Africans Help Desk would like to add its voice to the millions.of voices across the globe to celebrate the historic win of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the President and Vice President Elect of the United States of America.
Although the votes are still being counted, with possible recount in Georgia, all the media outlets have declared Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. Based on the numbers so far, undoubtedly, their projections is accurate. However, Donald Trump has refused to concede and threatened legal action.
For the African Diaspora, what does the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris mean? Well, to put it mildly, it's a great sigh of relief and an opportunity for a better immigration policy that does not separate babies from their mothers, create pathways for citizenship for DACA recipients, expand healthcare for all, an economic policy that would alleviate poverty, reform law enforcement, and so much more. (We would have a more in depth analysis later)
In his speech after being declared the winner, the President Elect acknowledged the fact that African Americans had saved his political career many times over, and catapulted him to the Presidency. He pledged to be a President for all Americans.
We remain cautiously optimistic that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would certainly provide the kind of leadership that whole world would once again acknowledge as the leaders of the world.
Once again, we congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala.Harris and we pray that their leadership would bring peace, security, prosperity and unity for the entire world.