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Kamala Harris among Black Speakers Tonight

POSTED: September 05, 2012, 2:47 pm

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Tonight’s program at the Democratic National Convention will feature a number of prominent African-Americans leaders as the party trumpets its diversity in advance of President Obama’s acceptance speech tomorrow night. On the program tonight will be AME Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie giving the Invocation, Congressional Black Caucus members Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Al Green, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, the Caucus Chair; former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and California Attorney General Kamala Devi Harris (pictured). Harris, who is biracial (Asian-American), is the best kept secret in the Democratic Party. The Howard University graduate is the first female, Black and Asian-American attorney general in California’s history; as well as the first Indian American attorney general in the United States.

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