Ms. Black New York 2024

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   Introducing Maya Shae, Ms. Black New York USA 2024, a resident of central Harlem hailing from Tallahassee, FL. Maya, a visual artist and dedicated artist educator, has left a flourishing mark on the local arts scene through her work with esteemed institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Art & Design, Paul Robeson Galleries, and Studio Institute. A proud alumna of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Maya holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Learn more about the Ms. Black USA organization Here

   Maya’s platform, Community Building Through the Arts, reflects her devotion to the intersection of art and community. She endeavors to illuminate the transformative potential of the arts in four crucial areas including including Youth Development and
Education, Health and Wellness, Neighborhood Vitality, and Economic Opportunity. Learn more Here


Throughout her reign, Maya envisions a proactive approach, including facilitating free art workshops for local communities, forging partnerships with organizations to bolster existing programs, and shining a spotlight on the work of local artisans. In the upcoming months there are numerous opportunities to support her journey to the Ms. Black USA pageant and her platform – Learn more Here

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