BOSTON — The world now calls her Madam Vice President.
They call her sister.
Alleah Salone of the Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated watched online virtually with other sisters from her Malden apartment, as Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president.
“It feels like an out of body experience because I’ve been waiting for this for so long for something change,” said Salone.
Sisters from across Boston and the nation watched together online, commenting, and posting pictures.
“Some people saying, they didn’t even imagine this could be a possibility for us as black women,” said Salone.
The inauguration paused for the bells at Howard University to ring, where Kamala Harris went to school and was a sister of the alpha chapter.
For Salone, there’s no doubt the values, lessons, and support Harris gained through the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated helped her career and life to elevate her to the highest position so far for a black woman in America.
“that’s what you’re taught- that’s what we learn- as you go through this sisterhood and you are in Alpha Kappa Alpha – you talk to other sisters – you talk to other people and your hear these stories and their tenacity – then you say what can I do to push the limits what can I do to break the ceilings,” said Salone
The moment she was sworn in and the smile of Vice President Harris, the embodiment of the sorority’s dreams and greatest ambitions.
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