Kamala Harris

Attorney General  

Kamala Harris is the first woman and first African-American or South Asian to become California’s Attorney General. Prior to her present post, which she began in 2011, Harris served two terms as San Francisco’s District Attorney, where she developed a reputation for opposing the death penalty and for defending San Francisco’s immigrant rights laws.

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California Attorney General Launches Bid for US Senate Seat

Kamala Harris hopes to fill seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Truancy Data Shows Disproportionate Racial Divide in California Schools

A new report reveals that the 37 percent of black elementary students sampled were truant, about 15 percent more than the rate for all students.

Study: Black Women Greatly Underrepresented in Politics

“Status of Black Women in American Politics” reveals stark numbers at almost every level.

Black Women Running: EMILY's List Says These Candidates Deserve Your Vote

A look at some of the Black women receiving campaign support from EMILY's List

African-Americans on the 2013 Time 100 List

The Obamas, Jay-Z, LeBron James and Kamala Harris are among the African-Americans who made the 2013 TIME 100 list.

His Bad: Obama Apologizes for Calling Kamala Harris the "Best Looking" AG

President Obama issues apology after complimenting California Attorney General Kamala Harris' looks causes a stir.
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