Vice President Kamala Harris: Her Path to the White House
by Malaika Adero
When Kamala harris was sworn in as the 49th vice president of the United States on January 20, 2021, she may history as the first woman, first Black person, first South Asian American, and first Caribbean American to hold this--the second highest office in the land.
I took the commission to write the narrative which accompanies this collection of photographs not only because I am a professional writer, editor, reader who loves photography as well, but because I am one of the masses of Black women who understand the value that we bring to the world and are in a constant state of wonder at why the ruling classes of America and beyond are so slow to understand the benefits of our beauty and our power.
The story of Kamala Harris, I learned in the research for this book is emblematic of the power of the Black feminine, Black cultures, and makes the case for why we as Black people and women need not stand back and defer to others but rather step up as high as we want to be.
Published by Sterling Press
On-sale date: October 5, 2021
Available now for pre-order from most places where books are sold, including Barnes & Noble (owner of Sterling), Amazon, and independent booksellers such as www.aalbc.com, HueMan Bookstore, and many more. (I'll add a bookstore listing as confirmations come in.)
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The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis with Malaika Adero was my turn to collaborate. I was Jenifer's writer-for-hire on what is a moving, profound, and funny story with a purpose: to promote mental health and healthcare. Love and Respect to you forever Alpha Woman aka Jackie Brown aka Girl from Kinloch.
Orisha dance, in tribute to Ogun.