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.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka unveiled details of the city’s 45-day plan to reduce crime and violence this week.
Media professional and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney dedicated his life to journalism, bringing diversity to newsrooms and touching the lives of many in the profession.
Headlines once again were plastered in local mainstream newspapers about the former City Hall aide and her son.
Eight local area high school students are preparing for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, March 3 through 6 at Walt Disney World.
Journalist and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney has died.
Thomas Eicher, the criminal division chief in the U.S. attorney’s office, recently wrote to community leader Walter Hudson, chair of National Awareness Alliance, updating the office on the status of the investigation of the police shooting of Jerame Reid.
The former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping more than a dozen Black women is sentenced to 263 years in prison.
As tax season begins, tax companies are once again targeting low-income filers with the so-called convenience of refund anticipation loans.
The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College of the City of New York names Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. as its general counsel.
Mayor de Blasio and the state courts this week announced Project Fast Track, a strategy to reduce gun violence in New York City through a targeted, system-wide focus on the limited number of individuals responsible for most gun violence.