Know Her Name, Kamala Harris

She is comfortable with her own skin, ready to share her story, and do the work.

Kamala Harris is ready to share her story and work for you. She is fearless and well-prepared to prosecute anyone who breaks the law. She is a proud African-American and Indian-American woman who lives life and does the work.

Kamala’s mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan, was a breast cancer researcher and a civil rights activist who drilled in her and her sister to stop complaining about a problem but focus on finding the solution. Dr. Gopalan added that complaining or talking too much rarely does the work, but actions help get things done most of the time.

I believe action moves mountains and accomplishes goals. My problem is less stressful when I focus on finding a solution in all directions — it starts with me.

Her father, Dr. Donald Harris, is a Jamaican-American economist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. His students enjoyed his teaching style and emulated his brilliant mind.

Douglas Emhoff is a New Yorker, a lawyer, and Kamala’s husband. Don’t mess with his wife if you don’t want trouble. His actions speak volumes.

Know her name, Kamala Harris. Kamala's “second mother” was a black businesswoman, Regina Shelton. She was a caregiver for Kamala and her sister and, most importantly, a parent mentor to a young mother, Shyamala. Ms. Shelton did her job by exposing Dr. Gopalan and her young children to Black culture and pride. She was their landlady too. It takes a village to raise a well-rounded child.

Who are you? Go and get to know yourself and your people.

Kamala is comfortable with her own skin, and she is a proud Black woman. She is no stranger to where she belongs. She loves people, her roots, and her work. As a young child and teenager, Kamala visited Jamacia, India, and lived in a Black neighborhood.

Expose your young children to all parts of their culture. It increases self-confidence and pride. With my experience, it works. Visiting Nigeria with my children is one of my best decisions as a parent.

Know her name and use your power — VOTE

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