Latest Africanss News/November 16, 2018/@xtraconfl/129 views Kamala Harris’s Plan For A Network For Black Candidates – Your Black Worldshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelBy: Ryan Velez In a recent NY Mag piece about Senator Kamala Harris, while making a visit to Spelman College, she shared a piece of advice she was given that means big things not just for her future, but for that of other black women: My mother used to tell me, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things. Make sure you are not the last.’” This is a clear reference to the back that Harris is the only currently black female senator, and only the second ever to do so. However, she has quietly been working on supporting a growing a wide amount of young people of color running for office, many of them being women. “I do feel a responsibility. It’s about paying it forward: other people did it for me, and it’s kind of like, this is what you do. It’s not whimsical. It’s — literally, I feel — a duty.” However, for all of this work, this is one thing Harris does that she tends not to publicize. ALSO READ Nigeria vs Iceland: Orji Kalu reacts to Super Eagles’ winThe final result? A group of young, diverse candidates that have a set loyalty to Harris, something that naturally creates thoughts to 2020 and her own political ambitions. One Democratic fundraiser who is fully supportive of a Harris 2020 campaign said he’d heard other fans speak of the group as an obvious political asset. However, Harris says that this is a cynical way to see things. For example, one of her mentees is London Breed, the current mayor of San Francisco. ALSO READ Mutsvangwa's rival discloses why he pulled out of Norton primaries rerunThis, as well as Harris’s support of candidates like Marilyn Mosby in Baltimore and Ben Jealous in Maryland, is out in public. However, there are plenty of other people Harris has helped who are going under the radar. When Harris heard about Jahana Hayes, a Connecticut teacher running for Congress this year, the two connected over the phone multiple times, and then sat down to meet in Washington. “She was offering me advice just when I was kind of nervous in the beginning, about: ‘Do I have a message that people want to hear?’ And she said yes,” said Hayes. ALSO READ Adeje Community Commends Oboro Over Provision Of Transformer“I had gotten other endorsements from other people and other groups, but this one meant so much to me because there are only a handful of people who understand, who’ve done it,” said Hayes, who will be the first black Democrat elected to Congress from Connecticut if she wins next week. Read more from NY Mag at: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/kamala-harris-is-building-a-network-for-black-candidates.html Leave A Comment Below Related share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleFemi Fani-Kayode Lists Reasons Why President Buhari Is Not Cleannext articleA New Approach to Quality Health CareRelated PostsLatest Africanss News/December 9, 2018 From Buns Seller To Musician With A Label Meet Chibichan – Gossip Mill NigeriaLatest Africanss News/December 9, 2018 From Buns Seller To Musician With A Label Meet Chibichan – Gossip Mill NigeriaHow 128 people died in road accidents in Sept – FRSCNigeria’s infrastructure deficit to hit $878bn by 2040 — SECFrom Buns Seller To Musician With A Label Meet Chibichan – Gossip Mill NigeriaTanzania/Swaziland: Classy Simba Swallow MbabaneLocal film to premier in DurbanFrom Buns Seller To Musician With A Label Meet Chibichan – Gossip Mill NigeriaMozambique: Renamo Misreads the Budget – AgainWhen will things get really better?