In this June 17, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington. Harris is stepping up her outreach to the black community as she campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Kamala Harris boosts outreach to historically black colleges

June 19, 2019 - 4:17 am

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris is stepping up her campaign outreach to the black community.

The California senator is seeking to mobilize students and graduates of historically black colleges and universities — known as HBCUs — as well as the country's nine black fraternities and sororities.

She's using a new website to make it easier for people to connect to these groups to organize.

Harris is a graduate of flagship HBCU Howard University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, America's oldest sorority started by and for black women.

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