Sen. Kamala Harris History Is Made As Twitter Reacts To Joe Biden’s 2020 Running Mate

The California Senator is the first Black woman and HBCU alumni chosen as a vice presidential candidate.

Sen. Kamala Harris has been chosen as Joe Biden’s running mate. She is the first Black woman, Indian-American and HBCU alumni to be chosen as a vice presidential candidate.
Biden tweeted out, “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.”

RELATED: Sen. Kamala Harris Endorses BET’s #ReclaimYourVote Campaign To End Voter Suppression


While Harris is the first Black woman to receive the Democratic nomination, the legendary Shirley Chisholm was the first Black candidate to run for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Demorcatic nomination. 

Twitter is one fire with reactions. See the celebration below:


Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking Subscribe, you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers) and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. You understand that you can unsubscribe at any time.