19 Black women won judgeships in a Texas county

17 black women won judgeships this week. Now, 19 women judges sit on the bench in a Texas county. Pictured (from left): Lucia Bates, Erica Hughes, Sandra Peake, Cassandra Y. Holleman, Germaine Tanner, Ronnisha Bowman, Linda Marie Dunson, Maria T. Jackson, Angela Graves-Harrington, Dedra Davis, Shannon Baldwin, Latosha Lewis Payne, Ramona Franklin, Tonya Jones, Sharon M. Burney, Michelle Moore, Lori Chambers Gray, Tori J. Finch, LaShawn A. Williams. “For black women particularly, we take a seat at the table and things change. For us in this situation it will change in terms of criminal justice reform, health care, these are the kinds of cases that will come before us and really impact our community,” said LaShawn Williams.