Howard University Grad Kamala Harris and Morehouse College Grad Raphael Warnock Officially Sworn in!
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on January 20, 2021 |
As of today, the Vice President of the United States of America is a BLACK WOMAN and an HBCU GRADUATE! Kamala Harris was sworn in early this afternoon as the 49th Vice President alongside Joe Biden, who was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, administered the oath for Harris, just as she did for then VP, Joe Biden back in 2013. During the ceremony, Harris used two Bibles, one of which belonged to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first Black member of the Supreme Court.
Harris not only began her journey as Vice President, but she also began serving as the President of the Senate.
Just hours after being sworn in, Harris returned to the Senate floor, where she served as a Senator of California for four years, to swear in three new Senators. Among the bunch was Morehouse College graduate, Reverend Raphael Warnock. Warnock secured his Senate seat earlier this month in one of the highly-anticipated Georgia runoffs, defeating incumbent Kelly Loeffler. Warnock was accompanied by Jon Ossoff, the other Georgia runoff winner, and California’s Alex Padilla, who will be filling Harris’ Senate seat.
Today history was made and we are so proud to say that not one, but TWO HBCU grads were in the mix. We congratulate Madam Vice President Harris and Senator Warnock and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for both of them. May God bless them and may God continue to bless these United States.
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