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St. Kate's student will represent state at national pageant

Lula Hussein was crowned 2013 Miss Black Minnesota USA and will compete at the national pageant.
Lula Hussein was crowned 2013 Miss Black Minnesota USA and will compete at the national pageant.
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Lula Hussein  was crowned 2014 Miss Black Minnesota USA  and will represent Minnesota at the  “2014” Miss Black USA Scholarship pageant where she will compete for a grand prize and the opportunity to represent the nation as Miss Black USA 2014.

The Miss Black USA Scholarship pageant system recognizes young women for their commitment to professional and community stewardship.

Leading and influencing for public health

Pursuing a double major in Public Health and Critical Studies of Racel and Ethnicity, Hussein is the daughter of Sheriff Ahmed and Hindia Kereta.  In the competition, her talent was spoken word with the platform, "HIV & AIDS Education and Prevention: Envisioning a world free from AIDS."

A volunteer HIV and AIDS educator for the Minnnesota AIDS Project, Hussein has now been named an official Ambassador for the Minnesota AIDS Project and will spend the next year completing public service announcements throughout the state, provide informational sessions about HIV prevention, and help fundraise for the Minnesota AIDS Project. 

Her goals include being a positive role model for women of color in Minnesota, help her platform organization grow, support the Heart Truth Campaign and the Miss Black Minnesota youth development programs in Robbinsdale-area schools.

She currently works at the Burnsville Dairy Queen which sponsored her in the State competition.

Nov. 11, 2013 by Julie Michener

See also: Healthcare, Leadership, Students