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.
Black Florida mother Marissa Alexander is being released after accepting a plea deal.
All eyes are on Ferguson, Mo., again as a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown.
As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many.
All three statewide politicians hung on to their spots as several legislative politicians were also re-elected during Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters head to the polls for the midterm elections to decide the races for governor, state attorney general, comptroller and various congressional seats.
The “Face of Darkness” team is appearing on ‘Here and Now’ on WABC 7.
Monday, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation honored Rosie Perez, William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon at the annual Restore Brooklyn Benefit Dinner, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.
The report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” outlines what are sometimes insurmountable barriers to staying in school and how poor educational outcomes result in limited job opportunities, lower lifetime earnings and increased risk of economic insecurity for African-American women.