Strong. Beautiful. Intelligent. Talented. Faithful. Resilient.
Javetta Milton's ability to mix her joy with pain and constantly produce standout performances in everything she participates in is nothing less than amazing.
A winner of the Ms. Black Burlington USA pageant and runner-up for Ms. Black North Carolina USA, the Greensboro Native gets her beauty and motivation from the support of her family and friends in the local community. As a way to give back to the Greensboro community, she founded the GEMS organization (Growing, Empowering, Mentoring, Sharpening), a coalition founded to empower the minority youth of today through performing arts. Javetta is also a member of the Ablaze Ministry, a community group project, operated by college students to help lead young people in the direction of success and prosperity. Javetta lists he parents as her role models.
For 20 years she has been a member of the gospel singing group, Straight Up. When she is not sinigng with her longtime group she is setting the stage on fire with standout performances. In 2010 she played a bitter woman dealing with the separtation from her children's father in the DuBose written, "Even a Wretch Like Me". In a change of pace Milton starred in her first comedic role in the James Lyons written play, "Where is Heaven when all Hell breaks loose". For the role, Javetta she had to act in a persona much different then her real self. In 2011, Javetta took part in a Wesley Lloxx short film titled "Hello" which premiered at the National Black Theatre Festival. In the film, Milton played Sherita, a no-nonsense, outgoing girl who discovers that her man is unfaithful after giving him a chance at romance.
Her inner strength stands out in all her performances whether singing or acting and most recently, in her latest role in the Indie Film, "Journey Home', based on the story of Trayvon Martin. In the short film, Javetta is powerful in the role of Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother.
As a successful actress, singer, provider, and mother, Javetta represents the very strength and determination we seek in ourselves. She is the definition of power, resilience and passion. Watch out Hollywood, Ms. Milton is on the way.