Say it loud.
Say it loud, proud, and with your chest out.
Black Girl Magic reaches its proper place in the American hierarchy. (President is next, of course, but let’s leave that for another day and another election).
The hated Electoral College and their votes will be counted and – finally – certified by Congress today. And despite the blustering from the White House and a handful of traitorous GOP cult members, the once respected deliberative body will do what eighty million voters demand they do: Certify the 2020 election in favor of the winners: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
After more than two months of delusional nonsense, lies, conspiracies, threats, and recorded phone calls that captured Donald Trump trying to coerce Georgia officials to “Find me eleven-thousand votes” today the democratic process in all its messiness will certify Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President.
President Biden and Vice President Harris will enter office with a mandate and with the power to effect change after democrats flipped a bunch of states and then put the proverbial smack down by winning both Georgia runoffs, giving Georgia its first Black Senator, Dr. Reverend Raphael Warnock, and first Jewish Senator, Jon Ossoff.
With the Senate tied 50-50, Vice President Kamala Harris will be the tie-breaker, and equally important, the country’s long nightmare that is named Mitch McConnell will be over.
Ditch Mitch has come to fruition.
But today is more about the historical moment generations of Americans have waited for: A woman as Vice President.
And it is the moment America finally delivered some of its long overdue promise to Black women after centuries of torture and worse for the Black foremothers and their descendants.
We now have Vice President Kamala Harris as one of the most powerful woman in the world.
And she fulfills more promises.
Vice President Harris fulfills the promise to immigrants who wish for a better place for their children, as her mother and grandparents did. And she fulfills the hopes of South Asian Americans who’ve helped this country in the same ways we all have.
Kamala Harris, born in Oakland, raised in Berkeley, first Black woman elected District Attorney in San Francisco, twice elected as Attorney General of California and, finally, elected as only the second Black woman to the U.S. Senate.
And now, after Joe Biden selected her as his running mate and she immediately set his fundraising on fire, Kamala Harris is Vice President.
Nothing comes easy for Black women in America and Vice President Kamala Harris has had her share of attacks from all quarters: Russians, Bernie Sanders followers, a contingent of Black men, and a white male dominated media incapable of covering a dynamic and beloved Black woman with a devoted online following who will immediately correct every bad-faith article and television commentary.
Vice President Harris is at the intersection of so much of the American dynamic that vexes so many citizens: Black, female, mixed, immigrant parents, Historically Black College/University graduate, prosecutor, no children, interracial marriage, step-mother and, she’s beautiful.
When former Vice President Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice President running mate, a collective shout of glee, happiness, tears and cheers of joyful adulation rang from coast to coast. Anyone who listened closely could clearly hear sounds of elation ringing from Washington, D.C. and Delaware, and even louder from Oakland, San…
Vice President Kamala Harris is the First woman, first Black woman, first S. Asian woman, and so many other firsts. She is celebrated domestically and globally as befitting her newly elected stature. Vice President Kamala Harris helped deliver over eighty-million votes, flip five states, and win Joe Biden the presidency in resounding fashion over lame-duck,…
Through all that, Kamala’s talent shone through as she outworked, outsmarted, and out campaigned opponent after opponent before she was finally stopped in her first run for president.
Her disappontment did not last long – even though to her followers it felt excruciatingly long – as after a period of vetting Joe Biden selected her as his running mate.
That was history, and then her acceptance speech accepting the democratic nomination was historic, and now her being certified as Vice President *almost completes the historical moment.
Almost because now we await the inauguration later this month when she will be sworn in as Vice President.
Vice President Kamala Devi Harris.
She will be the most consequential Vice President ever, and one tasked with partnering with the President, Congress, and the Senate to right the course of four years of destructive anti-governance but the most corrupt and incompetent administration ever.
Vice President Harris is up for the task and she will put in the work because we have seen her do it all her career, we saw it in her presidential campaign, and we saw it when she campaigned with Joe Biden.
America and the world are in for a treat as both are about to find out what the hype and fuss are all about.
Vice President Kamala Devi Harris is on the world stage and we will all be better for it.
© 2021 by Myron J. Clifton. All Rights Reserved.
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