Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the Vice President of the United States. Harris served as a United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021, and as attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017.
Harris has made history on January 20, 2021 twice as the first Black person and as the first woman to serve as Vice President of the United States of America.
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- Born: Oct 20, 1964 (age 56) · Oakland, CA
- Offices: Vice President of the United States (Since 2021) · Senator (Since 2017)
- Spouse: Douglas Emhoff (m. 2014)
- Education: University of California, Hastings College of the Law · Howard University
- Children: Ella Emhoff (Daughter) · Cole Emhoff (Son)
- Interesting facts about Vice President Kamala Harris:
- In first grade, Harris was bused to Thousand Oaks Elementary School, which was in its second year of integration. For the next three years, she’d play “Miss Mary Mack” and cat’s cradle with her friends on the bus that traveled from her predominantly black, lower-middle-class neighborhood to her school located in a prosperous white district.
- She attended Howard University, the same college as the CEO of Island Worldwide, Mrs. Tania N. Sutherland aka Chyna Nicole and affiliate Dj Parlay of Perryville Ent./Powermove TV
- Why Kamala Harris chose Howard University — and what she did on weekends there – The Washington Post
- She won her U.S. Senate race in 2016, defeating fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez, a moderate congresswoman with 20 years of experience.
- She went viral in 2017 for her sharp questioning of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Russia investigation. After 3½ minutes of persistent questioning, Sessions said, “I’m not able to be rushed this fast! It makes me nervous.”
- She collects Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which are her go-to travel shoes.
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Contributor: Tania N. Sutherland
Sources: Biography.com, Britannica, CNN, Politics, Politico, Washington Post, Wiki