Jamaican-American Gabrielle Wilks is Miss Black Virginia USA 2020. A resident of Douglasville, Georgia, Ms. Wilks was born in Brooklyn, New York to family from Kentish, St. Catherine, Jamaica. She is a senior and presidential scholar pursuing a double major in biology and mathematics at Virginia State University and was named Outstanding Sophomore of the Year in 2018. She served as the president of the 2018-2019 Student Government Association and represented Virginia State University at the Goldman Sachs HBCU Leadership Summit in New York.
President Donald Trump nominates Jamaican-American law professor Richard E. Myers II of North Carolina, to serve as Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
On August 14, 2019, President Donald Trump nominated Jamaican-born Professor Richard E. Myers II of University of North Carolina Law School to fill the longest federal judicial vacancy in the U.S. in North Carolina’s Eastern District, a seat which has been vacant for 13 years.