Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Kamala Harris and the ambassador role she received from the Biden campaign.
The Biden campaign deploys Kamala Harris as an ambassador to black activist. This comes after a night where singers Brandy and Monica were broadcasting a Verzus music battle.
Sen. Kamala D. Harris, in a Howard University T-shirt, emerged on screen. “You both have used your voice in such a powerful way, and an extension of our voices is our vote,” said Harris, who made history two weeks ago when she became the first Black woman and the first Asian American to join a major party’s national presidential ticket.
Brandy jokingly had fanned herself, saying, “I’m fangirling right now!” Commenters typed KAMALA in all caps or sent long strings of fire emojis. Twitter exploded with mentions of the cameo, which unfolded in the sort of setting an R&B; battle that has rarely featured appearances by politicians.
The role Harris has taken on for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign since she became the Democratic vice-presidential nominee. Biden is seeking to energize African American voters by embracing the Black Lives Matter movement, while simultaneously reassuring white swing voters that he is not a radical activist. As part of that strategy, Harris has become an ambassador to the Black community sometimes praising Biden’s racial justice plans, sometimes listening, other times simply urging African Americans to vote.
During the past week, Harris has spoken at the launch of a Black women’s group in Michigan, made a virtual appearance at the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” Commitment March on Washington and held a private call with about 100 Black male leaders, including civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump.