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Our History

The Tribune Society, Inc., of the Courts of New York, is a fraternal organization of African Americans and other minority judicial and non-judicial court personnel. Founded in 1968 by a group of peace officers, its chief objectives are to consistently improve the administration of justice and ensure equal opportunity for all who work in or whom the New York Unified Court System serves. To this end, The Tribune Society seeks to promote and extend diversity on the judiciary and upper echelon non-judicial positions within the NYS Unified Court System. Moreover, we support and promote affirmative action generally to assure equal justice and self-improvement on behalf of our people.

The Tribune Society and its members provide various forums, many geared for young people, to enable the diverse communities and better understand how the court system works. In September 1995, the Educational committee implemented a mentoring program. The program focused on equipping first-year high-school students with a four-year comprehensive academic and a support core curriculum. The support core curriculums included improving self-esteem, providing positive role models, scholarship, and financial aid information. The academic component of the program included Math and English tutoring by Princeton Review instructors.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Tribune Society co-sponsors a program to commemorate the rich heritage of African Americans. The Black History Month program features prominent guest speakers and welcomes the public. In the past years, the program included Rev. Calvin Butts, Les Payne, Professor Derrick Bell, Paul Roberson Jr., Gil Noble, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Esq. Loretta Lynch, Esq. Earl Graves, Star Jones, Esq., Professor Charles Ogletree, Rev. Floyd Flake, Theodore Shaw, Esq., James Earl Jones, Lawrence Otis Graham, Susan Taylor, and Sade Baderinwa.

In 1992, a scholarship was established in memory of Alphonso B. Deal to promote education. Mr. Deal was a Senior Court Clerk and a Tribune member that lost his life while attempting to protect his community. In 2002, we renamed the scholarship fund to include Captain William Thompson, a Tribune member who perished while saving others during the World Trade Center tragedy. Each year outstanding students are selected by the screening committee to receive scholarships. The students are chosen based on their academic merit, talents, and community service. The committee has awarded a total of forty – seven scholarships and twenty-two awards to deserving students.

Our fundraising drives help benefit many charities, which includes the United Negro College Funds, the Cancer Foundation, the Lupus Foundation the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, Africare; Feed the Children, The Black United Fund, Exploring New Options Youth Program, Yvonne Brown Foundation, Safe Horizon, and Court Families Assistance Fund. During the year-end holidays, the Tribune Society’s annual Christmas Toy Drive contributes several hundred toys to children centers, local churches, needy families and homeless shelters throughout NYC and Westchester County.

The Tribune Society has spoken out against injustice and for progressive issues concerning the courts and the community. One of the organization’s objectives is career advancement for its members and other minorities in the Unified Court System. The recent appointments now include more African American managers, making court administrators more reflective of our communities. In 1999, an annual career preparation seminar was established to assist in this area. Tribune members regularly offer preparatory classes for court service entrance and promotional examinations. Participants in these courses, which are open to all, consistently attain above-average scores.

The Tribune Society is at the forefront to attain the constitutional ideal of “equality and justice for all.”

The Executive Board

Leah Richardson

Leah Richardson

President

Tribune Society Member since 1999
Network Systems Engineer l, Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term
MPA Public Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Leah Richardson

Designation:

President

Department:

Executive Board

Tribune Society Member since 1999
Network Systems Engineer l, Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term
MPA Public Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dean Hutchins

Dean Hutchins

Vice President

Tribune Society Member since 1985
Case Management Coordinator, NY County Supreme Court, Criminal Term
BA Political Science, Pace University

Dean Hutchins Dean Hutchins
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Dean Hutchins

Designation:

Vice President

Department:

Executive Board

Tribune Society Member since 1985
Case Management Coordinator, NY County Supreme Court, Criminal Term
BA Political Science, Pace University

Tanya Faye

Tanya Faye

2nd Vice President
Tanya Faye Tanya Faye
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Tanya Faye

Designation:

2nd Vice President

Department:

Executive Board
T/B/A

T/B/A

Treasurer
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T/B/A

Designation:

Treasurer

Department:

Executive Board
Nicole Bowles

Nicole Bowles

Financial Secretary
Nicole Bowles Nicole Bowles
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Nicole Bowles

Designation:

Financial Secretary

Department:

Executive Board
Lissette Morales

Lissette Morales

Recording Secretary

Assistant Court Analyst, Supreme Court, Kings County

Lissette has been working in the Unified Court System for the past 15 years. She started in 2006, as a Confidential Secretar...Read More

Lissette Morales Lissette Morales
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Lissette Morales

Designation:

Recording Secretary

Department:

Executive Board

Assistant Court Analyst, Supreme Court, Kings County

Lissette has been working in the Unified Court System for the past 15 years. She started in 2006, as a Confidential Secretary for the Honorable Laura L. Jacobson.  After Hon. Jacobson's retirement in 2016, Lissette began working as an Assistant Court Analyst for the Law Department.

Betty Matondo-John

Betty Matondo-John

Corresponding Secretary

Betty has had the rewarding opportunity to work in the Unified Court system for 16 years. Currently, she is a Confidential Secretary to Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix, and is proud to...Read More

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Betty Matondo-John

Designation:

Corresponding Secretary

Department:

Executive Board

Betty has had the rewarding opportunity to work in the Unified Court system for 16 years. Currently, she is a Confidential Secretary to Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix, and is proud to be an elected officer of the Tribune Society Inc.

Nikwe Huey

Nikwe Huey

Parliamentarian

Tribune Society member since 2000
Senior Court Clerk
Bronx Supreme Civil

Nikwe Huey Nikwe Huey
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Nikwe Huey

Designation:

Parliamentarian

Department:

Executive Board

Tribune Society member since 2000
Senior Court Clerk
Bronx Supreme Civil

County Delegates

MALAIKA ABDUL-WAHEED

MALAIKA ABDUL-WAHEED

Kings | Richmond County
MALAIKA ABDUL-WAHEED MALAIKA ABDUL-WAHEED
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MALAIKA ABDUL-WAHEED

Designation:

Kings | Richmond County

Department:

County Delegates
Carlton Wallace Carlton Wallace
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Carlton Wallace

Designation:

New York County

Department:

County Delegates
Xavier Carr

Xavier Carr

Queens County
Xavier Carr Xavier Carr
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Xavier Carr

Designation:

Queens County

Department:

County Delegates
CHANAE FREDERICKS

I have been on the board since 2019. Before I was on the board I was a member for about four years. I have worked in the court system for 11 years. I started out in Yonkers City Co...Read More

CHANAE FREDERICKS

Bronx County
CHANAE FREDERICKS CHANAE FREDERICKS
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CHANAE FREDERICKS

Designation:

Bronx County

Department:

County Delegates

I have been on the board since 2019. Before I was on the board I was a member for about four years. I have worked in the court system for 11 years. I started out in Yonkers City Court as a Senior court Office Assistant. Then after 2 years transferred to County Clerk office Jury department in Manhattan. I was there for six months until I got rolled back to Yonkers. After a year and a half I got a transfer to Manhattan Supreme Civil Court where I worked in the Court Reporters office as a Kronos manager/office Assistant. In 2018 I got promoted to Senior Court Clerk and I now work at Bronx Civil court.

ANGELA MAYNOR

Angela F. Maynor began her career with the NYS Unified Court System October 25, 1990, with the District Administration Office as an Administrative Clerk, JG 12. Over the years she ...Read More

ANGELA MAYNOR

Nassau County
ANGELA MAYNOR ANGELA MAYNOR
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ANGELA MAYNOR

Designation:

Nassau County

Department:

County Delegates

Angela F. Maynor began her career with the NYS Unified Court System October 25, 1990, with the District Administration Office as an Administrative Clerk, JG 12. Over the years she has advanced in various positions ranging in title to her current position of Senior Court Analyst JG 21.  She earned an Associates Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Economics with a concentration in Human Resource Management.  She is a member of (SHRM) Society of Human Resource Management, pursuing the credentials as a Certified Professional. Her education and experience has given her a vast amount of knowledge, skills, and ability with which she incorporates in her daily dealings with Court Administrators, staff, and the general public insuring that all matters are brought to a successful conclusion.  Angela is a Delegate with CSEA, Judiciary Local 330 and was elected to the position of Treasurer. She was appointed to represent Nassau County in the Unified Court System DCAJ Diversity Task Force.  Ms. Maynor is also on the Black History Month Committee as well as the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee in the Nassau County, Unified Court System.  She is currently an elected Nassau Delegate with The Tribune Society, Inc. of the Courts in the State of New York.

RON BARBER

RON BARBER

Suffolk County
RON BARBER RON BARBER
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RON BARBER

Designation:

Suffolk County

Department:

County Delegates
CELESTTE GUZMAN-BIRCH

CELESTTE GUZMAN-BIRCH

Westchester County
CELESTTE GUZMAN-BIRCH CELESTTE GUZMAN-BIRCH
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CELESTTE GUZMAN-BIRCH

Designation:

Westchester County

Department:

County Delegates

Past Presidents

Kenneth Woods
Raymond Allman
John Toomer
Robert Reaves
William E. Thompson
Randolph W. Titus
Elliot Bass
Roderick Gittens
Barbara A. Cooper
James E. Morton
Kenneth J. Rivers
Richard E. Greenidge
Wilfred E. Trotman
Bruce A. Kenney
Louise Hannibal
Sandra Martin Smith
Patricia A. Parker
Frank S. Pezzella
Edward J. Edmead
Ernest Owens
Roderick E. Randall

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