Cyril Josh Barker

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.

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Suspicious death of Black man in Mississippi recalls state’s haunting past

The recent killings of two Black men in Mississippi are raising serious questions about whether or not the deaths were the result of lynchings.

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State Senator James Sanders Jr. presents the Rockaway Caribbean Carnival

New York State Sen. James Sanders Jr. is partnering with The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation and the West Indian American Day Carnival Association to present the Rockaway Caribbean Carnival Saturday, Aug. 19. Sanders represents the 10th Senatorial District in Queens, New York.

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NYCHA housing forum taking place in East Harlem

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is co-sponsoring a public housing forum with Community Board 11’s Housing Committee in East Harlem, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 2180 Third Ave. (at 119th Street).

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Trump budget takes away from those in most need

From eliminating student loan forgiveness, cutting crucial after school programs and reducing funding for food stamps, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 appears to be showing no mercy for low- and even middle-income Americans.

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Victim of heinous racial attack laid to rest

Families across the nation honored loved ones killed serving in the nation’s armed forces on Memorial Day. However, the family of Black Army Lieutenant Richard Collins III honored their loved one who was killed on American soil in a recent act of racial terrorism.

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Rutgers hosts conference addressing Black infant mortality in NJ

Rutgers University, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Center of New Jersey and the Partnership for Mental and Child Health of Northern New Jersey are hosting the conference “Black Infant Mortality in New Jersey: Past, Present and Future,” Friday, June 2, at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

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Council Member Andy King launches Constituents Service Night

Bronx Council Member Andy King and his staff are hosting Constituent Services Night every other week in different NYCHA housing developments in the 12th Council District.

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Bronx Week closes with parade and walk of fame ceremony

The grand finale of Bronx Week 2017 took place Sunday with the annual induction ceremony and Bronx Week Parade.

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Introducing State Sen. Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin is Harlem’s newest politician, winning by a landslide in the special election Tuesday to replace the seat vacated by District 30 State Sen. Bill Perkins, who was elected to the City Council.

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New kid on the block: Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin is poised to become Harlem’s newest elected official and a sign of the new generation coming to uptown politics.

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