Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Are you Miss Black Indiana USA 2013?


Do you see yourself as Miss Black Indiana USA 2013? Are you a dedicated, intelligent loving young lady that wants to change her community? Then welcome yourself to the Miss Black USA organization!

We will have a call out in the month of April to find the next queen of our state. If you or know someone that is interested contact me:

Demitrea Kelley

Here is a list of the requirements:

                You must be at least 17 years of age and not older than 27 years of age by the date of the national competition for which you compete.
                You must be a high school graduate or in your senior year of high school.
                You must be single; not married.
                You must be a natural born female.
                You must be a United States citizen and live in the United States.
                You must be in excellent physical and mental health.
You may not have competed more than twice in the national Miss Black USA pageant and may not represent the same state more than once.

Be ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime and join the Miss Black USA family.

Blessings this week and do something you are passionate about! 

Demitrea Kelley
Miss Black Indiana USA 2011
Blessed Beyond Possible Measure

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Red Tails: History Unfolding

I just seen the movie "Red Tails" and it was emotionally inspiring! These are the exact words that I posted on all of my social networking sites as soon as I left my seat after viewing. Red Tails is an amazing story from beginning to end. The outstanding cast, to the action scenes to the conclusion it told such a phenomenal story. I found myself on several occasions in tears because I am just so proud of where we, meaning African Americans, our country have come to face equality.
Yes, stereotypes will always be around, why? Because they are just a way of showing personal ignorance and immature thoughts! This movie against all odds fought the stereotypes and the prejudices head on that these young African American Airmen faced. Even when we see that no one would sponsor the production of this movie the director and producer George Lucas invested 100 million of his own funds to sponsor this action packed production. To be that passionate about a topic of racial equality and proving that not only are blacks as capable but even more qualified to do the work assigned to those of another race.
Do you feel racism still exists? That we are truly unequal? Just for the fact that critics said this movie would fail because it is a “black” starring cast! But it did not! One thing I do know is that this movie with African American upcoming actors, a remarkable story and topping box office numbers was a complete epic presentation. Red Tails is a must see, inspirational, heartfelt story that should bring to life the fact that “dreams do come true”!

What’s your story? Create your legacy!  

Go see this movie, NOW! :) 
Peace and Love 

Demitrea Kelley
Miss Black Indiana USA 2011
Blessed Beyond Possible Measure

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2012

Martin Luther King day is a celebration of the life and birth of a natural born leader. In today’s society we have seen leaders like Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson,  and Reverend Al Sharpton that have all made an impact on the African American community. I was reading this article the other day about the top 25 African American leaders in history and of course Dr. King was number one.

I feel very encouraged each year as this joyous day rolls around. I feel like I have the ability to accomplish anything I put my mind to; I can see the light at the end of the tunnel as these great leaders have done at some point in their lives. This is a day we should celebrate his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and if we read this speech over and over again we would instill in ourselves the true meaning of freedom, love and building great character.

So take this moment since the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and become a better you! Chase after your dreams! These are the same dreams that all of these African Americans once had, Dr. King's dream is still coming true! 


August 28, 1963
Washington DC

“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.

We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.

We cannot turn back.

There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: “For Whites Only.” We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until “justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”¹

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest — quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”2

This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.

With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:

My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.

Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.

Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.

Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.

But not only that:

Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.

From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

  (Transcription from recordings)

Learn something NEW today and everyday! 

Demitrea Kelley
Miss Black Indiana USA 2011
Blessed Beyond Possible Measure

Friday, January 6, 2012

2012: We need a Resolution

New Years Resolution

At the beginning of the year everyone makes an effort to follow these short-term goals that are set to improve their lives. It could be a simple task of changing eating habits or going to the gym more often but even these tasks are always hard to achieve after the first weeks of the year pass. I want to make a suggestion: Do you what you love and be happy doing it!

I think of things that I could change about myself but are we all trying to make ourselves the same? Life would be BORING! I dare to be different, think outside the box with the way I act, dress, talk and strategize.  You should try it!

Resolution is a course of action. Make your 2012 resolution an action that is not going to change your identity but make you a better all around person. Look at life as a ball of knowledge and you are soaking it all in.  TRY IT!

Love Yourself First 

Demitrea Kelley
Miss Black Indiana USA 2011
Blessed Beyond Possible Measure

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Thanks

With all the love in the world and all your heart, change the life of one person. A small token of happiness is when a person appreciates you for uplifting them. It could be a world of difference you make in the lives of those that deserve it.

You're blessed so bless someone else.

Give your holiday thanks:)

Love always,

Demitrea Kelley Miss Black Indiana USA 2011 Blessed Beyond Possible Measure

Monday, October 31, 2011

Giving it YOUR ALL

Tonight I just feel like writing to be honest. I feel like some things are better when they are true feelings that someone needs to convey. Right now I feel like I am lost and I need to redirect my life in ways that will complete my present and prepare my future. That is why giving life my all means the world to me.

Have you ever felt that disconnection with your faith? Felt unsure about your current situation? Or even felt like the future you planned for yourself is nothing you’ve ever imagined! That is how I have been feeling lately.  I found that I need some guidance and a mentor even though I am a role model to so many people in the community. This is why I feel the way I do even though I am Miss Black Indiana USA 2011 and a leader to so many, I can still feel lost. This is alright! I am happy because no one is perfect this is just another lesson on life. 

Instead of feeling down about something why not put your all into life? Into the lord, family, myself and friends. My motivation or words of encouragement to myself and anyone in this same situation when you want the perfect outcome of life you can Give it your all and it will work in your favor!

~Embrace your Blessings and Keep the Faith~

Demitrea Kelley Miss Black Indiana USA 2011 Blessed Beyond Possible Measure

Saturday, September 17, 2011

National Pageant Experience

Over a month ago I was at the Miss Black USA national pageant in Washington DC. With 28 Queens competing the experience was beyond my expectations. I learned so much about myself as well as what I needed to improve to better my future.  This was my experience….

Upon arrival I met Miss Black California USA 2011, she was very sweet and we both were excited to make it to our hotel to meet everyone. I have nothing but great things to say about how amazing my stay was at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel. Every single “sister queen” was unique in every way. It seemed as if we all had admirable goals and knew own to achieve them. Each of my sisters is phenomenal to say the least. Each of them had creative ideas within them that will change the world.

Once the pageant was over I did not feel as if I did not accomplish my intentions of being in this pageant. What I took away from this experience was the responsibility of a young woman that can achieve anything she puts her mind to. Even if we are faced with adversity “its not what happens to us but its how we respond” (Ms. Karen, Founder) these words remind me of all the ways I may have acted in the past and now I am a knew person, rejuvenated and ready for the world.

I enjoyed every part of my journey and congratulate Ocielia Gibson on becoming Miss Black USA 2011. I am so proud of all of her accomplishments and wish her a great year.

This experience will be in my heart forever!

Thank you, 

Demitrea Kelley
Miss Black Indiana USA 2011
Blessed Beyond Possible Measure