Kamala Harris was born in 1964. Her mother, Shyamala Goplan, emigrated from Chennai, India to pursue a doctorate in nutrition and endocrinology at the University of California-Berkeley. Her Jamaican father, Donald Harris, was at the university studying economics. Kamala inherited their love of political activism. She attended Howard University, where she majored in political science and economics.
Kamala’s storied career began as a lawyer in the San Francisco City Attorney’s office working on child abuse and domestic violence crimes. In 2004, she defeated two-term incumbent Terence Hallihan to become the first woman and the first person of color to hold seat as San Francisco’s district attorney.
Her presidential campaign launch in Oakland, California drew 20, 000 people, a bigger crowd than former President Barack Obama drew when he launched his run for the seat in 2007.
Kamala’s sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated are the “foot soldiers of a powerful voting block” and may be the secret weapon in propelling her to victory. (CNN)
Skee you in office Soror Kamala!