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Kamala Harris Has An Extended List Of Firsts As Vice President Elect – Here’s What It All Means

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First woman. First Black woman. First South Asian American woman. First HBCU grad. And the list CONTINUES. Kamala Harris has a laundry list of first after she was chosen - by the people and preliminarily by the electoral college - as the Vice President of the United States. Here’s what it all means…

We did it y’all!


The People have spoken and another four years under Trump has been voted OUT! Now, Joe Biden & Kamala Harris are headed to the White House! And it’s a BFD, even if your PTSD from living in America has you only cautioously optimistic.

Kamala Harris becoming vice president elect has created an extended list of FIRSTS. For starters, she’s the first woman ever to be elected as vice president. That in itself is proving a shift is happening in America where men are no longer the only leaders in our country. And we love to see it. Kamala’s lists of firsts as vice president-elect continue as she’s the first Black woman, first South Asian American, first South Asian American woman, first graduate of a historically Black university, first VP to be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., and the first VP whose parents come from India and Jamaica.

She’s the first vice president to be married to a man and she’s also the first VP who is a step-mom! Like, this is our America right now!

Of course, Kamala’s lawyer husband, Douglas Emhoff, is super supportive. And he too has a list of firsts. Douglas – who is Jewish – is now the first “second gentlemen” – the first male spouse of a vice president, come January.

The 56-year-old VP-elect claimed her place in history on Saturday after a very close presidential race to the White House. As ballots were steadily being counted over the weekend, it was announced Joe had scooped up enough electoral votes to clench the title of the United States 46th president.

After the announcement, Kamala called up Joe to celebrate over the phone:

Later Saturday evening, Kamala delivered her victory speech to the American people:

Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: ‘Democracy is not a state. It is an act.’ And what he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed,” she said.

”It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it and never take it for granted. And protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice. There is joy in it and there is progress. Because ‘We The People’ have the power to build a better future.”

Peep her speech above.


Kamala Harris' ancestral village in India celebrated her projected win over the weekend. Residents of Thulasendrapuram, Tamil Nadu, have drawn rangolis – traditional floor patterns – and offered prayers at temples to celebrate her win. Some expressed hope that Kamala, whose maternal grandfather was born and raised in the village, will one day visit them.


Also, a cute moment between VP elect Kamala Harris and her 4-year-old grand-niece, Meena Harris's daughter, Amara, went viral recently. In the clip, Kamala talked to her niece about becoming either an astronaut or the president.

It’s likely the cutest thing you’ll see today, so check it out below:




Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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