Kamala Harris’s ascent is a win for Asian-Americans. So why do I feel so ambivalent?

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An executive of Chinese descent reflects on what Americans of East Asian heritage—and all communities of color—can learn from the vice president-elect and her victory. One of the brightest notes in the outcome of 2020’s tawdry political process is the historic election of the first female, Black, and—most notably—Asian American vice president, Kamala Harris. Read Full Story

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Political cartoonists respond to Joe Biden’s win and the end of Donald Trump’s presidency

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These are some of the best political cartoons immortalizing Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. After four long days of post-election uncertainty, Joe Biden was officially declared president-elect on Saturday, November 7. Biden’s win marks the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency and a historic first for the vice presidency, with Kamala Harris becoming not only the first female vice president-elect but the first Black and Asian American vice president-elect as well. Read Full Story

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How to watch Joe Biden’s first address to Congress live on CNN, PBS, or elsewhere for free

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It’s not a State of the Union address, but it’s the first time President Biden will deliver a joint address to Congress. Here’s where you can stream it. President Joe Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, touting his legislative achievements and outlining his administration’s near-term goals as his presidency concludes its first 100 days. Biden is expected to discuss details of his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan . He’ll be flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris on one side and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the other. According to The New York Times , only about 200 people will be in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic; much of Congress will be watching virtually. After the speech, Republican senator Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver a response. Read Full Story

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Here’s where VP pick Kamala Harris stands on Big Tech, family leave, fair pay, and more

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Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate, a historic move that will make her the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party in a U.S. presidential election. Harris, one of Biden’s toughest rivals in the Democratic primary race, had been seen as one of the most likely choices throughout the months-long vetting process. Read Full Story

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We asked Americans if they’re still proud to be Americans. Here’s what they said

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A new Fast Company-Harris Poll shows Americans are generally a proud bunch, but not without their misgivings. This story is part of Fast Company’s “USA: Can This Brand Be Saved?” package, approaching the question from a variety of angles and perspectives, ultimately aiming for an in-depth look at what America’s brand is, how it’s changed over the past four years, and where it needs to go from here. Click here to read the whole series . Read Full Story

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What a Biden-Harris administration might mean for AI’s future

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The Democratic VP nominee has shown an interest in how AI and facial recognition can open the door to bias. Here’s what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s AI regulation strategy should consider. If the Biden-Harris ticket wins in November, it will mark the first time that a sitting vice president is a digital native. Not only did Kamala Harris grow up digital, but she’s also spent much of her adult life in and around Silicon Valley, and her statewide campaigns have been backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top Democratic power brokers, including Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce. Read Full Story

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