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.
President Barack Obama spoke in Camden, N.J., at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Monday, highlighting steps taken by the city that has struggled with one of the nation’s highest violent crime rates to create economic opportunity, help police do their jobs more safely and reduce crime.
Activists in South Jersey are petitioning for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice to get involved in the investigation into the police killing of Jerame Reid.
In a recent interview with the AmNews, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial talks with us about what's happening in Baltimore and the next steps.
New Jersey residents are voicing their opposition to Gov. Chris Christie sending 150 state troopers to Baltimore this week to help local law enforcement.
March2Justice arrived at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Members of Justice League NYC stood alongside Rep. John Conyers as he reintroduced the End Racial Profiling Act.
“Welcome to death avenue” was written on a wall across the street from where a young teen was fatally shot in Paterson, N.J. City officials have since painted over the message that carries a heavy meaning.
Hunter College and CUNY students, faculty and community members came together Tuesday to call on 2016 presidential candidates to support a national goal of debt-free college at public institutions of higher education.
The Masjid Malcolm Shabazz Mosque is hosting the “Jail Ain’t No Good” annual walk-a-thon Saturday, April 25.The four-mile walk will start at 11 a.m. at West 116th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.
Various student organizations at the City College of New York rallied in front of the Wille Administration Building Wednesday, advocating for more student services on campus.
The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is having its annual Black Book Fair Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Medgar Evers College.