Kamala Harris, 52, made history last night when she won the election to the U.S. Senate for the state of California. Harris is only the second Black woman to hold a senate seat.
The Howard University grad has expressed her commitment to serving the youngest of our nation which she confirmed with an interview with NBC News.
“I’ve worked hard to protect and support children, and I’ve seen what happens when we don’t,” she said. “So I’ve developed this strong feeling that, as a community, we have a responsibility to make sure that every child is safe, is healthy and has access to a high-quality education. We not only owe it to those children, but we owe it to the entire community.”
Harris’s father is Jamaican and her mother is Indian, she will replace Senator Barber Boxer who has retired. Harris is the first woman and person of color to elected California Attorney General.
I call this a silver lining.