Wednesday, June 20, 2007


To tell the truth, I had no idea there was a "Mrs" California Pageant. Not only that, Tracie Stafford, 2007 pageant winner, is the first African American to win in Califonia during the pageants 21 year history. This July she will participate in the Mrs United States Pageant. If she is successful, she will be the first African American and the first woman over 40 to wear the United States crown. She will also be the first African American to hold a major Mrs. Crown at the national level.

I learned of Tracie during my last salon visit to KINKS. I was told she had recently visited there. No, she wasn't there getting locks or sisterlocks installed, although I hear from Akilah that she doesn't chemically alter her hair. She's a press and curl gal(-:

Tracie has many lists of accomplishments. The one that touched me most is her work in inspiring the underpriviledged and domestic violence victims to reclaim their power. She,like me, is also a domestic violence survivor. Her personal story is quite inspiring.

To look for updates on Tracie's reign go to Or you can write to Tracie at



  1. Goodnapps said...

    Bah humbug no locs on her but it's not the end of the world. Just winning the title is just awesome!

  2. muslimahlocs said...

    thanks for ht fyi. isn't the state pageant held in your town? well, at least if and when she decides to get locks she knows where to go!

  3. Cocoanaps said...

    Oh what a coincidence she was also at the Juneteenth Celebration and spoke briefly and took some Pictures. She seems very well versed, I'll be rooting for her.