- Joe Biden has been commended for his bold decision to name US senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the upcoming US elections
- South African comedian Trevor Noah is one of the celebrities who has applauded the US presidential hopeful on his decision
- Harris' new role will see her become the first black vice-president in US history if they win the elections
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Trevor Noah has applauded Joe Biden's decision to name US senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the much-talked-about US elections.
During his show, The Daily Show, Trevor weighed in on Biden's decision and pointed out that the moment was historic for woman of colour.
"Congratulations to Kamala Harris. She is now the first black woman on a major party ticket, which is a great moment for her and for America."
According to TimesLIVE, Harris's new role will set her up to possibly make history as the first female and first black vice-president in US history. She is already the first black woman to be nominated for the post by a major political party, the publication reports.
The California Democrat was born in Oakland, California, to two immigrant parents: an Indian-born mother and a Jamaican-born father, according to BBC News.
Another SA media personality who celebrated Harris' good news is Penny Lebyane. She took to Instagram to express that it was time for women of colour to shine.
"A women of colour’s lived experience is what the world needs to accept. The voices of women have shaped our realities in recent history, and it's about time women of colour rise to their rightful place. America is about to be great again!"
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that US superstar Beyoncé spent her Monday with her family at the Hamptons. She and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter and her mom Tina Knowles enjoyed a relaxed boat ride.
They were with other unnamed family members. There was no sign of Jay-Z when the family cruised on a VanDutch speedboat, according to TMZ. The Hamptons, on eastern Long Island's South Fork, is a string of seaside communities known as a summer destination for affluent people.
A Twitter account, @Bey_Legion shared the snaps of Beyoncé and her family enjoying the cruise. The account captioned the post:
"Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Ms Tina and more spending a family day in the Hamptons — Aug. 10th."
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