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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Community on edge after death of Black man at hands of police in Paterson

Several protesters took to the streets of Paterson, N.J. on Tuesday in protest over the death of Jameek Lowery.

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AmNews 2018 Year in Review Pt. 2

Part 2 of our look back of some of the headlines from 2019.

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Census 2020 push kicks off in Harlem

Elected officials and community leaders came together for a news conference at the Schomburg Center in Harlem Wednesday to announce the city’s plans for the 2020 Census.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits NYCHA

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson came to the city to meet with Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials about conditions in NYCHA buildings.

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Bergen County NAACP elects new president

Junius "Jeff" Carter of Englewood was elected as the new president of the NAACP Bergen County branch after the chapter’s former president Anthony Cureton was elected Bergen County Sheriff.

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Black girl commits suicide after racist bullying

An Alabama 9-year-old girl took her own life on Monday night, leaving her family in shock.

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When the water runs dry in public housing

A 20-second video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning by Public Housing Communities, Inc. founder and CEO Charlene Nimmons shows her turning on her kitchen faucet in Wyckoff Gardens in Brooklyn and no water coming out.

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NYCHA’s holiday nightmare

“When will it end?” is the question New York City House Authority residents want to know as it appears major issues in public housing are now occurring on a daily basis.

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Hundreds of homeowners in NYC have been defrauded out of their homes

Hundreds of homeowners throughout New York City have been defrauded out of their homes. Now, elected officials are calling for a federal investigation into the matter, including whether a city program may be partly to blame.

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Cast of ‘Power’ distributes 6,000 turkeys in Newark, highlights hunger in NJ

The cast of the Starz series “Power” joined Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Believe in Newark Foundation to distribute more than 6,000 turkeys to residents Monday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center.

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