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.
The “Face of Darkness” team is appearing on ‘Here and Now’ on WABC 7.
Monday, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation honored Rosie Perez, William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon at the annual Restore Brooklyn Benefit Dinner, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.
The report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” outlines what are sometimes insurmountable barriers to staying in school and how poor educational outcomes result in limited job opportunities, lower lifetime earnings and increased risk of economic insecurity for African-American women.
A roundup of news around the city.
Several Harlem community leaders are hosting a fundraiser event for the victims of the East Harlem gas explosion that killed eight people.
President Barack Obama’s most vocal State of the Union address since he took office, reaction to his plans to move forward with or without Congress is getting much praise.
The long-awaited Red Lobster in Harlem is open.
The newly appointed chief diversity officer for New York state, Mecca E. Santana, said that she wants to continue the success of the state’s minority- and women-owned businesses enterprises (MWBEs) programs and make sure they are getting their fair share. Santana is tasked with reforming and strengthening the state’s programs and efforts to encourage the growth of MWBEs. Santana took the position in September and performs many important tasks, including advising Gov. Andrew Cuomo on policies relating to workforce diversity.