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.
As the biopic “Harriet” continues to blaze the box office, reports indicate that the museum honoring the abolitionist and political activist is set to open in the South Jersey city of Cape May in June 19, 2020.
New Jersey was the last state in the U.S. north to abolish slavery in 1804; however, many slaves were held in bondage until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865.
Crackdowns on turnstile jumping, arrests of food vendors and officers attacking civilians.
A former Georgia police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the killing of a mentally ill, unarmed and naked Black man in 2015.
New Jersey AG and DEP file lawsuits targeting polluters in state’s low-income and minority communities
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe recently filed six new enforcement actions targeting polluters in minority and lower-income communities across the Garden State.
Even with the apologies and the resignation of the offender from her place of business, the community isn’t letting up after a white Brooklyn resident posted racially offensive Halloween decorations.
As homelessness continues to be a top issue in the city, a recent report places the attention on the number of homeless public school children.
The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 16-22 at five locations.
Early voting is now in New York and over the next week starting on Saturday, Oct. 26. Voters can go to a designated site and cast their ballot before Election Day on Nov. 5.
New York City launched a campaign on new tenant protections Monday.