- Insider and HQ Decision Department are scheduled on Friday that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will arrive in the White House.
- On Saturday, the AP, along with networks including CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and Fox News, all made calls for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
- The historic election will bring the first black, Indian, South Asian, and black alumni of a historic black university and college (HBCU) into the White House.
- Black women and girls across the country told Business Insider what the moment meant for them.
- Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will move to the White House, Insiders and the Decision Department announced on Friday.
The major networks on Saturday called the presidential elections in favor of Biden and Harris. Shortly after the victory was announced, Harris updated his Twitter bio that read: “The Vice President-Elect of the United States.”;
Harris wrote on Twitter, “This election is more than @JoeBiden or me.”
But for Black women – 91% of them voted for Biden and Harris – and the girls who spoke to Insider, Harris’s record as the first woman, Black, Indian, and South Asian Being elected Vice President of the United States approaches the homeland and opens a promising vision of representation on Capitol Hill.
Meena Harris, the granddaughter of the vice presidential election, tweeted on Saturday that her 4-year-old girl said “BLACK GIRL HAPPENED AS CHAIRMAN!”
—Meena Harris (@meenaharris) November 7, 2020
Cam Franklin, 50 – Howard University Grade 91 ‘
“I am very proud. I have never been more proud of being a Howard graduate, becoming a HBCU graduate, becoming a Black woman. I just thought our country needed it. This, I personally need this and I’m excited, “Franklin told Business Insider, who noted that she cried when she heard about Biden and Harris being elected. “I just hope that his country can heal and start on the right track again. We are still a divided country so I think there is still a lot to do, but this is a spiritual impetus. For me personally, this is a victory for good over evil. “
Ketia Jeune, 25— Activist, New York
“Who is unhappy that Trump is not the president but I’m even happier when Kamala Harris is in the White House. She’s making history and she represents Black women and though she is. She has a bumpy past, but I feel she’s leaning in a more progressive way of thinking and I feel like I’m making history with her as a Black woman, “Jeune said. with Business Insider. “I feel like real Black women show up. We always show up and we always make history and I’m glad we’re finally recognized for our work.”
Nahla Owens, 16— High school student, Texas
“I grew up in Atlanta and I have seen a lot of strong black women taking the lead and the thought that exists in the White House and on a national scale has given me a lot of joy and a lot of hope, especially. especially in times of tension and racial divisions, “Owens told Business Insider.” I was very hopeful and excited at the prospect of seeing myself represented in one of the highest offices in the world. land.”
Pat Duncan, 64 years old – National Black Women’s National Co-chair Cho Biden, Colorado
“Ultimately, it really shows Blacks that your vote counts. Your vote makes a difference,” Duncan told Business Insider. Harris’s announcement says “what we’ve been doing for many years. For many years, we’ve always been leading. We are naturally leaders and this gives black girls. .. it shows that you can be whatever in this world you want to be. You just have to work hard and believe in you. “
She added: “She just showed that the world, especially the United States, is made up of immigrants, but we come together as a people.”
Marjon Parham, 46 – Director of public relations Michigan Liberation
“It just gave us a sense of hope, a ‘You know what? We can do this,'” and we have a say, Parham told Business Insider. “She is definitely the epitome of a strong black woman. We support her and I’m glad she’s in office. That gives me the encouragement to do what I do. know that the Lord has called me to do wise, professional, and personal things. “
She added: “I am extremely proud to be an alumnus of HBCU and also an outsider from the same girls’ association.”
This story is updating.