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Photo: 2020 Vice Presidential Elect Kamala Hariis

August 11, 2020 | By Alwin Squire |

Democratic Presidential Nominee  and former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate and pick for Vice President of the United States.  Kamala Harris is an African American born to Jamaican and South Asian Parents.  She is currently serving as the Junior United States Senator from California, a position she has held since 2017.

African American Woman

Kamala Harris is only the second African American to serve in the United States Senate and the first Indian American woman to serve in such a position.  She is also the first African American female chosen as a running mate for a US Presidential Nominee and if elected will be the first African American Vice President in US history and the first United States Vice President with Jamaican Roots.

It has long been rumoured that Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee was looking to choose an African American woman as his running mate.

Anti-Black Racism

Tensions have been high in America since the Killing of George Floyd an unarmed black man killed at the hands of Minnesota Police officers.  The Democrats are hoping that Kamala Harris will help to bring out the Black Vote and Black Voters are hoping that with her partner and running mate Presidential Nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden will together introduce real anti racism and police reform bills in the United States.

Barack Obama

Joe Biden was the Vice President under the first African American President in United States History Barack Obama.  Barack Obama introduced African Americans to Joe Biden as his trusted friend and Vice Presidential Nominee in 2008. Recently Barack Obama has endorsed Joe Biden for President and has been helping to rally the Black vote in support of his friend and former running mate and Vice Presidential pick.


The United States 2020 Presidential election is scheduled to take place on November 3rd 2020.  We wish the former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris all the best in the upcoming election.  We commend Joe Biden for picking an African American with Jamaican roots as his running mate and pick for VP.

The two will start to campaign together starting Wednesday August 12, 2020 with their first appearance together in Delaware.


Alwin Squire is Editor in Chief for Vision Newspaper and Executive Producer of Vision Caribbean TV. You can send him your feedback at al@visionnewspaper.ca

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