Verris Shako Interview

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Yonkers City Court Judge Democratic Candidate Verris Shako joins the People Before Politics Radio Show crew, AJ Woodson, Lorraine Lopez and Robert ‘dr. Bob’ Baskerville, Sunday, September 20, 2020 to discuss her historic primary win and upcoming election.

Experienced Litagator with a focus on Criminal and Family Court Practice fighting by your side, Verris Shako, the first African-American Female to be nominated to run for judge in Yonkers led all candidates with 29% of the vote (3,669 votes), and went on to become the number one vote getter in the race for judge in Yonkers in the Democratic Primary.

Up until recently, Yonkers City Courts, like many courts in the country were predominantly white. Until last year when Elena Goldberg Velazquez became the first Latina on the bench in Yonkers. Now we have two African-American women who won the primary and now hope to follow Judge Velazquez in making history, Tuesday, November 3rd and making the Yonkers City Court as diverse as the city of Yonkers.

Early voting starts Saturday, October 24th, check here to see times, dates, polling places and all you need to know about the early voting.

AJ Woodson

AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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