Cyril Joshua Barker is a staff writer for the New York Amsterdam News. He has been at the paper since 2007. Barker also serves as co-host/commentator of the weekly radio program “Express Yourself” on 107.5 FM WBLS/1190 AM WLIB. During his stint in Montgomery, Ala. he was a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser. Barker graduated from Alabama State University in 2006 earning a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in sociology.
Although there’s always been a need for more women to be in elected office, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run made that call even louder.
Pan-African nationalists and the community in Newark are mourning the passing of community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 76.
Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in nearly two decades, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a proposal to make college tuition-free for New York’s middle-class families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.
The People’s Organization For Progress held an observance on the anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, Sunday at the Lincoln Monument in downtown Newark.
Anti-violence and community outreach organization Street Corner Resources has spent years on the streets of Harlem to help the community and prevent violence.
Donald Trump becoming the president-elect has opened the flood gates even further to a flow of hate crimes around the nation.
The “Three Doctors” are known for their inspirational book “The Pact.” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Public Art Program recently unveiled a public mural depicting the doctors in the city’s West Ward.
City Council Member Andy King hosted two events at which his office donated turkeys and coats to those in need in the city’s 12th Council District in the Bronx.
The 125th Street BID and Community Board 9 kicked off the holiday season in Harlem Nov. 17 with the Parade of Lights along 125th Street.