First Black Woman (Muslim) to Serve on New York State’s Highest Court Found Dead In The Hudson River

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Judge Abdus-Salaam was found dead on Wednesday, April 12, floating in the Hudson River in Harlem, which police have ruled as suicide although investigations are still ongoing. Apart from being the first African-American woman to serve as a judge at the State Court of Appeals, she was also the first Muslim woman to serve as a judge in a United States court.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Abdus-Salaam to the State Court of Appeals in 2013, making her the first black woman to serve on New York’s highest court.

By Amando Flavio | Anonhq

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