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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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Go out and vote!

Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters head to the polls for the midterm elections to decide the races for governor, state attorney general, comptroller and various congressional seats.

Metro Briefs 10/23-10/29

The “Face of Darkness” team is appearing on ‘Here and Now’ on WABC 7.

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BSRC hosts annual gala

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.

Metro Briefs 10/16-10/22

HEAF CELEBRATES 25 YEARS, REPORT: RODENT INFESTATION ON THE RISE, BROOKLYN DA CREATES NEW VIOLENT CRIMINAL BUREAU, NEW HERITAGE THEATER TURNS 50

Eva’s charter school scheme

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.

Report: Black girls falling victim to systemic barriers in education

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.

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Metro Briefs 9/11 - 9/17

A roundup of news around the city.

Fundraiser for East Harlem explosion

Several Harlem community leaders are hosting a fundraiser event for the victims of the East Harlem gas explosion that killed eight people.

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Obama gets positive reaction for aggressive stance

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.

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Red Lobster opens in Harlem

The long-awaited Red Lobster in Harlem is open.

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