US election: Kamala Harris becomes America's first black female vice president-elect

US election: Kamala Harris becomes America's first black female vice president-elect

- Kamala Harris got on her phone as soon as she learned the good news and told her running mate Joe Biden that they had finally done it

- As she celebrated their projected win, the world cheered her on for her new milestones

- She was the first female vice-president-elect, the first woman of South Asian and black origin to rise to the top and the first immigrant to occupy the big office

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Kamala Harris, US President-elect Joe Biden’s running mate, has made history after becoming the country’s first female vice president-elect.

Kamala Harris becomes America's first black female vice president-elect

Kamala served as a senator before deciding to be Joe Biden's running mate. Photo: Kamala Harris
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The wilful political genius has also gone down as the first black and South Asian woman to rise the ranks and clinch the position, as projected by CNN.

On Saturday, 7 November, the streets of the US and all corners of social media erupted in loud cheer as multitudes congratulated the duo for their projected win in the nerve-wracking 2020 elections.

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Kamala, who had instantly become a force to reckon with, trended right beside America’s best choice - Biden.

It was her enigmatic character throughout the elections, her unshakable stance, but most of all, it was her name going right into the books of history as the first of many to come.

She ticked all the boxes: first woman, first black lady, first politician of Asian origin but most of all, an immigrant who travelled to the land of big opportunities with the aim of finding something better.

Immediately people learned of her victory, they painted a picture of brighter days to come.

To them, Kamala's win was every woman's win.

The shift she made in history meant little girls across the world had one more magnificent woman to look up to.

A woman who clothed her strength in wits, bravery, calmness and determination.

A woman who would inspire generations to come and be referred to as "her", the "her" every downtrodden teenager needs to become.

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She suddenly gave birth to a new narrative that will be told to the future grandchildren, their children, and their children's children.

The 56-year-old daughter of a biologist always thought black women were the backbone of America.

And she hoped that throwing her cap in the ring would create a butterfly effect that eventually added more seats to the table for ladies just like her.

Official results will be declared on December 14, 2020, after final counting.

As TUKO.co.ke previously reported, Kamala was born in October 1964 in Oakland, California to an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father.

She attended Howard University and later went to the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she graduated with a degree in law.

In 2003, she was elected the district attorney for San Fransisco, a position she held until 2010.

Harris was then elected the first woman and black person to serve as California's attorney general.

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She joined politics in 2016 and was elected California's senator on a Democrats ticket.

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