Miss Black Texas America CoEd Brings Southern Charm to Young Girls

Miss Black Texas America CoEd Roneshia Ray embarks on a statewide self-esteem tour for Texas’ girls


HOUSTON, TX -  America’s young girls are loosing their dreams and Miss Black Texas America CoEd Roneshia Ray is helping them to regain them. Utilizing her iD.R.E.A.M. platform, she is embarking on a statewide tour to raise girls’ self-esteem, erase self-doubt, and increase self-love.

Miss Black Texas America CoEd has partnered with the Portfolio Resident Services, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves 30,000 families, to present Miss Black Texas America CoEd Charm School. Young ladies between the ages of 10-18 are invited to join Ray in a one-day workshop where they will learn to focus on their future, remove self-doubt, act like a lady, and dream of better tomorrows.

“We are honored to host Miss Black Texas America CoEd 2014 Roneshia Ray at the properties we serve as she delivers multiple life-long lessons to our young girls through her Charm School.  Miss Ray has developed a genuine and special desire to “give back” by inspiring young girls to pursue their dreams, never give up, maintain their self respect, and always pay-it-forward.  This is a fun, interactive, impactful four hours devoted to confidence building and young girls will truly leave feeling empowered and better prepared to pursue their dreams.  Everyone can clearly learn from this extraordinary woman,” said Paulette Fischetti, Associate Executive Director – Portfolio Resident Services.

The tour is off to a great start with three charms conducted in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio touching the lives of over 100 girls. Miss Black Texas Charm School returns to Houston on May 3rd from 10am-2pm.

                 Ray is passionate about helping girls achieve their dreams since she once thought she would never reach her own. The once homeless queen’s dreams were almost lost due to her own circumstances. Knowing that her origin did not determine her destination, Ray continued to press forward until her dreams were realized. Today she is a proud Texas Southern University graduate, working on her second degree, and is a dance instructor at Pro/Vision and VSTAR. During her reign as Miss Black Texas America CoEd she promotes her platform, iD.R.E.A.M., to help other girls achieve their dreams.

"iD.R.E.A.M.  Determination, Rarefied, Endurance, Adversity, and Mentorship. The Charm School program gives me an opportunity to show the Mentorship part of iD.R.E.A.M. and explain the importance of endurance during adversity. It is an honor to work with so many deserving young ladies and I am excited that this tour took off with a great start!” said Roneshia Ray.

The tour schedule for Miss Black Texas Charm School is as follows:

May 3rd                        *            Houston, TX

May 31st                        *            San Antonio, TX

            More dates coming soon.


Register for Miss Black Texas America Coed Charm School online at www.missblackamericacoed.org/texas-charm-school-registration. 





For interviews with Miss Black Texas America CoEd 2014 Roneshia Ray or Portfolio Resident ServicesAssociate Executive Director Paulette Fischetti contact JC Goode at (713) 320-5611 or jc@missblacktexasamericacoed.org.



Miss Black America CoEd encourages high-scholastics, community service, and self-esteem though several age division competitions including: Miss Black Texas Princess 5-9, Miss Black Texas Preteen 10-13, Miss Black Texas Teen 14-17, Miss Black Texas 18-27, and for wives, mothers, and professional women, Ms. Black Texas 21-40. The Miss Black Texas America CoEd Pageant (Miss Black Texas) is the official preliminary pageant to the national Miss Black America CoEd competition. For more information, visit www.missblackamericacoed.org.



Portfolio Resident Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization administering the Good Neighbor Program (the Program). The Program is designed to promote personal and community development through educational, social, recreational, health and nutritional programs, provided at no charge to the participants. The mission of Portfolio Resident Services is to improve the quality of life for low-income families and individuals, children, adults and senior citizens. Portfolio Resident Services has grown from serving forty-four properties in its first year to serving over 200 apartment communities, impacting the communities of more than 65,000 low-income residents primarily in Texas - but also Colorado and Mississippi. For more information, visit www.portfolioresidentservices.org.


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Miss Black America CoEd Pageant to Host Colleges and Universities at the Hyatt Regency Dallas

Miss Black America CoEd, pageant to host weekend of events to college queens, offers to $10,000


DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2013 - For more than a decade, the Miss Black Texas Pageant, produced by Black All-American Pageant Systems, Inc., has promoted community service, self-esteem and encouraged young women everywhere to create an alternate standard of beauty, celebrate her unique features and love the skin she’s in.  


To expand the positive messages and national outreach, Black All-American Pageant Systems, Inc. has expanded it Texas based pageant system to colleges and universities across the country.   


Black All-American Pageant Systems, Inc.’s, Miss Black America CoEd pageant will host more than 50 college and university queens in the Miss Black America CoEd pageant.  It is the only pageant of its kind in the United States to host both college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Non-Historically Black Colleges and Universities in one competition.

Miss Black America CoEd offers young women an opportunity for education and career advancement as well as a $10,000 scholarship to its national winner. In addition, the system offers more than $40,000 in annual scholarships to additional titleholders in a commitment to produce the next generation of scholars and community servants.

The inaugural Miss Black America CoEd pageant will be held, November 28-29 at The Hyatt Regency Dallas at 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, Texas, 75207.


Pageant weekend continues with exciting competition elements the community has grown to love, including the interview, fitness, talent, evening gown, and the famous question and answer competition. 

For more information visit www.missblackamericacoed.org


-The reigning Miss Black Texas Dymond Hayes

-Pageant director Candace Cooper

-Event attendees

-Mothers of “pageant girls” in attendance

-Photos and B-roll available


About the new Miss Black America CoEd Pageant

Miss Black America CoEd encourages high-scholastics, community service, and self-esteem though several age division competitions including Miss Black American Pre-Teen Pageant - ages 10-12; Miss Black American Teen - ages 13-17; Miss Black America CoEd- 18-27; and for wives, mothers, and professional women, Ms. Black America CoEd - 21 and up. For more information visit www.missblackamericacoed.org.