My friend Angela Oliver lives here in Owensboro. She actually moved here from Atlanta a few years back to write for the Messenger-Inquirer. She's strikingly beautiful, charming, smart, sweet, funny and black. I tell you she's black not because it matters to me. I tell you that detail because, in the context of this story, it's the most important one. Because she's black, Angela has never really felt at home here. She and I have discussed this on several occasions and she has shared stories with me that leave my mouth open. Angela routinely chronicles her experiences in a Facebook blog called "The Adventures of a Black Journalist in a Predominately White Town." And, honestly, I think some you would be surprised and horrified at some of the things that people say to her. They aren't overtly racist in their vocabulary and approach, but they have subtle, sometimes artful ways of reminding Angela that she's different and doesn't really belong here. But something happened over the weekend, something subtle, that signaled a possible change in the tide. This predominately white town crowned its first African-American Miss Daviess County.