US VP-Elect Harris Recognises Contributions of Caribbean Americans
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American United States Vice President-elect Senator Kamala Harris Sunday night recognised the contributions of Caribbean Americans in a virtual message commemorating her historic inauguration planned for Wednesday.
“Those contributions are reflected in the lives of so many Americans with Caribbean roots — from Eric Holder and Colin Powell to Shirley Chisholm,” Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, told the star-studded virtual concert that was pioneered by Guyanese-born entrepreneur and advocate, Felicia J Persaud, and presented by Persaud-owned Invest Caribbean and the Caribbean American Action Network, (CAAN).
Persaud is also founder and chief executive officer of Invest Caribbean, the global private sector, investment agency of the Caribbean.Holder, a former US Attorney General, traces his roots to Barbados; Powell, an erstwhile US Secretary of State, is the son of Jamaican immigrants; and the late Chisholm — a former US congresswoman representing Brooklyn, New York, who was the first woman to seek the nomination of a major party (Democratic Party) for US president — was the daughter of Barbadian and Guyanese immigrants.
Senator Harris told viewers that she was “proud to be with you, as a vice-president-elect with roots in the Caribbean”.
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