HALL and JOHN M. KANE-HUNT The Washington Post/Getty ImagesIt was late October 1994, the last day of school for the second-grade students of a public school in Detroit, Michigan.
As a group of young black students sat in a classroom listening to a playlist of the school’s music, a woman stood by the side of the classroom and gave a tour of the facility.
It was the black beauty pageant, held annually in Detroit for its black residents.
The pageant’s grand prize was $2 million, but it was also a chance for all black students to show off their talents.
The event was so popular that the Detroit Free Press dubbed it “the most watched event in the city.”
The woman in the room had come to watch the pageant, but she was not alone.
She was followed by a handful of other black women who were wearing a variety of makeup, including lipstick and eye shadow.
For the past few years, they have been known as the “black beauty queens.”
The contestants have come from as far as Georgia, South Carolina and even Australia.
The contest was designed to attract black women from Detroit, and they are not alone in their pursuit of fame.
“The beauty queens are like an extension of the community,” said Elizabeth Kravitz, a Detroit public school teacher who is black.
“They are a huge part of the fabric of the city.
There are black kids, and there are white kids.
The beauty queens come in, they come out, they live here, they learn here, and that’s how it works.”
It has been nearly two decades since the pageant ended, but the black girls still strut through the streets of Detroit.
Black beauty is a staple of the black community, with one in four African-American women now living in Detroit.
The annual pageant, hosted by the Detroit Public Schools and sponsored by the NAACP, is now one of the most watched events in the Detroit area, with thousands of black students from across the city participating.
The event began in the 1950s, but has grown steadily in popularity.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the event attracted millions of dollars in donations and sponsorships, and today, there are about 6,000 black beauty queens in the United States.
In 2010, Detroit became the first city in the country to adopt a $2.5 million scholarship fund for black students who want to compete in the beauty pageant.
But despite the support, there is still a lot of controversy surrounding the contest.
Black beauty is an integral part of Detroit’s black community.
It is a social activity that brings together students from all races to compete.
But there are some critics who say that black beauty has become a symbol of racism and white supremacy.
“It is an American thing, not a black thing,” said Kravitsz, a public education teacher at Detroit’s St. Francis Xavier School.
“The beauty queen is a part of a broader culture of racism, and I think that’s very harmful.”
In 2012, Detroit passed a law that banned any commercial, political or educational use of the event.
In March, the Detroit city council passed a resolution in opposition to the ban, saying that the law “does not allow for the celebration of black culture, heritage and culture.”
But the debate has been a heated one.
The Detroit Free Times recently reported that a group calling itself “Detroit’s Black Beauty Queen” has become popular on the internet, with posts on Facebook that call for the pageant to be shut down.
The post includes a picture of a black beauty queen, a white beauty queen and a black woman with a black face, with the caption, “If you don’t want a black queen, don’t attend the Detroit beauty queen pageant.
There is nothing good about the Detroit pageant.
And it is a political symbol of the hate that exists within Detroit.”
One woman even went as far to post a video of herself at the pageant and the post said, “I will fight you.
I will fight the Detroit government, and the people of Detroit and the state of Michigan that decided to ban the Detroit-based beauty queen.””
I am not afraid of the backlash,” said one woman, who asked to remain anonymous.
“I am going to take my fight to the streets.
We’re going to be protesting and we’re going the right way.”
But while the debate over the pageant is heated, there appears to be little support for the boycott.
The Detroit Free Journal published a story in January titled “The black beauty show is on the decline,” which was largely met with criticism from the black communities, some of whom have also called for a boycott of the pageant.
The article cited a survey from the Detroit Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce that found that two-thirds of black women in the state support the boycott of “blackness” in the media.
Black leaders, including the mayor of Detroit, are also calling for a change in the rule.
“We need to do something