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Kamala Harris New U.S. Senator With Jamaican Heritage

Kamala Harris, who has Jamaican roots, was sworn in earlier this week as California’s newest senator, becoming the first African-American legislator in the US state’s history.

She was the state’s attorney general.

In addition to becoming California’s first African-American senator, she is also the first Indian-American, the first biracial woman and the second African-American to serve in the U.S. Senate.

She beat fellow Democrat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez by a wide margin on Election Day.

Ms. Harris was among seven new members of the Senate who took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon.

Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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