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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Donald Trump’s outreach to the Black community falls flat

Aimed at trying to swing Black voters to his side, Trump’s statements pointing out that life for Black Americans is terrible don’t appear to be having any affect.

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Obama visits Louisiana after historic flooding

In what has been called the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, waters are finally receding in southern Louisiana from the recent devastating historic floods.

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Emergency Management Brings Mobile Office to the Bronx NYC

The New York City Emergency Management Department visited the Bronx Tuesday to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination and planning with residents.

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P.O.P. leader Larry Hamm reports back from DNC

People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Lawrence Hamm is giving a report on last week’s historic Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and he said, “We have a lot to talk about.”

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Assemblyman Michael Blake claims he was victim of excessive force

Reports indicate that the incident occurred Saturday while Blake was at a community barbecue event at the Gouverneur Morris Houses in the Bronx.

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Charges dropped for remaining officers in Freddie Gray killing

The charges against the three remaining police officers involved in the 2015 killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore are dropped, resulting in yet another case in which police walk free after committing a homicide and deepening the divide between police and the Black community.

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Baton Rouge police killing reveals bigger issue about PTSD in Black men

The nation was put on edge once again as three police officers were killed. The shooting took place in Baton Rouge, La., which is still reeling from the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling.

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P.O.P. Justice Mondays hits milestone, remembers Eric Garner

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted its 25th consecutive Justice Monday protest to demand federal investigations into four active police shooting cases in New Jersey.

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NAACP and Montclair Police Department to host community-law enforcement meeting

The Montclair Police Department, in cooperation with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Montclair NAACP-Criminal Justice Committee, is hosting a community meeting.

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'USA Danger Zone- Police Murders of Black People Rising'

The December 12th Movement will hold an emergency community gathering at Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn N.Y., Friday, July 15, 2016, at 7 p.m., focusing on the relentless and systemic racist attacks on Black people in the United States.

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