Social Media Star, Decide Torkwase Sekou Indicators with David Heron’s Certain Factor PR

NEW YORK – Well-liked social media influencer and former Decide Torkwase Sekou -aka Decide T- is the most recent celeb consumer to affix the roster of David Heron’s New York based mostly public relations entity, Certain Factor PR.

Sekou, a former New Jersey Superior Court docket choose, was controversially denied bench tenure by present Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie throughout his governorship of New Jersey in 2012.  She has subsequently carved out a task for herself within the social media house as an influencer, fashionista, authorized pundit and Afro American cultural activist. Heron and Certain Factor PR shall be managing all her public relations and publicity associated endeavors together with talking engagements, media appearances, occasion internet hosting alternatives and a number of other of her future tasks at present in growth.

Consumer Roster

Sekou joins a glittering array of  artists and professionals at present represented by Heron’s firm for publicity, together with  award successful actress Aixa Kendrick (AMC TV’s Strolling Useless- Useless Metropolis), actor Marcos James (HBO’s Recreation Of Thrones), actress and mannequin Miranda Melhado (From Yard – The Collection), actor Osondu Thambo (upcoming function Third Week), actress and singer Dianne Dixon, (upcoming brief Caribbean Queen), singer and musician Elijah Rocq, gospel artist Jenieve Hibbert (daughter of reggae legend Toots Hibbert), Emmy nominated  tv and movie producer/director Randy Simon and award successful vogue and costume designer Raxann Chin.

Judge Torkwase Sekou signs with PR agency Sure Thing PR
Torkwase Sekou

In accordance with Sekou “I’m honored to be becoming a member of David, his crew and a household of such wonderful and completed people on this new part of my profession journey. I should still be Decide T- however the robes are actually off. I’m lastly free to say and do as I select. And that’s lots. So brace yourselves!”

Torkwase (pronounced TOR- KWA- SAY) Sekou was born and raised Sherie Lynn Jackson in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Throughout her childhood she travelled to a number of African nations together with her dad and mom and at age 21, had a  new conventional and authorized identify change to Torkwase (Queen) Sekou (Warrior)- names bestowed on her by elders. By her personal admission, she took an interesting and circuitous route into the authorized occupation thereafter.

Champion For Much less Privileged

Her ardour for being a champion of the much less privileged started upon completion of her undergraduate research at Kean College, the place she attained her Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Particular Training, Speech and Listening to Science. She started her profession within the New Jersey Metropolis Public Faculty System as a Particular Training Trainer working with autistic and onerous of listening to kids. Impressed by the tenacity of her college students, she went on to acquire her Grasp’s Diploma in Training and Deafness Rehabilitation from New York College.

The sudden demise of her father in 1985, difficult by his steady battle to obtain the well being advantages to which he was legally entitled, proved to be the turning level in her skilled life. It result in her choice to grow to be an advocate in an effort to combat for justice by the courtroom system.

Authorized Profession

Following her commencement from Seton Corridor College Regulation Faculty in Newark, she launched into what would finally grow to be a two decade plus authorized profession, starting as a clerk to her mentor, the Honorable Shirley A.Tolentino- the primary African American feminine Decide within the State of New Jersey. She would finally rise to the place of  Essex County Public Defender, a place she held for fourteen years earlier than being appointed to the Superior Court docket in 2005 by performing New Jersey Governor Richard Codey.

Then, seven years later, with three days to go earlier than what ought to have been the affirmation of her tenure to the Superior Court docket till retirement age,  all of it got here crashing down when then Governor Christie denied her tenure due to- in Sekou’s words- “political wrangling.”

“There was a serious battle between Governor Christie and the New Jersey senate democrats relating to confirmations of a lot of his judicial nominees on the time,” she recollects. “The democrats refused to approve a few of his decisions and he retaliated by refusing to grant my tenure. I discovered this out in a newspaper article that was printed three days earlier than my tenure would have been authorized. I had no alternative however to vacate my place and mainly begin over.”

In subsequent years she has returned to educating, grow to be a authorized correspondent for tv sequence comparable to For My Man and Deadly Attraction on TV One, and amassed practically 60,000 fb and tiktok followers throughout each platforms primarily as a result of reputation of her Conversations with Decide T sequence on fb.

She is now able to develop her attain and horizons, after years of feeling constrained by her choose’s robes.

Torkwase Sekou
Torkwase Sekou – Picture credit- Claudette Sampson

“For a very long time even after I used to be now not working as a choose, I used to be mentally hamstrung by the job and by what it had meant. However the America we live in right now requires that folks rise up and say what’s on their minds, and I’m actually, REALLY able to do that- in a lot of methods and thru a lot of totally different platforms. So this thrilling alliance with David and Certain Factor will facilitate that and I’m vastly trying ahead to the collaboration.”

For Certain Factor CEO Heron – additionally an award successful playwright, producer and actor who’s at present a nominee for the 2023 Broadway World Rhode Island Awards for his work in Shakespeare’s The Tempest – Decide T is precisely the consumer his firm is searching for.

“We’re a small Caribbean American PR firm and nearly all of our purchasers are of Jamaican or West Indian heritage,” he says. “However our experience goes far past simply these media markets and so we’re very captivated with diversifying our consumer base. Decide T has a glowing wit, a superb thoughts, a real glamour and an incredible set of concepts for the way she desires to construct her model. We’re right here to facilitate all of that and so we’re completely happy to welcome her aboard. She’s already an ‘Honorary Yardie’ from right here on in.”

Sekou and Heron’s first main challenge collectively shall be an as but unannounced occasion that Sekou plans to provide for Black Historical past Month in February of 2024.