Home > A sorority of black women: the power behind Kamala Harris

A sorority of black women: the power behind Kamala Harris


Washington, Aug 19 (EFE) .- It was 1986 and 38 black women dreamed of following in the footsteps of the founders of their university sorority: pioneering women capable of changing their reality. Today one of them aspires to be the first vice president of African American and Asian descent in US history. Her name is Kamala Harris and at 55 she has become the electoral duo of the virtual Democratic candidate for the Presidency, Joe Biden, but also the woman who can write a new page for the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), a sorority of African American students founded in 1908 at Howard University in Washington DC, one Harris was a part of.FOOTAGE OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY.SOUNDBITES OF LORRI SADDLER, HARRIS' COLLEAGUE AT THE SORORITY.

Added on the 19/08/2020 14:00:00 - Copyright : EFE Inglés

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • Congress, No Black Women Senators After Harris Is VP

    (CNN) Sen. Kamala Harris broke barriers as America's first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect. But after her exit in January to join the Biden administration, there will be no Black women in the Senate. Harris's departure left lawmakers and advocates urging California Gov. Gavin Newsom to choose a Black woman to replace her due to a lack of diversity in the chamber. And while his appointment on Tuesday of Secretary of State Alex Padilla as California's first Latino senator was historic, it comes with the reality that the 117th Congress will have no Black women in the upper chamber.

    23/12/2020 - Wochit
  • Kamala Harris's Victory Moves Black Women, Girls To Cheers And Tears

    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be making a lot of firsts when she enters the White House in January. She'll be the first Black, Indian, and South Asian to be Vice President--not to mention the first woman. According to Business Insider, black women and girls across America cried and cheered on news of Joe Biden and Harris's victory. Harris's niece tweeted on Saturday that her 4-year-old exclaimed, 'BLACK GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESIDENT!' Pat Duncan is sixty years older, and is the national co-chair of Black Women For Biden in Colorado. She says Harris is a unifying force for America. She just showed that the world, especially the United States, is made up of immigrants, but we come together as one people. Pat Duncan, National Co-Chair Black Women For Biden, Colorado

    07/11/2020 - Wochit
  • Kamala Harris Could Be First Female VP Of Color

    Al Drago/Getty Images The debate between US Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris is Wednesday night. If elected, Harris would be the first woman and the first woman of color to serve as vice president. Because she represents multiple firsts, there's meaningful pressure on Harris to succeed — and there's been heightened scrutiny of her performance during the campaign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An earlier version of this story ran in the Gender at Work newsletter.

    07/10/2020 - Wochit
  • Striking Photo, Obama Greeting Harris: Inauguration

    Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters A striking photo captured Barack Obama joyfully greeting VP Kamala Harris. The two are the only Black Americans elected to the White House in US history. Reuters photojournalist Jonathan Ernst captured a striking photo of former President Barack Obama passing on the torch of national office to newly sworn-in Vice President Kamala Harris. Like Obama 12 years ago today, Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian heritage, made history when she was sworn in as the first female, Black, and Asian vice president.

    20/01/2021 - Wochit
  • Kamala Harris makes history as first female, black, South-Asian Vice-President in US

    Joe Biden is set to be sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States, taking the reins of a country divided after four years of Donald Trump. As his Vice-President, Kamala Harris is also marking history, as the first woman to hold the second highest job in the US and the first person of colour. She is also making history by bringing her blended family into forefront, a family situation shared with many Americans.

    20/01/2021 - France 24 EN
  • Les éthylotests disponibles dans les commerces qui vendent de l'alcool dès juillet

    Jusque-là, seules les discothèques et les épiceries de nuit devaient proposer des éthylotests à leurs clients. Cette obligation va bientôt s'étendre à tous les magasins qui vendent de l'alcool. Mais Julien Chivé, caviste bordelais, n'est pas vraiment convaincu. "Je trouve que ça ne sert pas à grand-chose. Les gens savent bien qu'après deux verres, il faut s'arrêter si on veut reprendre la voiture. Et les clients rencontrés ce jeudi matin ne voient pas non plus l'intérêt d'en acheter. "Ca me semble absurde", lance l'un d'eux. "De toute façon, après deux verres, on sera positif, donc c'est à chacun de se gérer", explique un autre.Dans l'épicerie de Virgine Matheron, à Talence (Gironde), il est difficile de trouver une place pour les éthylotests. La gérante doit enlever des produits et envisage surtout des coûts supplémentaires. En effet, dans le supermarché Carrefour City, qui en commercialise depuis un an, ces produits ne sont pas très populaires. "On en a vendu trois en un an", confie le gérant. Près de 50 000 commerçants devraient proposer des éthylotests à partir du 1er juillet, sous peine d'une amende de 675 euros.

    08/04/2021 - LCI