Kamala Harris’ historic rise as first Black, Caribbean American vice president of US is celebrated

As the U.S.’s next vice president, Kamala Harris is a person of many firsts: the nation’s first female, first Black, first South Asian American and first Jamaican American to hold the second highest office. But on Sunday it was Harris’ Caribbean roots that took center stage, as artists, politicians and other luminaries from Antigua to Barbados to Jamaica feted her historical rise as “America’s first Black Caribbean American” vice president in a virtual celebration ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration. “We’re here to celebrate,” said Felicia Persaud, a Caribbean activist who lives in Plantation, F…

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