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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Meet the 'Dreamers': Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World

Five local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through 12 at Walt Disney World.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton to speak at The New School

The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to discuss key issues affecting civil rights, economic and social justice and criminal justice reform at The New School Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

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LinkNYC teams up with Silicon Harlem to celebrate Black History Month

LinkNYC is collaborating with Silicon Harlem to celebrate the contributions of legendary African-Americans on Link kiosks across New York City during Black History Month.

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Congressman Adriano Espaillat Honors Predecessors for Black History Month

U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat recently honored the two men who had his congressional seat before him for Black History Month: former Congressmen Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Charles B. Rangel of New York’s 13th Congressional District.

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Mayor Lester Taylor not seeking re-election in East Orange

Mayor Lester Taylor recently announced his intention not to run for re-election and to step down at the end of his four-year term.

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African liberation flag raised at Trenton City Hall

Wednesday the City of Trenton raised the red, black and green African liberation flag, in honor of the historical achievements and sacrifices of Black people locally and throughout the world.

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City offering free tax prep

Tax season is underway and companies are once again targeting low-income filers with the so-called convenience of refund anticipation loans.

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Report: Racial wealth gap fueled by public policy

A new report indicates that even when individuals in racial groups go to college, have full-time jobs and are from two-parent homes, racism remains prevalent.

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Mayor’s upcoming homeless plan raises concerns

A new plan to fight homelessness being released by Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting criticism from homeless advocates about how the mayor is handling the widespread problem.

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Michael J. Feeney remembered one year later

Friends and family came together this week to remember late journalist Michael J. Feeney, who died Jan. 31, 2016.

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