Madison woman named Miss Black USA

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Above: Interview from June 2019.

MADISON (WKOW) —  A Madison woman is the new Miss Black USA!

Formerly Miss Black Wisconsin, TeKema Balentine received the title over the weekend in Washington DC.

Boy and Girls Club of Dane County President and CEO Michael Johnson posted about her journey on Facebook.

Balentine competed against 49 other women for scholarship money. She told 27 News during an interview on Wake Up Wisconsin, she will use the funds to continue her journey as a nursing student at Madison College. She also wants to be a positive role model for young girls.

More than $500,000 was awarded.

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